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Folio Academy

I decided to purchase the video about digital illustration in photoshop by Will Terry from the Folio Academy. So far it's been great! I feel like I've gotten way more information then spending it on a photoshop how to book. I've done that before and I'm just on as good about reading and doing the tutorials. I watch the video steps and then try. Pause try and so forth. It does help to have some basic understanding of photoshop. I think there was a beginner course offered. I can't wait to make a full illustration based on the course.

Baby Illustration

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Trying to make some new illustration samples.

Real Girls Don't Rust

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I'm so excited for my dear friend Kristin Lanett whom I've know for the longest time. Her writing has been included in an anthology. Such a talented writer. Here's a link to purchase a copy on Amazon.

Baseball sketch 2

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Doing some sketches on the computer of baseball game.

Batter Up!

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B&W value sketch done in photoshop.


Baby Sketches

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IF: Lush

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Illustration the topic Lush.


Business of Illustration

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This was a great video on the business of illustration by Will Terry. Things have changed a great deal in the business. He's honest how you can try to make it in the Biz.


Patrice Barton Interview

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I love the work of Patrice Barton. Youtube interviews on how she works.


Summer Illustration Hermie Crab

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Fun digital illustration of Hermie the Crab!

March: Coloring Sheet

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Free Coloring Sheet for March. Mouse from the book "Yes, Jesus Loves You".

Bunnies I heart them

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I'm really into drawing bunnies of late and I will have more in the future completed. I'm going to try and do a promo piece postcards with several of these bunny illustrations. In the mean time I'm writing a little poem for a picture book based off of some illustration I did.

IF: Wool

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I thought of an illustration I'd done for a Christian children's book. The shepherds are tending their flock of sheep.

IF: Storm

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The theme Storm reminds me of the illustration I did of a storm coming onto the beaches of Tybee, GA. This illustration was done in pastel.

Promos

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Everyone has their own way of sending out promotional material to prospective clients. In the past I've had postcards printed and mailed them out or sent out letter size print outs. These days I do things differently. I like something about having more of a hands on involvement with my mailers. I gang my images on letter size doc in InDesign. Then I make a PDF of the pages. Then I go to my local staples to get it printed out in color on premium white paper. I find I just don't get the quality I want off of my own printer. I hand cut the images out. It's not too bad since they are 4up. The images are spray mounted on to cover stock paper that I've used my regular pinter to print my contact info on the back. I feel like the final looks better then the old postcards I sent out. There is hand quality to it and I'm not stuck with way more postcards then I need.

Work changes and evolves and this method allows me more control on the quantity and quality. I make inner …

Feb Coloring Sheet

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Click to download a PDF of this coloring sheet.

IF: Wings

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Wings. Reminded me of a digital illustration I'd made to celebrate Valentine's Day. Birds of a feather flock together.

IF: Myth

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Pegasus is one of the best known mythological creatures in Greek mythology.

Rockabye Baby Jesus Book Review

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Nice review of the last book I illustrated. Rockabye Baby Jesus.

They Draw & Cook

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Illustration posted on They Draw & Cook. Spiced Hot Cocoa.
Here's a close up of the illustration.

Guardian Angel Magazine Illustration

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The theme for the story was sewing. I was happy how it turned out. To read the entire story visit Guardian Angel Kids Ezine.

Tin Soldier Coloring Sheet

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Made a free coloring sheet in photoshop of a little Solider. Free to download. Enjoy and happy holidays!