My blog on my adventures as an illustrator, teacher, and MFA Illustration Graduate Student.
3.01 Blair Hartman, artist
I can't believe I am on Season 3. I have been doing some hiatus between every 13 episodes. I decided to do with the TV industry does. I love interviewing my artist friends. I learn so much. I had the pleasure of interviewing Blair Hartman, an artist based out of Statesboro, GA. We meet from teaching in the same county. He is currently working on his own creative pursuits like a picture book. I really enjoy looking at his work, and they have such an otherworld quality to them.
I decided to contact one of the illustrators I've been following on Youtube. Jess Bircham. She has some really fantastic tutorials for digital illustration. She was kind enough to answer my questions regarding her career as an illustrator. NSM: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Jess: Sure! My name is Jess Bircham and I am a professional Illustrator. I work full time as an Illustrator for a charming company called Bunnies by the Bay. I illustrate children’s books, create art for fabric, apparel, art for catalogs, website and social media. I also do commissions and some personal art. I am originally from England but now live in Washington state in a log cabin on 11 acres in the mountains. I am a Mum of two boys, wife of a loving hubby, and farm girl of 4 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats and 18 chickens! My home is very inspiring to my work! NSM: Describe the first time you remember making art? Jess: That’s a tough question! I don’t remember ever not creating art - it’s just always been …
Today I had Anna Brettschneider, textile and rug designer based out of NYC. Here is more about Anna. Anna is currently a textile & rug designer at Crosby Street Studios and resides in New York City. She focuses on designing hand-painted surface patterns with bright, bold and modern color schemes. While incorporating her skills in painting, drawing, and printmaking her design work maintains a very organic style and upbeat aesthetic. Vibrant color and spirited use of linework can be found in all of her work. When she is not creating, you will find her reading design magazines, researching and shopping upcoming trends, and also seeking adventure while traveling to new spots. Anna InstagramAnna Brettschneider WebsiteCoolstuff.NYC
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This is an illustration I did for Summer Shorts Anthology. It's a scan from the book. It was a poem about having to go on the high dive. With all the other kids waiting behind you. I'd feel confine if I was afraid of the height and had only 1 way out.