Category Archives: TECHNICAL INFORMATION

#53 MY NUTS WERE LIKE DIAMONDS

I’m coming out of my shell to share one of my nuttiest jobs! But seriously, this was a really fun post for me. Continue reading

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#50 TRANSFORMING MY LIFE

Five years ago, I named one of my posts “I Started Out Flakey and Then I Went Nuts. It was because I had illustrated an entire line of cereal boxes and mixed nut labels for Publix Supermarkets. Well, I seriously considered naming this post as Part Two: “I Started Out Flakey and Then I Went “Coco”nuts!” That’s because I am going to share the process of illustrating a Tillamook ice cream bar with a coconut flake coating. Continue reading

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#49 I RAISED THE BAR (AND TOOK A BITE)

Taking a bite out of an ice cream bar might seem simple, but it was a little more complicated than that! Continue reading

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#47 LAYERS IN MY LIFE – PART 1

It has been four years since I’ve shared technical information on my illustration blog. I’m back! Continue reading

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#45 A MEDLEY OF PORTFOLIO ILLUSTRATIONS

I have enjoyed sharing about my illustration career. On this blog there are almost 2,000 images. I find the blog format fascinating, as my stories about my illustration career “unfolded” in their own way. I had no idea when I started … Continue reading

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#26 JUDY’S STUDIO TIPS – PART 4

It is important to maintain a portfolio that showcases the strongest pieces. I regularly painted new paintings to upgrade my portfolio. I geared my portfolio paintings to showcase my strongest abilities. Continue reading

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#22 S’MORE ART LESSONS

When I illustrated two FSI ads and a back panel for Honeymaid graham crackers, I received my highest fee ever for a single painting. I was paid $7,000 each. There was a huge amount of pressure creating these illustrations, because the deadline was outrageous. They were completed within three days! Solving the textural puzzle for graham crackers was fun. Colored pencil allowed for the “roughness,” and light toothbrush spatter was also part of it. I sometimes used an eraser to lighten and “roughen” up the texture, as well. Continue reading

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