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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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#48 LAYERS IN MY LIFE – PART 2

As a professional illustrator who works with Photoshop, layers are very important when I’m digitally illustrating. And for my Tillamookie Ice Cream Sandwich project, ice cream, chocolate and cookie layers were critical for my client, too! Continue reading

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#46 TILLAMOOK WAS ALL IT TOOK

I began my illustration blog in 2010 and it has been four years since my last post in 2011. I thought my art career was pretty much over but Tillamook was all it took to get me back illustrating again. 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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#37 SOME UNUSUAL AND USUAL ILLUSTRATIONS, PART 2

As my illustration blog has evolved, I’ve shared tips, materials, techniques, and stories. I have plenty of food-related jobs that I could categorize. I’ve been doing that for many of my recent posts. For this post, I am sharing more variety. A lot of these projects are not “food-related.” The common factor for these jobs was my working process. As soon as the job was assigned to me, I sought out reference to follow as my “road map.” I submitted line drawings, marker comps, and once the art director sent me their comments – final art! If I was lucky, down the road I would get a printed “tear-sheet” of my illustration.
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#32 SOME SWEET ILLUSTRATIONS

This post is organized with illustrations following a “sweet theme.” One of the first lessons I had as an illustrator was how important promotion was. It turned out that one of my favorite paintings of a candy bar was a perfect image to tantalize an art director with. I love painting chocolate. The properties of dye allow for an amazing array of brown colors when painting chocolate. For me there is never simply “brown!” In working to create rich tones, I use colors such as amber yellow, mahogany, ultramarine, vermillion and other brown variants. Continue reading

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#30 DRAWING LESSONS FROM MY STUDENTS

During the time that I was an illustration instructor, I became quite busy with my freelance career. It seemed like a logical idea to employ some of my students to help me when I became “overloaded.” I had worked briefly for another illustrator, so I understood the value in helping to mentor my students while at the same time benefiting from reducing any work that could be delegated.
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