Tag Archives: Editorial Illustration

#34 VERSATILITY WAS MY STYLE

I’ve been sharing a lot of different categories of illustrations that I’ve done over my career. Of course, I still have a lot of paintings left. I decided I’d categorize the ones for this particular post as the illustrations where I needed to do something other than usual photorealism.
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#31 WINGING THESE ILLUSTRATIONS

In 1997, I received an assignment from the east coast. I would be illustrating a series of note cards for a publisher called Creative Horizons (no longer in existence). I ended up illustrating six butterflies, a honeybee, and two flowers. Of those paintings, only four butterflies were published. 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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#25 BEGINNING MY CAREER IN A HEART BEAT

A had a class assignment to create a magazine cover for a cardiac magazine. If the publisher decided to use it, they would pay $400. My illustration was chosen and I received my first payment for an illustration assignment while I was still in college! Up until that point, my major was still listed as “Undecided.” Upon receiving that job, I decided to become an art major.
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#18 THE ROMANCE OF BOOK COVERS

For this post, I’m going to share some book cover projects. I didn’t do many, but I enjoyed painting them, especially the ones with flowers and leaves. Continue reading

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#9 SHE SELLS SEASHELLS

I also decided to show my watercolors to publishers of fine art prints and posters. I went to see a publisher in Los Angeles. He seemed very interested in one of my paintings. It was a watercolor painting of a medley of seashells. Continue reading

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