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#21 REPRESENTING MY MISTAKES

I’ve had some close relationships with my artist representatives. It’s interesting how I was able to get to know their voices so well, without ever meeting them face-to-face. The rep that I’ve had the longest, Barb, I’ve only met twice.Breaking up with an agent was almost always very painful; almost like breaking up with a boyfriend!
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#19 JUDY’S STUDIO TIPS – PART 3

Utilize an under-painting to keep the brightest color fresh. For example, the shadows on a banana can be painted first with light tones incorporating the complementary color, purple. On a red apple, sometimes I’ll do the under-painting in green. Experiment! Continue reading

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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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#17 TEACHING AND LEARNING

I enjoyed teaching illustration to college students when I was an instructor twenty-five years ago. When I was teaching in the mid-1980’s, I devoted myself to creating demonstrations and I freely shared my techniques. My students utilized a multi-step process I developed. By using the same materials I used and following my process, their results were consistently successful. Continue reading

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#16 A MATERIAL LIST

Illustrating traditionally has become rare. However, in the interest of sharing my outdated technique, I am going to list some materials. I am not sure how long those art supply stores will continue to carry these! Continue reading

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#14 JUDY’S STUDIO TIPS – PART 2

Experimentation is key. If it is possible to solve something in an area as small as an inch, that solution can be applied to the total painting. Always try new things in order to learn!
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#13 BILLBOARDS & NEVER BORED

I’ve decided to categorize some of my old jobs. On this post, I am sharing the wonderful examples of seeing my work enlarged on a billboard. I remember distinctly parking and simply savoring the ability to see my work so large. I work fairly small, so you can imagine how exciting that was! Continue reading

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