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#58 AN APPLE A DAY – PART 2

I began this blog in 2010 and one of my early posts was #5 AN APPLE A DAY, PART 1. Ten years after that post, I decided it would be fun to create a Part 2. For this second part, I describe my transition to utilizing the digital process for my illustrations. Continue reading

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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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#5 AN APPLE A DAY – PART 1

In the illustration industry, the usage is very important to spell out clearly. My estimates also include a description of the illustrations requested, the client, the rights, the schedule, and payment details. I am including a look at the sketches for the apple illustration on the line of labels I did for this company. Continue reading

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#3 ILLUSTRATING MY LIFE LESSONS THROUGH ART

My motto as an illustrator has always been “whatever works.” But my paintings always started out as a way to match a color and/or texture that was on my photo-referenc Continue reading

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