August 12, 2019

SVS Featured student for September

I owe a lot of my growth over the past year to the wonderful teachers and support team over at SVS (Society of Visual Storytelling). I have had a subscription to their online classes since last October and their content is top notch. If you are trying to up your illustration game I highly recommend checking them out! I was lucky enough to receive a feature on their website. My work has been added to the student gallery and they conducted a short interview with me. I'd love for you to check it out!

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The Bird Couple Illustration Process

I created this sketch of an older couple as part of an assignment for a backgrounds class I took through SVSLearn. Around the time that I started the class I began to stream my art on twitch so i was able to capture a lot of the process as I worked through this illustration. Here's a little behind-the-scenes look at my illustration

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American Folktales Process Blog

This is a series of illustrations I created based on the Folktale Week prompt list put out in November of 2018. The idea was to create and post one illustration based on a folktale every day for a week. Instead of picturing the more popular European folk and fairytales, I wanted to make pieces based on North American folktales. In American folktales, subjects are rugged and wild; cowboys, lumberjacks, pirates, and outlaws. At the time the Americas were being settled, the world had a very negative association with witches and magic. Because of this you see much less of a focus on witches and spells. Instead, American folk tales portray people with larger than life personalities and great senses of adventure.

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SVS Featured student for September

I was selected as the featured student on the Society of Visual Storytelling homepage for the month of September.

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