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!

If you liked this story, here's some more stuff to read:

A Study of White Space

I have always admired full-page children's book illustrations where the illustrator is able to cleverly incorporate the white of the page into the picture. I feel like sometimes I tend to over-illustrate, filling every square inch of the page with color and line so, recently, while I was working up ideas for the Prairie Writer's and Illustrator's Day illustration prompt, I challenged myself to try and incorporate more white space into my illustration.

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Howl's Moving Castle

I created a series of three illustrations inspired by the book Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. For these illustrations I focused on creating dynamic compositions and a strong style that would unite the pieces visually. The final results convey the whimsy and magic that I felt when reading the story while still staying accurate to the text.

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Experimenting with Pencils

I've been working on integrating traditional pencil line work into my digital illustrations. Here is an overview of my process and results.

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