For the Love of Line Art

The process for most of my illustration has been the same for years, start with a line art drawing. I envy illustrators who draw with a brush and create beautiful color work with watercolor and gouache. I keep telling myself to try this approach. The truth is I love pencil and being able to erase and I love the look of line art.

This featured work is a Make Art That Sells  project - a notebook cover with lettering and flowers. My flower name - Jonquil. I scanned the line art into Photoshop amd gave it a gradient background. I may print it out on watercolor paper and paint it or maybe paint digitally.

Illustration and developing a style

Over the past year I have thoroughly enjoyed being challenged and having my art ego kicked on the quest to develop a bankable illustration style. I am still at the gate and not even on the race track yet but I am very grateful for the time and guidance I have been lucky enough to receive from the Lilla Rogers Studio School. Below is a selection of some projects that I have completed inspired by Lilla's school.

Next week I start another Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells course. This will be my 3rd and I am signed up for the monthly bootcamp assignments next year. Yep, I'm excited. The courses are all consuming or at least that's how I roll with them. I am looking forward to seeing if I can crank up some pace to get on the freelance illustration race track. I feel particularly inspired today seeing the 3 finalists from the Global Talent search. Congratulations Kate, Katie and Clairice. You work is stunningly gorgeous and very inspiring!

Global Talent search entry 2015 - Round 1

Global Talent search entry 2015 - Round 1

MATS Home Decor course 2015 - design for ceramics.

MATS Home Decor course 2015 - design for ceramics.

MATS Home Decor 2015 course - video competition entry.