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Illustration Fun!

My latest illustration work is focused on portraits. I mainly sketch the bust of my subjects and work on smooth lines, shading, and perspective. I always try to include a basic shading line for each portrait, even when it is rudimentary like the lines seen above. This style of basic shading is cartoonish, but gets the job done. The difference is remarkable when shading is not included. Looking at the above portrait sketch (as well as the one below) there are absolutely no shading lines. As a result the subject… Read more Illustration Fun!

Long weekend Monday

Greetings! Welcome to a new week, and happy Simcoe day to everyone in Ontario Canada. I hope you have had an opportunity to check out the ebook featured in the last post. The book is titled “Mad About Mandalas”. It features 16 blank mandala designs for printing and colouring. I feel that adult colouring is an activity that is beneficial to practicing mindfulness. Taking a few minutes to slow down and concentrate on breathing while coloring will add years to your life! In the meantime, I am working on my… Read more Long weekend Monday

Mad About Mandalas

Greetings! As promised, I have uploaded my adult colouring ebook on mindfulness. Please enjoy by printing the pdf pages at home. If you enjoy, please subscribe and like. Have a blessed day. S

Portrait illustrations for hire

I am currently offering a service via Instagram to sketch portraits starting at $2.99. Visit @Illustratemoi and send me a direct message with your idea. I am enjoying illustration so much! Creating is such a large part of me, and I feel as though I must always make things. Cooking, baking, sewing, painting, drawing; you name it, I love to take raw materials and make things. Illustration is perfect for this time in my life, because I rarely have time to pull out my sewing machine; painting on canvas also… Read more Portrait illustrations for hire

Portrait illustrations

My latest illustrations have improved from earlier work. This quick sketch came out like a simple logo. The line work is incomplete, and I had some problems with the source image. I found it difficult to see the small details, and as a result, details like the nose and line work for the ears are missing. There is a bit of shading, but the work is generally plain. This illustration is similar in its simplicity, but is more finished that the previous one. The source image was a woman with… Read more Portrait illustrations

Introducing a free eBook

Greetings, I am happy to announce that my labor of love is complete: I have finished my first eBook. It is a short and simple guide that provides tips for success in writing your own blog. Since beginning this art blog, I have toyed with the idea of writing instructional materials to support my content. As the child of teachers I have always been asked if teaching was in my blood. I usually denied this idea, and proclaimed that teaching was not for me because I had the idea of… Read more Introducing a free eBook