I’ll be launching ProjectTalyn/BadasseryWomen Patreon in a few days for all who are interested! Of course there will be some goodies for those that are keen to lend there support. There will be Sketches(some exculsive), Hi res Art, access to project talyn, StepbyStep process and PSD files. In the future more will come if the peps like it.
But for now pop over and take a look at whats going to be happening if you like and show some support if you can.
Featured artist #9 is the beauteous Kelley McMorris! Kelley is a freelance illustrator, originally based in California, but currently traveling the world. She creates book covers and illustrations for clients such as Scholastic, Disney Hyperion, Highlights and Cricket magazine. In her spare time she enjoys seeking out the best chai lattes in the land.
Ladies of Literature: Volume 2 Character: Margaret Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Favorite childhood book: “My favorite book was Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. I like all stories about people being stranded on islands, relying on their own creativity and resourcefulness to survive. Blue Dolphins was my favorite because it was about a girl.”
Favorite work song: ”’Counting Stars’ by One Republic always makes me feel upbeat and energetic.”
Fictional character you feel on a spiritual level: “My fictional soul sister is Eowyn, because she struggles with loneliness and isolation, and she wants to do great and noteworthy things.”
What are you working on right now: “I’m working on a variety of freelance illustrations for books, Sunday school curriculum materials, and educational texts. One of my favorite projects at the moment includes a middle-grade series from Scholastic called Ranger in Time, which is about a time-traveling dog! I keep regular updates of my work at my blog, kmcmorris.blogspot.com.”
I’m excited to announce I’ve added wooden frames to my art printshop, and I love about how they are turning out! I have secured the help of a woodworker who is using reclaimed wood to create these frames. My part
of the creation is to hand stain and distress these pieces, essentially
turning the frame into something weather worn, scratched, gouged, uneven
Using reclaimed wood is an important part of why I wanted to add these to my work. Not just because reclaimed and distressed wood has huge
character, but because the environment is an important part of my art. I
paint and draw many endangered or threatened species, and if I’m
framing the work, I want it to have low negative environmental impact.
It helps preserve the natural resource of our forests, reduces
landfills, and reduces pollution from wood production.
Read more about how these are made on my blog here. OR check out them on my art printshop here.
While listening to music from Sailor Moon *tear* I decided to draw the inner senshi in Alphonse Mucha style. I called the series Sailor Moocha and this is part of my Art Parody Project. I had so much fun drawing them and I think they look best together.
Jenny Holzer, TRUISMS (Selections from 1977-1979), 2013, 49 minute digital animation loop, comprised of 232 Truisms, running alphabetically in two rotations , with 32 animations Edition of 12, Image courtesy of Ikkan Art International
LADIES OF LITERATURE: VOLUME 2 is an illustration anthology dedicated to our favorite literary ladies! We asked 100+ artists to illustrate their favorite female authors and book characters and show us why they fell in love with them. The results span over genre and time period, showcasing a diverse array of powerful and complex women. Think of it as 100+ illustrated book recommendations!
"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”