These three images are my most recent contribution to my book Sands of Time which I started around Christmas when I got stuck on my Jesterphant story. For this one I have been sure to write it all first before illustrating. As much as I will admit that the process of illustration and doodling aids … Continue reading My Illustration Process for Scenes 1-3 of Sands of Time
The last few days perhaps for the unseeable future I have and will be diverting my attention to Sorrowfish illustrations, so I want to explain what it is, and why. My mom Anne C. Miles @redtoadmedia is an amazing web builder and writer, she has been hard at work for the last couple of years … Continue reading Inky Illustrations for Sorrowfish
The pencil has freed me from the cage that I have felt confined by for months and now my illustrations are flowing again ...
From start to finish- latest art nouveau practice piece. Excuse the coffee stain. Obviously I made more than a few mistakes and poorly tried to compensate. I plan on recreating it minus those mistakes. I am actually going to be making a bunch like this coming up with my own designs for a good while. … Continue reading Art Nouveau Illustration
If you are an artist or striving to be, you probably have a ton of pages upon pages of practice doodles that didn't quite cut it. Or maybe that's just me. For some nutty reason I keep all of mine in a plastic bin and occasionally go through the scraps combing for ideas. When the … Continue reading Trash or Treasure?
This is continuing my illustration journey, I have been focusing on composition for a while and today I was ready to take it to the next level with some color. As some of you may have noticed, I don't have one medium. I focus on art exploration and I diversify my methods always trying new … Continue reading From the sketchboooook, to the canvas! Paint, paint, paint…
I have spent some time with Alice in Wonderland, admiring the illustration integration, font usage, and simplicity of the yet very detailed illustrations within its pages. This is a tracing of the first page of Alice in Wonderland surrounded by my personal observations. Here is a concept sketch for the first page of my book. … Continue reading From Doodles to Composition: A Lesson From Wonderland