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
So I have been trying to get this one scene in my book correct for a while. Without success. But this morning my husband surprised me with a 1$ pack of crayola model magic. (I was skeptical. ) I love clay and sculpture but I have no access to the facilities to make them in … Continue reading A $1 Solution to Anatomical Troubles in Illustration
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 first step is straightforward, find a building to draw. I happen to adore Victorian Architecture so I googled St. James Court in Louisville. It happens to be the home of a world-famous art show annually. I first drew it roughly in .02 ink pen (you can buy a cheap illustration pen set for $12.00 … Continue reading Elements of Architectural Sketches
1. Extraordinary detail Something that takes a while for someone to catalogue everything within your work, each intricately detailed. This takes time but can make up for what you lack in style sometimes. Most people either go heavy on the style or heavy on the detail and light on the style. More in #3. 2. … Continue reading 3 Things that make people say “WOW”
I have been trying to find my "style" for as long as I have been making art which is about 10 years now. As soon as I made peace with my eclectic nature I decided that I wanted to be an illustrator and here I am in the hunt for my style all over again. … Continue reading Don’t underestimate the pencil!
For this one I focused on art deco instead of art nouveau. That meant, simpler design, simpler pattern, straight lines, and geometric patterns. There aren't any progress photos because I free handed this without any idea where I was going with it. Just made a simple frame and started filling it starting at the hat. … Continue reading Art Deco Illustration