I took some time off from working full-time when my little ones were born, now that they are older and off to school I am excited to get back into illustrating full-time again. I’ve always felt I was lucky to be able to work from home, doing something I love AND having the pleasure of being there with my kids.
Now I feel like I’ve been given another gift! Since I’ve been away from “the scene” for a while, I feel like I am reintroducing myself to the world of business and potential clients. Which means I can re-invent myself a little. Above is the type of artwork I’ve always wanted to do. It’s the semi realistic, but still very whimsical illustration style that I’ve been working towards for a while in my personal time. This is one of the pieces I will be using to sell myself this year as an illustrator (probably for the book publishing industry, which has always been my passion).
This one is inspired by the little man Elliott. He loves water and is fascinated by every creature that lives in it. Here are a few close ups.