Voilà! Finished the final watercolor! I really had fun with this one—I love drawing glamorous city scenes! Thanks Whole Life Times magazine! This illustration will appear in the August issue, which will be out very soon. Go to wholelifemagazine.com to find out more, or click HERE for locations in your area if you live in Los Angeles.
Continuing to paint in the colors…
I’ve been asked about my illustration process on several occasions, so I decided to write a post showing how I work from sketches to finished art. For this latest illustration job, I submitted several sketched concepts to the magazine. From there I moved into full color-planning mode, completing several color studies using the above limited color palette. I’ll be using just blues, greens, and purples this time around, with some pinks as highlights and accents. Haven’t decided yet if pink will be the only highlight color, or if I’ll add a golden yellow as well…
Next I transferred my approved sketch to watercolor paper and began painting it, starting with the lightest shades first…
I’m currently working on an illustration for Whole Life Times Magazine illustrating an article about healing sessions taking place around Los Angeles that begin with cocktails! It’s been such a fun assignment, getting to draw sophisticated socialites that can float cocktails in the air, have third eyes, and will have glowing auras once I add color! —G
Wedding Venues & Services magazine, published in the United Kingdom, will be featuring an wedding illustration of mine with one of their feature stories in their next issue! More to come later…
Gayle Wheatley, digital
I had the opportunity to create this festive card for Southern Bride magazine this season. I had been playing around with sketches for my own holiday card featuring a girl in a candy cane dreamland, and thought this wonderland would be beautiful with a happy bride in her gown and veil, decked out in diamonds, with diamond snow drops falling all around her. This is how it all turned out!
Wishing everyone a fun-filled holiday and a totally fabulous 2009!
“Candy Cane Wonderland”
Watercolor on Paper, 18″ x 24″
Inspirations: Candy Canes, Watermelons, baking sugar cookies and funky cupcakes, “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Mele Kalikimaka” (the Hawaiian Christmas Song)
This one was done for Colleague magazine, illustrating a story about women in leadership roles in education. It was drawn out in pencil first, then digitally taken into Illustrator.
Close up shots of the luscious ladies:
This year my custom illustrated holiday card was spotted by the editors at Kartika Review…who liked it so much they contacted me about featuring it with their publication…so all holiday visitors to their site were greeted with my illustrated card
I’m finally done with my latest illustration! This wedding illustration will accompany a wedding planners memoir that will highlight the best wedding moments of the year. It will be published in Southern Bride Magazine this fall.
For the last year and a half, I have been posting paintings to this blog. Since I am doing more and more illustrations these days, I’ve decided to add my illustrations to the blog. From now on, I’ll be posting artwork in various mediums…from oil paintings to watercolors to digital illustrations. So to jump right in, here’s my latest illustration…it was commissioned by Southern Bride Magazine.