A while back I attended my first roller derby match and loved it! The event flyer was super catchy and featured a colorful illustration of two skaters facing off. I tracked down the illustrator who turned out to be esteemed storyboard artist Sandra Fame, also known in the derby world as “Tara Armov”.
Well, I interviewed Tara about skating and art, and my full-length interview, “Skating and Drawing, Behind the Scenes with an L.A. Derby Doll,” made it into Blood and Thunder magazine as a featured cover story!!! Wow! The magazine is on newsstands now, and you can also check it out online at bloodandthundermag.com.
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
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.
I’ve been working on a sketch for Southern Bride Magazine, and will be coloring the illustration today. I thought I’d post my working sketch to illustrate my process…
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.
This wedding illustration will be both published in Southern Bride Magazine for their new wedding announcements section, and printed as postcards that will be sent out. Exciting!
Well, I guess I’ve got weddings on the brain…in just a couple more days I leave for St. Lucia…so it’s definitely appropriate that I just completed two new illustrations for Southern Bride Magazine!
Just finished up illustrating a whole world of wild plants and flowers for Whole Life Times Magazine’s feature article, “Weeding Out the Good,” about medicinally nutritious plants in nature…my illustration will be featured on pages 26-27 of the April issue, which can be picked up all around Los Angeles at spas, whole foods markets, restaurants, and other health-conscious locales. To find the location nearest you, phone 310.317.4200, x 200