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Its been a bit since I’ve posted here – been a little busy and I’ve somehow unlinked my phone from my wordpress which makes it a tad harder to post.

I did a quick digital painting today off a Photograph from Reddit just for practice. Its from a photo someone took in southern Texas, quite beautiful out there. Maybe eventually I’ll actually go.

speedpainting

I’ve been keeping very busy with SCBWI (just did an interview on the North Texas SCBWI blog with award winning artist Terry Widener) and work and other things (instagram) but I keep trying to find time for personal projects. Here’s an illustration that I started with traditionally, but then added additional texture digitally. It lost a bit of the color when I imported it…but I kinda am ok with it. Its now the header on the North Texas Illustrator newsletters I send out periodically.

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Finally, I’ve been really keeping up with my sketches on my KristineDraws Facebook page. I really have some days where the art works, others, well not so much.

Next goal: finish updating my actual website. It went down early this year and I’ve yet to sit down and update all the pieces. Also, take some of my sketches and make them a series of finished pieces that I’m happy with.

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Progressing slowly on making this quick sketch into a finished piece. Still needs work but don’t want to overwork it either. PS – I love panda bear cubs!

Saw a little girl skateboarding today on the way home. When I was little it was very rare to see girls skateboarding. Now it’s a lot more common!  

messy sketch of two girls skateboarding 

Just wanted to play with my paintbrushes this evening…between bugs biting and the sun quickly setting this is all I could manage!

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I’ve been bad about posting lately! Here’s some recent illustrations made at a few different locations around Texas. The illustrations of paintings are from the Dallas Museum of Art, in Dallas, TX. The coffee shop is from a small local place on the border of Frisco, TX.

 

Urban Sketch at cafe in Frisco, TX

Urban Sketch at cafe in Frisco, TX

Boy in Blue Shorts

Boy in Blue Shorts

I've forgotten the name of the subject of this painting but I loved the look she was  giving

I’ve forgotten the name of the subject of this painting but I loved the look she was giving

This one I took artistic license with - she wasn't quite as thin or happy looking. I like her better this way.

This one I took artistic license with – she wasn’t quite as thin or happy looking. I like her better this way.

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