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hello, adele! a magazine cover illustration tutorial

I love the trend of magazine cover illustrations showcased by some of the amazing artists out there so today I am sharing my tips and techniques for creating a gorgeous magazine style portrait inspired by this amazing photo of Adele taken by Annie Leibovitz for the March issue of Vogue….. Let’s begin! For this portrait I […]

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illustrating “tweens”….

Somewhere between adorable and beautiful reside those amazing creatures know as “tweens”… Today I’m featuring another quick tutorial depicting an angelic tween model in an outfit of my own imagination! Her sheer skirt over fuschia leggings presents an interesting painting challenge….let’s begin! Step 1: Start with a flesh colored watercolor pencil and loosely sketch your […]

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vintage beauties….a watercolor tutorial

Happy Friday, lovelies! Summer weekends inspire watercolor tutorials featuring gorgeous girls of summer like these vintage beauties I found on Pinterest! I encourage you to be experimental and bold with your color choices….let’s begin! First, using a flesh colored watercolor pencil, create a loose sketch. If you aren’t comfortable drawing freehand trace the figures using […]

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fashion illustration tutorial…

Today I’m sharing another step by step tutorial for creating your very own whimsical fashion illustration from a photo you love……it’s easy and fun! First, gather your supplies, including, of course, a photo! For paints I like to use an inexpensive artist’s watercolor set like the one on the left to create quick washes of saturated […]

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