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Back to "When in doubt..."
In 2013, when I first started illustrating, I wrote a post titled, " When in doubt, cut it out, " which emphasized how helpful cutting paper can be for shaping my characters. Since cleaning up my studio space a couple weeks ago, another perk for paper scrap...

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Missing Milla
Last night, I had a dream that I found my beloved cat, Milla, at my friend Jenny's apartment. I was totally confused as to why she was there, but crazy thrilled to see her. I told her all about our new cat, Leo, and how much her buddy Tyco was going to frea...

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I won a grant!
This weekend, I accepted a grant from the Putnam Arts Council , in the name of the late artist A. Eric Arctander . Aside from his beautiful "About" story that you can read here , I knew very little about him when I walked in to the event on Sunday. As I wal...

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Illustration Friday, "Ice"
I waffled over this composition, about how magical to make it. My husband felt the horns were too much... yeah, ditch the ears too... So I submitted both for this week's Illustration Friday challenge , Ice. #illustration #collage

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Letter to the man who was visibly upset that my art was digital
Dear Mr. Traditionalonlyartist: Yes, the art I presented to you for the group show was not an original. It was quite clear that you were extremely disappointed. Not only is my submitted piece NOT an original, it is a blown-up, visibly digitized, pixelated, ...

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Back to Illustration Friday & drawing with one long line
A few weeks ago, my 8 year old son asked why I only submit collaged work to Illustration Friday — why don't I submit drawings? I'm not 100% sure of my answer for this yet, but I did decide to draw for that week's challenge, which was " Nest ." I went with o... #drawing
#illustration #pen #ink

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Illustration Friday, "Nose"
For this week's Illustration Friday's challenge, "Nose," I used my watercolor paintings as my collage material. It was my first time doing so, and I really liked incorporating both of my techniques into one. I definitely plan to explore this further. I call...
  #illustrationfriday #illustration #editorial #collage #assemblage #watercolor #shedenhelm  

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MATS Bootcamp and The Hierophant
MATS Bootcamp for May was really fun for me. First,
Lilla assigned us the "mini" assignment which had us looking at
medieval styles in both art and lettering. I found this super cool site
in my search: , and I drew extensive...
#tarot #illustration #hierophant #matsbootcamp #makeartthatsells #shedenhelm #collage  

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My second illustrated cookbook now available!
I've completed illustrations for another cookbook written by Melissa Fouch Machowski of M Delish Boutique ,
and it is now available for purchase ! One Dish Wonders is personable and enjoyable to read, and its smaller size and spiral binding gives it that o...
  #illustration #cookbook #illustratedcookbook #collage #mdelishboutiquedotcom #illustratedfood #onedishwonders  

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Another submission to Mark Mitchell's Guest Group Critiques
If you're an illustrator (working or aspiring) and you haven't heard about Mark Mitchell's Guest Group Critiques, I highly recommend checking it out: This month's assignment/critique is with children's literary agent and arti...
  #illustration #markmitchell #character #sketch #shedenhelm  
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