Category Archives: fantasy

Abigail the Bird – Drawing

Abigail the Bird - drawing by artist Jessica Doyle

Detail Abigail the bird - sketch inside fabriano quadrato artist journal

Abigail the bird - sketch inside fabriano quadrato artist journal

Abigail was created with ink and coloured pencil on ingris paper. She measures 9×9 inches.

She’s a rather phat birdie! đŸ˜‰

I’ve been listing many original illustrations in the shop. More will be added in the coming weeks. It feels great to be working again. I’m so glad you are all here. You give me hope to continue onwards.

Progress shots of two weird illustrations

creative process shot… illustration, work in progress, colourful

The first is called Peter Pain and the one below is a family of spooky eyeballs just in time for Hallowe’en! Both measure 10 by 10 inches (25cm by 25cm). I’m hoping to complete them both this weekend. I’ll expand upon the significance of each illustration once they are done, scanned and blogged individually.

creative process shot… illustration, work in progress, spooky art

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

2012 Handmade Wall and Desk Calendars Are Here – The Creatures of Whimsy – Also available as a digital download to print your own

2012 wall calendar, handmade, jessica doyle, creatures, bird, science fiction art illustration

After much thought and deliberation of what illustrations to use in 2012 calendars I couldn’t help myself and used all the crazy creatures and fantasy themed illustrations that I’ve been creating over the last year.

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The wall calendar is 14 pages and includes a back and front cover. This calendar measures 4.25 by 11 inches (10.5cm by 27.5cm)

desk calendar, science fiction, 4x6, illustrative, dragon, monthly, handmade, printable, digital download, jessica doyle

The desk calendar measures 4 by 6 inches (10cm by 15cm) and is 12 pages with a neeto paper wrap-around that shows each calendar month on the back.

Each 2012 calendar features a different whimsical creature from The Land of Whimsy for each month including a collaborative piece with author, Christopher DeWan for the month of November. The popular Chasing the Dragon is also featured for the month of September with The Messenger of Whimsy leading you into January.

I print each calendar page using archival ink on cardstock. The wall calendar pages including a front and back cover are bound together with a sheer ribbon while the desk calendar is palced into a sturdy jewell case for display.

The wall calendar is available here.

The desk calendar is available here.

AND you can download either one in high resolution print ready pdf format from HandmadeCloud to print and assemble on your own, from the comfort of your home, as many times as you like!

Betsy the Bird – Illustration

illustration artwork original by artist jessicadoyle yellow green circles flowers grass

After many weeks of working on her she is now completed. I had some issues with the original digital scans and chose to scrap them and rescan her which took some time. She turned out pretty cute as she blows bubbles to water and grow her garden of pink flowers. Continue reading

Aliens with blue toes – illustration

Science fiction illustration by artist Jessica Doyle

This is the first illustration that I completed with the new art supplies! It measures 10×10 inches (25,5cm by 25,5cm) and was created with Prismacolor Verithin coloured pencils, Prismacolor watercolor pencil crayons and Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens on Arches rough cold press watercolor paper. Continue reading

The Messenger of Whimsy – Illustration

Whimsical Illustration by artist Jessica Doyle - snail dreamy mandala

Isn’t she the most insane floating snail you’ve ever seen only in your dreams! I thoroughly enjoyed creating this piece. She measures 10 by 10 inches (30,5cm by 30,5cm).

Whimsical Illustration by artist Jessica Doyle - mandala detail

The Messenger of Whimsy was created with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens, Micron Pens, Prismacolor coloured Pencils and Winsor and Newton watercolour on Arches cold press rough watercolour paper. Continue reading

Culmination – new illustration

Mushroom art entitled Culmination by Artist Jesisca Doyle

Peeled the tape off of this piece last night, let it sit and air out. Not that an illustration created with ink, watercolour and coloured pencil needs to air out and dry but it is a nice way to welcome it into the world. Or perhaps, I’ve lost it. Continue reading