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Melancholy – portrait

Back in January when the hyporthyroidism was at it’s worst I was painting these little acrylic paintings on 6 by 6 inch pieces of board. This was a few weeks before I stopped drawing and painting all together. Last night, I dug a few of them out and began reworking, exploring and adding in some finer detail with ink and coloured pencils. Basically‚Ķ just playing to see what the effects of layering different media one on top of the other would end up looking like.

I think this is the first time that I’ve ever used coloured pencil over top of acrylic. I like the result but despise the inked in eyelashes on this sad man and am tempted to blacken them in forever!

Medium – Kroma Artist Acrylic, Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Prismacolor on Masonite board

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

The sum of all your capabilities – 2nd illustration of The Waitress series

The Waitress Series by artist Jessica Doyle and writer Christopher DeWan

This is the second illustration in the ongoing collaborative project between myself, Jessica Doyle and writer, Christopher DeWan. You can see the first illustration in the previous blog post. There will be between 18 and 24 illustrations in all. I have bolded the section of text from the story below that is illustrated in the art above. Continue reading

O is for owl no.1 and no.2 – OMG more ACEO cuteness!

illustration, art, owl aceo by artist jessica doyle

More cuteness for you! These owls are appearing much larger on screen than they are in real life. they are full of whimsical detail and would look wonderful matted and framed into an 8×10 inch frame.

Each O is for owl ACEO is created with Faber Castel Pitt Artist Pens, Pilot Hi tec C pens, Winsor & Newton watercolour and Prismacolor coloured pencils on thick archival white coloured card stock.

illustration, art, owl aceo by artist jessica doyle

No. 1 is listed on HandmadeCloud with No. 2 being listed on Etsy.

Cold SORE – aTTacking

Yes, Herpes runs rampant among us. 50 to 80 percent of the population at any given time is sprouting an open sore on their upper or bottom lip.

I drew this to attack the stigma associated with Herpes Simplex 1, the virus which causes oral cold sores. A cold sore is really no different than the common cold virus. You get it. You have for 8 to 10 days. Then it disappears hopefully for another year or two. Haha!

Size – 8″ by 8″ or 20.3cm by 20.3cm square

I drew this late last year with a Pilot G-tec C4 pen and later added some color using Prismacolor lightfast colored pencils. The paper is light yellow Canson 100 percent cotton paper.

Archival prints of Cold Sore aTTacking are available in my HangaLittleLeft shop!