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A mandala with her bot groupies – sketch

detail - mandala drawing by artist Jessica Doyle

This drawing is reminiscent of a previous work from April 2011.

This mandala, however has little groupie bots looking out for her.

bots

I sketched this out with india ink, coloured pencil and used a little watercolour too. And the previous original mandala drawing is listed for sale in the shop now.

Happy Monday!

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

Cluster – a fungi illustration at sunrise

Mushrooms illustration magical art by jessica doyle sunrise

Paper Size – 10×10 inches (25,5cm by 25,5cm)
Mediums – Prismacolor watercolour penicl crayons and Verithin coloured pencils and Faber Castell Pitt Artist Oens on Arches rough textured watercolour paper

I really enjoyed creating this fascinating piece. The sky took a copious amount of time as it’s pencil crayon only which is much more time consuming to render with than watercolour at times. I spent most evenings over the last week or two working on the sky alone to give it that soft and serene effect. Above is what it looked like before any pencil crayon had been added to the sky.

And late last week I also took a trip to the local art store and purchased some smooth hot press Arches watercolour paper to test out on next. I’ve been working with cold press and cold press rough and need a change of pace eh! Continue reading

Sharing some statistics and opening this blog up for sponsorship

UPDATE – Full ad rates can be found on the sponsorship page. Thank you!

mandala art by illustrator jessica doyle

Everyone likes statistics right? I do, and I enjoy reading when others share their stats with me on their blog. So these are my daily stats as of April 13th, 2011. I will update them regularly. Thank you.

Subscribed RSS/Email – 782
Personal Facebook – 574
Facebook Fanpage – 778
Twitter – 1691
Flickr Contacts – 827
Flickr Groups that I belong to – 177
Google Friend Connect – 283
Blog Pageviews – 500 average as per WordPress Stats
Etsy Shop Hearts – 9032
Etsy Treasuries that my work is featured in – 1,207
Etsy Sales – 1,563
Etsy Circles (the social media of Etsy) – 552
Google Buzz – 1,816
Total number of blog posts since March 2006 – 805
Google Page Rank – 4
Alexa Worldwide Rank – 746,280
Alexa Canadian Rank – 15,875
Quantcast Rank – 671,445
Technorati Rank – 45,248
Technorati Arts Rank – 1,741

In all, that is thousands of potential traffic to your site if you choose to advertise with me. Continue reading

Portrait Commission – Angela

commission custom work painting illustration woman female orange blue glasses

Here we have a portrait that I was commissioned to do of my friend, Joshua Hamilton’s wife. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

The final size of the portrait is 10 by 10 inches and it was created with Winsor & Newton watercolour, Prismacolor coloured pencils, Pilot hi tec C pens and Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens on Arches watercolour paper.

Interested in a portrait, do get in touch.

2011 Desk Calendar – Floral and Mandala Inspired fine art print sampler

floral flowers mandala desk calendar jessica doyle 2011 design

This calendar is a collection of 12 floral and mandala inspired illustrations that I created to represent each month of the year.

months calendar 2011 jessica doyle handmade design typography

Each calendar page is printed using archival ink on premium matte paper, meaning it will last a lifetime. After printing I place the pages inside a clear jewel case in my studio located in Saint John, NB, Canada. Continue reading