Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy 50th Dr. Who!

As a geek at heart, I have fond memories of watching episodes of Dr. Who on public television.  As a person who loves a good story, Dr. Who always had fun tales to tell. The Doctor and his companions were always off to the next great adventure. I was captivated by space and all of the different aliens. The stories fueled my imagination and still have an influence on me today.

In honor of those memories and the Doctor's 50th, todays drawing is Doctor Who themed.

I decided on one of the Cybermen for my subject. A little 4.5"x6.5" drawing which is available for sale $35.00.

If you are interested you can message me here https://www.facebook.com/ArtbyJeniferTrottier.


"You will be deleted"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Practice.

Greetings!

For those who don't know what it's like to be an artist, I'd like to talk about practice and what really goes into a finished painting or drawing.

Artists are driven individuals. They hold a passion for creating and in order to improve their skill, they must constantly draw, sketch or paint. Keeping up the level of technical skill in order to create their finished pieces. Many artists have a level of talent but it is nothing without hard work and consistency. The creative mind must be honed, sharpened. It is a way of seeing and translating what they see to what they create with their medium of choice and this is something that takes practice. It's all about milage. The more you do the better you become as with any skill.

The key is loving what you do and enjoying the journey.

Cheers!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

IMC _ Illustrators Master Class 2014

I am excited to announce that I will be attending the IMC next summer in Massachusetts. http://www.illustrationmasterclass.com

I was most fortunate to hear about this workshop from a very talented and hard-working artist, Travis Louie (please check out his work here http://travislouie.blogspot.com), this January and tried to sign up for the 2013 class (which is in June) in February but to my surprise the workshop was full!

I did get to drop by last years workshop for a day to see what the students were creating. It is truly breathtaking to see the creation of the artwork that was being created as well as the camaraderie between students. A small community that meet for a common goal. To learn and share a passion for creation. It's a beautiful thing!

So much of the artist's life is often spent in isolation. Hours and hours in front of a piece of paper or canvas. It is so nice to see what happens when you have a group of like minds with different influences and inspiration come together in the same room.

There are amazing instructors, professional illustrators in their own right, teaching and giving demos and lectures. It's like ... paradise!

Needless to say.. I'm excited and looking forward to learning all I can.  Until then I will be sketching and painting up a storm. The more practice the better. It is a never ending process.

Cheers!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Sketches available for sale.

I have many sketches available for sale at a bargain price until the new year.  If you aren't following me on instagram (jenifertrottier) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ArtbyJeniferTrottier) be sure to follow along!!! I'm keeping very busy!

This "Woodland Queen" is available for $40.00. Sketches are posted as they are completed or feel free to contact me for a commissioned piece. (Quick sketches are $25.00 and those with lots of detail work are available for $40.00) All are approximately 6"x8".



Cheers!