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1. July 2015 Insight












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2. Twins

I'm having a lot of fun doing portrait commissions.
Here is a matching set of twin girls.

Get a treat for someone while I still have the time to draw these! Once I'm getting into the next big picture book project I'll be too busy...

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3. Distracted

From the Profile Picture Project, by Patrick Girouard

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4. Cinesite and Image Engine Merge In Continuing VFX Consolidation

The two companies combine staffs into a worldwide workforce numbering over 525 artists.

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5. FABRICS - tamara kate

And finally today another new Michael Miller collection - The Birds and the Bees by Tamara Kate is a nature themed series of prints featuring bold shapes and bright up. There are two colour groups available for this fun range which was inspired by a ceramic bird ornament Chilean artist Pablo Zabal owned by Tamara's mother. Tamara has also designed a  holiday collection for

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6. Yay for Le Tour De France being on!

Yay for Le Tour De France being on!

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7. NEW FABRICS - fabricworm

Today's posts are all about fabrics and my first port of call was online store Fabricworm to see what was new. The first collection to catch my eye was Glitz Garden (above & below) designed in-house at Michael Miller and released this July. I also loved the Fabricworm snaps of Emily Isabella's 'Happy Town' collection. And from Jill McDonald at Windhams they have snapshots of

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8. Mouse

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9. Life of a Warrior

Life-of-a-Warrior-Cover-6.2015What a blessing to get to layout this 56 page memoir autobiography of Sgt. Hack. We finished it up just in time to offer the online version for the 4th of July. The printed version will be available in August, 2015. To get a copy of the online PDF version go to: The Life of a Warrior


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10. ‘Quoth the Raven’ by Laurent Lichou

A personal project, loosely based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe "The Raven."

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11. Fare Thee Well

This weekend was the last group performance of the Grateful Dead. My sweet husband offered to get me tickets and fly me out to see it. I said was happy just to drink a toast from home and listen to some tunes and reminisce and something had occurred to me- that time with the Dead as the soundtrack to our lives, that came with a cast of characters- all of whom are strewn across the country/world and some lost. 

That time for us began in the 80's and went through until Jerry Garcia's death and reappeared from time to time with Phil and Friends or other shows, but it was never the same again. That time was a formative one for me. It was all about Joseph Campbell and finding my way- or general direction as it turned out. Without the Dead I don't know if I would have attempted half of the things I have, gone very many places- I don't know if I would have thought it possible to craft this life. Grateful Stephanie. 

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12. Michael Turner's Motorsports Art


One of the great living gouache painters is Michael Turner of Britain, known for his motorsports and aviation artwork. 

He painted the official posters for the Grand Prix of Monaco, Sebring, LeMans, Nürburgring and other Grand Prix events.

Born in Harrow, Middlesex, in 1934, he was raised near London during World War II, where he learned to recognize aircraft and drew them in his schoolbooks. He woke to the thrill of auto racing in 1947 when he saw a post-war revival of the British Empire Trophy Race

One of my favorite paintings, no surprise, is his portrayal of Dan Gurney's 1967 F1 Victory with the All-American Racers Eagle in the Grand Prix of Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps.

With gouache, he captures the ornate overlapping detail of the crowds and the far architecture, while conveying the motion blur in the foreground, as if the camera is tracking along with the action.

Michael Turner formed his own art print company called Studio 88. His son Graham is also a fine painter, specializing in medieval warfare.

Michael Turner on Wikipedia
Thanks, Robert H.

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13. Draw Tip Tuesday - Juicy Watercolours!

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!
I’m not sure what the weather is like in your corner of the world, but here in the Netherlands I am enjoying summer. Not just the warm weather, but as a foodie-artist, I love the juicy summer fruit.
So today we’re going to fill a page with some juicy watercolours!


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14. Coloring Page Tuesday - Night Reader

     This week's coloring page idea was submitted by librarian Jenna who said:
     "I'm a librarian who is super-fan of your coloring pages. For YEARS you've always seemed to have the perfect page to go along with my storytimes. I'm planning ahead and striking out this time though. The theme is Fears (and defeating them). Most of the stories are about the dark. So suggestion for a future coloring page: animal or kid hiding under the covers reading perhaps?"
     Here you go Jenna!
     If you have coloring page requests, I'd love to hear them! (Remember I tend to draw just one or two characters in a simple scene or no scene for my free giveaways.) EMAIL ME!
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     Sign up to receive alerts when a new coloring page is posted each week and... Please check out my books! Especially...
my debut novel, A BIRD ON WATER STREET - winner of six literary awards. Click the cover to learn more!
     When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
     I create my coloring pages for teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents to enjoy for free with their children, but you can also purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please contact me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy page.

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15. ‘Avatar’ and ‘Korra’ Co-Creator Bryan Konietzko Weaves New Graphic Novel ‘Threadworlds’

Hurry up and wait, benders! Bryan Konietzo's debut graphic novel series arrives in 2017.

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16. FABRICS - cotton + steel

The very latest collections from Cotton + Steel have just arrived in stock at Fabricworm. There a five colourful new collections from some fabulous designers. Here are the new ranges to look out for : The first is 'Honeymoon' by Sarah Watts a collection inspired by a tropical honeymoon with lounging sloths, tweeting songbirds, and wild horses. Next we have 'Paper Bandana' by Alexia

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17. The Disney Animation Recruitment Website


If you’ve ever wanted to work for Disney, well head on over to this “official website for Disney Television Animation talent and recruitment”. You can use it to view and even apply for a variety of artistic and production-related projects.

Visit the Disney Recruitment site here >>

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18. Butterflies for July

If You Love Honey by Martha Sullivan, illustrated by Cathy Morrison and published by Dawn Publications
July's word of the month is "Butterfly". Here's a spread from If You Love Honey that comes out this fall.  You can see more about this book on my Studio With A View Blog.

Thanks for taking a look!

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19. SHARP by Gila


Submitted by Gila for the Illustration Friday topic SHARP.

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20. Redwall art

Getting this Redwall painting ready to offer at my ETSY shop. I love drawing otters!

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21. Toro y Moi – Sketch to Screen

Toro Y Moi

Yours Truly has put together an amazing video and feature on Chaz Bundick a.k.a Toro y Moi. Chaz is well-known for his musical talents, but most people would be surprised to hear that he is an accomplished illustrator and designer as well. In the video, viewers are treated to a rare glimpse of his creative process including sketches for an exclusive t-shirt made for the feature. In addition, Yours Truly has teamed up with WeTransfer for a special download that includes photos, posters and sketches by Chaz.




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22. "sitting pretty"....

on a Monday night! :)

this little sweetie goes by the name Sunshine (well, she is bright, cheery and yellow like the sun....) and is one in a small series of cute little birds.


{an adorable little bluebird is up next....}

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23. June 2015 Insight









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24. Photos

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25. GKIDS Will Bring ‘Phantom Boy’ to North America

The follow-up fantasy-noir thriller from the makers of "A Cat in Paris" will receive a North American release.

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