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A Family Of Friends
Information And Examples Of Family Illustration
Welcome to the place where family is considered a revered art form, and illustrated as such. The art contained herein are drawings done by me, by hand.
Family Illustrated begins with Friends Of The Family. The icon at the top of my page is an illustration of two of my dear friends. This series of examples were composed using colored pencils and a black bic fine point roller ball pen (as seen above) on 140 lb. watercolor paper
A good family usually includes good friends. Friends who are there when the going gets rough, and friends that care enough to give you a call, even though you haven't taken the time to pick up the phone to call them in a long while. These are not only friends, but persons good enough to be considered as part of the family.
Family Illustrated: The Sisterhood
I have a few friends on Facebook, and appreciate each of them. There are a few of my fellow artists who have inspired me, as their art transcends that which they create.
Not too long ago, I purchased art from two good artists. I've never met them in person. Two artists recently posted pictures of their visit to a market together on Facebook. Although the ladies are not related to each other, what I saw in the photograph was a different story. From what I've seen of these ladies, they support the arts and their fellow artists. They help each other in the arts. They care for their family, friends, and each other. They are passionate about their work. They volunteer their time to help others, and are members of The Art of Elysium.
Although most people may consider their photo as unremarkable, I saw something more than that. These ladies were not only friends, they were family. To me, they were not only artists, they were living works of art. The ladies illustrated above are Kimberly Wlassak of Gurushia's New World and Rochelle Rosenchild of ShellRose Creations.
Baby Love Illustrated
Last year my Aunt forwarded me a picture of her beautiful little Great Granddaughter. Upon looking at the photograph, I saw an illustration of love.
Mary's Little Magoo Drawn
Mary Vogel Lozinak is an artist of unique talent. She is a jewelry maker, painter, sewer, and steam punk artist. Of all the things that struck my heart about her work, it was the fact that she was not afraid to create coffee cup ear rings. This artist became a new Grandmother this year, and the photos of her grandson inspired me, and became my 2010 muse of the year. This is truly a child of peace. The first drawing was completed a couple months ago, the one shown here was completed about a week or so ago. This family illustration of a child smiling is something one could picture leading into an article of joy.
It is a blessing to see the greats in all walks of life. Although I am a Great Aunt, there is nothing like the bond between a Great Grandmother and their Great Grandchild.
The family illustration here is of my nephew's Grand Mother with his son. This is my digital photo illustration from a photograph I took at my nephew's birthday celebration.
Christmas Family Illustrated
This is an example of a Great Grand Mother with her Great Grandchildren at Christmas. This composition was done with colored pencils and a prismacolor fine point marker.
Family Greetings Illustrated - An Idea For The Holiday
One way to give the holiday a personal touch is a warm greeting from the family. This illustration is an example of my Aunt's little Mikayla's first Christmas.
Information About Illustration
One can learn a lot about the art of illustration from reading a good book. Amazon has a nice selection of books that cover the topic very well.
The illustrations you see on this page were all composed from the heart, and were gifts to those who were the source of inspiration. This page will be updated frequently as new projects are completed. The purpose of this page is to promote the art of the family, inspire love, and provide encouragement and information for those who are interested in this art form.
For those who are interested in learning about the art of illustration, below are links to sources that can help you get started.
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