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new year, new goals, new art

I started this sketch blog about a year and a half ago after quitting my job and hoping to possibly find some kind of career in the ART universe. At first I didn't know where to begin. I felt confused and afraid people would not take me seriously, but I knew I had to get over that.  So, I became very dedicated in sketching every day and sharing it here. I met fellow illustrators, writers, travelers & art enthusiasts...learned from them and became inspired again! I took some time but eventually, I began freelancing full-time and obtaining more and more art and illustration jobs. It was hard-work but so, so rewarding! & I've been lucky enough to work with people all over the world!

Unfortunately...keeping busy has caused me to neglect this blog. & I want to change that! Being active on this blog was a big influence on me starting up my art career.

So! Here are my 2015 Art Goals: 

1. Blog often! Share my art, projects, post tutorials, & write more!

2. Create a series of illustrations that I can use in both an art show AND produce prints to sell online.

3. Begin selling small original artwork online along with art prints.

4. TRAVEL...somewhere anywhere!! & sketch the places I see.

5. Become more involved in my local art community. Teach more classes, meet new people, share my art!

Well that's about it for now. I have posted lots of my latest art here on my portfolio website. But I will be posting more here soon.

Thanks again to everyone who has supported and inspired me.

-Casie T

The Guardians: Explore

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Earlier this year I had the opportunity to create an illustration for a board game called

The Guardians: Explore!

It's being kickstarted right now! Once it's funded, I will be able to create more artwork for it! Here is the link: http://kck.st/1xua3yK

My process is below:

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A few details:

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Dream Tree

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"Dream Tree" an illustration I created for the GCSU Alumni Art Show! I've always enjoyed drawing trees so thought it would be nice to create an colorful and imaginative version of my favorite tree on campus. I will also be selling this illustration as a Giclée Print soon! Feel free to contact me if you're interested :)

Also! I have a new portfolio website! Please check it out!

sketch, sketch, sketch

I have been pretty busy with illustrating "Howie" but I still sketch a lot in the evening during my free time. Sketching and drawing are probably my favorite part of the artistic process...I'm not sure exactly what it is..maybe it's how you can see the progress and how the artist builds up the lines. I love looking through my old sketchbooks and other artists as well.  I always thought it would be cool to have a collaborative art show or publish a book and showcased sketchbooks of many artists. Alright, well here are my sketches over the past few weeks! Hope you enjoy! avatar characterstudy cutesy downtonabbey princessball profiles rap roofopstudy  whuttsadgirl

Howie Saves the Hungabirds Concept Art

Here are some concept artwork and sketches for Howie Saves the Hungabirds written by children's book author Sandy Baker! It's my first book I have gotten the chance to Illustrate and it's been such an enjoyable project to work on! Now that I have nearly 1/2 of the originals finished...it's such a great feeling seeing the characters develop and come to life. I hope you enjoy...there will be more to come!  & please check out Ms. Sandy's blog! characterreference OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Howieconcepts OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Howie Saves the Hungabirds

I am currently illustrating my first children's book titled Howie Saves the Hungabirds written by Sandy Baker! Check out Sandy's blog to see a few illustrations I've created so far & learn a little about Hummingbirds!

Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book Submission

Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book Submission  Here is my submissions for Doodle's Anonymous' annual coloring book they create each year. Only around 60 artists are chosen and I hope I am one of them! It was a lot of fun working on this project...I was struggling at first because I kept trying to sketch something out..I then decided to just start "doodling" and this is what came out! :)

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Hi Everyone! Here is a new whimsical illustration I finished last night. I've done a few Hot Air Balloon drawings before and always loved the theme.  I  experimented with Ink, watercolor and prismacolor. I also got the chance to try out my new Epson scanner...which I love!

I also wanted to thank everyone who has followed my blog so far! I reached over 100 followers since starting this blog this past summer! Thanks so much!

-Casie