Happy New Year everyone! I hope you're all doing wonderfully in 2016. I won't lie, 2015 got a little scary crazy at the end, but a new year means new opportunities and I'm excited to still be making art for you fine people, like this original screenprinted t-shirts!
You can check them out full-size HERE (keep scrolling, you'll find them) and if you like one, or want one just like it, let me know! I've already had another personalized order for my "All In My Heart" shirt, perfect for ma or grandma.
Speaking of orders, I've had my first Etsy shop order!
They purchased one of my "Reading is Sexy" totebags and, as an added bonus, gave me a 5-Star review! My Etsy shop EKidderIllustrator has prints, posters and more, including my personal favorite, fleece blankets. So soft and cozy, I'm kinda sad to sell them, but I know you'd appreciate them more. In fact, my next art piece to be blanket-ized is so cool, I can only show you a snippet of it...
It's just killing you that you can't see the rest of it, isn't it? If you want to see more, NeonMob is offering this piece and others from many talented artists as part of a charity trading card set entitled Hopes and Dreams for 2016 - 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this series will go to the Creative Growth Art Center. Because of this, for the rest of January I can only show you a hint of the entire piece - you can of course go to NeonMob and collect it yourself and benefit a wonderful charity. However, as soon as February rolls around, I will be able to release the entire piece both here and as a blanket, print and many other formats in my Etsy shop.
Again, Happy 2016, and here's to new art this year!
After finishing 27 pieces over the past month, a few fellow artists reminded me about the need for an online store, so I'm proud to announce the opening of my Etsy shop! Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/EKidderIllustrator for prints, posters and more, including ALL the original pieces from #Inktober and #Drawlloween you've seen on this blog over the past month. Shipping is always less than $2, and every piece will be signed and sent with good thoughts. Start your art collection today!
And now, it's Contest Time! Designers from Darby Smart were invited to submit gift tag designs that will be featured in Gap this season. I have submitted two designs - Merry and Bright and Joy. Voting ends November 19th at midnight, so I encourage you to click the titles or pictures above to share these designs and vote for your favorite, and hopefully you'll see it in Gap stores this holiday season! #GapXDarbySmart
Day 28's Inktober drawing is a stained glass stag - I find deer to be majestic and mystical, and wouldn't be at all surprised to see one making its way across a church window.
My twenty-eighth Drawlloween is skeletons in love.
Day 26's Inktober drawing is inspired by my latest viewing of Corpse Bride, one of many movies I like to watch every year around Halloween.
My twenty-sixth Drawlloween is masquerade prep, complete with Venetian mask, bejeweled amulet, and a little drink of something before joining the party.
Day 22's Inktober drawing is another hair and fashion sketch - if I hadn't become an illustrator, I would have loved to design/photograph/model clothes.
My twenty-second Drawlloween is a raven, and he'll need a scarf if he's going to fly in these cold windy months.
Day 21's Inktober drawing is a reminder that every Back to the Future movie has now taken place in the past.
My twenty-first Drawlloween is an alien, from Alien, just sitting up and using its second mouth to drink from a bottle. They grow up so fast... and then they kill you.
Thank you everyone for your patience - I clearly let the ball drop on daily drawings during my out of town travels, but I'm happy to be back for the rest of October.
Day 8's Inktober drawing is an orca trying to fly with some tropical birds - I definitely have my upcoming Florida trip on my mind.
My eighth Drawlloween is a zombie, and while I'm not a fan of zombies as a monster in general, there is something morbidly fun about drawing a rotting reindeer.
Day 7's Inktober drawing is some fashion sketching for shoulder jewelry, an accessory that makes me wish for more sleeveless summer days.
My seventh Drawlloween is a haunted house which, while haunted, wouldn't be too bad to live in with a little paint and a few nails.
Day 6's Inktober drawing is a big black cat, a photo negative of my own fluffy white cat.
My sixth Drawlloween is pumpkins, seen here as a group of emoticon jack o' lanterns.
Day 5's Inktober drawing is about dance, a passion of mine and something I love drawing because of the expression of movement in the limbs of the dancers.
My fifth Drawlloween is a werewolf, little and lonely, howling to the moon.
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.