Thursday, September 3, 2015

Griffin watercolor book sketch

Working on another page of my handmade watercolor sketchbook. I drew some griffins a while back this year for a magazine assignment. He was one of the rejects that I simply adored. He didn't quite work for the story, a little too goofy for regal, but he won me over. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Watercolor Fantasy Earth Goddess



I've started making myself a handmade sketchbook. I'm using recycled paper from previous projects and I've decided on a simple single page binding. I tend to do a lot of sample watercolor painting before I begin the final and I end up with lots of loose weirdly shaped half finished paintings that I don't know what to with. I'm trying out this sketchbook as a solution to this problem. This time around, I'm going to paint some of the pages before I bind them and later try painting some of the pages after its been bound. I'm thinking I prefer painting the loose pages, but I like the idea of being able to bind them all together later. Long story short, this is one of the pages of my new sketchbook. I've been playing around with the idea of an earth goddess for a while now and I thought I'd bring her more to life. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cleaning out the Workshop

Cleaning up the studio and grinding up dried gouache. I love this part of making art, I feel like a little alchemist :}

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sky and cloud watercolor sketches




Progression of the night trying to paint sky and clouds for a children's book cover. At one point I put on "Howl's Moving Castle" for reference, but I ended up watching the movie more than painting :) 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Watercolor Creature sketch

Took a break last night and made this little booger just for the giggles of it. Now back to the bread and butter work.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

"Henry's Last Candy" for Rainbow Rumpus


I illustrated a scene from the story, "Henry's Last Candy" by author April Wolfe for this month's issue of Rainbow Rumpus. You can check out the full story on their site: http://www.rainbowrumpus.org/henrys-last-candy/

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Carlimo, the Dancing frog" tight on Redbubble

Have you seen my "Carlimo, the Dancing frog" leggings! Quite frankly, I can't get enough of them. Check out these and more on my Redbubble shop! 

http://www.redbubble.com/people/tiffanyengland/works/15204286-carlimo-the-dancing-frog?p=leggings