Illustration Friday: “King”

Rainbow Crown Illustration by Eliza Stein

This jewel-encrusted crown looks pretty heavy. You should see the back of it.

The “jewels” were castoffs from my mom, who is a collage artist. I hope to obtain more of them, if I am good.

Find Your Voice!

Find Your Voice Illustration by Eliza Stein

I will probably make this available as a poster before I include it in my portfolio, because it looks so different from most of the work there. I like where it’s going, though.

Spring Colors Portrait

Spring Colors Portrait

Spring Colors Portrait

The Society of Illustrators is my favorite place to do figure drawing because not only do they always have live music and a full bar, it’s the only place I’ve been to where the models wear some sort of costume. That means a lot to me because there’s only so many times I can ask my friends and family to pose, and they’re not models, so they twitch and fidget (sorry guys!) which disturbs the intricate, ephemeral folds of cloth, and then I have to erase everything and have an aspirin.

Photo reference books for artists fill in the gaps once in a while, but they’re too static, no substitute for a real person who knows how to sit perfectly still for up to twenty minutes. Always appreciate your models!