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.

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Nebula

Nebula Figure Drawing by Eliza Stein Illustration

Nebula Figure Drawing by Eliza Stein Illustration

This is another Society of Illustrators sketch. The coloring was influenced by the Hubble Space Telescope photography I’ve been gorging my eyes upon. Nebulae can be any colors you could imagine, but my favorite ones had this ultramarine-magenta mix!

Illustration Friday: “Space”

Space Case Sketch by Eliza Stein Illustration

Space Case Sketch by Eliza Stein Illustration

Sometimes I just draw things I want to have. The closest I could find to this, after searching the whole Internet, was a laptop cover, but it wasn’t a suitcase!

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScl/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration (NOTE: Many images on Hubblesite.org are in the public domain, but a few are not. Read their copyright notice before using.)

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!