I recently finished this very special custom work. Did you know that some people believe that a red cardinal is a representation of a loved one who has passed? When you see one it means that the loved one is visiting you and they usually show up when you most need them, to let you know that they will always be with you.
“Find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.” – Dalai Lama
Here is the full video of me playing around with my Sketch & Wash pencil, watercolor brush and waterproof ink pen. I’m working on some new characters and trying to figure out how I want to portray these pesky sea gulls.
I’m going to an SCBWI conference in March and working on some new things to add to my portfolio. My goal is to eventually turn this into an alphabet book. Here is the first page! If you are interested in following my process, you can find more videos and in process photos on my Instagram (@lisajohnstonhancock) and Twitter (@LisaJHancockArt) accounts. Give me a follow and see what I’m up to! Thank you friends. 😉
We actually had a good amount of snow in Alabama last weekend. I’ve never seen a snowy forest but I would like to imagine that it looks something like this. Here is another post for #illo_advent. Peace, love and joy everyone.
Wishing you a very happy holiday season filled with peace, love and joy!
I created this illustration just in time for Day 5 of #illo_advent. If you are not familiar with the illustration initiative, it was created by Penny Neville Lee and you can find more information through her twitter feed. https://twitter.com/PennyNevilleLee What a great idea!
I’m working hard this holiday season to fulfill several commission requests and thinking about how thankful I am for all of your support. This has been such an exciting year. Thank you for following my artistic journey and/or for your patronage!
I hope that you have a holiday season filled with peace, love and joy. However, if you do get overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the season, be sure to do as Sheldon Cooper would and pour yourself a warm beverage. I like a cup of coffee 😉
I picked up an IPAD Pro for my birthday and downloaded Procreate. Since then, I have been trying to figure out exactly how I want to use the app and when. Over the past two weeks I have been tinkering with the idea of a “logo” design to include on the back of prints and cards, and possibly t-shirts in the future. What do you think?
This is an illustration that I created for Colour Collective. If you are not familiar with them, they are a page on twitter that posts one color for the week. Artists can then take that color and incorporate it into a work of art using any media. You are then asked to post the work by Friday with the hashtag #colour collective This color was “timber wolf” gray. Its a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Check them out! https://twitter.com/Clr_Collective