Illustration

TresAmigos.jpg
TresAmigos.jpg

Ink drawing, painted in gouache on Strathmore bristol. Size: 14.5" x 10". This is one in a series of illustrations for a book I am working on ... about children growing up with a strong awareness of, connection to, and respect for their environment.

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canoe.jpg
canoe.jpg

This illustration won first place in the second annual illustration contest at The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference / Carolinas in 2011. The prompt for the illustration was to take the standard nursery rhyme that starts with "One, two, buckle my shoe ... " and finish it with a different lyric. I wanted to depict an activity that was healthy, outdoors, and engaging for all involved.

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garden.jpg
garden.jpg

Illustration for a book project.

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sign-language.jpg
sign-language.jpg

I do a lot of signing illustrations. Some are instructional, and some are part of a children's activity page.

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alice.jpg
alice.jpg

This illustration won second place in the third annual illustration contest at the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators Conference / Carolinas 2012. The instruction was to illustrate a specified passage from the children's classic book.

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surf_pop-up.jpg
surf_pop-up.jpg

Illustrations for a book project. The left side demonstrates the steps to pop-up on a surfboard, when the time is right, out on the waves. The kids at Shaka Surf Camp practice their pop-ups, by drawing a surfboard in the sand, then going through the process to standing on their boards before they hit the waves.

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moses_maze.jpg
moses_maze.jpg

A maze activity for a preschool religious publication.

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basset-rescue.jpg
basset-rescue.jpg

Illustration for t-shirts and promotional material for annual fundraising event by the Tennessee Belly Rubs Basset Rescue.

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naomi_ruth.jpg
naomi_ruth.jpg

Bible story illustration.

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calendar.jpg
calendar.jpg

One in a series of monthly calendars - hand-drawn and hand-lettered.

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spot-illus-1.jpg
spot-illus-1.jpg

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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spot-illus-2.jpg
spot-illus-2.jpg

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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spot-illus-3.jpg
spot-illus-3.jpg

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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spot-illus-4.jpg
spot-illus-4.jpg

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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spot-illus-5.jpg
spot-illus-5.jpg

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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Brenda Gilliam Art/Design   www.bgrtst.com   bgilliam07@gmail.com   843-469-7220