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.

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.

garden.jpg
garden.jpg

Illustration for a book project.

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.

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.

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.

moses_maze.jpg
moses_maze.jpg

A maze activity for a preschool religious publication.

basset-rescue.jpg
basset-rescue.jpg

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

naomi_ruth.jpg
naomi_ruth.jpg

Bible story illustration.

calendar.jpg
calendar.jpg

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

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

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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

Illustrations for children's market publications.

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