A new women-owned shop, Third Wave Mercantile, is opening up in the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall filled with locally made goods and vintage! I’m so happy to have a selection of work available in this super cool shop. The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall is a unique space filled with local goods, if you have never been, I highly recommend checking it out- it’s a parking lot filled with parked trailers as shops, each trailer is unique and are a collection of local artists and craftspeople.
Third Wave Mercantile will be having their grand opening this weekend on Nov 20th from 11-6pm. There will be snacks and refreshments! I will be there for sure, come hang out! The above photos are from Third Waves Mercantile’s instagram @thirdwavemercantile
This year, I attempted inktober following Furry Little Peaches prompts, #peachtober. The prompt for each piece is listed as a caption. These were all done in gouache with some digital touch ups in procreate. Clearly didn’t finish, there are a couple others I don’t have in here. I haven’t developed a quick style I’m proud of yet. So doing these “quick” illustrations (which still take a couple hours) is a bummer process on my end. I really like the frog piece, and the sun/moon communicating is kinda cool but not a fan of any others.
Otherwise, I’ll be around at markets over the next couple months (including Bellingham!), have a new shop carrying my work, and working on some new things. I’ll have more info next week! :)
New riso additions added to my Etsy shop! This is my first time making cards, which I am SUPER happy with (I love the back little logo!). I also experimented with converting a colored pencil drawing into riso, a challenging but fun exploration. The pinecone piece is 8.5" x 11" and the cards are 5.5" x 4.25".
I actually got to see these get printed in the OutletPDX studio and learn a bit more about riso which was a dream. If you're into riso prints, I highly recommend checking them out.
I'll be selling these, and a few other color options at the next Greenwood Artwalk (Oct 8th 6-10pm) and the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall Monster Mash (Oct 9th 11-6pm)
New riso prints! I took a few of my favorite scientific illustration program illustrations and turned them into riso prints. They look *so nice* in person and are on the smaller side. The Northern Spotted Owl is about 5”x7”, all others are 8.5”x11”.
They will be available on my Etsy on the next shop update coming soon. But I’ll have them in-person at the next Greenwood Artwalk this Friday and Saturday.
At the Greenwood Art Collective
Friday, 9/10, 5-10pm
Saturday, 9/11 11-5pm
Maybe I’ll see you there!
I’ve been experimenting with fabric design for awhile and really love this print. It’s from an original colored pencil drawing of an ammonite. I was lent a sewing machine and figured out how to sew these (A HUGE thanks to YouTube). I’m not sure if this is a direction I want to go, as it was super time consuming to make these. . . But they are pretty cool.
As of now, I have two sizes:
8.5” x 4” pencil pouch at $15 each
8.5’’ x 8.5’’ mystery magical pouch?? At $20 each
They’ll be available at the next Greenwood Art Collective Artwalk, which is a pretty big 2-day event Sept 10, 5-9pm and Sept 11, noon-5pm. I will post more info as the event draws nearer.
This series was done using both digital and traditional techniques. The illustrations were done from still lifes of my own items using ink. I then brought the scanned illustrations into procreate to color and design them digitally. This series showcases the tools for a few key areas of plastic free living. Feel free to share, comment and ask any questions!
My botanical insect series is up at Shorelake arts for a couple more weeks (ends June 26). It’s a pretty cool shop filled with local goods. I also have my insect series prints, postcards, and stickers available there while the series is up. If you’re looking to support local artists this is a good shop to check out.
These are some recent digital album art I've done for Simonet, Brianna Skye and the Dark Clouds, and Highline Trail.
Check out their music online and hopefully in person soon! You can find and support these amazing artists below and on Spotify!
Brianna Skye and the Dark Clouds
*NEW* All the links!
Over the past 8 months I’ve been collecting specimens of and drawing native conifers of the bioregion. I really love trees and have always wished I could identify them on a hike or around town. When drawing something you really get to know it, so drawing all the native conifers of the bioregion would be a great way to learn how to identify trees!
I was surprised to learn there’s only around 33-39 native conifer species (I'm over halfway done!), the iffiness is where you draw your boarders. There’s a Southern cluster of trees which, while technically in the bioregion, their native habitat only scrapes the Cascadian bioregion, they’re in a transition zone in Northern CA which flows into Southern CA.
Drawing thirty-odd trees doesn’t seem like a lot but each tree collection of tree, branch, cone, seeds (drawing in graphite and coloring digitally) takes an average of 20 hours. The above work was about 380 hours of work. Unfortunately, my iPad crashed and I lost all but one of my digitally colored working papers, so I’ll have to redo about 100 hours of work, whoops. (Always backup your work when you’re finished with it!)
Because I’ve learned so much drawing these trees, I’d like to pass on the education by making identification cards. At my current rate I’ll be done with the trees in August but I really would like to add a bark illustration to each. With that, packaging design, and tree info, it’s definitely a time intensive project but I’m aiming to finish it this year. If you have any thoughts on what info you'd be interested in knowing about a tree, please let me know!
I currently have 2 packs of tree illustration postcards, 12 designs and a tree riso print with 12 trees up on my etsy. I won't be making any new postcard packs, as I'm getting into lesser known trees. The 2 packs are all well known conifers. . . for the most part.
If you're interested in following updates on this project, I post new trees regularly on instagram, you can catch me @erinfox24
Hello! I'm Cascadian colored pencil artist extraodinaire.