Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sketchbook Corner # 20

I have a passion for reading that could rival that of my love of drawing. That being said, it comes as no surprise that I developed an interest in writing my own stories. As an illustrator, words and pictures kind of go hand in hand. 

 I thought: "Wouldn't it be neat to write a story set in the Old West, around the time colonists began to journey through the Great Plains?"
Then, two months ago, the research began.
And a lot of writing.

Below, are two of the three main characters in my story. I decided to do some "fan art" of my own novel and get these characters out of my head and onto paper. 

Just a quick sketch and some color thrown in with Corel Painter.

Look forward to more!


Thursday, July 17, 2014


Finally finished! 

HugsMixed Media and Digital on Bristol. © Jenny De La Torre. 2014

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The commissioned piece was based on the picture below:

It features the client's two children, brother and sister, and she'd requested a beach scene. I was dabbling on a sunny, bright color scheme, but opted for a calm sunset instead, with stars and a dream-like color palette. Obscuring the faces of the children was another of her conditions, so I did the best I could. 

Hope she likes it!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Well, hello Blog! 
Yes, I've been gone forever, I know, shame on me.  For the past two months I've been obsessing over my Historical fiction novel and it's been taking me away from the drawing board. 

Needless to say, I'm back and working on a few projects. Walking Dead fan art is coming your way soon, plus some personal work with my character, Anila, and I think I'll dabble on a little "fan art" for my own story and see how that goes.  

In the meantime, here's a sneak peek for a commission piece.