Artists

Nicole Tamarin Licensing Illustration

Peacock Plumes Collection Nicole Tamarin

I am pleased to introduce to you my art licensing friend Nicole Tamarin. We first met in person at the 2012 Surtex, and I invited her on the blog for a brief feature of her work. Of course, she is super busy doing art and caring for her family, so finally at Surtex 2013 we…

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Brandi Fitzgerald: Artist Feature & Giveaway

Brandi Fitzgerald Artist Feature Valentine Give Away

Brandi Fitzgerald of Brandi Fitzgerald Fusion Arts & Photo, is one of our 7K+ members on my ArtOfLicensing.com group on LinkedIn. We recently connected on Twitter over a submission to the Art Licensing Artist’s Daily. We thought it would be fun to do a Valentine’s Day MEGA GIVEAWAY and artist feature. Learn about Brandi’s journey as an artist…

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Barefoot Path: Right Field

Little league baseball print "Right Field" by Benjamin Hummel

“Right Field” by Benjamin Hummel was selected for the cover of Barefoot Path: Exploring childlike wonder and faith Comments from the artist, Benjamin Hummel: The phenomenon of little league sports can be pretty humorous at times. Attending many such outings with my younger brothers, there were always two or three (usually my siblings among them),…

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Artist & Designer Alex Colombo

Alex Colombo Artist Interview

Last year, illustrator and licensing artist Alex Colombo, interviewed me about my style, themes and technique. Since then we have got to know each other more through social media and today I want to share with you all about her background and the wonderful things she is doing with her art and blog. Alex Colombo…

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Kreativ Blogger Award nominated by Jen Goode

Kreativ Blogger

I never expected my blog to be nominated for an award. I am honored to accept the Kreativ Blogger award from fellow art licensing artist, internet guru and renowned penguin artist, Jen Goode – jgoode.com. The Kreativ Blogger award originated in May 2008 in a post by Huldas Verden, a blogger from Norway. This award…

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Mark’s Top 10 Proverbs of Freelancing

It is a privilege to be a part of such a creative community. The first creative organization I had the privilege of joining over a decade ago was the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators. It was a part of this group’s meetings and gallery shows  I eventually developed a respect and friendship with the talented illustrator…

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Art Licensing & Artistic Inspiration: Marjolein Bastin

Marjolein Bastin has been an inspiration to me for years as both a watercolor artist and as an art licensor. If you are not familiar with her name, you most likely have seen her work in the Hallmark products since the 1990’s. She is based in Netherlands, but she paints and draws wonderful imagery from nature…

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James Gurney: Illustration Dinotopia

http://www.dinotopia.com/

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of meeting James Gurney along with several art licensing and children’s book illustration friends. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps the name Dinotopia will. James Gurney is the multiple award winning author, illustrator behind this best selling book series which has circulated the globe as well as…

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RMCAD Spotlight: Ben Hummel & Cherish Flieder

When Ben Hummel (IL ’98) and Cherish Flieder (IL ’02) enrolled at RMCAD they discovered more than just a love of art and design – they discovered a love for one another. Both natives of Colorado, Ben and Cherish met at a student event held on campus. They married in June 2002 and shortly after…

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Visual Storytellers Studio Interview

I recently joined this new creative group of illustrators known as The Visual Storytellers Studio. It is wonderful format that features new illustrators work on a rotating basis. Founding member and illustrator, Lisa J. Michaels, was kind to grant me an interview to tell me more about this unique way to get children’s book illustrations…

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Penelope Dullaghan Interview

Sheri Gaynor of feistyfemales.com interviews illustrator and entrepreneur Penelope Dullaghan. You may also know Penelope from Illustration Friday. If you are looking for a way to kick start your ideas, this is worthy of your creative input.

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