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I'm an illustration major at MICA with too many plants.
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  1. kirstyhambrick:

~~first thesis piece~~!!
I’m doing a number of book review illustrations for my thesis–first up is the review for William Giraldi’s Hold The Dark, a novel about a nature writer tracking wolves across the Alaskan tundra after a number of children have disappeared from a small town. 
I am very excited for winter, so this cold cold piece felt like an appropriate start.

    kirstyhambrick:

    ~~first thesis piece~~!!

    I’m doing a number of book review illustrations for my thesis–first up is the review for William Giraldi’s Hold The Dark, a novel about a nature writer tracking wolves across the Alaskan tundra after a number of children have disappeared from a small town. 

    I am very excited for winter, so this cold cold piece felt like an appropriate start.

  2. ~~first thesis piece~~!!
I’m doing a number of book review illustrations for my thesis–first up is the review for William Giraldi’s Hold The Dark, a novel about a nature writer tracking wolves across the Alaskan tundra after a number of children have disappeared from a small town. 
I am very excited for winter, so this cold cold piece felt like an appropriate start.

    ~~first thesis piece~~!!

    I’m doing a number of book review illustrations for my thesis–first up is the review for William Giraldi’s Hold The Dark, a novel about a nature writer tracking wolves across the Alaskan tundra after a number of children have disappeared from a small town. 

    I am very excited for winter, so this cold cold piece felt like an appropriate start.

  3. I needed a break from working on thesis ideas, so i drew what happens to my hands (+ some kinda weird hands, at that) when I buy cheap junk jewelry instead. I needed a break from working on thesis ideas, so i drew what happens to my hands (+ some kinda weird hands, at that) when I buy cheap junk jewelry instead.
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    I needed a break from working on thesis ideas, so i drew what happens to my hands (+ some kinda weird hands, at that) when I buy cheap junk jewelry instead.

  4. drew this a while ago, still thinking about it drew this a while ago, still thinking about it
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    drew this a while ago, still thinking about it

  5. ~i am all over baltimore city this week~ news update:

    last week I finished my internship and this week my first cover illustration is out in the world, along with a collab with Alex for B magazine. (I did the background trees and the surrounding environment, Alex did all of the drawing and the central area) Huge thanks for Alex for helping me out immensely this summer and getting me in touch with some excellent people, thanks to the college issue AD Audrey Gatewood (and Baynard Woods), and thanks to the entire city paper crew for being great people to have my first real illo job with. 

    Included is the really rough color sketch for city paper & what both covers turned out like in real life. This was basically the best possible way to finish off my summer. ( ゚ゝ゚)

     

  6. hytsrik:

    clawclawstudio:

    Illustrator Alex Fine is divine, and like Divine the drag superstar, a staple in the Baltimore Arts. He’s our second interviewed artist to be obsessed with drawing hair. Whether it’s Lorde’s long locks or the purple sheen of a Raven’s feathers, it’s such a treat for the eyes. His clean and retro-inspired style is perfect for his hundreds of spot-on accurate portraits that have graced the covers of websites, magazines, and weekly papers across the US. Check out his website for the full client list. Grab yourself a cold Natty Boh and read on to see what Ray Jones had to ask the Rockabilly illustrator that never sleeps.

    - Shanon Weltman

    ARTIST INTERVIEW: ALEX FINE

    Alex is on the radar, aw man! I interned with him this summer and it was ~so good~, go check out his tumblr at alexfineillos!

  7. We did some op-ed pieces as a warm-up at my internship the other day. this one is for an article about building resilience and good character in kids, and character’s role in the fight for upward mobility.  We did some op-ed pieces as a warm-up at my internship the other day. this one is for an article about building resilience and good character in kids, and character’s role in the fight for upward mobility. 
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    We did some op-ed pieces as a warm-up at my internship the other day. this one is for an article about building resilience and good character in kids, and character’s role in the fight for upward mobility

  8. So my favorite billboard in the city was taken down a few months ago (it looked like this), but it’s been replaced by the baltimore LED art billboard, which isn’t a bad fate at all. The official unveiling happens during Artscape, & I was invited to contribute a lil image for the countdown. if you’re in town around 8:45 the first night of artscape, then hopefully you and I can check this drawing out at ≈ 30ft. So my favorite billboard in the city was taken down a few months ago (it looked like this), but it’s been replaced by the baltimore LED art billboard, which isn’t a bad fate at all. The official unveiling happens during Artscape, & I was invited to contribute a lil image for the countdown. if you’re in town around 8:45 the first night of artscape, then hopefully you and I can check this drawing out at ≈ 30ft.
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    So my favorite billboard in the city was taken down a few months ago (it looked like this), but it’s been replaced by the baltimore LED art billboard, which isn’t a bad fate at all. The official unveiling happens during Artscape, & I was invited to contribute a lil image for the countdown. if you’re in town around 8:45 the first night of artscape, then hopefully you and I can check this drawing out at ≈ 30ft.

  9. an old illustration from the occupation of Crimea. I drew a house that wasn’t on fire. (this is rare.) an old illustration from the occupation of Crimea. I drew a house that wasn’t on fire. (this is rare.)
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    an old illustration from the occupation of Crimea. I drew a house that wasn’t on fire. (this is rare.)

  10. A book jacket for Mowgli’s Brothers. this one was an absolute joy because of obvious plant-related reasons. bagheera is probably one of my favorite characters, ever. A book jacket for Mowgli’s Brothers. this one was an absolute joy because of obvious plant-related reasons. bagheera is probably one of my favorite characters, ever.
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    A book jacket for Mowgli’s Brothers. this one was an absolute joy because of obvious plant-related reasons. bagheera is probably one of my favorite characters, ever.