New yarn ❤
Capturing magic, one illustration at a time! Wife. Mom. Fangirl. I have loved drawing since I can remember and love to use my ability to create artwork that captures a moment or tells a story.
New yarn ❤
Let’s do this thing, America.
#bidenharris2020 #vote #grabhimbytheballot
I hope everyone is voting like lives depend on the outcome
10.11.2020: The Child...
Acting like a child. Everyone’s favorite 50 year old baby took a day trip with #daddymando to #Batuu for some #bluemilk and #mouseears
Pentel pocket brush pen. Copic. 6x8. I’ll probably do a cleaner, digital version for some stickers
Leia constructing her #lightsaber because we were robbed of her Jedi journey 😭
#leiaorgana #princessleia #starwars #swfanart #starwarsfanart #carriefisher #spacemomsspacesword #micron #copic #illustration #artistsoninstagram #illustragram #artober #drawtober #inktober #startober
I really wish the scene with Kylo and Chewie from TROS hasn’t been cut. Check it the novelization for the WHOLE story
8. Luke Skywalker
I really wanted to do an ink wash sunset 🌅
I thought Luke’s Final scene in #thelastjedi was beautifully done. The confrontation with Kylo, the colors on Crait, and then the final scene where he became one with the force were just *chef’s kiss* in the cinematography department.
Luke has always been one of my favorite heroes and I was sad to see him “go,” but this was a perfect passing of the torch (er, lightsaber) to Rey.
Ink wash and micron. 6x8.
#startober #lukeskywalker #tlj #rianjohnson #sunset #inktober #inktober2020 #inkdrawing #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #traditionalart #brushinking #starwars #ahchto #jedi #binarysunset @hamillhimself #swfanart #fanartist #theforce #mtfbwy #artfromagffa
10.7.2020 - Padmé Amidala
Debate night drawing at @dharmalife (while wearing a mask and respecting social distance like the responsible person I am)
I always loved this scene, but I view it differently since 2016. The United States has started to resemble the Galactic Republic a lot more than a lot of would like and so Padmé’s iconic line to Bail Organa in Ep 3 mirrors our own society a little too closely.
“This is how liberty dies; with thunderous applause.”
Micron + Liquitex Ink! In iridescent bright gold and deep violet. 6x8”.
#swprequels #swfanart #artistsoninstagram #artober #illustratorsoninstagram #STARtober #revengeofthesith #ep3 #rots #natalieportman #queenamidala #senatoramidala #coruscant #galacticsenate #inkdrawing
10.6.2020 - #droids
#bb8 & #bb9e
I really wish we’d seen more of BB-8’s evil cousin in #thelastjedi
Pentel #signpen (black) and Paper Mate #flair (orange and red) on @strathmoreart mixed media 6x8.
If interested in purchasing this or any other of my #startober doodles dm me ^_^
#starwars #starwarsart #fanart #illustration #inkdrawing #droid #tlj #artober #artistsoninstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #illustratorsoninstagram #artistsupport #fanartist #rey #kyloren #poedameron #funkopop
10.5.2020: Ezra Bridger
It’s not perfect, but it’s fun ❤
I am just finishing watching Star Wars Rebels for the first time (I know, I know) and have loved the storytelling in it. Ezra has been such an interesting character to watch develop throughout the course of the series and I love the family dynamic of the Ghost crew. I would LOVE to see Ezra pop up in S2 of the Mandalorian, but, well, that seems like a bust so far. Did anyone else get way too excited and then super sad about that teaser the other day?
Strathmore 6x8” Mixed Media + Pentel brush pen + Liquitex Ink! In Yellow Orange Azo and Copics in YG11 and YG17 for the saber ❤
#starwarsfanart #artober #startober #inkdrawings #illustration #starwars #swfanart #sw #starwarsrebels #ezrabridger #jedi #lothal #worldbetweenworlds #lightsaber #ezra
I’ve been watching Rebels with my family and we’re almost done! We watched the episodes Jedi Night and Dume this evening and I felt like these were the right creatures to draw tonight
10.2.2020 - Ahsoka Tano and 10.3.2020 - Anakin Skywalker
When the #CloneWars debuted 12 years ago, I really didn’t think I’d like it that much. I was an adult, I was married, I didn’t have kids, and, as much as I love #StarWars, I didn’t have time for cartoons.
I finally watched the entire series on @disneyplus earlier this year and I couldn’t be happier that I finally did. I loved it. I loved #AhsokaTano and she quickly became one of my favorite women from the #gffa
I chose this scene from S7, as it carries over into 10.3.2020 - Anakin Skywalker.
I loved Anakin in the #swprequels but wanted more depth to his character. We always knew he was going to turn, but we didn’t see enough of the kind, noble character that #ObiWan told #LukeSkywalker about when he gave him his father’s #lightsaber in #ANH (so many hashtags, y’all.)
TCW gave us that character. Rewatching RotS after S7 broke my heart that much more 💔I wanted to capture one of his final moments as Anakin, reunited with his former #padawan here, in the moment he returns her sabers to her ❤
@heruniverse and @mattlanter thank you for bringing life to these fantastic characters.
Both pieces are on Strathmore 6x8 Mixed Media paper. I used Liquitex Ink! In Carbon Black w/water and brush. The background is @copic in B69 - Stratospheric Blue.
Most of my #STARtober pieces (including this one) will be listed for sale - please DM if interested in purchasing ❤
#tcw #swfanart #starwars #inktober #ahsoka #skyguy #anakinskywalker #snips #startober #swfanart #fanart #illustration #pen #ink #copicmarker #copic
10.1.2020 - Empire Strikes Back
I recently re-watched ESB in theaters for the 40th anniversary and this scene felt so much more important to me during the viewing. I loved that it was mirrored in TROS to show Luke coming full circle. ��Yoda was sketched in pencil and then outlined lightly with #micronpens before being inked using Liquitex Ink! In Carbon Black. The piece was done on Strathmore 6x8” mixed media paper. White highlights are gel ink.��Most of my #STARtober pieces (including this one) will be listed for sale - please DM if interested in purchasing
I’m doing something new for Inktober this year and using my own prompts. I always have a hard time sticking with prompt lists, but figured if I made my own then I’d only have myself to blame if I didn’t finish the month
I don’t always get political here, but when I do, it’s going to have a media tie-in. 📚
I'm trying something new for "ink"tober this year since I don't really want to support Jake Parker's # anymore. This year I'm working from my own prompt list - STARtober. You guessed it - it's all Star Wars themed
Lavender Green Illustration is now officially on Patreon
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My friends over at PRINT ST. PETE Community Letterpress are now on Patreon! I love the work that comes out of their studio and if you do, too, now is a great time to support this amazing duo.
Okay, here’s the scoop folks! Print St. Pete has been closed to the public to protect our community against Covid-19 since mid-March. All Spring and Summer workshops, events, and studio rentals have been cancelled, while our rent and bills have not. We're hoping to offer a few select virtual workshops this Fall, but in the meantime we’ve launched a Patreon for support (check it out via printstpete.org) so we can continue to provide education and access to letterpress printing in the community when it's safe to do so.
We have a variety of patron levels including a $5 Tip Jar, a $10 💌Card of the Month Club, a $15 📜Print of the Month Club, and more. We’ll be printing a new limited edition card & print each month, and we'll be sharing project sneak peeks, demos, and more, only available on Patreon.
You can also support by checking out our online shop (also via printstpete.org) which has been updated with cards, prints, posters, and more! $5 shipping 📮 let's support the USPS 📬 and free local pick-up in St. Pete/Gulfport. We appreciate you looking, liking, and helping us spread the word, so please share! Our inky best, Bridget & Kaitlin
Recreated the Leia and Han scene from ESB with everyone’s 2nd favorite sequel trilogy ship (Stormpilot will always be #1). I didn’t start out the sequel trilogy as a Reylo shipper, but the idea grew on me and the ending of TROS totally broke my heart. Anyway, tried out some new shading techniques for this and had a lot of fun with it. Enjoy!
Ben : Stop what?
Rey : Stop that! My hands are dirty.
Ben : My hands are dirty too.
#dontjudge #starwars #swfanart #starwarsfanart #bensolo #rey #reylo #afterTROS #millenniumfalcon #likefatherlikeson #scoundrel #bensolosgoodboysweater @procreate #bensolodeservedbetter #ipadproart #ipadart #digitalillustration #digitalart #adamdriver #daisyridley #reylofanart #starwarssequeltrilogy
“The history books love to tell stories of the Minutemen, the elite band of Revolutionary War soldiers who were ready at a minute's notice to rush into battle. The Black Lives Matter protesters and others who recently took to the streets to demonstrate were not that different. They risked their lives, often on short notice via a text or social media alert, to demonstrate against racism in the middle of a pandemic.
Age made no difference. Many of those demonstrators were young -- some even too young to vote. They took rubber bullets to the face and swallowed tear gas. And then they came back the next day, like soldiers.”
It's easy to be cynical this Fourth of July. Racial protests have rocked every major US city, and Americans can't even agree if they should wear face masks during a pandemic. But what some see as chaos, others see as an explosion of patriotism.
Remember this post as we all watch Hamilton on Disney+ repeatedly this July 4th weekend. #BlackLivesMatter
A few weeks ago I made a post about how Americans seemed to make a phenomena out of the Hamilton musical but couldn’t seem to make sense of the powerful movements for freedom that black people were calling for.
Lin-Manuel Miranda reached out to me and we worked together to find parallels between his lyrics and the current times to use as yet another tool to bring attention to realities of what is going on right here and right now.
Swipe through. Make some connections. But your “aha” moment isn’t nearly enough. Ongoing action in anti-racism looks past a passive empathetic moment. It’s taking accountability for what roles we play in this moment in history and DOING something about it in every way that you can.
Head to patreon.com/thegreatunlearn for more learning materials as well as more action tools such as templates for emails to hold your employer and local school district accountable for racial justice. @ New York, New York
The first pride was a riot 🏳️🌈
If you are interested in researching LGBTQ history, The New York Public Library provides excellent electronic resources to expand your knowledge.
How are you staying creative?
The world is upside down right now and that definitely messes with my drive to make things. I've been knitting and spinning a lot, but really need to pick up a pencil again soon
I adore picture book illustrations and a few of my faves are on this list!
These 12 wonderful picture books with trans and gender non-conforming characters are great additions to reading lists for young readers.
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I knit the world has been crafting like crazy lately, so how about some Pandemic Pinups? The first craft is hand spinning with a drop spindle! Any suggestions of crafts that you picked up during the lockdown?
#pandemicpinup #illustration #illustratorsofinstagram #digitalart #handspinning #dropspindle
J.K. Rowling has further tarnished the wizarding world with her latest Twitter rant. I am taking the stance of no longer supporting her and will likely not produce any new HP related content because Trans lives are important and valid. Trans rights are human rights.
That said, I'm still ridiculously proud of my Hermione pin and will continue selling it until I run out of my current stock, but I will not be re-ordering it. There aren't a ton left, but for each Hermione pin that sells of that remaining stock, I will be donating 50% of my profit to Metro Inclusive Health, an organization in Tampa Bay that provides inclusive healthcare.
I know that Hogwarts is home for many of us and it might be hard to severe those ties entirely. If you want to still show your house pride (I'm Ravenclaw) while boycotting JKR, please check out merch made by indie artists and shops - there's plenty of it out there
Hermione and Crookshanks grace this gold-colored hard enamel pin! Represented are the Gryffindor house colors (with glittery red and shiny gold!), Hermiones love of reading, her famous bottlebrush-tailed familiar, and the Deathly Hallows. This pin features hard enamel with glitter in some details ,
62 Books by Black Authors We’re Reading in 2020
From fantasy novels to history books, you'll want to read each one of these novels.
While we take a day to pause and listen to the voices of the oppressed, there are ways that we can still help. The following images contain recommended reading, viewing, and listening, as well as organizations to donate to if you are able.
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While I’m bummed to be missing @comic_con and @tampabaycomiccon this summer, staying home makes the most sense. I wasn’t set to be a vendor at #SDCC, but I did do a few concepts for the @heruniverse fashion show that usually accompanies it! The first look that I’m shaking from those sketches is this #blackwidow inspired gown. The cap sleeves would be made from #3dprinted components and the hourglass symbol a translucent mesh. The belt detail mimics the utility belt from Nat’s jumpsuit. The black pieces in the bodice would ideally be a study fabric or perhaps vegan leather and would cover the entire back as well.
#fangirlfashion #fashiondesign #sdcc #heruniversefashionshow #coronacon2020 #blackwidow #natasharomanoff #avengers #mcufashion #mcu #womenofmarvel #scarlettjohansson #illustratorsoninstagram #fashionillustration #stayhome #selfisolation #quarantineartclub
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I’ve been drawing since I figured out which way to hold a pencil. Art has been a tool when I can’t convey emotions through words, a hobby when my hands are bored and my mind full, and a doorway into a beautiful world.
I love to create images based on the things that I love and hope to one day branch into creating my own visual worlds. For now, though, I’ll be happy to draw whatever happens to inspire me and create unique portraits for anyone who wants to see themselves in my style.
I started this page with a focus on parenting, babywearing, breastfeeding, and all of the magic that comes with it. In the years since, I’ve branched out and found my own style and flow as an artist and, while happy to still create those images, they aren’t what I gravitate towards at the moment. My little ones love to sit with me and draw their favorite characters and write their own comics, so that’s where we are in this journey right now!
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my spiel. I hope that you see something here that makes you smile!