The Lord of the Wood – Painting done with ink a gouache on watercolor paper.
Lilies in Bloom done in Ink and Gouache.
This design is available on redbubble for phone cases, t-shirts, prints and more, if you’re interested. If not, please enjoy anyway. 🙂
I recently purchased some new art supplies which I’ve been wanting to try out for some time now and just got around to buying. This was my first painting done with gouache, and I already love the stuff. It works very similarly to watercolor, but is opaque so it can also be used to paint light over top of something darker.
I hope you like it, because there will probably be many more where that came from. 🙂
~ Dreaming Big and Following God ~
New Book! Out today. This book was a lot of fun to work on. I always love the opportunity to work on a book featuring animals instead of people. This was also the first book where I’ve been able to do most of the illustrations as full page spreads instead of single page. It took a little longer to work on because of that, but I think the extra effort was worth it. Also, the story is great, so you all should go check it out.
Hope you all enjoy!
Dreaming Big and Following God
A little sneak peak at my next illustrated book which should be coming out soon. Right now, we’re just finalizing a few things and then it should be released on amazon within the next few weeks.
I had a lot of fun working on this project, and I can’t wait for you guys to see it. I’ve been wanting to illustrate a book with rabbits as the main characters, and now I have.
Keep an eye out, and this should be released soon.
There’s also a time-lapse of me painting this illustration if you’d like to check it out. It’s over on my Facebook page.
~ Dreaming Big and Following God ~
Sketched this little guy the other day. He’s small, and a little messy, but it had been way too long since I have drawn a dragon.
Covered bridge drawing I did just for fun because I love covered bridges. There’s a time lapse video of me drawing and painting this over on my Instagram @the_aspiring_illustrator, or on my Facebook page.
Follow me on Instagram if you’d like more posts more often, or more up to date information because I’m usually better about posting there than here.
So, I just found this site about a week ago that I’m pretty excited about. It’s called redbubble and you can upload your artwork for free and they can put it on just about everything imaginable and then make it available for people (like you) to buy. Then, once an item sells, I make a small profit off of it (a profit margin that I can adjust). They have phone cases, notebooks, cards, art prints, t-shirts, sweatshirts, children’s clothing, cups, mugs, clocks, bags, throw pillows…
and I won’t list everything for you, but if you have a moment, I’d love for you to check it out. Just click the link here. Or else just visit redbubble.com and type in my name: Mary Barrows, and I should come up. They have sales quite often as well, so if you’d like to buy something, check back often and it will probably be on sale at some point in a day or so.
I ordered a few things for myself and was impressed with the quality of them, so this is not just cheep stuff you’re ordering with my art on it. I got the T-shirt seen in the picture above and it was incredibly soft, as well as the phone case, and it was not soft (which was good).
Anyway, go check it out! You can also follow my page there and see whenever I post something new which you would then be able to purchase on as many throw pillows as you’d like. Also, if you guys have any suggestions on old pictures you’d like to see added to the site, or new pictures you’d like to see on a clock, mug, etc, let me know! I’d love to make stuff that you guys would like to buy.