Reach me at: Adambotsford at hotmail or gmail.

I'm an art student, and education major, working on my degree in special education with aspirations of breaking into the less than lucrative but ever appealing fields of illustration. Ideally, I'd like to break some ground with children's book illustration. My goal here is to get feedback, input, advice and overall get support in my goals! So in advance, thank you all!!

Much of the artwork posted is my own. If you're interested in commissions or special requests, simply message me for more details.
Background Illustrations provided by: http://edison.rutgers.edu/
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A glimpse into a photographers evening :)
Thanks for the post!
phototaxis:

For adammbotsford's Nightstand Challenge! — Pile of notebooks and calendars I use to record my sleep and various health things, the water bottle that is always within a yard of my person at all times, warm and flat seltzer that's been there since this morning, a puffin stuffed animal I bought recently, and my phone (open to a text from hours ago that I didn't answer because I never answer texts). I just cleaned this up last week, so there are far fewer notebooks and misc papers than I usually have in the pile.

A glimpse into a photographers evening :)

Thanks for the post!

phototaxis:

For adammbotsford's Nightstand Challenge! — Pile of notebooks and calendars I use to record my sleep and various health things, the water bottle that is always within a yard of my person at all times, warm and flat seltzer that's been there since this morning, a puffin stuffed animal I bought recently, and my phone (open to a text from hours ago that I didn't answer because I never answer texts). I just cleaned this up last week, so there are far fewer notebooks and misc papers than I usually have in the pile.

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wolfidy:

For adammbotsford- my nightstand.  Vintage Winnie the Pooh lamp that’s the same as the one my Mom always has (and still has, so now there’s two in the house), Tigger is holding a bracelet Jerome bought me at Mount Hood, basket of lotion, various electronics, (currently empty) night water glass…

Such a sweet and adorable lamp!

wolfidy:

For adammbotsford- my nightstand. Vintage Winnie the Pooh lamp that’s the same as the one my Mom always has (and still has, so now there’s two in the house), Tigger is holding a bracelet Jerome bought me at Mount Hood, basket of lotion, various electronics, (currently empty) night water glass…

Such a sweet and adorable lamp!

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thechapterfourblog:

For adammbotsford:
Because the dogs can’t climb the stairs to the loft bedroom, my sleeping is done in the living room. The nightstand is actually my sofa side table. My absent clock is across the room so that I am forced to get out of bed when it sounds.
The phone is fully functional, a Danish model from the late 1930s.
And I always have a Sharpie within arm’s reach. Sharpies and spiders - never more than five feet away.

Another great night stand. This time from someone who shares my night time addiction to night-time video stimulus.

thechapterfourblog:

For adammbotsford:

Because the dogs can’t climb the stairs to the loft bedroom, my sleeping is done in the living room. The nightstand is actually my sofa side table. My absent clock is across the room so that I am forced to get out of bed when it sounds.

The phone is fully functional, a Danish model from the late 1930s.

And I always have a Sharpie within arm’s reach. Sharpies and spiders - never more than five feet away.

Another great night stand. This time from someone who shares my night time addiction to night-time video stimulus.

I’ve had a good friend in town visiting, we built a mountain of furniture, and I finished up most of my coursework for the semester. Tonight I’m trying to wind down with some art sketches for a big painting I’m doing but it’s not going well.

Here are a few of the designs I started on. Any tips for landscape work particularly for an artists whose strength is drawing and not painting?

School update

Last semester I took four classes and had to prep for several state exams. This semester I completed six classes (in 5 months) and more state exams. But, it’s over. Last class completed. Now I just have to wait for my results from the state exam I took today.

This means I’m out of school until September which is when I start my student teaching for my special education licensure.