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/

Getting dressed up as we have to do sometimes is equal parts fun, frustration, and insecurity. We clearly do not dress up enough for it to not be a stressful event.

But we are off to a wedding for two amazing people so that will make it worthwhile.

A couple of updates on two commissions I’m working. Both have a bit more work to do. Also the backgrounds, and logo in the first one, are not my design. The logo was a great creation by the client himself. Great work Guy! 
These have been a lot of fun to work on. Mostly because, I’m encouraged to use Maggie Smith as the reference model. Such a fun reference to use. It has also been great practice for fabric, which is an area I could stand some growth in. 

A couple of updates on two commissions I’m working. Both have a bit more work to do. Also the backgrounds, and logo in the first one, are not my design. The logo was a great creation by the client himself. Great work Guy! 

These have been a lot of fun to work on. Mostly because, I’m encouraged to use Maggie Smith as the reference model. Such a fun reference to use. It has also been great practice for fabric, which is an area I could stand some growth in. 

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A portrait I did sometime ago of thefrogman
adammbotsford:

Over this weekend, while dodging homework and downloading Oblivion, I drew a picture of a blogger here on Tumblr. Some of you may know Frogman, I believe his blog has become a big one. (Congratulations by the way!) But what inspired me to draw him was that he was one of my first exposure to bloggers on Tumblr. I remember one of the first I saw. This picture of a guy, laying on a couch, looking mildly disheveled with a story about his health struggles. It was neither the heroic survival story or one of tragic struggle. It was simply a post about how things were. It lacked hyperbole, dramatization, and pretense. It was fantastic. 
Since then, I’ve made efforts to look for other bloggers who write about their lives in a real, direct, day-to-day way that gives you a little glimpse of what it might actually feel like to be them. 
So thanks Frogman. And thank you to the loads of other amazing bloggers out there whose pages I read whenever I get the chance.

A portrait I did sometime ago of thefrogman

adammbotsford:

Over this weekend, while dodging homework and downloading Oblivion, I drew a picture of a blogger here on Tumblr. Some of you may know Frogman, I believe his blog has become a big one. (Congratulations by the way!) But what inspired me to draw him was that he was one of my first exposure to bloggers on Tumblr. I remember one of the first I saw. This picture of a guy, laying on a couch, looking mildly disheveled with a story about his health struggles. It was neither the heroic survival story or one of tragic struggle. It was simply a post about how things were. It lacked hyperbole, dramatization, and pretense. It was fantastic. 

Since then, I’ve made efforts to look for other bloggers who write about their lives in a real, direct, day-to-day way that gives you a little glimpse of what it might actually feel like to be them. 

So thanks Frogman. And thank you to the loads of other amazing bloggers out there whose pages I read whenever I get the chance.