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/
It’s really an issue that everyone in a creative setting faces. I’m sure you know the feeling. For me it manifests in a seeming inability to even draw mundane things that I should be able to breeze by and a utter lack of inspiration.
I’m sure any artist, visual or not, can recognize the first symptom…a phenomenal desire to throw my drawing supplies at the nearest wall.
It…rarely…happens.

It’s really an issue that everyone in a creative setting faces. I’m sure you know the feeling. For me it manifests in a seeming inability to even draw mundane things that I should be able to breeze by and a utter lack of inspiration.

I’m sure any artist, visual or not, can recognize the first symptom…a phenomenal desire to throw my drawing supplies at the nearest wall.

It…rarely…happens.

I found some inspiration here: Eevee
So thank you Appledew!
But here is my Eevee. I’m not thrilled about it but it’s a start. I really need to shake off this art slump. 

I found some inspiration here: Eevee

So thank you Appledew!

But here is my Eevee. I’m not thrilled about it but it’s a start. I really need to shake off this art slump. 

The Movie Frozen

Today two boys in the school I volunteer at were arguing about Disney’s movie Frozen. The topic came up and one boy noted that he liked it, and another boy quickly responded with “it’s a girl movie”. To which a barrage of boys and girls defended it saying it’s not a boy or girl movie. When finally it escalated to a point where adult interaction was appropriate, I gently reminded them that I (as the only large bearded male in the whole school) liked it and that no number of male or female characters in the movie indicates that a movie is for boys or for girls. Which the earlier boy quickly followed with a …”Ya, it’s just an awesome movie!”

Kids are amazing.

I started watching Puella Magica or Madoka Magica. So far it’s a bit odd, unexpectedly dark, and visually unusual. I haven’t decided whether any of these traits are good or bad.
Also, every time I post stuff like this I imagine Eoin over at thechapterfourblog scrolling past my post in confusion, while nykoalrynn gets excited to have a new anime to chat with me about.
This is the perk of having such a diverse group of friends.

I started watching Puella Magica or Madoka Magica. So far it’s a bit odd, unexpectedly dark, and visually unusual. I haven’t decided whether any of these traits are good or bad.

Also, every time I post stuff like this I imagine Eoin over at thechapterfourblog scrolling past my post in confusion, while nykoalrynn gets excited to have a new anime to chat with me about.

This is the perk of having such a diverse group of friends.

Fan Art - Sketches

I don’t often do fan art, but I’m feeling up for it today. So let’s get some sketching done. 

First two responses will get their favorite character sketched. One character per request and suggestions about theme are ok, but I get final say.

What shall it be?