Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lucky 2013- This Is Our Year!

Happy 2013
© Holly DeWolf- Happy 2013! 

This is our year! 
Happy New Year and Lucky 13. May this be the best year yet! 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Movember

© Holly DeWolf- Movember 

This month went really quick didn't it?

I'm a little late on this but I wanted to do a small illustration for Movember and Illustration Friday. The theme this week was 'Whiskers.' Hope you like it. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Work For IF- Zoom

Illustration Friday- Zoom
© Holly DeWolf-Zoom! 

It has been a long time since I have participated in Illustration Friday. It's a great place to connect and post work. In fact, I promoted it my book because I met some of my best illustrator friends there ...way back in the early days of Illustration Friday. ;) 

Friday, November 16, 2012

I Want Snow! Yeah, I Said It!

I Want Snow!
©Holly DeWolf- I Want Snow! 

Snow snow come my way! I'm gearing up for the season so I'll be posting new seasonal visual goodies soon! Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sons Of Archery

Sons Of Anarchy
Sons Of Archery © Holly DeWolf Studios 

Previously on Sons Of Archery... 

So there is an interesting story behind this illustration. My oldest daughter misunderstood what was written on my boyfriends t-shirt which had 'Sons Of Anarchy' on it. She read it as 'Sons Of Archery.' This of course became a long running joke in the household and of course I HAD to illustrate it. So in honour of my daughter, I present this illustration in celebration of her funny and very entertaining misunderstanding. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I'm Now On That's My Folio!

I'm now a member of That's My Folio. I'll be updating my work here regularly while my new website gets a fresh new redesign. I'll keep you posted. 

Film Noir Pumpkin!

This year for Halloween I decided to do something a little more classic- Film Noir! I like classic Halloween movies from Hitchcock, Carnival Of Souls and other black and white gems. 

So first I needed to to do a quick sketch... while sketching and supervising my daughters pumpkin progress before I sliced and diced mine.

Next- Sharpie marker time to sketch it all out plus some help from my trusty melon baller, some paint,
frilly black fabric and some tweaking of a pumpkin like cigarette. Add Instagram to dolly up the pics and VOILA! Quite frankly, she is damn fine! 


If you get chance before November 1st stop by Anna Goodson Management's 
Pumpkin Carving contest - join in and vote for mine and all your favourites! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Best Of The Day- September 18 2012

It's true! Some of my best ideas happen at 4:00 am! I know I should be sleeping at that time but I woke up and many ideas flooded in. This time I got up and wrote them down-got a glass of water and snuggled with Hannah for an hour before I officially got up. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Best Of The Day- August 30th 2012

It has been busy around here!

School starts in less than a week. I'm working on the final illustrations for the children's book. On a fun note, it is Labour Day weekend here in Canada so that means the beach, the driving range to whack golf balls, a Bonfire, sneaker shopping for the girls, sleeping in and course sparklers to send off another summer that went by too quickly in my opinion. PLUS we are scheduled to have a blue moon August 31st... a bit of a cosmic wink to Neil Armstrong don't you think? ;)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Best Of The Day! August 24th 2012-Hannah's Birthday!

Happy Birthday Hannah! 

Today is my youngest daughters birthday! We are going to celebrate with cake, candy, presents and 
a night out to the movies to see Paranorman. I've been waiting for this movie for a year! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Best Of The Day- August 21st 2012

Life Is Between The Trapeze Bars!
I've been prepping a lot work lately. I've been on a good creative roll while getting a lot done. Here is hoping it stays and pays off with more pay coming my way. Also on the go, is my website redesign, the children's book, ebook, promotions and a few secret creative things that will see the light soon!

Holly :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Best Of The Day- August 20th 2012

Best Of The Day- illustration
In The Weeds! 

Today's Best is a rough for a new illustration depicting those overwhelming days we all have. When multi-tasking isn't helping we may catch ourselves stuck in the weeds!

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Best Of The Day- August 17th 2012

A great inspiring view! There are perks to rural living. 

New Promotion Work

Promotion work- It's The Little Things by Holly DeWolf
It's The Little Things © Holly DeWolf

"Happiness...not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour." - Walt Whitman

Friday, July 13, 2012

Diabolic Coffee #2 For Friday The 13th

Diabolic Coffee Series by Holly DeWolf
© Holly DeWolf- Diabolic Coffee #2
This is the very quick second illustration in my Friday the 13th Diabolic Coffee series. 
Be safe out there ;) 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Canada Day!

New Work: Happy Canada Day illustration
© Holly DeWolf

Ahhhh... Canada with three eh's- how I love thee! Happy Canada Day everyone! 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Big news! I Got A Book Deal To Illustrate A Children's Book!

Holly Dewolf, illustration, book deal, children's book deal, children's book illustration
© Holly DeWolf

My big news of the month is that I landed a book deal to illustrate a children's 
book. I'm very excited. All I can say so far is that it involves sea creatures. :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

New Work- Engage!

editorial, illustration, Holly DeWolf, social networking, social networking tips,
© Holly DeWolf- Engage! 
I just recently created this for an article I did for my other blog Illustration Notes: Get Online & Engage! If you have not checked out this site, you should! It's full of creative business, freelance, illustration advice and tips with some education thrown in too! :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Business Logo!

logo, business logo,
© Holly DeWolf- Holly DeWolf Studios Logo
Good news! I've finally scratched something off my very long to do list- a new logo.
Can't wait to slap this on some cards soon.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Logo!

© Holly DeWolf- New Logo

Here is a new logo I've been tooling around with. I do like my coffee! So far I've only put it on my Facebook 'like' page. I think I will add it to some future Moo cards too. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter- More Sugar Please!

© Holly DeWolf
I got sketching bunnies today which led to this after one too many chocolat eggs... and coffee! I'll post the others before Easter!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Work- Starfish & Coffee!

Starfish & Coffee © Holly DeWolf
© Holly DeWolf- Starfish & Coffee! 

I finally have this illustration completed and I love it! I originally sketched this out in 2008. It had been reworked many times but it never seemed to come together. Finally, I attempted to complete this after the new year and this is exactly the way I imagined it would look on a promotional piece. 

I've been reworking my portfolio and I have not stopped since December. I'm exhausted but happy with my work, my progress and the future. My goal: to break into the children's publishing market... to start. I always think big! Now that this illustration is finished, it's time to treat myself to a big cup of coffee! 

* What's next- An easter treat! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Work In Progress- Water Detail!

© Holly DeWolf

Currently I am working away on an illustration called Starfish & Coffee. I thought I'd show the detail of the water. I love painting water and starfish. I should have have it done in the next day or two!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Work- Princess And The Pea!

© Holly DeWolf

A few years ago I was commissioned to paint this for a children's room. It was always on my list to have it in my portfolio. Since the original was sold I had to re-do again but different. I love this version much better. She cannot sleep because of that pesky pea but has found a way to entertain herself! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Work- And We'll All Float On!

© Holly DeWolf- And We All Float On!

This is my latest illustration loosely based on the song, Float On by Modest Mouse. Day to day we float on, carry on, create on and live on. We have good days and challenging days. We can be happy as Larry one moment and then have moments when we need to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off... but we all float on, alright!

© Holly DeWolf- final rough

© Holly DeWolf- illustration in progress