My Etsy shop now offers digital downloads. That means you can download a file of my illustrations to print yourself at home or send to a local/online printer. This option lets you control the type of paper and size you want to print out. Add a nice print to your kitchen, office space or your child's room.
Just a note, colors on computer screens will not exactly match each and every printer so colors will show up a little differently.
Drawing myself can be challenging but when I draw myself in my illustration style I have fun because I think of all the little things that I could add to make it uniquely me. I had to have my cats up in my business, trying to walk over my artwork or get my attention in some way. I added my art materials haphazardly strewn about the table to capture my process when I paint. I added small pinned up versions of my completed works, some that you might recognize.. I made sure to add an artist stereotype of a black beret in my hair. And I made my expression a friendly and laughing one because I love to laugh.
When I draw portraits of people I like to know as much as I can about their personality and unique traits so I can capture the perfect mix of all those things that make that person stand out to others. I love when people look at an illustration and point out everything they notice that is "So that person!". My illustrations are not about making the portrait look just like someone, it is more about getting to the heart of what makes that person special and recognizable as uniquely them.
After a brief pause in my Alphabet Food series I am back at it again with T is for Taco. It took me awhile to come up with this illustration because there are so many different type of tacos to choose from. You can have all types of shells and all types of fillings. One of my favorite tacos is the AvoMango tacos my friend Michelle came up with. They are filled with avocados, mangos, shallots, tomatoes and goat cheese. I never thought I would like those but after the first time I tried them they were a hit in my household from then on. For my illustration I decide to go with the typical taco, the one you probably think of when someone first mentions the word taco. The typical taco to me is a hard shell filled with ground beef, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes so that is what I painted. What is your favorite type of taco? To see products and prints with my taco illustration visit my Society6 store.
Heather Norris is an Art Educator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Fine Artist.