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Garrett McGillustrator
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Obeying Doctor Who’s #1 rule not to wander off, I work as a freelance illustrator in and around my native Louisville, Kentucky. Graduating from Ivy Tech School of Fine Art + Design in May of 2011, and operating under the pseudonym “Garrett McGillustrator” (see what I did there?), I have valiantly sought to impart my talents wherever they are needed, regardless of if they were actually wanted. Unfortunate victims of my art include Disney Parks, Louisville Magazine, the Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau, Luckett & Farley, The Alley Theater, local children’s book publishers, and anyone for whom I am too broke to buy an actual birthday or Christmas present.

I love things that are sweetly sad, uncommonly beautiful, things which reveal their true vulnerabilities in only the most trustworthy settings; things ironic, sardonic, ionic, iconic, but I prohibitively exclude the bubonic.

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Hey everyone!

Holy monkey; I'm approaching 22k pageviews? What the hell is everyone looking at!? GIF Gravity Falls - Celestabellebethabelle  In all seriousness, I'm very grateful to everyone who's taken their time to look at my stuff.

Wanted to drop a line and let you know I hadn't forgotten you guys. I still lurk around here every few days, or if I forget at least once a week. You may notice that I haven't posted too much lately, and the main reason for that is that at the moment I'm wrapped up in a number of things and still doing tons of digital painting, none of which I'm able to share at this point. Keep your eyes peeled later this fall, and I'll be able to share more information and reveal the big project!

Other than that, I've been very busy being dad, being chauffeur, being cook, and being part-time-employed-hours-without-part-time-paycheck working on my art.

On top of all that, I've been actively engaging with new colleagues at the #OatleyAcademy and #oalive. For anyone who wants to up their game in terms of their visual storytelling, I can't praise it highly enough. Season 1 is almost up, and season 2 I'm sure will be starting probably shortly after the new year. Check 'em out.

I'm also auditioning for a very exclusive online composition class, jockeying amongst nearly 100 other equally-motivated applicants for a handful of slots. I've written my letter of intent, and am gathering my references. Hopefully they aren't as tired of me as I am, and if everything goes how I'd like, you should a dramatic improvement in my subsequent art pieces.

Last thing I'll mention; most of what I like to put up here are what I consider my 'finished' or at least 'developed' pieces. For my everyday sketching-for-fun stuff, check out my Instagram, and only because it's a necessary evil in this artist-self-promotion thing, it also cross-posts to that roiling cacophonous cesspit of evil and intellectual decay if that happens to be your particular social media poison.

I'll be going to CTNX later this year so if you happen to be going as well, let me know! I'd look forward to putting faces to a bunch of the names who've been in it for the long haul :-)

God bless!
P.S. Catch up with me! I'd love to shoot the breeze! Official | Twitter | FB | Instagram | Tumblr
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  • Drinking: Black Coffee (yet again)

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SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :hug:
McGillustrator Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
No problem!
AstroLabeStock Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Whoa, Killer profile. 
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

I appreciate the resources you've provided. Makes what I do easier a lot of times :-)
AstroLabeStock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Jessonga Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey thanks for favorite my pcture. Watch me ! you will like it !
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing! I'd appreciate a watch as well! You will...only occasionally, marginally regret it.
Dark-Indigo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 4 faving Arceus...:)
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! The colors are beautiful and the composition is well laid out
AbelMvada Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav, and happy birthday! Pac-mote 
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