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About Digital Art / Professional Member Garrett McGillustratorMale/United States Group :iconmidnightsynthesis: MidnightSynthesis
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Watching Over the Bay by Connan-Bell

Hey, Connan! I have to say that the first thing that strikes me about this piece is that it 'doesn't read'. I get the feeling that you ...

Three Sleepy Monkeys: Results Screen by Connan-Bell

Hey, Connan! I can see your use of the techniques we discussed and I can already see a vast improvement in your coloring technique. The...

Hey, ever'body.

Wanted to do a quick update, to keep you in the loop.

I'm trying to get better at utilizing social media in all its myriad incarnations and be more proactive in creating engaging content. It's a little difficult, only because I feel like I'm writing the same thing in just four different places, four different ways. I understand that there are resources around that let you sort of 'omnipost' your content in one interface, that gets distributed to all the necessary channels that I may look into.

Also, it's been a while since the last post because relatively little has been going on for me in my art related endeavors until much more recently. That's changed quite a bit, in a very short time. To get some more interaction with like-minded and enthusiastic artists, as well as trying to make sure I'm always trying to push myself, I've enrolled in the Oatley Academy in their Magic Box course to find ways to enhance my creativity and workflow in PS. If you aren't familiar with it, it's an entirely online (and more importantly, AFFORDABLE) art school directed by former Disney character development artist Chris Oatley, who left Disney to pursue his passion of teaching and mentoring the next generation of artist. Great guy, and can't recommend the course enough.

Secondly, a number of projects are about ready to release. Not just one, but two children's books that I illustrated will be making their way to shelves soon. Also, an as-of-yet undisclosed project for a company with whom you're likely familiar. When that one is ready to be made public, you'll be sure to hear about it.

Third, I'm going to attempt to be more deliberate about my artistic output. Everytime life gets in the way and I put down the pen, I get rusty and have to almost relearn the whole process all over again. That's why the last few deviations I've posted are slightly more experimental than the older stuff. I'm at a point where I'm not sure what I like, so I'm trying to gank a bunch of other artists' workflows and styles to see what I like doing the best. We'll see.

Hope to catch up to you soon.


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  • Watching: Agents of Shield
  • Playing: Forza 4
  • Drinking: Black Coffee (still)


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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 he did there?), I have valiantly sought to impart his talents wherever they were needed, regardless of if they were actually wanted. Unfortunate victims of my art include 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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FinchFish Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey there, thank you so much for the watch!  I really appreciate it! :D
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem. Your stuff is terrific!
FinchFish Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
ddpatron Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav friend! :)
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not a problem! I really enjoyed the craft
BLTspirit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave :D
silverharmony Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot for the fav :D (Big Grin) I'm happy you enjoyed our Prince of Persia cosplay! Prince Of Persia: The Fertile Grounds by silverharmony
JTorrevillas Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Rock Lee Dance Dance til ya can't no moe Dance til ya can't no moeDance til ya can't no moeNaruto Dancing
BreathFlux Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fav!!*Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!) 
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! It's a beautiful piece!
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