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Flash - The fastest man alive! by McGillustrator Flash - The fastest man alive! :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 10 2 Batman Vs. Joker - Return of the Caped Crusaders! by McGillustrator Batman Vs. Joker - Return of the Caped Crusaders! :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 19 8 Perseus And Medusa by McGillustrator Perseus And Medusa :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 20 11 Original Character Concept (2) by McGillustrator Original Character Concept (2) :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 7 0 OC Character Concept by McGillustrator OC Character Concept :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 9 10 Happy Derby 2015! by McGillustrator Happy Derby 2015! :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 8 0 McGillustrator by McGillustrator McGillustrator :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 15 1 Fus-Roh-Duuuuh by McGillustrator Fus-Roh-Duuuuh :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 45 5 You sure ask a lot of questions by McGillustrator You sure ask a lot of questions :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 32 9 Shameless Fameless Gamers - Title Card by McGillustrator Shameless Fameless Gamers - Title Card :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 8 2 Luigi's Mansion HD by McGillustrator Luigi's Mansion HD :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 114 11 It's dangerous to go alone by McGillustrator It's dangerous to go alone :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 32 1 He's broken and I have to fix him by McGillustrator He's broken and I have to fix him :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 8 2 AMMN Thug 003 by McGillustrator AMMN Thug 003 :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 7 1 AMMN Thug 2 by McGillustrator AMMN Thug 2 :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 4 1 AMMN Thugs WIP by McGillustrator AMMN Thugs WIP :iconmcgillustrator:McGillustrator 4 1


Hi Faith! Your piece is looking strong! I think you're well on your way to creating something you'd be proud to show off. As far as sug...

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 ...

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...


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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
  • Drinking: Black Coffee (yet again)


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HenrikeDijkstra Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Student General Artist
Hey Garett! You here? :)
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Not for a while, but every now and then I resurface (like a groundhog)

What's goin' on, Henrike? :-D
HenrikeDijkstra Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Haha. I am the same!
Oh you know, the usual. Making comics, working, that kind of stuff haha.
What about you? Congrats on the Kickstarter btw!!
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! We're really proud of the volume we put together. I just have a short bit of painting left to do to polish off a chapter illustration, then my part is done!

On another front, I'm gearing up for CTNx this year, trying to fill out the portfolio with completely new work and a more focused concentration, on character design and development. Hopefully, there's a fit for me somewhere.

Hope things are going well for Pencils and Stories
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sallen623 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday.
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
(Late) Thank you! :-)
JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
McGillustrator Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
(Late) Thank you! :-)
JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
asa-baijan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot for the watch! I’m so glad you like my art and I’ll do my best to create art that you’ll love!
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