Where Have You Been?

So I have been on the longest hiatus ever but I'm back and ready to give my blog another try. I am very thankful for those of you who have reached out to me about my art. I love you for commissioning my work and continuing to support my craft! To answer the inevitable question of where have you been? What have you been doing? Where can I find more of your work? Are you still making work?

I moved to Arizona in the fall of 2013 I worked and helped my husband support our family and I took up commissions here and there but I did not commit myself to making art which really took a toll on me. In the fall of 2014 I had a new baby boy we named him Princeton and he has been a very demanding little infant so I have been busying myself with commissions and sketches in my free time. Shortly after my maternity leave ended and I went back to work my husband and I decided that 2 kids+no family+both of us working full time did not = happiness so we packed up and moved to Nashville Tennessee! Only 3 1/2 hours away from our family in Mississippi!

 So here we are and I'm back and so ready to paint and draw again! I have a show here in Nashville in July and I'm working on it now so stay tuned for updates! I'm committing myself to making art my job because it truly is my passion and I have a lot to say through my art! Thank you again for your continued support.

-Love Destiney

Wrapped

What an amazing summer we are having, the weather here in Missisippi has been absolutely amazing. I have been so inspired by nature lately, i'm working on a series of paintings inspired by the great outdoors.

So lets get to the illustration above. I saw this beautiful baby on instagram and I just had to illustrate her she looks amazing in this head wrap and she made for the perfect illustration. I have in progress shots of the creation process and if that is something that you guys would be interested in seeing please let me know. I used watercolor, colored pencil, and ink on this beauty and she turned out better than I expected. I am really into children's illustration and fashion so I am also working on new projects which will feature fashionable children. I hope you guys are enjoying your summer. Please comment and let me know what you think of this illustration.

Love Destiney