Southern Cats Got Claws

A month or so ago, I was invited to participate in one of my favorite blogs, Ten Paces and Draw.  It's a wonderful blog because it gives illustrators an opportunity to work together in a really fun way!  Ten Paces and Draw is known for its Artist Swaps, and they recently started featuring Mix Tape challenges, where illustrators create a piece based on a song.  Loretta Lynn's "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man" is the song I chose.  

© 2012 shannon snowI hammered this one out this past Sunday.  Sometimes I just get so involved in an illustration, and I won't leave my Cintiq for hours.  Does it look like I had fun with it?  My favorite part was definitely playing around with the red/green color palette.  If you'd like to see a bigger version, just mosey on over to my portfolio.

Hey Y'all

It's been a while, hasn't it?  A lot has been going on down here in Savannah!  In my last post I mentioned that I was applying for an illustrator/designer position at a company called Geneologie. May you can tell since I haven't posted in 2 months, but I got the job! Basically I create designs for apparel and other products.  The company has a really lovely bohemian asthetic that's right up my alley.  So far I've really enjoyed working for Geneologie and seeing my designs on shirts all over the country. 

The June/July issue of Girl's Life magazine just came out on shelves.  I haven't gotten a chance to pick it up yet, but I have three illustrations featured in this month's magazine.  Super fun, summery illustrations, too!

© shannon snow© shannon snow© shannon snowI was going for complementary color schemes on all three.  I think they turned out really vibrant and fun.  Always love working with the art director of Girl's Life magazine.


Lol. That title. Anyhow, I just finished an illustration about fun ways to exercise.  This was one of those pieces where I couldn't step away from the Cintiq.  I whipped up this super lively sketch last night and couldn't wait to take it to finish.

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Complementary color schemes are a recurring theme in my illustrations.  Lately I've really been leaning towards turquoise/red palettes, but this time yellow and blue really looked great!

© 2012 shannon snowTo see a full-size version, please refer to my portfolio!

The Republican Madhouse

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Michele Bachmann as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (clockwise from bottom: Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Jon Huntsman), or as i like to call it: the Republican Madhouse.  this was done for Square Carousel's "Fairy Tale with a Twist" challenge, and i just couldn't help myself.  also, i did think i needed some more political figures in my portfolio.  hello, New York Times?

see the full size image in my portfolio.


the October/November issue of BUST magazine is finally out!

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the article is about how brides have been portrayed negatively in television in film lately, and how bridesmaids are the ones we seem to identify with.  i got my copy in the mail last week - it looks great!

overall, a really fun illustration to work on.  thanks, BUST!


finally got my copy of worcester magazine! last march i did an illustration for their annual poetry issue.  maybe you’ll recognize (clockwise) shakespeare, allen ginsberg, elizabeth barret browning, poe, and emily dickinson.

also, a piece of mine was accepted into SCAD’s communication arts show! the show encompasses different pieces from all the majors within the school of communication arts, which includes illustration, advertising, graphic design, and sequential arts.

oh yeah! if you’re in the asheville area, keep an eye out for me in WNC magazine, which is coming out next month.