“The Flower Garden” Book Cover

Flower Garden Book Cover

Book Cover for a novel, "The Flower Garden"

I created this book cover in Adobe Illustrator. The partially hidden letters reflect the mystery novel’s story which is set on a tropical island.

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Red-Winged Blackbird Poster

Red-Winged Blackbird Poster

Red-Winged Blackbird Sitting Among the Cattails

I added some display text and a little bit of information about the bird to convert the illustration into a poster. The text at the bottom reads, “Among the most abundant birds in North America, the Red-winged Blackbird can commonly be seen sitting atop the cattails in marshes or hopping along soggy roadsides. The red shoulder patches of the males become most prominent when they sing. Their primary food is insects and seeds.”

The original artwork is 11″ x 14″, but since this is a vector file, I’ll be able to reproduce it at any size that’s proportionate to that. Feel free to email me at susan@westworksstudio.com if you would like to order a print.

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Red-Winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-Winged Blackbird Among the Cattails

This digital illustration, done in Adobe Illustrator, is based on a watercolor painting I did about a year ago. There are a lot of red-winged blackbirds in the foothills where I live, especially in the springtime. I love to hear them with their lively chatter.

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Getting Started with Zen & Ink: 2nd Edition

Getting Started with Zen & Ink: 2nd Edition

Learn the "zen" of creating doodle-style art.

Getting Started with Zen and Ink: Second Edition: How to Draw and Paint a Zen-Filled Mountain Scene is the print version of my book about creating doodle-style landscape paintings. This 36-page book has step-by-step instructions to complete three quick and easy paintings. Have fun and relax while you create your own zen-filled mountain landscape. It’s available on Amazon.com.

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Orion Spacecraft

Orion Spacecraft

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Information about the Orion spacecraft, NASA’s first spacecraft designed for long-duration, deep space transportation of humans to interplanetary destinations such as asteroids, the moon and eventually Mars, with the capability to return them safely back to Earth.

Astronauts aboard America’s exciting new spacecraft, Orion, will go where no man has gone before. I’ve created these images to share information about NASA’s first spacecraft designed to transport humans to interplanetary destinations such as asteroids, the moon and eventually Mars, with the capability to return them safely back to Earth. Sources: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/orion/index.html ; https://www.nasa.gov/xploration/systems/sls/multimedia/fuel-tank-for-sls.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_(spacecraft)#Asteroid_Redirect_Mission

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Getting Started with Zen & Ink: How to Draw and Paint a Zen-Filled Mountain Scene

Cover for Getting Started with Zen & Ink

Available now on Amazon.com

Creating art, particularly drawing and doodling, can be a zen-like, meditative activity that can be very relaxing and therapeutic. Author and artist Susan Hill has designed this book to introduce you to this “zen” by instructing you on how to create a simple painting by following a few easy steps. The finished painting, a mountain scene featuring intricate patterns and delicate watercolor washes, is small and can easily be completed in one to two hours. In this way, the activity becomes a quiet little exercise that anyone can enjoy.

http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Zen-Ink-Zen-Filled-ebook/dp/B01650CQ2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447646137&sr=8-1&keywords=zen+and+ink

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OutOfNoWare Website

OutOfNoWare & The SofterSide website

Landing page for OutOfNoWare

I’ve been working on a new look for the OutOfNoWare website. The site is based on the initial web banner I designed a couple months ago.

OutOfNoWare is a Computer Engineering consulting firm and I crafted their design to reflect a magical feeling (just like the name implies) with twinkling stars and floating binary digits, all set against a backdrop of an image of outerspace.

The SofterSide is a collection of unique handcrafted products available on Etsy. For their design I used a bright yellow to create a feeling of excitement and sunshine with a soft flourish in the background to add a feminine touch.

You may visit their site at: www.westworksstudio.com/outofnoware.

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Read A Book Poster Series

 Just in time for the new school year:  a Read A Book poster series.

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