Monica Minto Illustrations
Fine Art and Illustration

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Illustration Friday topic “King”

I have had a break through with my illustration work combining the digital painting and my pen and ink. I worked with a client who used Createspace to publish a children’s book. They did a pretty good job with the final book. The interior illustrations were color and full spread so I had the opportunity […]

Illustration Friday topic “Peace”

I recent finished a project with a self-publishing author – I think this has been one of the best illustration jobs I have been able to accomplish. Each seems to get better, this is the way it is supposed to be She wanted to have color interior illustrations but to save money choose to have […]

Illustration Friday Topic “Fragile”

The little hummingbird is so tiny he can perch easily on a fragile stem.

Illustration Friday topic “red”

This is a Pen and Ink drawing with digital painting overlay for a book published through Createspace -

Illustration Friday topic “energy”

I was attempting to put a lot of energy in this drawing of the eagle coming in to capture his dinner. . .  

Illustration Friday topic “secret”

Didn’t have to think very long to know what I wanted to post for secret. My website picture is a rendition of The Secret Garden, here’s a digitally painted version:

Illustration Friday topic “creature”

All different kinds of God’s creatures are the  subjects I enjoy drawing the most, birds being my favorite, but this iguana was fun with all his bumps and scales.

Illustration Friday topic “underwater”

  Recent illustration – a fish talking to a rabbit?!  

Learning Corel Painter 12

Having been working in Photoshop for a number of years, I’m fairly comfortable with the program.  I am able to get around in it pretty well and accomplish  what I want with it. I found some online tutorials by www.photoshopessentials.com that were really great and helped a lot. I now am learning Corel Painter 12 . . […]

Illustration Friday topic “surveillance”

The bluejay takes his surveillance of the forest seriously – any movement noticed by his watchfulness is met with his ruckus cry.