Illustrating Sugar Plump Fairy

This idea began after purchasing my long awaited copy of Faeries illustrated by Brian Froud.  Ever since I was a child I have regarded his work as true fantasy masterpieces.  Sugar Plump Fairy is a small tribute to his influence and inspiration.

 

I didn't shy away from making my fairy in a less common image.  She's round, and plump, yet sexy and mysterious!  Froud was a fan of diverse forms, and so I decided to stray from my usual thin fairy.  I love the results!  She is a colorful girl with supernatural beauty to spare.  This work measures 9 inches x 12 inches, and is done on Cold Press 140lb paper.  You can see some progress pictures below, and the final work at the bottom! 

last progress pic

This is the last photo I took in progress, I'll be adding the finished photo to my illustration portfolio soon!

Sugar Plump Fairy final progress photo
last photo taken while she was drying

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 I would call myself a Jack of all Trades, but mostly because I'm interested in many areas of art if not all!  I graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from the University of North Texas with a focus on Watercolor.   I always had dreams of creative writing, and in 5th grade I wasn't too bad!  Art clearly won out for my attention, but writing will always have a place in my heart!

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