I am a writer and visual artist specializing in children's books and adult fiction. I show my visual art regularly and make my living as full time artist. Sketching and drawing are a crucial part of my job.
I specialize in book design, cartooning, illustration, painting, pencil drawing, phtography, publishing, storyboards, writing.
Illustrated with Ink and Ink-Pens on Paper.
Copyright by Carolina Matthes
Drawing Prompt Submission
People on the internet like cats, right?
BEING GREEDY CHOKES ANANSI From Favorite Folktales around the world by Jane Yolen. One time, Anansi lived in a country that had a queen who was also a witch. And she decreed that whoever used the word five would fall down dead, because that was her secret name, and she didn’t want anyone using it. Now, Buh Anansi was a clever fellow, and a hungry one too. Things were especially bad because there was a famine, so Anansi made a little house for himself by the side of the river near where everyone came to get water. And when anybody came to get water, he would call out to them, “I beg you to tell me how many yam hills I have here. I can’t count very well.” So, one by one he thought they would come up and say, “One, two, three, four, five,” and they would fall down dead. Then Anansi would take them and corn them in his barrel and eat them, and that way he would have lots of food in hungry times and in times of plenty.
Created with a combination of watercolor and graphite drawing. www.christineandersonillustration.com
Acrylic on paper- Sunset landscape
Head #3 of my 100 Heads.
Ink, pencil on paper
Acrylic on paper, this small work is one of a bunch for a children's picture book.
Crosshatching was used to build up the shadows. It's probably my favourite drawing technique. Works best with pen and ink. This is the cover image for one of my children's picture books.
This is the other half of Return of the Polar Bear, a drawing in my moleskine. It is after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist from the 16th century. I began it as a way to try out his intricate use of line and hatching. The subject matter altered some along the way - his etching didn't have any animals, and of course mine had to be all about the animals. I also simplified. It turned out to be a wonderful lesson.
Nyx is the goddess before manifestation begins, the daughter of Chaos. She is the Eternal Darkness before there was light. Mother of numerous primordial powers such as Death, Sleep, the Fates, Nemesis and Old Age.