Influenced by Midcentury advertising art, cotton tablecloths and Ephemera.
Love the art on Soviet and Japanese matchboxes of the 1950's. Simple colors, cheap printing, off-register.
I use an old school dip pen and ink in a bottle. Have yet to find a digital brush that gives me what I want. Part of what's great about that is that the pen will stutter. I love the drag of the pen on paper.
Color on the iPad with procreate, and also use vintage fabric and physical paintings I create for texture. I take photos of discolored end paper from my library, wooden fences.
My dream is to write and illustrate a beloved children's book series like the Little House on the Prairie books.
I spent several years of my childhood with my friend Margaret drawing ourselves as Laura and Mary in those books.
Shannon Abbey's illustration is currently represented by LINDA DE MORETA .
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Completing illustration contracts since 1991. Digital, traditional
and animated GIFs