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Bay Area Illustrator!
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Night Heron

Kitchen Scene

Point Reyes

Princess Island


Self Portrait 2014

The Mountains

Year of the Horse

Treasure Along The Highway

You know nothing, Jon Snow

There she is, Miss America

God of Thunder



aardse liefde

Remnants of an Age

Harpy Sketches GoW:A


The Mountains




Artist // Professional // Varied
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My Bio
I'm Sarahjane! I'm a twenty-something illustrator living in Oakland, California. I currently work for a mobile games and application company creating animations and assets, but I enjoy using watercolors and gouache as much as Adobe Illustrator for my own work.

Favourite Visual Artist
J.C. Leyendecker, Mike Mignola, Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Mary Blair, Ben Jelter, Jessica Hische
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Modest Mouse, The Black Keys, The Decemberists, David Bowie
Favourite Writers
Neil Gaiman, GRRM, Jack Kerouac, Jared Diamond, Michael Pollan
Tools of the Trade
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Watercolors, Gouache
Other Interests
Animals, interior design + architecture, cooking, nature

Well, I remembered I have a DA account.

Well, I remembered I have a DA account.

A lot has changed since I have last been here! I have graduated from the Academy of Art University with a BFA in Animation. I am now working full time as an illustrator and animator for a mobile game and app company, as well as taking in commissions and freelance work on the side. Needless to say, I am very busy. You can check also out my new work and website at, or follow me on tumblr! Anyway, I'll try to keep updating with my new work. If you have been following me for a while--I've posted a lot of stuff from the last year to now. If you're new, well, go ahead and look at how bad I used to be! I've been here since 2003!

Oh my!

Oh my!

Haven't updated my dA journal in AGES. I hardly expect anyone to read this: I hardly read anyone's journals myself. I was, however, tired of seeing my last journal. For my new followers, thank you for checking out my work! I really hope you like what you see. I am an artist in that I like messing around with EVERYTHING that involves creation. I love the hard round brush in Photoshop as much as I love Illustrator's pen tool; I love those like I love smearing an oil-paint laden brush across a canvas; I love the subtlety of graphite, the beauty of the human figure and the epic quality of creating an imaginary creature, and the satisfaction of k

If art is your work in any way (as in you actually get ...

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  • Video Games
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Some Kind of Physical Activity (Dancing, going to the gym, biking, climbing, skiing, etc..)
  • Watching TV/Film
  • Volunteering
  • Eating
  • Pooping
  • Sleeping

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ekjensenHobbyist Artisan Crafter
OH hey girl <3 <3 <3
Your art is simply beautiful <3
sjbernhiselProfessional General Artist
Aw, thank you so much!
NunoDiasProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks for the fav! ;)
JiJidrawsProfessional General Artist
Hey SJ!
It was great having you in astronomy class; you're too smart and adorable for your own good!
Much love,
sjbernhiselProfessional General Artist
Haha, thanks Jimenna! Always nice finding other AAU students on here--especially ones that I've had class with. Loved our class. Our teacher is the coolest. (:
JiJidrawsProfessional General Artist
Agreed! We have quite a few on here.
Kathy's on here too! I've been trying to get her to post more.
Gabby is absolutely one of the best teacher's I have had the pleasure of having.