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Mermay 2018 by erinwitzel Mermay 2018 :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 10 1 Tiny Succulent Dragon by erinwitzel Tiny Succulent Dragon :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 2 1 Voltron Illustrated Pins- GIVEAWAY by erinwitzel Voltron Illustrated Pins- GIVEAWAY :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 3 0 You Don't Have to Keep Your Distance Anymore by erinwitzel You Don't Have to Keep Your Distance Anymore :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 18 1 Shiganshina Kids by erinwitzel Shiganshina Kids :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 46 2 Jingles in Boots by erinwitzel Jingles in Boots :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 61 11 Paranorman: Beware the Witch's Curse by erinwitzel Paranorman: Beware the Witch's Curse :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 17 0 ROTG: Crossroads by erinwitzel ROTG: Crossroads :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 164 23 HTTYD: Boy and Dragon by erinwitzel HTTYD: Boy and Dragon :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 22 5 Busts of the Guardians by erinwitzel Busts of the Guardians :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 261 14 Sandy and Her Strange Candy by erinwitzel Sandy and Her Strange Candy :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 15 4 My True Love Gave to Me... by erinwitzel My True Love Gave to Me... :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 15 4 Gaze into my Crystal Ball... by erinwitzel Gaze into my Crystal Ball... :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 10 0 Hybreeds: Booklet by erinwitzel Hybreeds: Booklet :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 31 3 Hybreeds: Collectible Toys by erinwitzel Hybreeds: Collectible Toys :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 14 9 Hybreeds: Logo by erinwitzel Hybreeds: Logo :iconerinwitzel:erinwitzel 17 5
A collection of my illustration work! And some interactive work as well, such as animations. Contact me if you are interested in a commission. Thanks for looking!

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Mermay 2018

I wanted to get in at least one #mermay before the end of the month! 
Please be kind, I haven’t drawn a mermaid before! Maybe I’ll do more next year ^^ 

I actually had started another drawing first, wanting to try something different– since I’ve been doing more work in Photoshop, but it wasn’t feeling right/good, so I returned to vector-based for this piece. I always do the base illustration in Illustrator and bring into Photoshop for final textures, etc. I hope to share an in-progress gif. Would anyone like that? Maybe I’ll add another style to my repertoire eventually, we’ll see!

art (c) Erin Witzel
portfolio: erinwitzel.com
store: bitofwitz.com

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 Stickers2 by erinwitzel

30% OFF ALL STICKERS

Hello everyone! I want to make a shoutout over here to let you all know I'm introducing new stickers to my store, and guess what? They're on sale! From now until Monday at midnight, all stickers are 30% off! (No code needed, it's reflected in the price)

Visit Store here: bitofwitz.com

I have stickers for Steven Universe, Voltron, dogs, and more-- as well as other products like posters and pins!

Enjoy these Memorial Day savings~~ And let me know what you think of these new designs!


WHALE SHARK PURSE KICKSTARTER

I also want to point you all in the direction of a Kickstarter my friends are running right now!! As plush designers, they are hoping to raise money to have their whale shark purse manufactured, after years of making them by hand. I gotta say, these bags are the cutest thing, and there are other rewards available as well. I implore you to check it out! They're almost at 50% funded, please consider helping them get to their goal. Thank you~

Check out the Kickstarter here.

F2d588b60042cafb4dfa003895c85313 Original by erinwitzel
  • Listening to: Panic! At the Disco
  • Reading: webcomics, always
  • Watching: Aggretsuko
  • Eating: vanilla ice-cream
I'm excited to announce the launch of my brand new illustration website !!
erinwitzel.com

I welcome you all to check it out!!

ART + CODE
This website marries my two career paths, web development and illustration. Isn't that cool? By day I'm a professional web designer and developer at a small but successful design firm in downtown Philadelphia. I've always loved coding— I started when I was in 6th grade, we learned basic HTML in my computer class. It's hard to tell if I'd be into building websites if it wasn't for that experience!

I enjoy coding because I love math but don't get to do much of that in my daily life ever since going on an art career path. (This is coming from the gal who was so sad she tested out of all college math with her AP Calculus test scores, CRIES. My schedule was packed and I used those free credits to minor in Japanese but I'm sad I don't remember much calculus anymore... or Japanese for that matter. CRIES SOME MORE.) So, to me, coding stimulates that more logical/mathematical side of my brain that art doesn't. I love solving code challenges and making something function with mere letters in a text file.

ANYWAY. In my free time I try to do more creative art things, like drawing, making illustrations, planning a webcomic, etc. I used to be big into sewing and cosplay but that phase of my life is coming to an end, so I hope to focus more on advancing my art. I'm hoping this new portfolio website will help my prospects in this area.

ART THEFT
Also, to be honest, although I was planning on building a new site for a long, the task got put into high gear when I re-discovered a bunch of art theft for some of my illustrations. I wanted to have a portfolio site to link to, in additional to dA, as proof of my ownership over the image. I sadly have been going through pages upon pages of Google results of sites who have stolen my images and issuing email notices. I get the most angry at people who have cropped out my watermark and/or posted my images on "free clipart" websites, which exponentially exacerbates my problem...

Anyone else have art theft problems? How do you deal with them?

  • Listening to: oddly in silence as I work from home this snow day
  • Reading: webcomics, always
  • Watching: RISE
  • Eating: toasted english muffin with butter & honey
  • Drinking: coffee
Tiny Succulent Dragon
a tiny purple dragon sleeps among its tiny succulent garden...

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I own SO MANY succulents.. so many. each of the ones depicted here on based on my own succulent babies.. euphorbia, panda plant, string of pearls, domino cactus, etc

:iconerinwitzel: art © Erin Witzel.
Illustrator/Photoshop CS5.

Follow me on tumblr.
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I am working on a brand new website for my illustration and I'm excited to share soon!

This will likely be "Phase One" of the site, considering I've been putting it off for a while and just want to get something besides a splash page up there! (I took down my old site because it was just so archaic. And as a web developer, it was super embarrassing to me, hahah)

Stay tuned, I'll announce when the new site is up!

It's certainly been a while since I've updated here, but know that I've been trudging along with various artistic endeavors. I've been trying to put a lot of time into development of a webcomic, but unfortunately, it's unrelated to all the illustration work I do. I've always had trouble balancing my two styles of art and feel like I'm failing at both because they are so different and I just don't have the time to develop both.

Does anyone else experience this problem? I'd love to know how others are dealing with it. I don't see lots of people with two distinct art styles-- just one awesome one they focus on. I've thought of merging the two somehow but that's challenging and I don't want to fight the way I naturally draw too much. Does that make sense...?

Hope you all are well!

--Erin
  • Listening to: Lucky Boys Confusion
  • Reading: so many webcomics. Castle Swimmer is a new fav!!
  • Watching: finished Everything Sucks, Voltron S5, Devilman
  • Playing: Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
  • Eating: eggs and bagel
  • Drinking: coffee
 Stickers2 by erinwitzel

30% OFF ALL STICKERS

Hello everyone! I want to make a shoutout over here to let you all know I'm introducing new stickers to my store, and guess what? They're on sale! From now until Monday at midnight, all stickers are 30% off! (No code needed, it's reflected in the price)

Visit Store here: bitofwitz.com

I have stickers for Steven Universe, Voltron, dogs, and more-- as well as other products like posters and pins!

Enjoy these Memorial Day savings~~ And let me know what you think of these new designs!


WHALE SHARK PURSE KICKSTARTER

I also want to point you all in the direction of a Kickstarter my friends are running right now!! As plush designers, they are hoping to raise money to have their whale shark purse manufactured, after years of making them by hand. I gotta say, these bags are the cutest thing, and there are other rewards available as well. I implore you to check it out! They're almost at 50% funded, please consider helping them get to their goal. Thank you~

Check out the Kickstarter here.

F2d588b60042cafb4dfa003895c85313 Original by erinwitzel
  • Listening to: Panic! At the Disco
  • Reading: webcomics, always
  • Watching: Aggretsuko
  • Eating: vanilla ice-cream

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erinwitzel
Erin Witzel
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United States
I am a Tyler School of Art alumni with a BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design. I focused a lot on illustration and love to create fun, kid-friendly images. Right now I am working as a web designer & programmer at a great design firm in downtown Philadelphia. I'm also working to further my illustration career, so please feel free to ask about commissions! :heart:
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday and wish you everyday health and happiness!
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Walyco Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday ! (: 
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madfinn654321 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Happy Birthday!
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0Fenika Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday !
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m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Keep up the wonderful work!
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shucupa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional
Thanks..
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NeoPrankster Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday.
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betlysquirrely Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :)
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Wolved Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, wow! Great art!
Also, by the comments on your profile page, it appears we have the same birthdate! :XD:
Happy late birthday! :lol:
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD thats too brilliant. I too am a graduate from Tyler School of Art...i'd recognize that art style anywhere
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