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Featured Artist

Featured Artist: Tiffany Everett

photo-thumbTiffany Everett, this week’s featured artist, shows off her wonderful technique by creating art that displays both childlike imagination and adorable execution! Her shop contains wonderful animal and adventure-based artwork that appeals to the kid in everyone. Keep reading to learn more:

BBP: How would you describe your art in 5 words?

Tiffany: Cute, Cuddly, Colorful, Playful, Emotive.

BBP: What inspires you to make art? How do you get motivated?

Tiffany: I like to bike to my local coffee shop & sketch.  I work from home, so I think it helps to have a change of scenery and a fresh cup of coffee.

BBP: Do you have one creative process for making your art or does it change?

Tiffany: I start with a rough sketch in my notebook, scan it in and the rest of my process is entirely digital.  I like the flexibility I have to change colors or resize different elements.  I especially like the ability to undo part of a design if I don’t like it, I often find myself wishing I could use the “undo” command in real life.

BBP: Do you have a special time of day when you work best?

Tiffany: I am most definitely a morning person.  After lunch, I am pretty much useless.

BBP: How has your art style evolved over time?

Tiffany: I used to work entirely traditionally with watercolor, pen and colored pencils.  I still have a tremendous amount of love and respect for hand-painted artwork but have found that working digitally better suits my drawing style .

BBP: What is your favorite part about being an artist?

Tiffany: My job is to make cute things all day, what’s not to love?

BBP: What is the hardest thing about being an artist?

Tiffany: Working for myself, I find that time management is the hardest part of my job.  You have to be honest with yourself and extremely self-disciplined to get anything done.

BBP: What art supply, program, etc., is indispensable to your process?

Tiffany: Adobe illustrator.

BBP: Do you have kids?

Tiffany: Just dogs.  Frankie is my 6 year old Cocker Spaniel and Tuco is a 3 year old rescue mix.  We think he is Sharpei, Labrador, and Pit Bull.  I sneak them into several of my children’s picture book illustrations when possible.

BBP: Who was your biggest role model when you were little?

Tiffany: My uncle Matthew was my biggest role model when I was little.  As a teenager, he was always drawing Superman and busty damsels in distress.  I would watch him draw for hours on end and after my persistent begging, he finally gave in and taught me how to draw a unicorn which started my own love for art and drawing.

BBP: Did you draw/design as a kid or did you start as an adult?

Tiffany: I was constantly doodling in all of my classes as a kid.  My classmates often asked me to draw them or their pets.  I was very shy but I secretly loved the attention.  I entered and placed in a few art shows early in school and started to realize I was pretty good at this.

BBP: How would you advise parents who want to encourage their kids to appreciate/enjoy art?

Tiffany: Encourage your kids to draw and paint in a way that comes naturally to them. Be expressive! Color the sky pink and the grass blue.  Photorealism is a technically acquired skill that anyone can learn and is honestly quite boring.  As a children’s book illustrator, I wish I could get back to that child-like imagination and freedom when creating my own art.

BBP: How was your room decorated as a kid?

Tiffany: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I was a bit of a tomboy and wouldn’t touch the color pink, plus TMNT were my one of my Uncle Matthew’s favorites.

BBP: Which piece is your favorite on BoomBoom Prints? Why?

Tiffany: I think my favorite piece I have up on BoomBoom is my Monster AlphabetI like the playful shapes the little monsters create and their silly faces.

BBP: Do you have a favorite quote or saying? What is it?

Tiffany: Do more of what makes you happy.

BBP: Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

Tiffany: I am just 25 but I have moved 19 times.  My family isn’t military, I guess we just get bored easily and it has transferred into my adult life.  One day, my husband and I plan to live in an RV full time.

BBP: Summer or winter?

Tiffany: Winter.

BBP: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Tiffany: Mint Chocolate Chip.

BBP: Warm or cool colors?

Tiffany: Warm.

BBP: Are you a night owl or an early bird?

Tiffany: Early bird.

BBP: Sweet or salty food?

Tiffany: Sweet.

BBP: What is your biggest pet peeve?

Tiffany: Gum smacking.

BBP: Dream vacation spot?

Tiffany: The Isle of Skye.

BBP: Can you wiggle your ears?

Tiffany: Nope.

 

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Check out more of Tiffany Everett’s artwork here!

Featured Artist

Featured Artist: MissMalagata

announceMissMalagata, this week’s featured artist, comes to us from San Sebastian, Spain!  She populates her shop with various creative, hand-drawn animals. These animals may be a little different than the ones you see outside, some of them have houses, plants, and one even has a sailboat on its head. Keep reading to learn more about MissMalagata!

BBP: How would you describe your art in 5 words?

MissMalagata: Delicate, funny, joyful, sweet and minimal

BBP: What inspires you to make art?

MissMalagata: Photography of animals and nature is a great source of inspiration for me.

BBP: Do you have one creative process for making your art or does it change?

MissMalagata: I used to hand-draw everything, but after finishing my graphic design studies I follow the process of drawing it first with pencil or pen, and then using tools like Photoshop or Illustrator.

BBP: Do you have a special time of day when you work best?

MissMalagata: No. I work any time of the day, morning, afternoon, or even at night. It doesn’t matter to me.

BBP: How has your art style evolved over time?

MissMalagata: My style remains the same, the only thing that has changed is my accuracy and how detailed my pieces are.

BBP: What is your favorite part about being an artist?

MissMalagata: Having the freedom to create whatever I want and the beautiful comments that people make about my artwork through social networks.

BBP: What is the hardest thing about being an artist?

MissMalagata: Living off of it

BBP: What art supply/program/etc is indispensable to your process?

MissMalagata: Photoshop & Illustrator.

BBP: Do you have kids?

MissMalagata: No, I don’t have any kids.

BBP: Who was your biggest role model when you were little?

MissMalagata: My mother. I always wanted to be like her. She’s a fighter, but also a loving and good person. I couldn’t have a better mom!

BBP: Did you draw/design as a kid or did you start as an adult?

MissMalagata: I’ve been drawing since I was a child and have loved it my whole life.

BBP: How would you advise parents who want to encourage their kids to appreciate/enjoy art?

MissMalagata: When I was a child my parents put me in painting classes and they went very well. I encourage all parents to do the same, it gives children a chance to explore their creativity and show off their potential.

BBP: How was your room decorated as a kid?

MissMalagata: I had some stuffed animals, but not many, my room was mostly full of chalk drawings, paintings,  and watercolors. There was a blackboard in my room and I would spend my afternoons doodling on it.

BBP: Which piece is your favorite on BoomBoom Prints?

MissMalagata: I am a fan of ALL of the tote bags.

BBP: Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

MissMalagata: I have a weakness for cats, especially my cats. I have two named Greta and Jupiter. Greta has been with me for 6 years and it is from her I came up with the name MissMalagata.  Jupiter was picked up from the street three months ago and is fun and loving.

BBP: Summer or winter?

MissMalagata: Winter

BBP: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

MissMalagata: Mint and chocolate.

BBP: Are you a night owl or an early bird?

MissMalagata: Early bird

BBP: Sweet or salty food?

MissMalagata: Both

BBP: Dream vacation spot?

MissMalagata: I love the United States, especially San Francisco & NY.

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Check out more of MissMalagata’s artwork HERE!

Artist Webinar from BoomBoom Prints

BBP Artist Webinar: Adjusting Lighting and Cropping on Studio Art

A follow-up to our webinar “studio art to digital art” this webinar features our graphic designer Aleah and will describe how to adjust lighting, color, and cropping issues once studio artwork has been scanned or photographed. She goes over tools like levels, color balance, crop, auto tone, and more! Ensure that your whites are white and your bedroom wall is not part of your upload!

 

Inspiration Board: Kathrin Legg’s Rocket Scientist Gift Set

This fun gift basket was inspired by Kathrin Legg‘s designs.  Whether your child wants to observe the planets or fly among them, this basket provides the perfect inspiration to get started.  After all, the best kinds of dreams are those among the stars!

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1. “Sleep Now Little One” 11 x 14 Framed Art Print – BBP Artist Kathrin Legg

2. Needle Felted Astronaut Space Mobile – Etsy

3. Sugarbooger® By O.R.E Flatware Set In Outerspace – Bed Bath & Beyond

4. There’s No Place Like Space: All About our Solar System Hardcover Book  – Amazon

5. “Rocket” Tote Bag – BBP Artist Kathrin Legg

6. “My Cosmic Garden” Kiwi Onesie – BBP Artist Kathrin Legg

7. Starry Skies Organic Baby Blanket – EllieFunDay