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KMeister

Freelance Illustrator, Children's Book Illustrator, & More

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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Very nice work ... =)" to KMeister
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KMeister - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Patrick!
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Pet Portrait - Cat
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Brenda Smith - Over 30 days ago
Absolutely beautiful!
KMeister - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Brenda! One of my pet portrait commissions.
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Pet Portrait - Beagle
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Children's Book Cover; Vector
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Children's Book Cover Illustration; Vector
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Children's Book Cover; Vector Format
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Role Playing Game Book
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Emoji Character Design Samples
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Lynn Moon - Gave 1 kudo
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The Songbird
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Toma Feizo Gas - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Thanks for the Kudos K! u have lovely work - just starting on my first children's book now :)" to KMeister
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KMeister - Over 30 days ago
Thank you for your kind words. Good luck on your children's book! With your talent, I look forward to seeing the finished work posted on here (if you're allowed to).
Toma Feizo Gas - Over 30 days ago
No trully I think you have a great voice to your work - and thank you for the compliment, though I'll admit I'm struggling with the children's book illustration - finding an appropriate voice compared to what I'm used to.
KMeister - Over 30 days ago
Your work is for an older age group, so that's certainly understandable. I studied animation before going to children's books so that's an easier transition.

Sometimes when I want inspiration for children's books, I'll check out the local library to see the approaches of other illustrators. I usually get ideas for my own style from odds and ends of other people. Holding the books physically and flipping through I find more helpful for processing the story than just looking at images online.
Toma Feizo Gas - Over 30 days ago
Hmm, interesting - I did my training in trad animation as well - though in fact they came to me because of the feel of my adult content. Merging the two influences has been the difficult part here. Dark but not, if that makes sense?

Good point, both on referencing other children's books material, as well as reviewing it physically. How the images interact as you flip the page and scan across is definitely important. Curious to see what you think once I post them up!
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Owl buddies
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Laksmhi's missing hamster during show and tell
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Lakshmi getting ready for school
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Kevin Nichols - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Howdy K!!Hope you have a great busy year!" to KMeister
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KMeister - Over 30 days ago
Thank you,Kevin! Same to you
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Excerpt from Labyrinth: The Tales of Avandarva. Now for sale online!
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Keaf Holliday - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Nice touch in your drawings." to KMeister
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KMeister - Over 30 days ago
Thank you! Compliments from such a talented artists is quite endearing
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey K, very nice work... =)" to KMeister
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KMeister - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, sir! Same to you! You've got some great stuff
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Close up of emoji design for client. Designed/executed by me in Photoshop. Rights owned by Snowflake Labs.
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Emoji sheet created for client. Done in Photoshop. Characters my concept/design/pose. From imagination.
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Medusa. Done in colored pencils from imagination.
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Chantal Lefebvre - Over 30 days ago
I really like this Medusa!
KMeister - Over 30 days ago
Thank you : )
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Creature design in pen. Completed concept and execution.
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Fantasy Art portfolio item
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Joined the Illustration, Children's Book Illustration, and Animal Illustration directories.
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About Me:
I'm a San Francisco based freelance illustrator offering my services for various illustrated formats. I can work in digital or traditional media and adjust my style in accordance to the requests of the client.

My style can go from cartoony to realistic as needed. Software I am experienced with includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, Painter, etc. Traditional media include watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, pen, oils, and gouache.

Recent projects include a children's fantasy book, and a series of e-book/print books for young children (still in production). Additionally, I also have taken recent commissions for watercolor pet portraits.

While my style and materials offer versatility, I try to bring a spark of life into each piece, to make something unique that is vibrant,...
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San Francisco, California, United States