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Raven OKeefe

Freelance Animal Illustrator & Portrait Artist

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Janet Bradley - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Thank you for the kudo dear talented Karen! I will be by when your hearts turn black again! ;-) Love your profile portrait! You should post it for kudos too!" to Raven OKeefe
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Said "Lovely collection of work, Raven! :-)" to Raven OKeefe
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Deborah Turner - Gave 1 kudo
Said "After reviewing several applicants in detail, I believed that I had a good fit with Raven. Upon hiring, I expanded on my goals and objectives and she responded that she had a good idea of how to meet them. She responded to every request in a timely manner and all of her work was of high quality and reflected the mood and feel of what I wanted. The work was completed with a minimal amount of iterations and much quicker than I expected it would be. I will contact Raven again for future projects and recommend her unequivocally." to Raven OKeefe
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Raven OKeefe - Added portfolio item
these farm babies were some of the illustrations that i did for a kids' book.
Over 30 days ago -
Animal Illustration portfolio item
Christina Wilson - Over 30 days ago
I love farm babies!
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this was the poster/Tshirt design that i did for a sheepdog trial associated with a lamb and wool fair.
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Illustration portfolio item
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Everyone is excited to have a new baby in the family, but it's not often that a really good photo of the newcomer is taken -- too often they have bad backgrounds, are poorly lit, out of focus, extraneous people in the frame, and so on. One of the more delightful types of portrait work I do is taking those photos and using them as reference for heirloom art portraits, of the new baby alone or with other family members. These are done in graphite, for the soft, gentle feeling it provides.
Over 30 days ago -
Portrait Art portfolio item
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Very well done, babys are a tough subject!
Raven OKeefe - Over 30 days ago
babies are really difficult, probably because most of them look like Winston Churchill but their fond mamas and papas all think they are adorable! I'm getting nada work from this site, are you?
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Love your Churchill comment, lol I agree!!!

I never apply, I have my email on top of about me, clients contact me there. If you want more traffic, kudo and friend people. It brings you closer to the find freelancers front page for clients to find you. if you use all your 200 kudos a day, 10 per artist,that should move you up. good fortune to you Raven!
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Nature illustration is a mixture of exciting depiction of colors and life forms that the artist may not have been familiar with prior to the project, and incredibly painstaking attention to detail because it must be completely accurate. This frilled lizard is one of several illustrations of native Australian animals that I did recently.
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Nature Illustration portfolio item
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Your work is stunning Raven!!!!
Raven OKeefe - Over 30 days ago
many thanks! that image was one of a series done for T-shirts in Australia, I always wished I'd included a shirt for me in my fee ;-)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Yes, we always remember after the work is done!
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These irresistible baby animals are some of the illustrations I did for a children's book called "Li'l Critters." I can never look at them without going "Awwwwwww!"
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Children's Book Illustration portfolio item
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Many authors I've worked with prefer black & white illustrations for their books, and the work that I do in pen & ink lends itself ideally to that. It allows me to include more detail than any other medium, especially at smaller "spot illustration" sizes, and the black & white keeps their production costs affordable.
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Book Illustration portfolio item
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My graphite portraits of people, especially those with their pets, are so much fun to do, and my clients are always tickled with the result. These are not the formal type of oil portraits that we see done of politicians or captains of industry, these are regular folks like us, relaxing with their friends. These are more "real life" to me than any posed portrait!
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Portrait Art portfolio item
Shane Cox - Over 30 days ago
nice work
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This is one of my favorite pet portraits, a noble cat named Griz. You can see his strong and loving nature in his eyes -- my portraits always begin with the subject's eyes. It's where his spirit shines through, and what makes him or her YOUR pet, not just A pet. These are done in a combination of pen & ink and watercolor, for great detail combined with warmth and color.
Over 30 days ago -
Animal Illustration portfolio item
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Very impeccable detail and sweet sensitivity!
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About Me:
I have been a professional artist for over 20 years. My specialty is portraiture, both of people and of animals; I have also done many book covers and illustrations, as well as illustrating children's books. You can see many examples of my work at
www.ravenokeefe.com
www.faithfulfriendsportraits.com
and www.raven-graffix.com
I will gladly furnish references in all of these areas. Art has been my lifelong passion as well as my profession, and it would be my honor and my delight to work with you to bring your special project to life!
Location
Scio, Oregon, United States