Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Holiday Peace

©2006 Bethany Vanderputten

Created for Illustration Friday. What do you need after the holidays but some much-needed peace... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

HELP me Santa!

©2006 Bethany Vanderputten
Medium: Pencil and Digital Art

Created for Illustration Friday.

Friday, December 08, 2006


(c) Bethany Vanderputten 2006
Medium: Mixed Media

Created this Illustration for Illustration Friday. I thought I'd get a jump start this week, though I'm not sure what I'll do all week waiting for the next topic!

I am a big fan of the bright colours of neon highlighters and the thick ink of sharpies so I thought I'd create a really bright illustration this week. It's all done by hand except for a little bit of highlights and lowlights done in Photoshop to up the impact at the end.

- Bethany

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Medium: FW Ink, Quill Pen, Mixed Media
(c) 2006 Bethany Vanderputten

Created for Illustration Friday. I was inspired when researching the topic (Might) by the story of "Mighty Aphrodite". This illustration depicts the might of the sculptor's attraction to the statue he created... and she then comes to life!

The composition was inspired by Angelo Bronzino's work "Pygmalion und Galatea".

Thanks for checking out my work!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Christmas Presence

Medium: Computer-generated art
(c) 2006 Bethany Vanderputten

Thought I should post this Christmas CD design/illustration I completed last year for Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Calgary, AB. It was nominated for a 2006 GMA Canada Covenant Award for CD/DVD ARTWORK OF THE YEAR. Another illustration I created in Illustrator: I'm a big fan of bezier curves...

Oh, and I should mention, the CD won SEASONAL ALBUM OF YEAR!! I highly recommend it to get you in the holiday mood! Check it out in detail here.

Merry (Early) Christmas all!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Medium: Computer-generated art
(c) 2006 Bethany Vanderputten

Created for Illustration Friday. I couldn't resist asking the question... so much of my inspiration comes after a good cup of coffee! I was inspired by looking at calendars of Louis Tiffany work - next time I may try to hand paint it, but I was having fun playing in Illustrator for this one. Enjoy!

- Bethany

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Miracle Maker Jesus

Medium: Pen & Crayola Markers
(c) 2003 Bethany Vanderputten

Created as a character concept for "Miracle Maker", a play run in 2003 at my church.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Medium: Pen & Crayola Markers
(c) 2006 Bethany Vanderputten

Friday, October 27, 2006

Mad Cat

Medium: Acrylic
(c) 2006 Bethany Vanderputten

Man on Street

Medium: Pen, Highlighters, and Whiteout
(c) 2005 Bethany Vanderputten

Enjoy my new blog devoted to all things illustration. Mostly this will be sketches and paintings from my sketchbook. I hope to keep it up so there will be something new at least every week, or whenever the inspiration strikes!

I love Illustration!

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