EvvieMarin

Illustration Inspired by Folklore and Natural History

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EvvieMarin

Illustration Inspired by Folklore and Natural History

67 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(11)

Announcement   The 2018 holiday gift guides are in! I have over 100 designs on even more products between here and Redbubble this year. Visit www.EvvieMarin.com/shop to view 7 customized gift guides with quick links to the perfect picks for everyone on your holiday list, from hipster goths to backyard birders.

***5% Of 2018 profits will be donated to the NRDC.***

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 27, 2018

The 2018 holiday gift guides are in! I have over 100 designs on even more products between here and Redbubble this year. Visit www.EvvieMarin.com/shop to view 7 customized gift guides with quick links to the perfect picks for everyone on your holiday list, from hipster goths to backyard birders.

***5% Of 2018 profits will be donated to the NRDC.***

Evvie Marin

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About

Hi. My name is Evvie, and I’m an illustrator from Massachusetts.

My aesthetic is basically witch meets lumberjack. I’m most inspired by natural history, folklore, dream imagery, and occult symbolism. I grew up in New England, and harbor a lifelong love and fascination for North American wildlife. Expect to see a lot of critters and trees here, especially those local to northeast America. I believe in paying my models, so I donate 5% of my profits to charities and organizations that support wildlife, animals, and healthy ecosystems here in the United States, such as the National Wildlife Federation, the NRDC, Mass Audubon, and regional animal shelters.

I’ve loved drawing since I was itty bitty. I’ve seriously studied art and design for over seventeen years and counting. I have a BA in set design and studio painting.


PROCESS

PAINTINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

I work from a combination of memory, imagination, and image research, and I have an extensive catalog of my own nature photos that I draw off. Sometimes I do multiple rounds of sketches for a composition, and other times I don't sketch at all.

Once I have a solid idea of where a piece is headed, I starting with light geometric guidelines, and pencil in a composition with a 4H drafting pencil. Then I slowly add paint and ink in layers. I left my oils and acrylics behind and never looked back when I fell in love with watercolor and ink.

Watercolor and ink are simple, portable, and challenging. You can’t erase mistakes, and it’s not easy to hide them, either. The more water you paint with, the less control you have over how the colors dry, yet the way the water carries the pigment feels more intuitive than heavier paints. It’s a constant exercise in balancing control and chaos, and each step of the process is visible somewhere in a finished piece, if you know where to look.

COLORING PAGES

A lot of invisible work goes into making each coloring page high-quality. I start with a theme for a five page set, gather my image research, and do some concept sketches. I outline each composition with a 4H drafting pencil, then ink with Sharpie pens. I scan each page, and edit them digitally to get the high-res print files even brighter and cleaner than the original drawings. I test print each finished image on card-stock, and quality check the prints against the originals, so I know you’ll get great results when you print and color your pages at home.


ELSEWHERE

For more of my work, check out my portfolio at EvvieMarin.com and my tarot blog at InterrobangTarot.com. I have 2 tarot decks in the works that I hope to publish over the next few years.

For sneak peeks and updates on projects, follow me on
Instagram: @evviemarin (I'm most active on Instagram.)
Tumblr: evviemarin.tumblr.com
Pinterest: pinterest.com/evviemarin
Facebook: facebook.com/EvvieMaeveMarin


Thanks for taking the time to check out my work. Cheers!

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  • Evvie Marin

    Owner, Creator, & Everything Else

    I’m an illustrator from Massachusetts with a background in theatre design and a passion for watercolor and ink. My aesthetic can best be summed up as TV witch + lumberjack. I get my inspiration from natural history, folklore, & esoterica.

Production partners

  • Professional Print Shop

    Kenmore, NY

    A family run professional print company in upstate New York, specializing in archival quality photographic and giclée fine art prints. They manufacture and drop-ship my fine art prints, which are made to order.

  • Professional Print Shop

    Northampton, MA

    A small, woman-owned print shop helps me manufacture high quality digital prints of my artwork. I send them hi-res files of my artwork, they send me gorgeous art prints.

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