really wild

8 Aug

A few months ago I was elated when Poz Watson of Digital Artist Magazine (in UK) contacted me to do an interview about the new wave of animal illustration. Poz found my work via the web: another testament to the positives of working hard to create an online portfolio, blog, shop and identity. Titled “Really Wild” the feature spanned 3 two-page spreads and featured three other unique and talented wildlife artists: Jennifer Miller, Amber Hill, Nicholas Di Genova. I was asked some great questions that really analyzed my artwork, me as an artist as well as my connection to animals and the natural world. Poz wrote an eloquent article about the current shift in wildlife illustration and touched on something poignant: it is not the naturalist or Audubon style it used to be, it is something new.I was heavily quoted throughout the article and images of my work printed alongside the text included a shaped etching “A Tender Moment” as well as two of my screenprinted moleskines “The Molecular Bear” and “The Filigree Deer.” They also did a really cool “creative evolution” timeline which chronicled 5 poignant experiences pivotal to each artists’ path towards becoming a wildlife illustrator. I am so proud to have been selected as an artist for this feature; to be sought out for an article rather than submitting for one, is quite the honor. To get your copy of this particular issue (#22) of digital artist magazine, you can order it online here. It is a gorgeous publication and the article is well worth the read!

12 Responses to “really wild”

  1. kimi 08/08/2011 at 16:31 #

    Congratulations Jessica! What a great feature and interesting article! You totally deserve it. :)

  2. Jeannine | SaylorMade 08/08/2011 at 17:10 #

    Fantastic article & what an honour to be sought out. Yey yey!

  3. Thuraya Lynn 08/08/2011 at 17:19 #

    Wow! I love this magazine, what a great feature and ‘you’ look amazing in it!
    Good job!

  4. rica 08/08/2011 at 19:49 #

    wowowow! this is super cooooool! congratulations! proud to be an owner of an original ;)

  5. Russelle Adams 08/08/2011 at 21:47 #

    YAY! You sooooo deserve it! Your work is beautiful! Congratulations!!! Man..I want to buy this magazine!..and check it out!!

  6. Anna Jane Searle 09/08/2011 at 02:08 #

    OMG….This is fantastic…WELL DONE

  7. Anna Jane Searle 09/08/2011 at 02:10 #

    the link to the magazine does not work…it says page not found :(

    • naturesmyfriend 15/08/2011 at 11:32 #

      It should be all fixed my darling :) sorry for any troubles.

  8. valeria poropat 11/08/2011 at 12:31 #

    Congratulations dear!!!!

  9. Kye Sangha 15/08/2011 at 11:21 #

    Great blog-congratulations on some really nice exposure! Also, have I told you the bear is my favorite?? I’m so glad he’s home with me, but instead of scribbling in that moleskin I’m seriously considering having it framed!

    • naturesmyfriend 15/08/2011 at 11:32 #

      Nothing wrong with doing that! it’s just as much a piece of fine-art as it is functional!

  10. naturesmyfriend 15/08/2011 at 11:32 #


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