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A printed sketchbook collection. 52 art pieces. One sketch every Tuesday.
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Hi! I'm Elaine, a California-based illustrator. You might know me from the Disney Women Series, which went viral on Tumblr and Imgur. 

I'm currently creating The Tempest and the Fire, a Beauty and the Beast retelling of my own.

My artistic passion lies in visualizing the internal mind in an external form. Because of this constant search for meaning, every element in my painting needs to have symbolism and hidden layers, which over time became a double-edged sword. 

On the one hand, it lent depth to my work, but on the other hand my output slowed to a crawl. 

Some examples of my finished work
Some examples of my finished work

I couldn't remove myself from the "why" - everything needed to have a reason and a story. I would spend hours researching the symbolism behind props I would use in my paintings, even down to the specific kind of flower that would appear in the scene. 

Sketching for sketching's sake paralyzed me. I would stare at a blank piece of paper and not commit a single line because the idea hadn't formed in my head.

So to fix that problem, I started Sketch Tuesdays.  

*Mockup book. Final design is subject to change.
*Mockup book. Final design is subject to change.

In 2018, I gave myself a goal. I would spend one day - Tuesday - to sketch. My time limit was 24 hours; I could not touch the sketch after that. I would post it to social media and let it go. I did this for the entire year.

My focus was to not be so precious over the work, to let "happy accidents" happen, and have the looseness form part of the story.

This sketchbook is the culmination of this year's effort. 

Thank You

I want to specifically thank my patrons on Patreon that helped my switch to become an independent artist. Sketch Tuesdays literally wouldn't have started without their support. 

I'd also like to thank my followers, and also you for reading this far!

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 International Customs Charges 

Please note that I am not responsible for any customs duties that may be encountered in your country once the product has been shipped. Please consult your post office for more information.

Risks and challenges

The book is complete, and the only risk associated with this would be delays in printing and shipping.

I've published a book before, so I'm aware of printing/shipping mistakes and will do my best to remedy them when there is an issue. I am a one-man show, so I ask for your patience and understanding!

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