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I'm thinking about changing my username to something more resembling my real name. Lots of illustrators use their real names for their online presence and I think that's the way to go for me.
I Remember by orinocou
I Remember
Drawing prompt for Children's Book Illustration. We had 5 minutes to write as many memories from our childhood as we could. Then we had another 5 minutes to pick one and write everything about that one memory. Where we were, how we felt, taste, smell, etc.

My memory is of the secret hiding place under the shelves in the corner of the playroom. Dad brought home a ream of used paper and I taped together curtains. I felt happy and cozy in my little world-inside-a-world.

About 1 1/2 hours work using micron pens and copic markers. The final version is due next week so I will share that with you too.
Tiger In Field by orinocou
Tiger In Field
More practice with a digital collage technique. Next time I will not place my subject dead front and center. For a more interesting composition it would be better if the tiger were more to one side. That's what the practicing is for. Onwards!
Quiet Scene by orinocou
Quiet Scene
Sunday was a misty, drizzly day. We stopped at Smith and Bybee Natural Area in North Portland to look for Great Blue Herons, and found two! They were way out there on the water, easily to miss because of the heavy brush.

This piece is after Jon Klassen's style, made from scanning in brush marks and digitally cutting and pasting them together. Kind of like collage, where the goal is to work with whole shapes instead of outlines. Then heavy use of the adjustment layers in Photoshop, like multiply and overlay. This is my attempt to push shape over linework... it requires a different way of thinking about how to make pictures. I made screenshots of my progress on this thing, which I'd like to share with you sometime.

Klassen does a lot of kid's books. They're really nice.
I have a portfolio website now: Longtime followers will remember I used this URL originally for the Final Fantasy 6 Comic project before it went on hiatus. I still don't have a plan for where exactly that comic will live...for now I'm happy just keeping it on DeviantART.

Webdesign and code writing is a weak point for me, always has been, but this site was put together using a Squarespace template. I'm happy with it. It's slick-looking, showing the stuff I am proudest of. Still trying to get the hang of some of the features though.

And I have a tumblr account. You know its mostly scribbles and reblogs from things that make me laugh or that I want to refer to later. There's a lot of FF6 posts and reblogs there, because... well, there's no "because". It just is. :)

Anyway- happy new year! Did you guys all live it up? Here's to 2015- so full of promise. Make it your goal to do art every day, in some form. It will do your heart good.
  • Mood: Caring
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Watching: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Eating: guacamole
  • Drinking: tea


J. E. Hutchinson
United States
Current Residence: Illinois
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Favourite genre of music: Country
Favourite style of art: western-style comics
Operating System: Mac OS X Version 10.3.9
MP3 player of choice: itunes
Wallpaper of choice: Doctor Who

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drake-rex Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Helping bandana by drake-rex
drake-rex Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Feliz cumpleaños amiga! :glomp:
RobotnikHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday, you talented artist you! :glomp:
MegaMan0X Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
Shinto-Cetra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! Good luck in your art school!
Icedragon300 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
:iconballoonplz: Happy Birthday :iconcakeplz: :iconballoonplz: :D
Bealmeister Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
RomadE Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, orin! :cake:
Magnaflux Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Happy birthday in a few days! I never use Deviantart and I don't know if you do but I just happen to be on five days before your birthday so yah! Hope the comics are still going on well and what not
orinocou Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Aw! That is so sweet! Thank you for the well wishes. I appreciate it very much.
MaronaPossessed Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Is your site gonna be updated soon? Looks like it was taken down or something:X
InkMyst Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, my brother and sister just started playing FFVI for the fiftieth time this weekend when I found your Final Fantasy comic. My sister and I read straight through it and could not stop laughing! It's fabulous! I really hope you decide to continue it!! Love 

Grovyle Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I am happy you are making the most awesome comic ever, FF6 ^_^ though I do not understand the numbers of some pages, it looks like some are missing because I did not find them in search ^^; but even without them it is very awesome ^^
Arulein Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
hey there, I was just thinking about you (I'm replaying FF6 and went "say, whatever happened to...") and went to find the old site is basically gone? Do you think you'll ever restart it? Sorry if you're tired of hearing/answering this question, I just didn't see it anywhere else on the journal so I thought I'd ask.

Glad to see you're still doing comics and other art. Very funny 8 pager. I love the wordless ones, the pictures tell it all. Hope life is treating you well and keep doing what makes you happy :-)
RennaLorie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
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