ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Paul, Ryan, Elizabeth, Melanie, Cassidy, Nadia, Kesia, Matt, Hudson, Katrina, Norah, and Melissa

Davin Abegg

“Some favorite drawings I’ve done so far this year.”




Paul Asay

“Missin’ Sunny Skies and Sunday Yellows.” 💛☀️




Ryan Bangerter

“A commission I did a few weeks ago of Madeline & Badeline from #Celeste for my nephew Logan.”




Elizabeth Brown

“New year! New gig! Excited to join the team at Love Communications as Art Director!”




Melanie Bunch

“Happy Lunar New Year!”

“Artwork that I did! It will be on t-shirts, will be modified for the medals at the event, and I’ll also be designling a poster for the event later this week!”




Cassidy Demkov

“New stamp created from one of my floral illustrations.” 💛

“All set up Salt & Honey on 9th & 9th and will have a small set up at Fashion Place mall for their Valentine’s market that starts tomorrow. I have Valentine’s cards that are perfect for anyone.”




Nadia Dolzhenko

“We drew cotton today.”

“Online class with Likh School.”




Kesia Timoteo Nielsen

Keen Studio




Matt Page

“I drew this for you.”

“Today’s post-workday wind down drawing.”

“Self portrait.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Another digital piece inspired by my short story currently in progress ‘Shade Hollow’.”




Katrina Parkinson

“An appropriate piece to post on a serene snowy day. Have you ever noticed how quiet it gets when it snows? If you stop and listen, you can almost hear the sound of the falling snowflakes. Graphite drawing from my sketchbook.”




Norah Strebel

“I’m testing out my new toy, a mini laser engraver! Soon I’ll be offering custom engraving for all sorts of wooden objects!”




Melissa Warner

“Avocado 🥑 from a tutorial by @e_olson_art#watercolor#watercolorpainting#100dayproject




ALUMNI FOCUS: Ryan, Lacee, Melanie, Sylvia, Cassidy, Saul, Amber, Esther, Hudson, Katrina, Jen, Cami, and Missy

Ryan Bangerter

“2022 has been a pretty big year for me. I finally got up the courage to sell my art at conventions, set a release date for my graphic novel, and even got some of my art in some storefronts! Here’s hoping 2023 is even better!

I’ll also have a dinosaur coloring book coming out sometime next year! I’ll keep you all posted on the details.”




Lacee Siler Black

“The theme this year is Chinese Zodiac. Here’s January through June. Enjoy!” 🧧🧧

“Add some fun lunar new year themed postcards to my Myrtilles & Co. Etsy shop. Rabbits for various aesthetics and tastes. Go check them outed.”

“Just uploaded some cheerful Valentines postcards to my myrtilles shop. Take a look and indulge in all that visual sugary goodness!”




Melanie Bunch

“My first gouache painting since art school! I got a little sketchbook and I am looking forward to painting on all of the pages!”My first gouache painting since art school! I got a little sketchbook and I am looking forward to painting on all of the pages!

This is a local reservoir that I visited in September.”




Sylvia Bunker

“Need some last min Christmas gifts? Run over to @saltandhoneymarket on 9th and 9th. Here’s a few things that will be there. The only place you can buy my earrings till after the new year. Some of the stickers that are available too.”




Cassidy Demkov

“Here’s a peek at the latest collection I designed for Pinkfresh Studio 💛




Saul Flores

“Adieu to the old and embrace the new 🗞️ With a clear goal in mind, it’s time to focus on turning aspirations into tangible accomplishments!”




Amber Giles

“You are the creative force of your life.” – Hank Smith

“Another year, another set of words. Some are goal related, some are things I look forward to doing and some are related to the person I want to become during 2023. 🙂

Happy New Year everyone. You are all wildly capable. Let’s make 2023 a better year in every aspect of our lives.

What would your 23 words for 2023 look like?”




Esther Longmore

“Here’s another newly released stamp set I designed for @stampinupofficial called Kind & Sincere. The sentiments are meant to be paired together in a number of ways. I love combining a big script with a smaller sans serif that has a short x-height.”

“@stampinupofficial released the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog today! Here’s a background stamp I designed called Hand-drawn Dots. Somehow the Concept Artist knew to use my brand colors. 😉

Fun fact: I also created the dieline for this treat packaging, which was released in a previous publication. (And the brushed brass butterflies!)”




Hudson Parkinson

“Here is my painting of the Siege of the Dwarven Hall! Back to drawing scenery and architecture now that the Runescript Tarot Kickstarter has ended. I came up with the idea for this battle scene while watching The Rings of Power.”

“Another digital painting I just finished!”




Katrina Parkinson

“Fresh off the easel! This mornings portrait study.”




Jennifer Terry

“I did the illustrations for these layouts and I’m really happy with how they turned out. Go check them out!”

https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/in-the-mag/




Cami Thurber

“I typically don’t share my art stuff on this page but I’m really proud of this one. I learned to gild and it’s elevating the shit out of my art as a lovely accent.”

“If you don’t already, please follow my art accounts.”
Instagram and TikTok @camithunderink




Missy Van Wagoner

“For that one child who gets a great idea and wants nothing else for his class valentines, because nothing else matters and it’s a life and death situation.

It may be a lil corny but look “It’s Corn!”. To all those CORNtastic Friends, this ones for you!

You’re welcome! And I’m sorry for the song to come and stay again for what seems like a bazillion years!”




2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest

The Visual Art & Design Department invites all Salt Lake Community College students to participate in a poster design contest announcing the 2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase.

This contest is open to all presently enrolled SLCC and SLCC Concurrent Enrollment students. Professionals, instructors, or students working as professionals are not eligible. Entrants must be able to verify student status.

The winning poster design will be used to promote the 2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase on campus as well as other venues and media. In addition, $200 will awarded to the winner.

For more information:

https://www.slcc.edu/visualart/art-shows/23-student-art-showcase.aspx




ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Keith, Cassidy, Saul, Alissa, Anamaye, Esther, Matt, Hudson, Jen, Miriam, and Paige

Davin Abegg

“It’s been a minute. Here’s a few of my favorite drawings I’ve done within the past couple months.”




Derek Ballard

From III Will Zine: @iamconduit of @despitedespair / @disarmoppression designed and printed these beautiful prints. They will be for sale at tomorrow’s benefit show with 100% of proceeds going to @rosepark_brownberets to distribute to families impacted by gentrification.”




Keith Beard

“Introspection” – Acrylic on canvas 48”x36”




Cassidy Demkov

“A page from my sketchbook + a few of the products that were created from them.”

@pinkfreshstudio Happy Holidays collection




Saul Flores

“To me, the combo of hotel stays with gorgeous wood finishes sounds like a winning plan.” 📷The Advenire, Autograph Collection

“Slow down so that you can enjoy important moments throughout the day.” ⏳




Alissa Hicks

“I love that I get to use my graphic design skills in a lot of different ways! Every day at work is always a good time and sometimes, I’ll even design something for myself!” 😄




Anamaye Lanayru

“ZooLights at #HogleZoo opens this Friday and I’m busy working away on a little animation showing the 12 Gifts of Conservation!”




Esther Longmore

“Here’s one of my most recent patterns.”




Matt Page

“Sketch to remind me of an idea I will explore further next year, after I finish the FDS book. Probably will end up as a zine.”

“I’ve been loving Wednesday. She’s a gothic and autistic icon. If her style takes off in the real world, it will be the best thing that ever happened to Hot Topic. You wouldn’t hear me complain.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Hudson’s Kickstarter is still going strong! Twenty three days to go. Due to inquiries from outside the U.S we are now shipping to ten countries including:
• United States
• United Kingdom
• Sweden
• Netherlands
• Canada
• Australia
• Germany
• Japan
• France
• Singapore

“Thanks for the support!”

“Nine days to go on the Kickstarter everyone! As a token of gratitude to all of you who have backed The Runescript Tarot project, we will now be including two FREE stickers featuring art from the Runescript Tarot deck for all backers who have pledged for a reward! Stickers will be automatically added to your orders, so there is no need to edit your pledge. These matte finish, vinyl stickers are water resistant and measure two inches. Stickers will be randomly selected for each order.”

“I didn’t get a lot of writing done while on our trip (the word count for NaNoWriMo is ridiculous 😅), but I did get a couple digital paintings done!”




Jennifer Terry

“I did the illustrations for this.” 😊




Miriam Volk

“Logo design” ✨

“When I volunteered for @sldesignweek to create some of their posts for design week.” ✨




Paige Wilson

“My Doodle book is here!✨

You can get yours in the link or on Amazon! 🌈 $12.99 https://linktr.ee/DiddlyDoodly

Having chronic anxiety made me want to make a book to help others find healthy outlets for stress. Tracing for focus and coloring for relief!

If you feel overwhelmed, try my book for 30 minutes and you will notice the interrupting thoughts will slowly disappear.

I’d love to see what kind of world you make with my book! Have fun and doodle on!”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Ryan, Melanie, Helen, Saul, Alissa, Anamaye, Sam, Esther, Matt, Katrina & Hudson, and Rachel

Davin Abegg

“Halloween is over.” #bnwnovember




Ryan Bangerter

“Another commission I did this month, of #sasakiandmiyano

“If you’d like your own commissioned art be sure to message me.”

“Here it is! It’s been 2 years since i first announced this project, and I’m excited to present to you the official cover art for #EmyandHerald

“It’s been a long road so far, and there is still plenty of work to go. I’d like to thank everyone for your support on the project! I couldn’t have gotten this far without you!”

“What’s next? I will be launching a #kickstartercampaign at the the beginning of next year. If you’d like support the project be sure to sign up for my mailing list! (dm me for details).”




Melanie Bunch

“Day 2 – The Familiar

Brush marker and colored pencil on multimedia paper.

I enjoyed drawing this clever fella!”

@centralart1 #noctoberchallenge2022

“Day 3 – Pumpkin Seeds

I struggled with inspiration for this prompt, but I’m very happy with my final result!”

@centralart1 #noctoberchallenge2022




Helen Cox

“Inktober Day 1: Gargrrrl (gargoyle)” #inktober2022 #helenluxinktober2022

“Inktober Day 4: Scallop” #inktober2022 #helenluxinktober2022




Saul Flores

“The season of autumn is to reconnect with nature, and I’ve been taking the time to appreciate the orange hue in a urban setting. 🍂 For me, to truly appreciate the fall, a little focus and creativity is essential!”




Alissa Hicks

“Inktober Day 2: Scurry featuring a mouse and the head witch from The Witches movie. This is always one of my favorites to watch!”




Anamaye Sakura Lanayru

“Having so much fun at the new job! Got to make a cute animation video about “not-so-spooky” friends for our BooLights events.” @HogleZoo




Sam Loertscher

“Fun times installing wall mural and lettering (insert “new heights bad pun here) after hours.”




Esther Longmore

“A handlettering project I did for my sister’s Relief Society Christmas party. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!”




Matt Page

“Lost.”

“Found.”

“Creation”

“Reunion”

“The shepherd. This drawing was inspired by something that came up when I was messing around with the AI art tool – AI inspiration in the comments.”




Katrina & Hudson Parkinson

“Some little dead things ready for the kiln. Hope everyone is having a fabulous spooky season!” ~ Black Rabbit Studios




Rachel Tonkovich

“Another sign design for my favorite place in Salt Lake @summit_aikikai

Come check out the new sign on 2100 S (and try out some Aikido while you’re at it)”




Juliann Law – Author & Illustrator!

Juliann Law is a freelance designer/illustrator and has been an adjunct instructor at SLCC for ten years. She teaches InDesign and Photoshop as well as other Graphic Communications classes. She is now an author and illustrator of the book “The World’s Longest Sock”!

“The World’s Longest Sock” shares the world’s fiercest knitting competition in a lively book about community, cooperation, and two knitters, Nina and Chuck, who are determined to create the world’s longest sock.

The world takes sides: Team Nina or Team Chuck. But will all the pressure cause them to unravel? This yarn about a competition out of control will charm the socks off readers of all ages and knitting abilities.

Juliann has shared the process of creating this book with her students, from sketching thumbnails and layout to getting an agent and a book deal, and then painting the final artwork, her students have watched the book progress and unfold.

Kudos to Juliann for this latest accomplishment! Well done!




ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Ryan, Alisa, Cassidy, Ben, Anamaye, Andrew, Matt, Stephanie, Jen, Em, Melissa

Davin Abegg

“It’S bEeN a WhiLe 👨‍🦲….. Here’s some drawings I’ve done.”




Derek Ballard

“Heads up friends, @teen_mortgage is coming to SLC on September 24th! I’ve been hoping for the chance to catch a live show and here it is! So pumped to have @thezissous and @sleepcultband playing as well. Come grab a slice, a riso print and enjoy the show!”

“Flyer illustrations by @kurtcoolbeans and the design / layout and less important stuff by me.”




Ryan Bangerter

“Just finished setting up for Day 1 at @fanxsaltlake if you’re at the convention be sure to come by and see me! I’m at booth A609 in artist alley.”




Alisa Bishop Bradley

https://www.livegame.dev/


“If you’re at PAXWest today, I will be on a panel at 7:30pm in the Sandworm theater! We’re making a little video game live in front of an audience! Kieran Lampert and are are gonna do our best as the art team >:)

There’s a definite loud sound warning, it’s a Doodle Jump clone. I did the background, the buttons, the platforms, and a logo. We sourced ideas and sfx from the audience!”

“Here’s a picture of us at the end! We had me and Kieran on art, a sound/music guy, a programmer and two hosts / hype guys.”




Cassidy Demkov

“Poppies inspired by my trip to Provence a few years ago. I’ve always heard of how amazing the lavender fields in Provence are but the poppy fields were an unexpected surprise. I always do little sketches to remember my trips by and I really love it when I can incorporate them into my work.”

“From sketches to patterns. I had lots of help from 🐈‍⬛ when I took this.”

‘”‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.'” ~ Albert Camus

“Autumn leaves print designed for The Foggy Dog.”

“‘One day you will look back and see that all along, you were blooming.'” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols

Pattern designed by Cassidy Demkov for Son de Flor. Photo steffimarla




Saul Flores

“Fall, day1.”🍁

“Back to work.” 🚧




Ben Heighton

“Started new job at Calyx Containers as a Pre-press Specialist. This is probably the best career move I’ve ever made. It feels like a huge step forward for me and I’m pretty excited about it.”

INK: Congratulations Ben!


Anamaye Sakura Lanayru

“I’m so excited to announce that I’m officially the Creative Works Supervisor at Hogle Zoo! What a fun first day getting to tour the zoo, having an animal encounter, and meeting so many awesome people!”
#graphicdesigner #newjob #hoglezoo #iloveanimals #lifeelevated

INK: Congratulations Anamaye!




Andrew Malin

“60 Years of Spider-man.”

“FanX has been a blast this year.

Chris Hoffman (left) and (me Andrew) – the Spider-fans at the 60 Years of Spider-man panel.”

“Here are pics from a couple of comic creator encounters we had a FanX 2022. Bob Hall (Spider-Man, Batman, Emperor Doom) had some wonderful industry stories he was kind enough to share.”

“We also met comic book royalty, Wendy and Richard Pini (Elfquest), who were some of the first comic creators to visit a Utah convention way back in the CONduit days. They couldn’t have been nicer!”




Matt Page

“Drawing I did for a work thing, but it turns out it was’t right for the work thing.”




Stephanie Smith

“I live for the D E T A I L S !!!!”

#weddingdetails#luxuryweddingdecor#utahweddingphotographer#parkcitywedding#parkcityweddingphotographer




Jen Terry

“Started new job at Salt Lake Magazine as Production Manager!”

INK: Congratulations Jen!




Em Veylupek

“Life is a Spectrum”

#handlettering#digitalart#illustration#mentalhealthawareness




Melissa Warner

“Portrait of Joey.”




ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Ryan, Alisa, Lacee, Melanie, Brant, Amber, Alissa, Matt, Katrina, Erin, Em, and Miriam

Derek Ballard

“Shirt design for Hemwick. This design is already a couple years old, I am just terrible about posting. Hard to express how absurdly creative, intense and talented this band is, so do yourself a favor and catch one of their shows to learn firsthand. While you are there snag a shirt.”

#hemwick#bandmerch#skulls#typography#screenprint




Ryan Bangerter

🎵And I just can’t wait until next Halloween ‘cause I’ve got some new ideas that will really make them scream.🎵

“I am myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

#sally#sallythenightmarebeforechristmas#thenightmarebeforechristmas#nightmarebeforechristmas#halloween#disney#disneyfanart#artwork#digitalart#fanart#girldrawing#halloweenartwork




Alisa Bishop Bradley

“Last day of ECCC!! Thank you to all my cool great friends who stopped by. ❤️ Also I bought a very on brand tiger hoodie.”




Lacee Siler Black

“I deem it a successful first run with my new little travel kit. A few things I wanted or forgot to grab, but overall 💯!! Thanks @ashleyglazierart for this opportunity to test my skills, and socialize with some fantastic artists.”




Melanie Bunch

“I made an Instagram reel for work. It cost 3 crayons. You should go check it out!”




Brant Caldwell

America First Calendar Contest:

“Vote for my photo for this wildflower photo contest…”




Amber Giles

“It’s the beginning of a new school year which means a new theme for a local elementary school!

This year the theme is Ride the Wave of Learning. My sister (a teacher at the school) sketched out what she wanted and I took her sketch and digitized it. I think it turned out really fun!

For those of you starting school this month, take the opportunity to ride the wave of learning! You never know what you might discover.” 🤙🏼🌊🏄‍♀️

#handlettering#lettering#surfboards#ridethewave#illustrator

“Late night lettering and some food for thought… ✍🏼💻🤔

#disconnect#reconnect#latenightlettering#photography#lettering#handlettering#design#typography#foodforthought




Alissa Hicks

“I just got back from New Orleans, where my work held a conference that I got to design! This was such a long time coming and I was so happy to finally share my work with people. Everyone seemed to have a good time!”

“On top of the fun activities, we all got to participate in our very own, private second line parade around the streets! I think it was an experience that no one will ever forget!”

“Here are a few pictures of some of my work (and one of the parade!)” 😁




Matt Page

“From Future Day Saints: The New Arrivals.”




Katrina Parkinson

“This piece is up for sale! An original oil painting this piece is a great large statement piece for an empty wall. Measures 3ft wide and 4ft tall. We built this custom canvas by hand. The sides of the canvas are painted so it does not have to be framed but would look great in one! The back of the canvas is papered, it comes with a hanging wire and it just received a coat of varnish.”

Price: $900.00

Blackrabbitarts@outlook.com




Erin Salazar

“I sorta drew it with that (tattoo) in mind.”




Em Veylupek

“Radiate don’t Discriminate No.1.”

#handlettering#digitalillustration#mentalhealthawareness

“Radiate don’t Discriminate No.2.”

#handlettering#digitalillustration#mentalhealthawareness




Miriam Volk

“Wine anyone?” 🍷

“I’m always down for a good wine and what’s better than a good California wine with a cool label!” 😎✨

“Are you one of those people who choose wine depending on its packaging?” ✨

#graphicdesign#packing#packagingdesign#design

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Paul, Derek, Ryan, Brant, Saul, Amber, Anamaye, Sam, Matt, Hudson, Norah, and Jen

Davin Abegg

“Was honored to be asked by @craftlakecity and @saveourgreatsaltlake to create a mini mural for an awesome outdoor art exhibit on Broadway in SLC along side a plethora of extremely talented local artists.”

“For more info on saving our great salt lake and to check out the other rad artwork visit: https://craftlakecity.com/celeb…/save-our-great-salt-lake/

FROM KSL.COM:

Art is a good teacher

FROM HELEN COX:

“Davin did a rad illustration of our band, @thefeverdrift. Catch us at the DLC (inside Quarters arcade) next Friday, July 15 with our friends @magdavegaslc and @fight.the.future. Gonna be a good one!”

“I’ll be drawing temporary tattoos at the @craftlakecity booth at DIY fest! Come say hi if you’re there at these times:

Friday 5 – 7:30 pm
Saturday noon – 2 pm
Sunday 3 – 6 pm




Paul Asay

“July baseball.”

“Salt Lake Sunsets.” 😍




Derek Ballard

“We ( @neuergeist ) had the opportunity to contribute a piece for @craftlakecity’s Celebration of the Hand, focusing on the Great Salt Lake. This lake is integral to our ecosystem and is worth protecting, worth fighting business interests for. We were honored to participate in this project, please swipe through for more photos and video, and check out all of the artists’ work around downtown SLC! And please check out and support the critical work @saveourgreatsaltlake is doing.”

#saveourgreatsaltlake#craftlakecity#downtownslc#saltlakecity




Ryan Bangerter

“Hey! Pst… Wanna be a Magical Girl?”

#kyubey#puellamagimadokamagica#magicalgirl#anime#animeart#animeartwork#cat#cute#cutesy#cuteanimal#animefanart#artwork#digitalart#artistsoninstagram

“A commission I did for @hollee_design this weekend of #Teshin from #Warframe




Brant Caldwell

“Tree”

“Trail to Ensign Peak”




Saul Flores

“Our perceptions are the echoes of our moods 🪐 art allows us all to connect.”




Amber Giles

“Logo for new small business So Massage LLC. This logo was created for my good friend Eliott Wilson, a licensed massage therapist who just started his own business after working in the massage industry for 10+ years. He wanted something that was text only with a wide, short font. I really love how it turned out! If you’re in the Salt Lake Valley and are in need of a great massage therapist, you can schedule an appointment with Eliott at so-massage.square.site

Congratulations on your new logo and new business, Eliott!”

#massage#logo#blackandwhite#somassage#mefirst#typography#design#branding




Anamaye Lanayru

“Getting to create emojis and expand my brand as I finally made Affiliate on my twitch stream!”

#illustration #illustrator #emoji #selfbranding #brand #twitch #twitchstreamer

“Cover images and banners to brand and personalize my twitch stream.” #illustration #illustrator #procreate #twitchstreamer #selfbranding




Sam Loertscher

“IG Builder sign art, production and installation…. Installation in beautiful scenery to boot!”

#signage#buildersigns#design#graphicdesign#signmakers#signage#homebuilders#constructionsigns

“Simple and clean vehicle graphic. Before & After Silver Metallic on red looks.” 🔥




Matt Page

“It’s a great honor to have my book, Future Day Saints: Welcome To New Zion included in the Association For Mormon Letters’ list of 100 significant works of Mormon literature.”

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/54546049-future-day-saints

“This coming weekend I will have a table selling my art at the Sunstone Symposium in Sandy, UT. If you’re around, you should drop by. I will be debuting three new products: a new ashcan/art zine ($10), 6” holographic stickers ($5), and a pack of 12 pogs + a slammer ($15). Plus, of course, all of my regular books and cards.”

“Sketched out some scenes from the life of Mahonri, the blind prophet of Moriancum.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Here are three of Hudson’s latest Tarot cards! I’m behind on sharing these so I will start posting them in groups of three.

Ten of Wands: The Ten of Wands notes that you are taking on an extra burden, a heavier workload, or greater responsibility.

Eight of Pentacles: This card indicates a time of hard work, commitment, diligence, and dedication.

Seven of Blades: Represents deception, lies, trickery, cheating, and lack of conscience.”




Norah Strebel

FROM BARK OUT LOUD

“Another HAPPY client!!! Thanks to Laurie Crosswell at Equisan for trusting me with creating a new logo for her business.”

FROM EQUISAN, ANIMAL MASSAGE THERAPY

“Giving the business a fresh look with the help of Norah Strebel at BarkOutLoudDecals, graphic artist, and Kelly Eckhart, photographer. Super excited!”




Jen Terry

“So I’ve spent two days working on this waking nightmare of a drawing and I’m imprinting this image on all of your brains.” #inapickle#sexypickle#dillwithit#drawingpickles




ALUMNI FOCUS: Melanie, Cassidy, Saul, Amber, Amy, Matt, Katrina and Hudson, Sam, Cami, Missy, Em, and Lauren

Melanie Bunch

“IT’S HERE!!!!! I’m a winner! Congrats to the whole team from work. This Telly award is a pretty cool achievement. Of COURSE I’m going to do a photoshoot!

“I storyboarded and helped guide the final look and feel of my company’s brand anthem video.”

Fun fact: I worked on the winning project last year while wearing a respirator mask! It’s only an obstacle if you treat it like one. A big thanks to my employers, Ruff Tuff Products, for understanding my need to stay safe.”

I just finished this portrait of my little roommate, Fenrir! He was just 6 weeks old in my reference photo – he’s grown up so much since then! I’ll be posting a progress video soon on my Instagram account: @melanie_creates_it




Cassidy Demkov

“Do you prefer the beach or the pool?

I love the beach but I definitely prefer swimming in a pool unless the water is clear enough that I can see what I am swimming with.” 😅




Saul Flores

“Everything can be captured perfectly, from the streets to the buildings.” 🚗




Amber Giles

“Just a quick reminder. 💕 I created this piece for a Lettering Composition course taught by @typeaffiliated and finally was able to digitize it! It’s a phrase that has been going through my head for a while. You can do anything you set your heart on doing.” ☺️

#youhavegotthis#heart#youcandothis#handlettering#handwriting#lettering#pencil#pen#digital#oval#youcan




Amy McDonald

From Utah Cultural Alliance:

“Congratulations to our 2022 UCA Awardees! On Thursday, June 30 at 12 PM, join us at Culture Connect to honor Amy McDonald of Brolly Arts and Ogden Contemporary Arts for the excellence they demonstrate within the Utah cultural industry. Learn more about our 2022 Awardees using the link.”

https://buff.ly/3OI1fAx

#UTCulture#UtahArts#CultureConnect#CultureConnect2022




Matt Page

“Work in progress.”

“New Future Day Saints ashcan will debut at Sunstone Symposium next month. I’m currently working on volume 3 (The New Arrivals) and it will come out next year. This zine will be a sneak peek as to what’s to come.

Ashcan is a term from back in the day for a cheap, small, usually black and white comic they would print to establish a trademark for upcoming titles. In the 80s and 90s, they started releasing ashcan comics as prototypes and for promotional use. They became collectors items.

This will be the second Future Day Saints ashcan I will be releasing. The first was released last year as part of bundles with my second FDS volume. My ashcans contain sketches and process art. It’s basically a zine with background art from the book.”




Katrina Parkinson

“Katrina here! Behold, my biggest oil painting yet. Hudson and I built this 3ft X 4ft custom canvas ourselves. I have been spending lots of time painting hands lately. Hopefully I will keep better! This original will be up for sale on our website shortly. We will also have art print options available. I will be doing a varnishing video for this price soon as well now that it is dry.”

#oilpainting #paintinghands #reachforthelight #darkmist #inthedarkness #alightinthedark #illustration #painting #realism #artforsale #buyartfromartists #buyartonline #supportartists

Hudson Parkinson

“The Queen of Pentacles. This one turned out quite dramatic in color pallet and design. This card represents having the ability to balance the responsibilities of being a loving, nurturing parent figure while also maintaining financial support for your family. Thanks to @theposearchives for the photo reference for this piece!”




Sam Loertscher

“Sign Refurbish For Local Neighborhood Market, Shop N Go.”

#signs#graphics#design#signmakers#SaltLakeCity#shoplocal




Cami Thurber

“BIG NEWS: I have graduated my apprenticeship and am now tattooing regularly in the shop! I am grateful for all that I have learned and will be eternally in awe of my fabulous mentor @therealbobbyleeblack. Mushy stuff aside, I am accepting new clients and walk-ins at the Wadsworth/Hampden Freaky’s! Immediately! Like…now! DM to get in my chair.”

“New website up. Send people my way.”

https://www.camithunder.com




Missy van Wagoner

“Summer Days! Summer Sunsets! Summer Loving! Maybe one morning I could wake up early enough to catch a sunrise? Lol
I struggle in the morning”




Em Veylupek

“Master Disaster—life is organized chaos.”

#handlettering#sketchbook#drawing#mentalhealthawareness




Lauren Waters

“Some more paper patterns from Market Square. Besides the cats and pigs my dad would draw on our church programs, horses were one of the first animals I learned to draw as a child. I may not ride ‘em, but I’ll draw ‘em.” 🐎

“E-I-E-I-O!” 🐎🕊🐖🐑




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