ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Sharon, Vince, Lacee, Cassidy, Brittani, Anamaye, Matt, Katrina, & Jen

Davin Abegg

“It’s been a minute since I’ve shared some of my recent drawings on here so here you go!”



Sharon Salmond Armstrong

“My students did a great job yesterday and today on their sidewalk chalk art. If you get a chance to go by Legacy Junior High I would highly recommend checking them out.”



Vince Bayless

“2021 Day 148: Air”

“Jim Bob Drawing Show prompt 5/27/21-Ironic Creature.”



Lacee Black

“How do you feel about revisiting old work? Lately I have been wanting to expand on this marigold pattern I created back in 2018 for a pattern challenge. I thought it would be fun to use it as a base to create more illustrations and patterns as a collection. Then, the question of whether to retain the look and feel of the original illustration style or to update it with the more current style I have been using for digital illustrations.”

“One more kid down! Now on to the pattern!!”

“And the pattern revamp is finally done! This was a lot of fun to do. Thanks for all the feedback and look forward to more patterns to go with this one.”



Cassidy Demkov

“A little floral I did for a recent project. I really love a good monotone floral but the color version was pretty too. Which is your favorite?”

“Have a great week.” 💛



Brittani Hodgkinson

“I LOVE haute couture! And Cruella has some crazy good pieces.”



Anamaye Sakura Lanayru

“It’s hot out there this week so we’re working from home if we can. Love this cute header graphic I made to make sure the department is informed.”



Matt Page

“T-shirt featuring a character from my book series. Those who are members of the Future Day Saints Fan Club know where to find it, everyone else will have to wait on the book, which comes out sometime soon.”

“Last night I learned that I won the 2021 Association for Mormon Letters Award for comics for my book Future Day Saints: Welcome To New Zion. I was frantically busy last night and didn’t have a chance to properly respond, but I would like to now.

It is a huge honor to have my little book recognized by AML, a juried award given out annually to the best works “by, for, and about Mormons.” It was an honor to be among the other nominees in all of the categories.

To be honest it came as a huge surprise. I never expected Future Day Saints to take off the way it has. It’s approach is so niche and esoteric that I was worried that nobody would get or care what I was trying to do.

So a huge thanks to AML and a huge thanks to everyone who has supported Future Day Saints over the last year. To those who interviewed me, reviewed my book, and asked me to speak to your classes. You can’t know how much it means to me.”

PHOTO of Two Books: Blair Hodges



Katrina Parkinson

From Black Rabbit Studio:

“Last night was the last session of our eight week Portrait Drawing workshop! We had five amazing students in this class. Here is the last portrait demo created by instructor Katrina Flores. Thanks to all who participated!”

“I’m being encouraged by Hudson to work in my sketch book at least fifteen minutes a day during what has been a bit of a struggle in my life when it comes to my artistic endeavors. Tonight’s practice piece resulted in this mystical beauty. Sometimes a simple practice piece can result in something quite lovely. Some days I wish I had horns!” 🖤



Jen Terry

Cover update



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