Illustrations

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The process of illustrating comes from a need to express a concept. It gives life, expression, and meaning to subjects placed on the page and makes viewers connect with them one way or another.

Jen’s works often feature subjects who seem to have a zen-like quality to them. Creatures rarely smile or move facial features, while their eyes are full of emotion, ease, and a seeming all-knowingness.

How do you offset a heavy force like zen? Color palette with colors that express the intent like light pastels for an ethereal feel and bright warm colors for action and playfulness. How the background interacts with the foreground is another key factor. In the Yarnball series, each animal subject is shroud in a dream-like scene, wrapped in half finished crochet forms. The background is sprawled with floating yarn balls, unraveling to create these envelopes.

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