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Linda Carruth

illustration of Inspiration was the forest fires out west. So much destroyed, while the world watches. Birds, wildlife are in peril, losing habitat, and people are losing their homes.book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article
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illustration of Whimsical, mechanical drawings, metal framework, quarter moon. A matronly moon seems captivated by a starstruck pixie dancing within a gilded framework.book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,article illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,romance magazine,antiques magazine,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover,dvd cover,bluray cover,media cover,book cover artist,magazine cover artist,poster art
illustration of Spirit explores a life ended, where the memories are there, but we just can't quite see all of it with our mind's eye. spirit,ghost,phantom,memory,semblance,vestige,after death,book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,article illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,romance magazine,antiques magazine,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,media cover,book cover artist,magazine cover artist,surface design,edgy photo illustration,poster art
illustration of When trying to go to sleep, the brain shouts its warnings and what ifs. Banish the demons with a walk in the city on a rainy night. late night,after dark,after hours,walking,city nights,rainy night,book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,article
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illustration of A whimsical approach to the relationship between the natural and the mechanical.mechanical drawing,moth,insect,grungy,asymmetry,watercolor,book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,article
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illustration of A whimsical bit of symbolism in a forest scene with golden strung flowers and birds watching a peacock perched on a filigree moon with a lace skirt and suspended jewels. plummet,falling,peacock,jewels,book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,article
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illustration of Midwest hummingbirds leave in mid-September. Summer gives way to fall, which gives way to winter, so we all try to grab one last bit of summer. migration,seasons,hummingbird,picturesque,book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,article
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illustration of Impasse. Captive. Crisis. Virus. Haunting words all.pandemic,quarantine,coronavirus,grunge,american flag,book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article
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illustration of Time has almost run out. It's not that there were no warnings; it's just that the warnings have not been heeded. climate change,environment,peril,danger,global killer,perish,earth,book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,article
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illustration of Looking up to the heavens, while a single tear falls. Mixed feelings and fragmented thoughts going in multiple directions. death,separation,hearts,love,tears,romantic,vintage,book cover,editorial collage,editorial art,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,article
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illustration of Couple crossing a bridge in a snow storm. book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article
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illustration of Unbranded cover artwork for a color card catalog for powder coating products. industrial magazine,industrial magazine cover,industrial catalog cover,industrial directory ad,environmental products,powder coating catalog,industrial coating manufacturer catalog,industrial materials catalog,sustainable product manufacturing,trade magazine,technology magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,media cover art,cover artist,surface design,licensing
illustration of Unbranded cover artwork for a color card catalog for powder coating products. industrial magazine,industrial magazine cover,industrial catalog cover,industrial directory ad,environmental products,powder coating catalog,industrial coating manufacturer catalog,industrial materials catalog,sustainable product manufacturing,trade magazine,technology magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,media cover art,cover artist,surface design,licensing
illustration of Mystery novel,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,romance magazine,antiques magazine,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,dvd cover art,bluray cover,media cover art,book cover artist,magazine cover artist,surface design,licensing,edgy photo illustration,poster art
illustration of Environmental issues concern the entire world and all the creatures living in it. book cover,environmental grunge,photo illustration,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,dvd cover art,bluray cover art,media cover art,book cover artist,surface design,licensing,children's book illustrator,children's book illustration,environmental,political,endangered species,endangered animals
illustration of Kitchen counter illustration for a cookbook.
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illustration of Drawn in Illustrator and rendered in Photoshop; detailed component in a larger illustration. musical instrument,musical instrument catalog,music magazine,concert,sheet music,violin and bow,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,romance magazine,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,dvd cover art,bluray cover,media cover art
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illustration of Icons represent food, water, light, oxygen, and shelter, things that life needs to sustain itself. web illustration,web icons,interactive icons,poster art,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,cover artist,media cover art,book cover artist,surface design,licensing,habitat,abode,vector icons,buttons,climate change,global warming,sustainable,environment,ecology,green living,icon artist
illustration of Deserted factory, to do as one pleases. book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,simple pleasures,liquor ad,poster art,liquor,bourbon bottle,jack daniels,high heels,violin,musical instrument,warehouse,factory windows,brick wall,cement,abandoned building,sheet music,lead in illustration,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,media cover art,book cover artist,surface design,licensing,product illustration,product artist,realistic
illustration of Railcar vector illustration for informational brochure. catalog,brochure,owners manual,service manual,line card,industrial ad,consumer ad,trade magazine,industrial magazine,industrial directory,field guide,information publication
illustration of Illustration of a Honda Shadow motorcycle. motorcycle magazine,biker magazine,motorcycle enthusiast magazine,motorcycle book cover,poster art,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article,illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,dvd cover art,bluray cover,media cover art,book cover artist,magazine cover artist,surface design,licensing,chrome,tires,biker,product illustrator,product artist,realistic,spokes
illustration of V-twin engine illustration against a rippled American flag. motorcycle magazine,biker magazine,motorcycle enthusiast magazine,motorcyle book cover,poster art,book cover,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,media cover art,book cover artist,magazine cover artist,licensing,surafce design,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,vtwin engine,chrome,gradient mesh,biker,product illustrator,product artist,realistic
illustration of 1957 Chevy illustration with photo illustration background. automotive magazine,automobile cover,automotive collector,poster art,classic car magazine,car enthusiast,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,antique car,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,media cover art,book cover artist,magazine cover artist,surface design,licensing,lead in illustration,surface design,licensing,product illustrator,product artist,realistic
illustration of These vessels are representative of glass pieces illustrated for a product catalog and corresponding web site. industrial catalog,laboratory glass,glass manufacturing,glass distributor,trade magazine,industrial ad,industrial directory,manufacturer catalog,manufacturer brochure,glass blower,fused quartz,labware,product illustrator,product artist,semiconductor ware,realistic,scientific,blown glass,industrial
illustration of Two daffodils, drawn in Illustrator and rendered in Photoshop. flower catalog,bulb catalog,floral,flower,home decor,poster art,product illustrator,botanical,package illustration,product artist,realistic,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article,illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,romance magazine,antiques magazine,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,media cover art,book cover artist,surface design,licensing,jonquils,narcissus
illustration of Airbrush drawn conventionally, rendered in Photoshop. art magazine,art supply catalog,airbrush magazine,t-shirt artist magazine,poster art,chrome,metallic,shiny,metals,product illustrator,product artist,realistic,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,cover artist,cd cover art,dvd cover art,media cover art,surface design,licensing,liquid,splash,wet,drips,drops,airbrush
illustration of Custom and laboratory glass pieces illustrated for a product catalog and corresponding web site. industrial catalog,laboratory glass,glass manufacturing,glass distributor,trade magazine,industrial ad,industrial directory,manufacturer catalog,manufacturer brochure,glass blower,fused quartz labware,product illustrator,semiconductor ware,product artist,realistic,scientific,blown glass,industrial,custom glass,reverse illustration
illustration of All vector illustration made up of mainly gradient mesh objects in Illustrator. motorcycle magazine,biker magazine,motorcycle enthusiast magazine,motorcyle book cover,poster art,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,media cover art,book cover artist,magazine cover artist,surface design,licensing,lead in illustration,illustration,chrome,brushed aluminum,billet,gradient mesh,biker,product illustrator,product artist,realistic
illustration of Sketchy cartoon coaster illustration created as t-shirt and merchandise art for a coaster enthusiast website. roller coaster group,theme park,poster art,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine
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illustration of Type created and mechanically beveled in Illustrator, rendered in Photoshop. metallic type,beveled type,illustrated type,gold letters,brass letters,bronze letters,typography illustration,poster art,gardening,seed packaging,package illustration,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine
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illustration of Vector illustration drawn and rendered in Illustrator using gradient mesh objects. flower catalog,bulb catalog,floral,flower,home decor,product illustrator,package illustration,product artist,botanical,realistic,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article,illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,romance magazine,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,dvd cover art,media cover art,book cover artist,surface design,licensing,poster art
illustration of Vector illustration of the front wheel of a motorcycle fitted with a “baby moon” chrome axle cover, drawn and rendered in Illustrator. motorcycle magazine,biker magazine,motorcycle enthusiast magazine,motorcyle book cover,poster art,biker,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,media cover art,book cover artist,surface design,licensing,lead in illustration,chrome,aluminum,billet,product illustrator,product artist,realistic,automotive
illustration of Three hearts, one inside the other, illustration for audio CD cover. romance magazine,cover artist,cd cover art,media cover art,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,romance magazine,novel art,novel cover,book cover artist,surface design,licensing,edgy illustration,package illustration,packaging art,cover art,product artist,explosion,reborn,imagination,the blue pearl
illustration of Vector illustration of the tail end of a 1957 Chevy BelAir, 2-tone blue and white. automotive magazine,automotive cover,automotive collector,poster art,classic car magazine,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,antiques magazine,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,media cover art,book cover artist,magazine cover artist,surface design,licensing,lead in illustration,illustration,surface design,licensing
illustration of Lettering drawn in Illustrator, rendered in Photoshop. The vector paths made for precise masking in the rendering process. metallic type,chrome type,lettering illustration,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,illustration,novel art,novel cover,cover artist,cd cover art,dvd cover art,bluray cover,media cover art,book cover artist,surface design,licensing,poster art,product illustrator,product artist,night sky,stars
illustration of Finished illustration created as the last of nine frames for a web animation depicting the manufacturing process of blister packaging. blister pack,ballpoint pens,transparent plastic,web animation,animation frames,web illustration,school supplies ad,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,illustration,advertisement,product artist,cover artist,media cover art,surface design,licensing,information graphics,infographic,product illustrator,packaging illustration,package art,realistic
illustration of A vector door and frame created in Illustrator, some neon type created in Photoshop, and some manually warped type with mapped and shaded images. photo illustration,illustration,photo mapping,web illustration,poster art,book cover,trade magazine,consumer magazine,editorial magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,novel art,novel cover,nonfiction book cover,cover artist,cd cover art,media cover art,surface design,licensing,product illustrator,product artist,open door
illustration of Illustration created for an industrial ad for semiconductor products. industrial catalog,laboratory glass,glass manufacturing,glass distributor,web illustration,manufacturer,laboratory,scientific,trade magazine,magazine article illustration,lead in illustration,technical article illustration,illustration,catalog cover artist,manufacturer catalog,industrial directory,media cover art,product illustrator,product artist,realistic,glass,industrial glass,prism
illustration of The Statue of Liberty drawing was the first stage of a larger project. The end product was an embossed print of Lady Liberty, suitable for framing. A sculpted die was needed for the process, but before one could be made, an accurate, highly detailed line drawing was needed. Tedious research was conducted to make the drawing as detailed and accurate as humanly possible. The final drawing was done in Illustrator. americana,statue,art for engraving,engraver illustration,engraver drawing
illustration of After sketching, the final vector art was created in Illustrator. Ultimately, the drawing was etched onto a crystal tray as part of a sales award. Because this was an illustration for an engraver, the details had to be simple, but perfectly mechanical, which explains why some of the details were simple shapes. It is simplistic in the illustration, but precisely intricate in the engraving. famous places,travel brochure,travel catalog,stylized building,techical artist,technical illustration

Profile

Illustration brings life to a subject like no photograph can. Concept and mood become malleable through color and style, while capturing a realism undeterred by surroundings. Surroundings, reflections, and shadows can be created to enhance the subject, creating a space uniquely its own. Photo-realistic illustration portrays the subject in a lifelike style that is removed from ambient distractions and camera distortion. Stylized illustration adds a mood, an attitude, while sporting a clean, simplified look. Linda Carruth has been illustrating detailed shiny objects for over 30 years. She uses mechanical drawing methods and traditional rendering techniques, utilizing today's digital tools. Linda also specializes in photo-illustration, using photographic pieces and bits of ephemera, blending them to bring concepts to life.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Black & White, Cartoon, Collage, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Fine Art, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Montage, Photoillustration, Realism, Special Effects, Stylized, Technical, Texture, Decorative, Floral, Pattern, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Motion, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Editorial, Fantasy, Food, Icons, Industrial, Information Graphics, Leisure, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Product, Religious, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Still Life, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban, Branding, Surface Design