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Street banner hanging in New York City. digital, vector, Adobe, Adobe Illustrator, limited color palette, three colors, pen tool, large, public, summer, corporate, design, stylized, figurative, music, business, urban

Gretchen Geser

Gretchen Geser

illustration of One Bright Ring Cover. picture book cover, surprise, picture book, Henry Holt publisher, story, child helper, observation, child observer, old-fashioned, marriage, wedding ring, urban setting, black cat, love, family, counting book, New York Times review, Boston Globe review, painterly, digital, watercolor, photoshop, adobe, adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, vector
illustration of One Bright Ring: Three Tugs on Mommy’s Sleeve. child knows, girl knows, girl knows more than adults, mommy follows, picture book, Henry Holt publisher, story, child helper, observation, child observer, old-fashioned, marriage, wedding ring, urban setting, black cat, love, family, counting book, New York Times review, Boston Globe review, painterly, digital, watercolor, photoshop, adobe, adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, vector,
illustration of One Bright Ring: Bird’s Eye View of Street. girl leads the way, girl leader, leadership, cars, buildings, streets, street trees, picture book, Henry Holt publisher, story, child helper, observation, child observer, old-fashioned, marriage, wedding ring, urban setting, black cat, love, family, counting book, New York Times review, Boston Globe review, painterly, digital, watercolor, photoshop, adobe, adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, vector
illustration of One Bright Ring: Proposal. girl watches, girl must act, girl must decide, thinking, city garden, beautiful, plants, gate, wrought iron, fountain, man on one knee, diversity, picture book, Henry Holt publisher, story, child helper, observation, child observer, old-fashioned, marriage, wedding ring, urban setting, black cat, love, family, counting book, New York Times review, Boston Globe review, painterly, digital, watercolor, photoshop, adobe, adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, vector
illustration of One Bright Ring: Final Page. happiness, happy, happy couple, romance, cupcakes, colors, colorful cupcakes, marriage, girl watches, smiling, smiles, picture book, Henry Holt publisher, story, child helper, observation, child observer, old-fashioned, marriage, wedding ring, urban setting, black cat, love, family, counting book, New York Times review, Boston Globe review, painterly, digital, watercolor, photoshop, adobe, adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, vector
illustration of Mommy and Baby Elephants. elephants, animal, family, mommy and baby, picture book, spilliaert style, fine art reference, sweet, loving, love, trunk, indian elephants, water, wading, nature, nature for kids, nature for children, painterly, digital, watercolor, photoshop, adobe, adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, vector,
illustration of Sal Watering Liz’s Rock. salamander, animal, helping, sweet, loving, gardening, picture book, amphibian, nature, nature for kids, nature for children, painterly, digital, watercolor, photoshop, adobe, adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, vector
illustration of Newton is a newt. He hears a visitor banging on his door above. He is an amphibian, so his house is half above water and half below. It suits his biology. salamander, animal, picture book, amphibian, turtle, newt, house in water, house in and out of water, water, pond, nature, nature for kids, nature for children, mystery, surprise, emotions, emotional, painterly, digital, watercolor, photoshop, adobe, adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, vector
illustration of January Calendar picture.
illustration of Black lab, dog, humor, cat, striped cat, tiger,
illustration of Mueller portrait, black and white, drawn quickly because in the news, pencil, charcoal, graphite, sketch, sketchy, could be in color if preferred, or painted digitally and be less sketchy, political, politics, current, face, likeness, person, realistic, realism, recognizable, resemblance, people in the news, Trump, Barr, Photoshop, Adobe, Adobe photoshop
illustration of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Youngest congresswoman ever, Democrat. Bronx, socialist, woman, female, U.S. House of Representatives, activist, portrait, black and white, drawn quickly because she's in the news now, sketch, sketchy, could be in color if preferred, or could be painted digitally and be less sketchy, political, politics, current. blue wave
illustration of Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Resigned, portrait, black and white, drawn quickly because in the news now, sketch, sketchy, could be in color if preferred, or could be painted digitally and be less sketchy, political, politics, current, Trump, Mueller
illustration of Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to Trump. retired United States Army Lieutenant General, Sentenced to prison, portrait, black and white, drawn quickly because in the news now, sketch, sketchy, could be in color if preferred, or could be painted digitally and be less sketchy, political, politics, current, Trump, Mueller
illustration of Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign advisor. He is going to prison, portrait, black and white, drawn quickly because in the news now, sketch, sketchy, could be in color if preferred, or could be painted digitally and be less sketchy, political, politics, current, Trump, Mueller
illustration of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Democrat. woman, female, U.S. House of Representatives, portrait, black and white, drawn quickly because she's in the news now, sketch, sketchy, could be in color if preferred, or could be painted digitally and be less sketchy, political, politics, current, blue wave, Muslim, head scarf, hijab.
illustration of This whimsical reading robot is a paper sculpture constructed from cut paper. Color is digital, but children can be given the pieces without color to build and paint their own robots. digital, Photoshop, Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, vector, folding, folded, foldable, kids can build, children can make. making, maker
illustration of Porcupine sculpture constructed from cut paper and painted. Fun as an illustration but also for children to build and paint. Whimsical but accurate. The spines and tail are based on the real animal. digital, Photoshop, Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, vector, kids can build, children can make. making, maker
illustration of 3D School Bus, From Back. animal passengers, students, digital, watercolor, photoshop, Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, vector, folding, folded, foldable, kids can build, children can make. making, maker
illustration of 2D Template to Print for 3D School Bus. 2D template for 3D School Bus, flat. animal passengers, students, digital, watercolor, Photoshop, Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, vector, to fold, folding, foldable, kids can build, children can make. making, maker
illustration of Cut Paper, Digital, Paper Sculpture, Whimsical, Education, Web Illustration

Profile

I’ve been an illustrator for more than 20 years. I wrote and illustrated a children’s picture book, One Bright Ring, which was published in 2013 by Henry Holt & Co. My work has been exhibited internationally. I work in a variety of media, including graphite, watercolor, pastels, and pen & ink, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, both of which I've taught at the college level. Most of my illustrations are finished on the computer, but I nearly always begin with traditional media. Even when creating vector artwork, I start with a drawing before using digital tools. For the digital components of my illustrations, I use an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Working electronically gives me greater freedom to play with color, redraw elements, and make changes requested by an editor or art director. I’m also fond of 3-D paper modeling and enjoy teaching it to children. When I’m not creating images, I like to read and practice yoga. I meditate daily. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area but lived for many years in New York City. Currently I live in Albany, New York, with my teenaged daughter.

Style/Techniques

Black & White, Cartoon, Charcoal, Cut Paper, Digital, Fine Art, Graphic, Line with Color, Painterly, Paper Sculpture, Pencil, Realism, 3-D Collage, 3-D Rendering, Watercolor, Floral, Whimsical, Vector, e-Learning

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Editorial, Education, Family, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Romance, Science, Toys & Games, Transportation, Web Design, Web Illustration, Feminine, Environmental, Urban