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Park Slope Reader

Fall Cover Design

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Illustration commissioned for the Fall cover of the Park Slope Reader, a quarterly print and online publication.

Park Slope Reader 2017

DI #32

Page 330

DI #32

Page 331

Heather Heckel

illustration of Raccoon, ants, colorful triangles, texture
illustration of End white supremacist male carnage, Black is Beautiful, Black Lives Matter, boy, child, protest, poster, cut out letters, tape, hands, face, black jeans, African American, activism, protest, full body, holding sign
illustration of Woman, mirror image, reflection, floral pattern, hands rings earrings gold pyramids triangles floating long brown hair off center young adult
illustration of Mirror image of woman with landscape in colored pencil and goldleaf.  Based on Otis Redding's (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay. blue jeans shorts bikini reflection water sun landscape, tattoo, tattoos, cutoffs, beach, tan, black bathing suit, double, reflect, long blonde hair, young woman, horizontal
illustration of Apprehensive, floating pencil, goldleaf, mirror image, green coat, zipper, hair in bun, reflection, centered composition, symmetrical, white background, warm face cool clothes
illustration of Park Slope Reader cover, Fall, cool foreground, warm background, couple walking, people in window, curtains, brick, bicycle, bare trees, crosswalk, walk sign, holding hands, light and shadow, romantic, graphic novel, distressed pattern, Brooklyn
illustration of waterfall, nature, camping, life vests, swimming, goggles, floaties, National Park Service, trees, water, bathing suits, kids, children
illustration of Retro building, drive up hamburger stand, Turquoise, red, deserted, sign, neon
illustration of Trees, benches, picnic table, woman sitting, watching lake, forest, mountains, overcast, beach, lake, muted colors
illustration of Girl, blue and yellow one piece bathing suit, long brown hair in ponytail, view from behind, people sitting in chairs on beach, lake, lakeside, mountains, trees, sunset, foreground and background, scale
illustration of Motel, Stardust, retro hotel motel sign, three dimensional 3D, neon light up signs, star shape, tall, red, blue, yellow
illustration of Retro, motel hotel sign, red yellow blue, graphite background, eagle, neon, old
illustration of Old Buick, license plate, Blue Thunder, view from behind, metallic, brake lights, steering wheel, car
illustration of Park ranger, National Park Service, painting white building, open window, forest, hill, summer, green grass, high contrast, crouching man, working, work boots, belt, tshirt, white hair glasses
illustration of Retro hotel motel sign, eagle, neon, vertical, highway, trees
illustration of Lake Roosevelt, trees, grass, sky, river, lake, tree trunks, pine trees
illustration of pine trees, mountains, grass, sky, lake, reflection, daytime, distressed texture
illustration of pine trees, reflection, daylight, mountains
illustration of pine tree, landscape, shadow, daytime, mountains, green
illustration of Wild life, parking, sign, antlers, old sign, vintage, perspective, light, shadow
illustration of log, wood, cut in half, light, shadow, cracks, tree trunk, pattern, circular, wooden
illustration of pine cone, light, shadow, natural, pine tree
illustration of Water for Washington, Grand Coulee dam, glass bottle, reflection
illustration of electrical tower, power lines, wires, mountains, hills, plans, power, energy, dam, electricity
illustration of train, graffiti, graphite pencil, light, shadow, wheels
illustration of post office, ice cream, perspective, light and shadow, Grand Coulee, business
illustration of Ford, vintage, truck, red lettering, weeds, light, shadow, steering wheel, fender, bumper
illustration of light, shadow, fence, entry, gate, Fort Spokane, trees, pine trees, road, dotted line
illustration of moose lodge, arrow, old sign, streetlight, power lines, moutntain
illustration of jail cell, bars, Fort Spokane, wood, light and shadow
illustration of tile, cinder block, door handle, closed
illustration of wood, planks, mission, cabin, light and shadow, wooden
illustration of totem pole, wolf, bear, moon, eagles, wood carving, sculpture, vertical, animals, Native American
illustration of Mother and daughter, black long hair, baby in diaper, hands, ponytail, looking, love
illustration of Young girl, white dress, white Converse All Stars, white hair clip, natural hair, red straw, Dixie cup, looking to the side, attitude, sassy, gold crown, Sharpie black outline
illustration of Playground, sprinklers, sun, hot, summer, trees, buildings, city, beach, sun, lighthouse, children playing, bathing suit, t-shirt, shorts, water
illustration of Sanctuary city, immigration, cityscape, New York City, buildings, barbed wire, power lines, birds, flying, wings, sun, sun rays, gritty texture, halftone texture, gradient, blue, red, yellow
illustration of Mandala, yoga, pattern, repeated figures, downward dog, warrior pose, pastel colors, repetition, balance, healthy lifestyle, Adobe Illustrator, therapy
illustration of Protest, demonstration, political, boycott, money, community, trees, texture, pattern, halftone, family, signs, environment, group of people, crowd, Park Slope
illustration of vector, tiger, girl, woman, feminine, eyelashes, full body, black outline, stripes, tigress, gradient eyes, school uniform, plaid skirt, white polo shirt, paw print
illustration of Sweeping, broom, broom handle, bristles, headstand, yoga, yoga mat, yoga pants, segmented body, balancing, balance, balanced, pine trees, gradient, young woman, dark hair, Park Slope Reader
illustration of Say yes to holiday stress! Cookies, broken, plane, car, letters, family photo, Santa, star, decorating, children, mess, stress, tree, Christmas tree, crumbs, frosting
illustration of Lola pug white ribbon hand lettering old dog pet black white muzzle elderly pink background
illustration of Colored pencil buck mounted on wall, hunting trophy, animal head, deer, taxidermy, animal eye, animal nose, fur, antlers
illustration of Colored pencil illustration of copper pipes, with solder and oxidation.  Metallic and reflective realism. redecoration renovation home improvement, reflection, shiny, construction
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of a retro Magnavox TV, television, with white screen, vintage, wood paneling, dials, white background
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of a mailbox with the numbers 746 taped on, in the style of Norman Rockwell, pink, dented, mail, rust, rusty, zip ties, white background, high contrast, floating, U.S. Mail Property of the Postmaster General, embossed text
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of three different types of hangers in a closet, plastic, wire and a combination of both.  Different textures, one holds a jacket.  Part of the background can be seen, clothing, fashion, wood pole, hanging
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of electrical socket behind drywall, renovation, construction, electricity, plugs, remodeling, white
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of a white spigot with handle and opening.  The paint is peeling off slightly, solid background, renovation, construction, remodeling, hole, metal, painted
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of a retro door handle on a wooden door, black on white, metal on wood, seafoam green background, home decoration, interior design
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of a brass doorknob and lock, with the door jamb in blue, unfinished edges, old lock below
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of a wooden staircase with white paint on the railing and walls, interior design
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of a retro patterned rug, with woven texture and intricate pattern, floral, paisley, soft, fabric, embroidery
illustration of Colored pencil drawing of a retro clawfoot bathtub, with shower curtain, gray floor, seafoam green background, cloth, porcelain, bathroom, interior design
illustration of An Impressionistic oil painting of a summer landscape with tall grass in a field, sunlight, plants, hot
illustration of A backlit evening Impressionistic oil painting of a summer landscape with two trees and a wooden fence, long shadows, wooden canvas background, foliage, greens
illustration of A summer landscape of a lake, with the wooden canvas showing through.  Low hanging tree limbs and rocks, with a reflection, mud, rocks, foliage, leaves, hot, branch
illustration of Summer landscape of a corn crib with trees in the background, on wooden canvas, foliage, grass, hot, wood shed
illustration of An Impressionistic oil painting of a summer landscape with tall grass and wildflowers in a field.  A barn in the background, and tree trunks, roots, grass, foliage, fence, hot, shadows, lights and darks, loose brushstrokes
illustration of An Impressionistic oil painting of a summer landscape with a stone wall, powerlines and trees, wooden canvas showing through, foliage, shadows, gray stones
illustration of This bridge over a creek was painted in black and white oil paint at Gulpha Creek in Hot Springs, Arkansas, water reflection, foliage, grayscale, half circle, arch, archway, water
illustration of These trees and mountains at Hot Springs National Park were painted in black and white oil on wood canvas, grayscale, value, wooden canvas showing through, repeated treetops
illustration of This tree and rocks were painted in black and white oil at Gulpha Creek in Hot Springs National Park, grayscale, leaning tree trunk, leaves, water, stones, mud, reflection, cracks in wall, texture
illustration of This black and white oil painting on wood features a landscape with a tree and lampposts at Hot Springs National Park, wooden canvas showing through, buildings in the background, trail, walkway, grayscale, white grass and leaves, tree trunk, branches
illustration of This black and white oil painting of a pine tree with rocks and grass was created at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, stone, grass, grayscale
illustration of This pine tree on rocks landscape was painted in black and white oil at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, grayscale, branches, pine needles, rocks, wooden canvas showing through
illustration of This black and white landscape in oil shows a winding road with mountains in the background.  Trees and rocks are in the foreground, grayscale, mountains in foreground, rocks, foliage, leaves, trees, nature
illustration of This is a colored pencil drawing of the Fountain Cafe sign in Hot Springs, AR, with an arrow, red, signage, letters, restaurant, vintage, retro, blue, powerlines
illustration of This is a colored pencil sign of Bohemia in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Old signs, light and shadow, vintage, retro, shadows, letters, handlettering, yellow paint
illustration of This Motel Capri sign was drawn using colored pencils, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Old signs, neon, retro, vintage, hand lettering, road trip, travel, hotel
illustration of This is a colored pencil sign of Avalon Apartments in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Old signs, hand lettering, retro, vintage, road trip, travel, red, solid gray foliage
illustration of Black and White Fruit outlines and silhouettes with: cherry, cherries, beet, lettuce, banana, avocado, cashews, kidney beans, seeds, strawberry, strawberries, blueberry, blueberries, orange lemon lime wedge, watermelon, stylized, pattern, healthy
illustration of Scientific illustration of a fly created with graphite pencil, housefly, science, symmetrical
illustration of A scientific, educational illustration of a beetle using colored pencils, mostly green, shiny, reflective, symmetrical
illustration of This illustration depicts children playing on an open book with nature in the background.  Silhouettes and a library / bookshelf are shown, with a park bench and foliage, tree, mom, kids, running, tag, solid, grass, sun, fun
illustration of This yellow house is digital and symmetrical, architecture, windows, doors, roof, chimney, mansion, vector
illustration of Monkey, chameleon, toucan, branches, leaves in a happy pattern, fun, children, baby, cheerful, tree, hanging, repeat, repetition, clothing, print, design
illustration of Jungle pattern featuring lions, cheetahs, and tigers.  Creeping!  Leaping!  Sleeping?  With stars in the background, perfect for boys products, children, sleep, pajamas, kids, baby, repeat, repetition, blue, green, yellow, black, night sky, bedtime
illustration of Underwater pattern featuring jellyfish, whales and seahorses.  See through outlines with bubbles in the background.  Perfect for girls products, children, baby, cheerful, happy, fun, line art, repeat, repetition, pink, blue
illustration of Rainy day pattern featuring clouds, rain, lightning and umbrellas against a black background, green, blue, thunder, repeat, repetition, storm, stormy
illustration of Planning the unexpected with mothers, pregnancy and childbirth.  A stork is shown flying with a baby bundle, but in the process there are many options shown in the form of dotted lines. cityscape expecting birth babies grass purple green dotted lines directions planning
illustration of A male business man practicing meditation, hovering above Park Slope, Brooklyn. striped socks transcendence red head red lines collared shirt peace zen city trees streetlights lamp posts winder cold snow warm cross legged seated position meditating hands full figure smiling tie texture
illustration of Shop Local! These buildings are bags! storefronts business sidewalk brown paper bags handles street scene buying purchase shopping doors Park Slope Brooklyn
illustration of A self portrait in scratchboard and oil. pencil, woman, dramatic lighting, black and white, radiating lines
illustration of Michael Jackson in acrylic paint. looking to the side, black and white, texture
illustration of John Steinbeck portrait on book sculpture, 3D, book spines, author, writing, black and white, full body portrait, installation, library, books
illustration of John Steinbeck portrait on book sculpture
illustration of Graphite pencil portrait of Orlando and Olivia. Father and daughter, black and white, smiling, 2 year old, pattern shirt, beard, shaved head, family, Dominican, ethnic, Puerto Rican, Latina, Latino
illustration of Graphite pencil portrait, profile view of Alex. Side profile view headband short hair woman Dominican ethnic black and white, graphite, Latina
illustration of Oil portrait of Alex and her baby daughter Olivia. Mother childhood baby parenthood Latina Dominican Puerto Rican, family, newborn
illustration of Play on words, pill-oh = pillow, pun pharmacy comic colors bright gray funny
illustration of Play on words, pill-oh = pillow, pun pharmacy pharmaceuticals alphabet bright colors gray funny
illustration of This calf is rescued from the factory farming industry. gold leaf out to pasture texture Byzantine animal rights ethics animal welfare farm cow beef dairy vegan
illustration of These chickens are rescued from the factory farming industry. rooster hen Byzantine three eggs ethical eating animal rights animal welfare vegan farm
illustration of This pig was rescued from the factory farming industry. Pork bacon ethical eating animal welfare animal rights farm Byzantine vegan
illustration of Portrait of a former student, Jose, in scratchboard. African American Black lives matter, Black is beautiful, student, boy, child, collared shirt, stipple stippling pointillism black and white
illustration of Portrait inspired by
illustration of Photorealistic acrylic painting of a rooster, comb, feathers, eye, beak, realistic dramatic lighting dark background farm animal chicken cock red
illustration of Urban high school students chalk board denim jacket afro glasses African American Black lives matter desk pencil paper book black sweater tshirt teenage style boys male education triptych
illustration of Portrait of Kaia, a former student school young girl African America Black Lives Matter serious braids old master lighting Rembrandt style
illustration of Portrait, a former student school young girl Asian serious profile view stippling black and white values female
illustration of Portrait school uniform plaid, a former student school young girl Asian three quarters view serious old master lighting Rembrandt style
illustration of Portrait of a former student school young girl serious profile view old master lighting Rembrandt style
illustration of Portrait stippling stipple black and white dots a former student school young girl Latina serious old master lighting Rembrandt style three quarters view
illustration of An oil painting of a former student. Dominican, hair braids, old master lighting, Rembrandt, Latina, girl child three quarters view
illustration of A scratchboard portrait of a former student. stipple stippling black and white dots value profile view black African American child Black lives matter student school braids collared shirt
illustration of An oil portrait of one of my former students. little girl student plaid school uniform color Rembrandt lighting old master style long blonde hair happy facing forward
illustration of A scratchboard portrait of a previous student. Black Lives Matter Black is beautiful, braids beads three quarters view girl child stippling stipple black and white dots pointillism
illustration of An oil portrait of a former student. plaid collared white shirt profile view Black Lives Matter Black is beautiful child black girl old masters style Rembrandt lighting
illustration of A scratchboard portrait of a former student. facing forward collared shirt student black boy child smiling happy content Black Lives Matter Black is Beautiful stippling stipple black and white dots pointillism
illustration of An oil portrait of a previous student named Handsome. Collared shirt black is beautiful black lives matter African American young boy child braids in hair old masters style Rembrandt lighting
illustration of A scratchboard portrait of a former student named Rocia. Beads facing forward braided hair African American young girl child Black is Beautiful Black lives matter stippling stipple black and white pointillism old masters style Rembrandt lighting
illustration of An oil portrait of a former student. Mohawk African American boy young child white tshirt profile view Black is Beautiful Black lives matter smiling dimples Rembrandt lighting old masters style
illustration of A scratchboard portrait of a former student. African American boy child Black is Beautiful Black lives matter three quarters view old masters style Rembrandt lighting collared shirt pointillism black and white stippling stipple
illustration of An oil painting of Sajiid, a former student. Indian young boy child collared shirt three quarters view Rembrandt lighting old masters style
illustration of A scratchboard portrait of a former student. Black is Beautiful Black lives matter student collared shirt flower in hair, smiling, beads, African American child young girl stippling stipple black and white pointillism
illustration of An oil painting of a former student. Latino student boy child three quarters view curly short hair serious old masters lighting Rembrandt style
illustration of Latina student young girl child stippling stipple black and white pointillism looking straight ahead long hair white tshirt Rembrandt lighting
illustration of Scratchboard portrait of Spike Lee cityscape background African American Black man, Black Lives Matter, movie, glasses looking at viewer
illustration of Steve Buscemi in Fargo fur coat movie painterly
illustration of Edward Scissorhands in scratchboard movie black and white texture rings leather big hair, Johnny Depp
illustration of Terrence Howard in Hustle & Flow cigarette car side mirror seats retro vintage African American man, Black is Beautiful, Black Lives Matter, movie
illustration of A portrait of Peter done with photo transfer, acrylic and ink. tie, suit, glasses, retro, vintage, smiling
illustration of A self portrait done with torn paper. collage, looking to the side, young woman, multicolored, loose texture
illustration of A portrait of Kenyon created with oil paint. suit, sky, facing viewer, blonde young man
illustration of An oil painting portrait of Alicia swimming. Pool, reflection, trees, white woman swimming wet hair facing viewer swim
illustration of Black cardigan, African American woman, dreadlocks, dreads, trees, collage, printed words, stars, smiling looking to the side, Black is beautiful, Black Lives Matter
illustration of Emily with Spiderweb, inspired by Octavia from Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. cigarette, long hair, woman, smoking, portrait, white, tan gray, graphite, paint, string
illustration of A collage illustration from the novel
illustration of An image of Snarl Fig from the children's book What Will Snarl Fig Be? / Nutsy and Her Tree, flowers, monster, walkway, house, texture, tree trunks, windows, door, porch, Victorian, red, eyes, teeth
illustration of An image from the children's book What Will Snarl Fig Be? / Nutsy and Her Tree, mother, apron, mom, kitchen, messy, texture, cooking, wooden spoon, teenager, diptych, messy room, clothes, windows, monsters, family, home, stove, pot boiling over
illustration of An image of Snarl Fig and a woman holding his perfume from the children's book What Will Snarl Fig Be? / Nutsy and Her Tree, big hair, perfume bottles, corks, flowers, monster, texture, smell, scent, glasses, poor eyesight
illustration of Squirrel, bird and caterpillar silhouettes featured at night in the children's book What Will Snarl Fig Be? / Nutsy and Her Tree, moon, texture, leaves, animals
illustration of An image of Nutsy the squirrel from the children's book What Will Snarl Fig Be? / Nutsy and Her Tree. Squirrel, fireflies, night, forest, scary, rolled up map, eye, reflection, zoom in, diptych
illustration of Construction hat, man, pencil, tree, men, plaid, texture, leaves, grass, nature, planning, spray paint, X, bright orange, deforestation, children's book
illustration of This ox gives you hugs and kisses! pun, play on words, nature, hearts, valentines day, oxen, funny, cute, pun, grass, trees, pastel flat colors, outline, offset, printmaking
illustration of When you combine a moose with a mustache you get a MooseStache, as featured in this digital illustration. lake, reflection, trees, forest, nature, humor, pun, play on words, lake, water, blue
illustration of If demons are exercising does that mean they are exorcising demons?  This play on words asks this very question! pun, bicycle, free weights, running, funny, workout clothes, headband, gym, fitness, solid colors, hand lettering, It's time to exorcise
illustration of Did you know that the points of a fork are called the tines?  That's why this spoon and fork are destined to be sweethearts! Valentines Day, knife, silverware, pun, play on words, kitchen, cooking, cute, funny
illustration of These ghosts are roasting hollow weenies--Happy Halloween! hot dog, campfire, buns, transparent, funny, play on words, pun, forest, camping, nature, logs, holiday
illustration of This design was produced for a kids clothing company. Chicks in kicks, sneakers, shoes, athletic, fuzzy chick, fluffy, happy, pink, girl power, shoe laces, green
illustration of Geeks in Sneaks design created for children's apparel. Bunny, rabbit, nerd, glasses, buck teeth, shoes, shoelaces, fuzzy, pink
illustration of This design was produced for a children's athletic clothing line. Shoes, pink, red, play on words, pun, I've got heart and sole, I've got heart and soul, solid colors, silhouette, hearts
illustration of A play on words on the term Misery Loves Company.  Missouri loves company too! Play on words, pun, geography, states, silhouettes, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, map, hand lettering
illustration of This devilish cheese is from Wisconsin. Swiss, devil, tail, pitchfork, sin, fire, holes
illustration of This illustration tells us that the internet is full of cash and cookies, as well as cache and .cookies internet, play on words, pun, nerds
illustration of This is the sound a manatee makes when laughing: ManaTeeHeeHee! bubbles, shells, cute, play on words, pun, pattern, gray, purple
illustration of This is what a bashful ear of corn says: Aw Shucks! cute, smile, kernels, play on words, pun, food
illustration of If a flight attendant instructs you to stow your carry on luggage, and it happened to contain roadkill, they would say
illustration of This is a book cover design for
illustration of These shoes are draped over a power line with birds, pattern, texture, shiny, brown, shoelaces, tied, blackbirds, foreground
illustration of This etching shows a bear snowing his stuffing on a landscape, trees, cotton, floating, night sky, powerlines, curved composition, winter, blizzard
illustration of This paper sculpture depicts how factory farmed chickens spend their entire lives in a space smaller than a sheet of paper, cage, hen, vegan, animal rights, black background, white, animal welfare, egg laying
illustration of A painting of an alley in Sarasota, Florida, powerlines, tilted composition, yellows, greens, blues, buildings, texture

Profile

Heather Heckel is an artist and designer living in New York. She earned her BFA in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design, and her MAT in Art Education from the School of Visual Arts. Her clients include Whole Foods Market, Kids Footlocker, Juice Pharma Worldwide, The Renwick Hotel and the Park Slope Reader. Her artwork has won international awards including the Pushing Boundaries Award at the International Scratchboard Exhibition in Australia, and several Merit awards in the 3x3 Magazine Professional Illustration Show. Her children's book that she wrote and illustrated, What Will Snarl Fig Be? / Nutsy and Her Tree, won the Moonbeam Children's Book Silver Medal for Best First Picture Book, and the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Overall Design. The past two summers she has been awarded four artist-in-residencies through the National Park Service. Her medium of choice is oil paint and colored pencils, with a fondness for representative art including portraits and landscapes. She is fiercely passionate about social and environmental justice, and is an advocate for human rights and animal rights.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Black & White, Cartoon, Collage, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Engraving, Figurative, Fine Art, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Oil, Painterly, Paper Sculpture, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Scratchboard, Silhouette, Stipple, Stylized, Texture, Watercolor, Pattern, Whimsical, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Health, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Product, Religious, Science, Scientific, Still Life, Technology, Textiles, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban