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Mamma Lombardi's Marinara Sauce label. Marketing label, tomatoes, graphic design.

Kristin Kest

Joy Ride

Baba Yaga, old woman riding chicken house, forest, green

Keywords: Oil, Realism, Whimsical, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Fantasy

© Kristin Kest

Just Doing My Job

space, Mars, spaceman, portrait of a spacegirl, Aliens, Mars landscape

Keywords: Oil, Realism, Humor, Adventure, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Fantasy, Futuristic, Sci-Fi

© Kristin Kest

American Wisteria

Image for Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 Calendar, Yankee Pub. Co. Purple wisteria, amethyst colors, garden.

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Floral, Botanical, Education, Americana

© Kristin Kest

Dwarf Lemons

Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 Calendar, Yankee Publishing Co. Lemon tree, garden.

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Botanical, Education, Nature

© Kristin Kest

Cherry tomatotes and Hawk Moth

Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 Calendar, Yankee Publishing Co. Tomatoes and hawk moth, garden, calendar.

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Floral, Education, Food, Greeting Cards, Nature, Science, Americana

© Kristin Kest

Bluebonnets

Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 Calendar, Yankee Publishing, Co. Bluebonnets, lupines, garden, blue flowers.

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Floral, Botanical, Education, Greeting Cards, Nature, Science, Americana, Environmental

© Kristin Kest

Mamma Lombardi's Marinara Sauce

Label for Mamma Lombardi's Marinara Sauce, Lombardi's Food Inc. Roma tomatoes, label design.

Keywords: Design, Digital, Graphic, Realism, Botanical, Food, Packaging

© Kristin Kest

Summer Nap

Botanicals, flowers, faeries, fantasy, whimsical

Keywords: Figurative, Oil, Realism, Decorative, Whimsical, Botanical, Fantasy, Greeting Cards, Nature

© Kristin Kest

Jungle scene

Textbooks, children's texts, school texts, nature, jungle scene, leopard, rainforest, monkey, toucan, orchids

Keywords: Oil, Realism, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Children's Books, Education, Nature, Wildlife, Environmental

© Kristin Kest

The Cat Bell

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, cover art, cats, retro style, man, painterly

Keywords: Oil, Painterly, Realism, Whimsical, Animals, Book Covers, Children's Books, Fantasy, People

© Kristin Kest

Call of the Wild

Barnes & Noble publications. Wolves, nature, night scenes, arctic, adventure story, boys' literature,

Keywords: Oil, Realism, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Nature, Wildlife

© Kristin Kest

Carrots

Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Calendar 2017, May page

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Botanical, Education, Food, Nature, Scientific

© Kristin Kest

Nuthatch

Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Calendar 2017, December page

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Animals, Botanical, Nature, Science, Scientific, Wildlife, Environmental

© Kristin Kest

monarch butterflies

Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Calendar 2017, September page

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Technical, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Nature, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Feminine

© Kristin Kest

Ma.1Donna

cyborg, robot nurse, infant, Mars landscape, Mars colony, red

Keywords: Oil, Realism, Adventure, Book Covers, Fantasy, Futuristic, Sci-Fi

© Kristin Kest

Strawberry Pot

gnome, strawberry pot, garden setting

Keywords: Design, Oil, Realism, Whimsical, Botanical, Children, Fantasy, Nature, Science

© Kristin Kest

Rusalka/ "Wormwood is Also a Star"

A cover image for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May/June 2013. The story involves a dream of a kind of river witch, the Rusalka from Russian mythology. Folklore, water, mature adult fantasy, witches,fine art

Keywords: Figurative, Oil, Realism, Book Covers, Character Development, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Edgy

© Kristin Kest

Ghosts Doing The Orange Dance

PaulPark, Ghosts Doing The Orange Dance, story for The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2011.

Keywords: Oil, Realism, Fantasy, Futuristic, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Edgy

© Kristin Kest

Little Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty)

Children's story image of Sleeping Beauty *(Little Briar Rose) in graphite

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Figurative, Pencil, Character Development, Children's Books, Fantasy, People, Youth

© Kristin Kest

The Stone Boatmen

A wraparound cover for Aqueduct Press, 2014. The massive stone sculptures off the coast of a medieval city are an enigma. Sea, ocean, wooden masted ships, male figure, storm clouds, king, dream

Keywords: Figurative, Oil, Realism, Adventure, Book Covers, Fantasy, Landscape, Nature

© Kristin Kest

A Mutiny

Self promotional piece. Women mutineers, pirates.

Keywords: Oil, Painterly, Adventure, Book Covers, Character Development, Children's Books, Historical, People, Americana, Feminine

© Kristin Kest

Ephemerata

insects, pond, fantasy, invented characters, botanical, amphibians, swamp, mayflies, tadpoles, dobsonfly, horsetails

Keywords: Figurative, Oil, Realism, Floral, Animals, Botanical, Fantasy, Nature, Science

© Kristin Kest

Wormwood Is Also A Star

Aternate cover image for "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction"-- Andy Stewart, "Wormwood Is Also A Star." A young man in Chernobyl, Pripriat, caught in nuclear war.

Keywords: Digital, Oil, Realism, Character Development, Fantasy, Futuristic, Mystery, People, Sci-Fi, Masculine

© Kristin Kest

Fierce Pink

Self-promotional/ fine art

Keywords: Fine Art, Oil, Floral, Whimsical, Humor, Botanical, Character Development, Children's Books, Fantasy, Masculine

© Kristin Kest

Maidenhair

gnome, maidenhair fern, ferns, mountain laurel, flowers, forest, green, moss, fantasy, funny characters, botanical, leaves

Keywords: Figurative, Fine Art, Oil, Realism, Botanical, Character Development, Fantasy, Nature, Science

© Kristin Kest

Hellebore

gnome, botanical, hellebore, flowers, snow, winter, fantasy, invented characters

Keywords: Design, Oil, Realism, Floral, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Fantasy, Nature, Science

© Kristin Kest

Book Werm

dragon, books, girl reading

Keywords: Oil, Realism, Whimsical, Animals, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Fantasy

© Kristin Kest

Moonlight Toad

Self-promotional piece.

Keywords: Caricature, Oil, Realism, Stylized, Whimsical, Adventure, Animals, Character Development, Children's Books, Mystery

© Kristin Kest

Gecko Toes

McGraw Hill educational books/ series. 2015

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Animals, Children's Books, Education, Science, Scientific, Wildlife

© Kristin Kest

Woodpecker's tongue

McGraw Hill publishing, "Gecko Toes" educational materials, books, series. See-through scientific image section of a woodpecker's tongue and skull.

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Technical, Animals, Children's Books, Education, Science, Scientific

© Kristin Kest

Gecko Toes

McGraw Hill Publishing Co., Gecko Toes, educational materials, book series. 2015

Keywords: Digital, Technical, Animals, Children's Books, Education, Nature, Science, Scientific, Environmental

© Kristin Kest

April Clematis

Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Calendar 2016, Yankee Publishing Co. Month of April image.

Keywords: Fine Art, Oil, Painterly, Realism, Floral, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Nature, Posters, Product

© Kristin Kest

Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Calendar 2016

Annual Garden Calendar from Yankee Publishing, Co.

Keywords: Digital, Realism, Botanical, Education, Greeting Cards, Nature, Product, Science

© Kristin Kest

Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Calendar 2016

Annual calendar by Yankee Publishing Co.

Keywords: Digital, Technical, Floral, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Nature, Product, Science, Scientific

© Kristin Kest

Lost In Dreams

A graphic novel about a little girl, Joy, who has adventures in the world of Dreams.

Keywords: Digital, Adventure, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Fantasy

© Kristin Kest

Lost In Dreams

Page 32 of a graphic novel about a girl who has adventures in the world of Dreams (Book 1).

Keywords: Digital, Adventure, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Fantasy

© Kristin Kest

Lost In Dreams

Page 41, Book 1, of Lost in Dreams, a graphic novel about a girl who has adventured in the world of Dreams. New Worlds Comics, Inc.

Keywords: Digital, Concept Art, Adventure, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Fantasy, People

© Kristin Kest

Lost In Dreams

Page 22, Book 1, of Lost in Dreams. A graphic novel about a girl who has adventures in the many worlds of the Dreamscape.

Keywords: Digital, Action, Adventure, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Comic Book, Fantasy

© Kristin Kest

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Biography

Kristin Kest has been an illustrator for almost 25 years and has created the interior and cover artwork for many books, magazines, calendars, and more for scores of publishing companies, mostly in the children's science book genre. Kest is now finding new ground by dovetailing her love of science and the natural world into the realm of the fantastic and historical fiction. She also totally digs playing in a classic rock band and is currently working on a brochure for the National Park Service.

Style/Techniques

Black & White, Caricature, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Oil, Painterly, Pencil, Realism, Stylized, Technical, Decorative, Floral, Whimsical, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Posters, Product, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Wildlife, Americana, Lifestyle, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Edgy, Environmental