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The Cu Bird Sleeping in a Tree

A two-page spread from my unpublished children's book, The Cu Bird, about pride, vanity, laziness, and appreciating what you have.

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Gouache, Watercolor, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Character Development, Children's Books, Fantasy, Leisure

© Sophy Tuttle

Tropical Bird Painting

An acrylic portrait painting of a tropical bird.

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Painterly, Realism, Whimsical, Animals, Nature, Portrait, Wildlife, Environmental

© Sophy Tuttle

Green Heron Acrylic Painting

An acrylic painting of a Green Heron. One of many bird and animal portraits from on ongoing exploration of nature.

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Painterly, Whimsical, Animals, Greeting Cards, Licensing, Nature, Wildlife, Environmental

© Sophy Tuttle

Gouache painting of a Puffin

This is a gouache painting for a series of postcards and greeting cards based on water birds.

Keywords: Fine Art, Gouache, Painterly, Decorative, Animals, Children's Products, Family, Nature, Wildlife, Environmental

© Sophy Tuttle

Gouache painting of an albino raven

Gouache painting of an albino raven for a series of postcards and greeting cards based on albino animals.

Keywords: Gouache, Painterly, Decorative, Animals, Fantasy, Greeting Cards, Nature, Portrait, Wildlife, Environmental

© Sophy Tuttle

Amanita muscaria mushroom

A gouache painting of the Amanita muscaria mushroom for a series of small greeting cards and postcards based on woodland creatures and plants.

Keywords: Fine Art, Gouache, Decorative, Floral, Botanical, Nature, Science, Still Life, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

Gouache painting of Lingonberries

A gouache painting of lingonberries for a series of greeting cards and postcards based on woodland creatures and plants.

Keywords: Fine Art, Gouache, Painterly, Realism, Decorative, Botanical, Food, Greeting Cards, Nature, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

Jamaica Plain Music Festival Poster

The poster I completed for the 2015 Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Music Festival, featuring our favorite albino squirrel wearing his signature fedora hat.

Keywords: Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Animals, Family, Music, Nature, Posters, Lifestyle

© Sophy Tuttle

A Midsummer Night's Dream Cover

A personal project where I redesigned several classic Shakespeare covers in my own style. I chose the donkey to grace the cover of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Keywords: Comps, Design, Digital, Graphic, Pen & Ink, Humor, Animals, Book Covers, Fantasy, Historical

© Sophy Tuttle

Titus Andronicus Book Cover

A personal project where I redesigned the covers of several famous plays by William Shakespeare. For Titus Andronicus, I chose to display the dueling families as the animals commonly associated with them. The wolf for the Romans and the Wolf for the Goths.

Keywords: Design, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Type Design, Book Covers, Comic Book, Fantasy, Packaging

© Sophy Tuttle

Richard III Book Cover

A personal project where I redesigned the covers of several famous plays by William Shakespeare. For Richard III, I chose to display the embattled king as his symbol, the boar.

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© Sophy Tuttle

Children's Book Spread - The Other Birds

A two-page spread from my unpublished children's book, "The Cu Bird", about pride, laziness, and appreciation of others. The story is adapted from an old Mexican legend. The birds include a Caracara, a Macaw, and a Quetzal, among others.

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Gouache, Realism, Watercolor, Animals, Book Covers, Children's Books, Children's Products, Nature, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

The Cu Bird at Home

A two-page spread from my unpublished children's book, The Cu Bird, about pride, vanity, and appreciating what you have.

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Gouache, Watercolor, Whimsical, Character Development, Children's Books, Leisure, Nature, Wildlife, Lifestyle

© Sophy Tuttle

Bird Feathers

A two-page spread from my unpublished children's book, The Cu Bird, about pride, vanity, and appreciating what you have.

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Gouache, Painterly, Watercolor, Whimsical, Children's Books, Children's Products, Licensing, Nature, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

Great Spotted Owl Painting

An acrylic portrait painting of a Spotted owl. Part of a continual series of bird portraits.

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Realism, Animals, Book Covers, Licensing, Nature, Portrait, Wildlife, Environmental

© Sophy Tuttle

Raven

An acrylic painting of a raven completed for a book cover.

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Stylized, Whimsical, Animals, Nature, Posters, Wildlife, Youth, Edgy

© Sophy Tuttle

Alebrije Armadillo

An image from a series of drawings based on Oaxacan alebrije animal sculptures, which take native animals and add whimsical color to them.

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Fine Art, Stylized, Texture, Whimsical, Animals, Children's Books, Licensing, Nature, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

The Fall of the House of Usher by E.A. Poe Cover

A book cover design for a classic E.A. Poe story, the Fall of the House of Usher. Executed in pen and ink and finished digitally.

Keywords: Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Book Covers, Comic Book, Mystery, Posters, Youth

© Sophy Tuttle

DJ Raven

A raven with some old-school Dj abilities. Pen and Ink. Originally published as a logo design for a record store in California.

Keywords: Digital, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Fantasy, Music, Nature, Youth

© Sophy Tuttle

Whale Talk Editorial Illustration

An editorial illustration for an article on the ability of disparate pods of sperm whale to communicate with each other by speaking different dialects of the same language. Pen and ink drawing completed digitally.

Keywords: Digital, Pen & Ink, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Children's Books, Editorial, Licensing, Nature, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

Green Butterfly

An acrylic painting of a green and yellow butterfly resting on leaves.

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Graphic, Decorative, Animals, Greeting Cards, Licensing, Nature, Scientific, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Gouache, Painterly, Watercolor, Whimsical, Animals, Botanical, Children's Books, Nature, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

"Death" - A label for Backlash Beer Company

One of four labels commissioned by Backlash Beer Company for their series of brews based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Keywords: Black & White, Graphic, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Comic Book, Landscape, Product, Food/Beverage, Masculine, Branding

© Sophy Tuttle

Portrait of Jimmy the Parrot

A graphite portrait of Jimmy the parrot. Part of an ongoing series of bird portraits.

Keywords: Black & White, Graphic, Pencil, Realism, Animals, Children's Books, Licensing, Nature, Portrait, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

Spotted Owl Drawing

A graphite drawing of a spotted owl. Part of an ongoing portrait series of birds.

Keywords: Black & White, Graphic, Pencil, Realism, Animals, Children's Books, Nature, Portrait, Wildlife, Environmental

© Sophy Tuttle

Dia de los Muertos

An illustration of a woman personifying the Mexican holiday of el dia de los muertos, the day of the dead.

Keywords: Black & White, Pencil, Stylized, Character Development, Fantasy, Holidays, Mystery, Portrait, Ethnic, Edgy

© Sophy Tuttle

Keywords: Black & White, Figurative, Graphic, Pen & Ink, Whimsical, Animals, Editorial, Leisure, People, Lifestyle

© Sophy Tuttle

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© Sophy Tuttle

The Frog Man

A pen and ink drawing of a business man rapidly becoming a giant, hideous frog by the water cooler.

Keywords: Black & White, Graphic, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Adventure, Comic Book, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Game

© Sophy Tuttle

The Pope Turtle

The Pope as a turtle. Pen and ink and wash.

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Pen & Ink, Humor, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait, Religious, Edgy

© Sophy Tuttle

Keywords: Black & White, Graphic, Pen & Ink, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Children's Books, Holidays, Nature, Wildlife

© Sophy Tuttle

Old, Grizzled Sea Captain

A pen and ink drawing of an old, grizzled sea captain done for a choose your own adventure story.

Keywords: Black & White, Pen & Ink, Realism, Concept Art, Character Development, Children's Books, Comic Book, People, Portrait, Youth

© Sophy Tuttle

The Good Maria (La Maria Buena)

A conceptual illustration for the story of the Two Marias, a Mexican folktale about good and evil.

Keywords: Conceptual, Figurative, Fine Art, Pencil, Stylized, Book Covers, Fantasy, People, Feminine, Ethnic

© Sophy Tuttle

Charlie the Dog

An illustration of Charlie the little dog. Pen and Ink.

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Pen & Ink, Animals, Children's Books, Children's Products, Licensing, Portrait, Lifestyle, Youth

© Sophy Tuttle

Spotted Owl Monoprint

A monoprint of a spotted owl done with gouache, watercolor, and silkscreen techniques.

Keywords: Fine Art, Gouache, Mixed Media, Monoprints, Animals, Greeting Cards, Nature, Posters, Wildlife, Environmental

© Sophy Tuttle

Keywords: Cartoon, Colored Pencil, Gouache, Painterly, Stylized, Humor, Children, Children's Books, Food, Food/Beverage

© Sophy Tuttle

Dragon Guarding a Pond

A pastel and gouache painting of a sad dragon guarding a pond for a children's story.

Keywords: Cartoon, Gouache, Pastel, Whimsical, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Fantasy, Youth

© Sophy Tuttle

Foggy Head

A conceptual illustration of what it feels like to have an allergy fog in the brain. Pen and ink colored digitally.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Whimsical, Comic Book, Editorial, Fantasy, People, Edgy

© Sophy Tuttle

Conceptual Character Design

Conceptual character design of a jungle fighter.

Keywords: Digital, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Concept Art, Character Development, Comic Book, Fantasy, Masculine, Youth, Game

© Sophy Tuttle

The Legend of the Seven Bulls

An illustration based on the Mexican legend of the Seven Bulls (los Siete Bueyes).

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Gouache, Adventure, Animals, Character Development, Fantasy, Wildlife, Feminine, Youth, Ethnic

© Sophy Tuttle

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Sophy Tuttle

Biography

Sophy Tuttle graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 with a degree in Illustration. She also holds a certificate in Graphic Design from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is available for freelance illustration, private commissions, gallery shows and licensing requests.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Black & White, Cartoon, Colored Pencil, Comps, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Gouache, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Realism, Stylized, Texture, Type Design, Watercolor, Decorative, Floral, Whimsical, Concept Art, Monoprints

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Editorial, Family, Fantasy, Food, Greeting Cards, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Leisure, Licensing, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Religious, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Still Life, Wildlife, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Edgy, Environmental, Branding