I received my BFA in Illustration from UMass Dartmouth last May. I've loved drawing forever, and though illustration would be a great way to incorporate my love for doodling with a perspective career. However, my teachers and I were on different pages in regards to where my talents were. They were interested much more in the touching narrative than I was, as many illustrators are. I realized about 7 months through senior year that I just wanted to make extremely detailed "pretty" images. Scenery was my favorite part in each painting prior to creating my final landscapes. The first images containing people are from a mixture of short stories, many are Ernest Hemingway, which I found terribly depressing, but beautifully descriptive. I used an opaque watercolor for all of the below images, gouache, and focused on color and composition, as well as narrative.