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Abby Holcomb

Graphic Designer



Character Illustration

Hello classmates!

My name's Abby, I'm a designer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I'm always looking for inspiration and motivation to get back to my fine art roots & do more illustration and personal projects, so I thought I'd give this class a try. I love getting character inspiration from graphic novels, children's books, editorial illustration, animation, and movie concept art.

Here's my Character Illustration Inspiration pinterest board.

Will continue to add to it as I stumble upon new inspirational work :-)

I'm a little late to the game...but my head's in it now! Here's my first round of sketches. Just wasn't feeling pirates this week...not sure if I was inspired by the fact that I'm travelling to Alaska this month or what, but I'm liking this little Moose Camper fella. Some earlier sketch exploration, and the one I settled on. I work in Illustrator a lot so more refinements will come once my shapes are vectorized.


An update finally! Summer is a hard time for personal projects as I've been spending a good deal of my free time at the beach (a great way to spend a weekend in itself). Here's my first round of vector shapes! I'm most comfortable in Illustrator so I want to play with color a bit more before exporting over to Photoshop.

A second colorway idea.

Last color experiment...sunnier? Can't decide between red moose or yellow moose.

Final for now :-) Thinking I took the textures a BIT too far, but this is such a new style for me & I'm happy with what I learned while experimenting! Happy Trails!


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