Discovering 3D mockups and their use in self-published book promotion.
About Lauren Walke
Lauren Walke creates work inspired by the creatures and aspects that visit her. She captures the stories shared with her from these visitations and turns them into pieces that radiate with a life and tangible presence of their own, allowing both the visitors and their stories to exist more fully for others to experience. Her work is created to breathe on its own, to tell its story boldly and force the viewer to be a witness to the unexpected and fantastical. Lauren’s work is amplified and enhanced by her daily rituals of seeking for moments of magic in her life with her family, by her focus on finding true balance within her sphere of control, her unending consumption of books and music, and by tending the shrines of tiny treasures and plants around her house.
Entries by Lauren Walke
The process and obsession behind illustrating Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit by Molly Meador.
The inspiration and journey behind changing my branding from Lauren Crest Illustration to 9 Sirens Creative.
Honesty time. I’ve been MIA on social media for a while now. I’ve made and broken promises to post more. I’ve made goals to do art and fallen short of them. Mostly I’ve struggled with how open and vulnerable to be with myself and my audience. This lead to me defaulting to posting nothing but […]
Children’s Book Illustrations In the beginning of 2016 I dabbled with children’s illustrations. I was pregnant and wanted to see if that was a route I wanted to take with my art. Though it was fun experimenting with different styles, I definitely don’t see myself sticking with children’s illustrations. My dark heart can’t take that […]
What most people said: I was trolling the interwebs when I found this article today. It really hit home. Over the course of my pregnancy I was frequently told by friends, some family members, and other artists that I wouldn’t be able to do art anymore when my turtle baby was born. I’m fairly (okay, extremely) […]
Last week I posted about Getting Feedback on Your Art. While getting feedback is essential to artist growth, it isn’t always a possibility. This week I’m going to cover what you can do to improve your art if you know something is off but either don’t have the time or ability to reach out to get […]
As you may have seen a few weeks ago on my Instagram feed, my husband spotted an error in one of my pieces. Thankfully he caught it in time and I was able to fix it before it became a more difficult problem. This is one of the reasons that I LOVE frequent peer reviews and critiques. […]