Armed to the Teeth

Brooke VanDevelder artwork. Colorado based freelance illustrator and professional photoshop specialist.
I am taking commissions, feel free to message me or email me at Brooke.VanDevelder@gmail.com

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SLOW progress. 
Nikola Tesla private commission

SLOW progress.
Nikola Tesla private commission

Nikola Tesla private commission.
Finished my acrylic underpainting, cracking open the oils tomorrow.
Check out more work at VanDevelder.com

Nikola Tesla private commission.

Finished my acrylic underpainting, cracking open the oils tomorrow.

Check out more work at VanDevelder.com

Sketches Abroad - A sunny day in Amsterdam.

I have a series of observational sketches from my trip to Europe. I’m hoping to develop them into potentially a larger project. For now I’ll keep them raw.

(With Zoriah at the pharmacy )
Me: “Did you get your ticket number?”
Z: “107”
(Sign: Now serving 5)
Me: “Just a couple more to go”
Z: “Yeah, the guy in front of me has multiple personality disorder so he grabbed the next 102 tickets.”

Siberian Shaman by Brooke VanDevelder
Client: Fossil Ridge Books, Inc. for Darken Ream RPG
Check out more of my work at VanDevelder.com
Thanks for viewing! :)

Siberian Shaman by Brooke VanDevelder

Client: Fossil Ridge Books, Inc. for Darken Ream RPG

Check out more of my work at VanDevelder.com

Thanks for viewing! :)

Muddy Colors: 10 Things...Using Black

I had select instructors eliminating black and white from the palette which always drove me nuts…This article validates my irritation.

Rather than avoiding black pigment-harness it as an appropriate tool to strengthen a painting

Amsterdam- Holland

Swag from the Rembrant House (Het Rembranthuis Museum)

 

I’ve received quite a few requests for reference of what my hair looks like. Here’s a quick image compilation. Mainly just a Mohawk. One that has gotten too long and unruly over the years. :)

I’ve received quite a few requests for reference of what my hair looks like. Here’s a quick image compilation. Mainly just a Mohawk. One that has gotten too long and unruly over the years. :)

On the train to Amsterdam! Checking out Holland for about a week- maybe meet and greet some VanDevelder ancestors? haha

A Trip to Belleville, Paris. 

This area of town has quite a bit of character and has the reputation of being the “artsy” district of Paris. Parts are fairly worn down but absolutely gorgeous and inspiring. 

My graduation thesis.

Updated portfolio on my website vandevelder.com

This series was based off different mental disorders (top to bottom) congenital insensitivity to pain, Insomnia, PTSD. These portraits were done in oil utilizing particular color palettes to represent the disease. coupled with visual elements of a new MRI scanner that allows scientists to map brain waves on an XYZ graph. The last image was experimental, using two separate canvases and physically ripping one to reveal the other portrait behind.

ma premiere fois a paris! 

ma premiere fois a paris! 

My apologies for the minimal posting lately. I’m taking a trip with my boyfriend to Paris and possibly Amsterdam for the next month. I leave in a week and am racing to tie up loose ends/ get commissions to a comfortable spot so I dont feel like I’m abandoning a project in a weird place. 

My blog may be temporarily hijacked with travel posts and general thoughts on the paris experience so be warned. I hope to bring my camera and take some decent photos for reference and memorabilia. 

And like I always romanticized- I’m purchasing a sketchbook specifically for france drawing. Jot down those people, places, and things. :)

Anyway, wish me luck and a bon voyage! 

callofbootygal-deactivated20140 asked: Your blog is pretty rad! Your sidecut is killer too, I "liked" a picture of it to my blog, hope you don't mind. I'm thinking about getting a sidecut soon and yours totally caught my eye. lol I know this is random, but do you happen to have any more pictures that you could post or have of your sidecut from like the side to give me a better look. :)

aw thank you! Sure, I can post a couple pictures for you :) I have a mohawk basically, so both sides are about the same. 

Nikola Tesla thumbnail sketches.
Value and color coming soon. Im so antsy to get my hands dirty with the oil labor. 

Nikola Tesla thumbnail sketches.

Value and color coming soon. Im so antsy to get my hands dirty with the oil labor.