<![CDATA[CHARMAINE WAGNER◊ Illustration & Graphic Design - Blog]]>Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:36:37 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Diamond Dreams don't turn to dUSt]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:24:23 GMThttp://charmainewagner.com/blog/diamond-dreams-dont-turn-to-dustHello there, and welcome to my website and blog. I’m very excited to share my experiences as I go forth through this world as an artist. I’ll be attending several upcoming events, and I hope that with my blog I can give insights into this exciting career!

I avidly use my sketch book everyday, in fact, I also make my own handmade saddle-stitched sketchbooks. Art has been my passion for such a long time now that I can’t remember ever not drawing and being a creative person. So, I’ll also be sharing bits of my creative process as well as pages from my sketchbooks.

Currently I am working on a 50+ page ebook of my sketches that I also plan to print and sell as upcoming events. It’s called “ dUSt”; here’s a preview on one of the pages in Adobe InDesign:

My first self-published work is available for purchase from my online store. It’s called “Diamond Dreams” and is a collection of detailed inked illustrations printed on high quality pink cardstock. The illustrations within the 8 page, 4.25” x 5.5”  zine flow in such a way that a hidden story can be gleaned by the reader.

There are so many inspiring people in the Illustration & Graphic Design world, I’m so grateful that we live in a time where there are so many start-ups and opportunities for growth. Self reliance is a skill that can be harnessed through project funding platforms to get your unique brand of work out there while lifting up communities with your skills. There has never been a better time to be a creative professional.