Worked through the night and, at last (at 6:20am), the final illustration for “Pavo the Peacock” is complete. It’s been quite a journey. #illustration #gouache #childrensbooks #ashleybravin #studio

  April 24, 2014 at 06:22am

Artist Study Tuesday

Study of a painting by Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, title unknown.

  April 22, 2014 at 11:16pm

Appropriately enjoying my Earth Day studio lunch break in the backyard with a bit of sketching and a very bold hummingbird. #studio #sketchbook #lunch #earthday

  April 22, 2014 at 12:14pm

Latest illustration progress for Alexandra Daly’s “Pavo the Peacock.” #illustration #gouache #painting #ashleybravin #peacock

  April 21, 2014 at 07:42pm

Quick sketch of a mink skull from my natural history collection. #sketchbook #skull #ink

#sketchbook  #skull  #ink  
  April 20, 2014 at 04:56pm

Green tea, sashimi, and “Josef Albers: To Open Eyes.” An afternoon studio break well spent. #studio #albers #lunch

#lunch  #albers  #studio  
  April 18, 2014 at 02:40pm

Latest illustration for “Pavo the Peacock: Searching for New,” featuring a very morose Pavo. #illustration #ashleybravin #gouache #peacock

  April 17, 2014 at 07:13pm

Artist Study Tuesday

Study of “After Eakins (The Wrestlers)” by Anthony Cudahy.

It’s a study of a study of a painting. We need to go deeper.

  April 15, 2014 at 07:31pm

Backyard studio lunch break. Enjoying this beautiful spring afternoon with Diebenkorn, a bit of sketching, and a tuna salad sandwich with fresh lettuce from our neighbor’s garden, and some dill from my own. #studio #sketchbook #ashleybravin #diebenkorn #lunch

  April 15, 2014 at 02:10pm

Spectators acrylic on camera lens shade
(made for photographer Eric Minh Swenson)

Added a gif because it’s fancy.

  April 10, 2014 at 02:34am

It’s going to be a long day in the studio. Alright, acrylics, let’s do this. #ashleybravin #painting #acrylics #studio #art

  April 03, 2014 at 12:01pm

Just did that thing where I look up from my drafting table and realize that it’s 5am. Damn these late night productivity highs.

I also added a little homage to the very first children’s book I illustrated, “Bobby the Donkey,” written by Cie Anne in here. Just for fun.

  April 01, 2014 at 05:06am

Study of The Prisoners (1908) and Poverty (1897) by Käthe Kollwitz.

  March 29, 2014 at 03:53am

A collection of photographs of the studios I’ve kept over the years, ranging from Los Angeles, to New York, to Pittsburgh, to Ballyvaughan (Ireland). For more shots of my studios (with some cool stories that go along with them), as well as updates on my work and upcoming exhibitions, please give my artist’s page a like: [link].

  March 27, 2014 at 04:40pm

Artist Study Tuesday
Study of “The Surrender of Breda” by Diego Velázquez.

  March 25, 2014 at 07:57pm