August 21st, 2011

Illustration Friday: Influence

Published in: Etsy, Illustration, Illustration Friday, Store

The weather can often influence your mood!

This illustration works well for this week’s Illustration Friday theme of ‘influence’. This piece is a lot moodier than my typical work but I really enjoyed the change of pace. I often create fun, bubbly, colourful art for children but it’s interesting to somewhat deviate and create something a bit different. My style is still very evident here but the colour palette and subject matter stray slightly.

I’d like to work on more illustrations like this – ones that might appeal to a different audience (not just children). This also reminds me of how much I miss painting. I blogged about some abstract artwork I did several years ago and I’ve been itching to break out the paints again. Sometimes I just need to get off the computer and back into the wonderfully rich textures and colours of REAL paint!

I’ve added this piece to my Etsy store if you’re interested in purchasing a print :)


  1. Love your work… Amazing and inspiring!

  2. I love this! Your clouds are neat. I also like the colors and the mood. :)

  3. Ho…. I love how she is protecting the bunny from the rain… very sweet illustration, peaceful and whimsical at the same time.

  4. A very lovely piece, the colours are lovely.

  5. That’s true…
    Lovely, lovely, lovely …

  6. Rainy days and Mondays always get me down….

  7. Thanks everyone!

    LeAnn – At least tomorrow is Tuesday :) Hope you had a sunny day today!

  8. When are some of these new images going to be available as digital tubes???

  9. Rachel – It’s on my to-do list! I will try to have them available asap!

  10. YAY! THANK YOU! I’m so excited! I am a digital signature Designer and I LOVE new tubes!

  11. it’s beautiful, rachelle. :)

  12. so sweet=)

  13. Really is a cute piece! You would not realize the meaning of this art at first look, it’s just like a pretty art for kids but realizing how this really means would make a much deeper impact for people who sees it.


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Rachelle is a mother of two adventurous boys and a sweet little girl and works part time as an illustrator and designer. She studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she earned her Bachelor of Design in 2002. She worked as a graphic designer for several years before decided to venture out as a freelance illustrator. Rachelle's art has been featured in various international magazines and websites. Her work can be seen in children's books, greeting cards, craft supplies, children's room decor, tech accessories, and more!

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