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I'm James Boyle, a Philadelphia based freelance illustrator. If you'd like to see more of my work check out my portfolio at www.jamesboyle.com
Slinging ink tonight

Slinging ink tonight

Something I did for last month’s Magnet Magazine. It can be a little tricky to illustrate a somber subject like this, especially when it was coming from the writer’s own personal experience. I decided keeping the figure essentially nondescript was a good way to approach the problem.

Something I did for last month’s Magnet Magazine. It can be a little tricky to illustrate a somber subject like this, especially when it was coming from the writer’s own personal experience. I decided keeping the figure essentially nondescript was a good way to approach the problem.

Another year at Wizard World Philly. I’ll be there Friday through Sunday selling prints and drawings. I’m at table F29 in the Artist Alley section of the show. Stop on by!

Another year at Wizard World Philly. I’ll be there Friday through Sunday selling prints and drawings. I’m at table F29 in the Artist Alley section of the show. Stop on by!

From last month’s Magnet, finally got around to posting the finish!

From last month’s Magnet, finally got around to posting the finish!

Wilin’ out on the guitar for #magnetmagazine

Wilin’ out on the guitar for #magnetmagazine

Inking some background tonight.

Inking some background tonight.

Something new for Magnet Magazine last month, on the topic of creative energy and passion. Do the best artists - musicians, painters, writers, filmmakers, etc. peak in their twenties? 

I don’t personally subscribe to that idea (If I did, I might as well jump off a cliff right now), but Phil Sheridan makes a pretty good case for this kind of pattern throughout the arts.

Thought I would show three stages of the process, from my very quick thumbnail sketch, to the finished art.

Thanks for looking!

Last month I drew up some pop stars for Magnet Magazine, where they got made fun of by writer Phil Sheridan, hehe.

I had a lot of fun using a custom Photoshop brush made by illustrator Kyle T Webster. This is really the most natural water color brush for PS that I have come across. Greatly enjoyed the looseness and spontaneity of it. 
I recommend everyone who is interested to check out his site, where he offers a variety of custom brushes that he has crafted. This particular “Wet and Wild Watercolor" brush is offered with a "pay what you wish" option. Pay the man!

Last month I drew up some pop stars for Magnet Magazine, where they got made fun of by writer Phil Sheridan, hehe.

I had a lot of fun using a custom Photoshop brush made by illustrator Kyle T Webster. This is really the most natural water color brush for PS that I have come across. Greatly enjoyed the looseness and spontaneity of it. 

I recommend everyone who is interested to check out his site, where he offers a variety of custom brushes that he has crafted. This particular “Wet and Wild Watercolor" brush is offered with a "pay what you wish" option. Pay the man!

Got out to a life drawing session this morning. You know it’s going to be interesting one when the 55 year old moderator decides to work with his shirt off…while its snowing outside. Must have made the young model very comfortable.

Got out to a life drawing session this morning. You know it’s going to be interesting one when the 55 year old moderator decides to work with his shirt off…while its snowing outside. Must have made the young model very comfortable.

I had fun working on this piece for Philadelphia Magazine last week. Long time Phillies’ broadcaster Chris “Wheels” Wheeler was given the boot this month.
Thanks to Alyse Moyer for the opportunity!

I had fun working on this piece for Philadelphia Magazine last week. Long time Phillies’ broadcaster Chris “Wheels” Wheeler was given the boot this month.

Thanks to Alyse Moyer for the opportunity!