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NEW Illustration: All Ears

March 28, 2018

I recently finished the next addition to my Calendar Series, 'All Ears.' A smaller scaled illustration done with Prismacolor markers & colored pencils as well as water colors (background). 


I've been working on my video content and used this as an opportunity to work on both my camera angles & editing, while filming the creation process from beginning to end. Here's the full-length time lapse video!

I also post pictures and short clips of the process to my instagram page, this is where you can follow the day-to-day!


The original illustration is available for sale!


Enrolled Sponsors of my Perks Package Program were sent a code for $20.00 off the asking price- click here to learn more about enrolling to get access to special offers like this!


The secondary background that I painted allows me to render this illustration as a variety of prints and products, too!

Towards the end of the video you'll see me using it to create an egg shape behind the character for more unique print renderings! 


I submitted this piece to Girls Drawin' Girls for the Easter holiday! They haven't posted any drawing prompts for the subject, yet- but with my Calendar Series of seasonal inspired pin-up's, I couldn't resist and I'm hopeful they'll share it to their social media pages for the holiday! Click here to see past pieces in the series, and here to shop all available series pieces. 


Fun fact: I was born on Easter! It's only fallen on my birthday once, since but, it's totally "my" holiday!


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Thanks always for reading!


Much Love, 





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Entirely self taught, Artist Mindie Gum-Grivell works with both traditional & digital mediums. Most known for her colorful and wildly imaginative artworks, Mindie enjoys painting & illustrating a variety of subject matters and her execution always results in a bright and somewhat cartoon-like piece of art! 


It wasn't until 2010 when she first tried her hand at paint on canvas and struck with the insane creative force driving her to pursue more seriously. In 2014 her little family moved to Indianapolis, IN, which is where she began her art journey. With full-time focus she developed Aries Art NW, her personal studio & pop-up gallery for showcasing her variety of creations and concepts. Showcasing her artworks in public galleries, art exhibits and art fairs in and around Indianapolis, IN, Mindie has also had the opportunity to exhibit her artwork in other Midwest cities including Chicago, IL. During this time she also curated and executed her own art-tour of pop-up events & exhibits through Washington & Oregon in May of 2018.


In 2019 they returned to their roots in SW Washington State where she now happily resides with her spouse. She's almost always hunched over some sort of craft project or out showing her creations, but she also enjoys watching cartoons, reading and traveling. All things that also inspire her creatively. 


Mindie is partnered with the leading world-wide organization of female illustrators, animators, artists and comic creators Girls Drawin' Girls. Her artworks can be seen in their weekly social media updates and at their GDG convention & gallery events world-wide, including SanDiego Comic Con & more! Mindie is also partnered with Glowing Goddess Getaway and as a Goddess Guide she's responsible for leading a series of "Creating Through Cannabis" workshops and discussions, on location at their weekend retreats world-wide in addition to providing freelance Creative Director, Social Media Management & Brand Development servicesMindie has professional and creative experience in all facets of brand development. Beyond custom logos and graphics, Mindie's also skilled in curating unique and visually appealing social media feeds, using her graphic design and photography skills alike to visually build a unique and effective marketing campaign.

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