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Patricia Howitt
New Zealand
I trained and worked as a government lawyer, due to parental insistence on a "proper job" (ha ha). But throughout my career I stayed involved with producing art and graphics on the sidelines, which was what I really wanted to do all along. In a weird way, though, I'm not sorry I did all the other stuff. Just glad I held to my truth through thick and thin. Now I'm indulging my real passion.

I'm currently working on illustrations for an A4 format hard-cover book to be published in NZ late 2011, about a very ancient burial tree and the history it has seen. A lot of varied subject-matter, since the book traverses 2000 years of NZ history. Author specifically stated she did not want a standard illustration style, or anything 'cartoon-like', as she called it. So I am painting in acrylic on board 15"x20" - 36 of them. (It's a big order!)

Well, the book is published and getting favorable reviews. I'll be posting the work gradually, now I don't have to keep it under wraps any more. Artwork - design, consultations, painting and all - was completed in 12 months. Whew!

I've just bought a second-hand Wacom Intuos 3. Looking forward to the next steps ...

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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :iconlawooplz:
cjanimal Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :squee:
CreakinFrog Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Thank you ever so much for the fav! You have a lot of great pieces here
NinjasHeart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello, I noticed in your gallery you have some realistic works, and I think you might like this group :iconrealist-lounge: :) Please consider joining us. We have a folder for artists who would like help improving their realism, so you dont need to be a professional.

We are a young and aspiring group, and would love more members! Remember to read our brief rules, and please consider joining us! :D
the-junglequeen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
NinjasHeart Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Thank you for adding 1965 Ford Mustang In Oil to your Favorites Gallery! :wave: :iconthxfavplz:
the-junglequeen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
You're welcome - I really like it.
theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Thank you for the favorite on the Lost Y of X :)
the-junglequeen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
You're welcome - just love the colors and design.
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