illustrators

Birth Processional

“Escorted by many support creatures, a fairy queen carries a hummingbird egg, cushioned by cottonwood fluff inside of a walnut shell, as a symbolic offering to her midwife during the Birth Processional Ceremony. The midwife is dressed in traditional garb to identify her as a high ranking elder with wisdom in wildcrafted medicine. The queen only gives birth every two hundred years, and it is an occasion widely celebrated throughout her reigning woodland region. The identity of her child’s other parent is unknown to all but the queen herself. The baby, always female, will one day inherit the mossy throne.” -PW

SONG

I feel so honored to be chosen as Taproot's 2015 cover artist, this week my copy of issue 13:: SONG finally arrived in the mail! I was so excited to see my work right on the front! It has been such an amazing gift to be a part of Taproot since their birth. I am so looking forward to digging into my copy of SONG and enjoying everything all of the wonderful contributors have to share. Thank you so much AD Amanda Soule and the whole Taproot team! 

The sketch for the cover, on the left, and the final in progress on the right. 

The sketch for the cover, on the left, and the final in progress on the right. 

Me with my first ever magazine cover!

Me with my first ever magazine cover!