Jackie Ferrentino’s Confident Charater-led Editorial Illustrations

Brooklyn-based, Jackie Ferrentino tells stories using a cast of confident, energetic characters. Their solid frames take bounding strides across the page and fill it with thick, weighty lines and swathes of large shapes.

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As Jackie talks about below, drawing is at the core of every image that she makes.

While she also mixes in a varied range of interesting media, and plays with strong colours, it’s her characters and skill with a pen and tablet that bring everything to life.

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I’m a freelance illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. My main focus is editorial illustration, but I’m open to all kinds of projects and I love taking on new challenges.

Like a lot of illustrators, I enjoy using traditional and digital materials to make my work. While I love making fully traditional pieces, the possibilities that result from combining different medias are endless.

In terms of specific materials, I swear by Pilot pens, Acryla gouache, Photoshop and my Wacom.

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As for my process, my illustrations almost always begin as drawings. Even if a piece is going to be mostly painted, it’s useful for me to reference a drawn composition.

After the drawing is completed, I create any other traditional components in gouache. Sometimes I repaint the entire scene or I just focus on a few parts. Once I have all the traditional components of the illustration, I scan it into Photoshop where I finalize everything digitally.

I usually work on a couple different projects at once. I find that if I’m stuck on something in one illustration, I can find a solution to it quickly after spending a little bit of time on another project.

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© Jackie Ferrentino, 2016

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