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Kintsugi

Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object—part of its beauty—rather than something to hide.

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award

I’ve just learned that He’s Your Daddy will be a finalist for the 31st Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award! How exciting is that?

Wreckage – Prologue

When a foot washes up at her secluded beach studio, a reclusive young artist suspects her elderly father & is forced to a reckoning with their traumatic shared history. Broken open to a painful past, she is simultaneously broken open to beauty & connection.

Curious Cat

Illustration of a curious cat investigating the goldfish, for an upcoming book with Dawn Publications.

Auction for Puerto Rico

***UPDATE*** Thank you all for your terrific support! The auction has closed, and profits donated to the Puerto Rican relief effort. If you are still interested in purchasing a print, they are for sale in the shop. ************** The images coming out of Puerto Rico...

Daytime Nighttime Crossword Puzzle

This free, downloadable crossword puzzle is a great way to get kids involved in learning about animals and their habits. Accompanies the book Daytime Nighttime All Through the Year by Diane Lang.

Secret Animal Jigsaw Puzzle

Here’s a fun activity to keep the kids busy! An online jigsaw puzzle featuring one of the animals from my latest illustrated book, Daytime Nighttime, All Through the Year (written by Diane Lang.)

Ideas Fall from the Sky

I was lucky enough, recently, to enjoy a visit with Carol and Bruce Malnor of Dawn Publications. They happened to be passing through my neck of the woods and wanted to drop off an advance copy of our new book, Daytime Nighttime All Through the Year (by Diane Lang.)...

Raccoons

Children’s book illustration of raccoons on a tree branch at night.

Snowy Owl Painting in Watercolor

First Step: Sketch I wanted this snowy owl painting to be cold and wintery, with a grey sky and stark contrast against the dark sky, white owl, and the light and dark tree. Every so often, we get a large winter influx of snowy owls. I'm told, by those in the know,...

Laughing Dragon Speed Drawing

I love watching speed drawing on Youtube. Some of the artists on there are amazing! Check out Marchello Barenghi painting some hyper-realistic gummy bears, or this self-portrait in oil by John Larriva. Anyway, I thought I'd give it a try myself. I set out...

Poor Sad Goblin

Fantasy Illustration Step-by-Step I love watching other artists work and seeing how they work out an illustration from original sketch to finished process. Thought I'd share this step-by-step of an unfortunate goblin, completed quite a while back. I found this series...

Resilience Beats Talent Every Time

Resilience in art may just be more important than some innate talent. I teach art classes sometimes, and - in my opinion - one of the most damaging myths in our society is that some people are magically gifted with music or art or creativity, or the ability to run six...

Palm

Watercolor 10 x 14 inches SOLD

Otters

Watercolor 10 x 15 inches SOLD

Andrea Gabriel is an author & illustrator from Bellingham, Washington.

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