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Brittany Jackson
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
You know that weird person that tends to stand around and stare into space? That's me! But I’m not just staring into nowhere– My thoughts are a wonderland, full of ideas, stories, and things that inspire me. I am an illustrator, after all. It’s my job to dream, and imagine and bring ideas to life, mine and those of others. I hope you enjoy my work!

Personal Quote: A sketch is a living thing. It has a start as fine as a point, and a pulse that carries it through the course of its life. What’s left behind when the line goes flat is up to you :)


The Constellation Girl by BeaGifted
The Constellation Girl
Hey Guys! Bea Here! Been a while since my last post here, but that's only because of my Hiatus which is juuuust about over lol, so I'll be back to posting finished arts soon, but before that, I'd like to start with this little portrait sketch.

From my blog:…

It's been such a long time since I've made mention of her, so in case it was forgotten, Estelle is the girl in my first banner illustration for this blog, which was a painting I did to test how much I'd learned after completing my 30 day sketch challenge back in January.
Touch the Stars by BeaGifted 

a brief caption from that post "January 1st, I took a challenge– to draw every day for 30 days. I was not prepared to do it, I just know I wanted to do it, to kick start the new year. It wasn’t a major accomplishment in comparison to other challenges, but for me, it was. The truth is, I don’t draw much…I always wished I did…I wish I had more time to draw freely, to learn and grow and become a better artist. But Life and obligations typically get in the way. So when I was given a month to relax, I decided I’d take that time and be productive and do the thing I always wished I could. I’d draw. So to follow up with my challenge, I combined everything I learned in thirty days, into a finished painting that gives life to the idea that we all can reach our goals– and with each one, we can touch the stars of our dreams."

This simple illustration sparked a lot of discussion between not only my friends and family, but also with some of the people who've been watching me through this whole process. I made friends, I gained motivation, I'm still going strong, and Estelle is a reminder of that.

So, a month after creating this illustration, I decided to test my skill again with a painting of Estelle to mark my growth,
Mystery Girl- WIP by BeaGifted 

but because of SDCC, and portfolio prep, she was one of many personal projects of mine that hit the back burner. that is until I stumbled upon a different sketch I did of her-- the one at the beginning of this post.  Now I know it sounds weird-- me stumbling across art I did, as if I forgot I ever drew them, but I juggle so much with my day job, and commission work, that many of the illustrations or sketches I start for myself, get lost in the mayhem.

Now as promised in my last post of Estelle, I'd tell you a bit more about her. Her name means Star, and she is technically the embodiment of many interests I have, and an homage to things that inspire and influence me, as an artist.  For example, Japanese animation is very near and dear to my heart. I love anime, especially the ones I grew up on, so I decided to draw Estelle in such a way that she resembles anime and a Japanese woman. Much like me when I was younger, Estelle has a very bubbly personality and an overactive imagination, aka she can literally get lost in the wonder of her dreams. Because of this, Estelle sees the world differently than most and imagines that her dreams and goals in life are stars, bound up in a sea of constellations waiting to be reached, and what she sees is so real to her, she could touch them. In terms of looks, she has a bouncy/playful hairstyle, big brown doe-like eyes, a quirky smile, and has 7 beauty marks/freckles-- forming a mini constellation across her face, neck, and chest.

Estelle wont be attached to any particular narrative, but I will draw her from time to time, to mark my growth, so each time you see her, she may look  a bit different as my style improves!

On a side note, even though I haven't been making posts to DA, I've been busy on my blog with sketchbook exclusives-- so if you'd like to see those arts, feel free to visit!

That said, look forward to seeing more of Estelle! Till next time, Enjoy :D

Gardening Tips from your Friendly Reaper by BeaGifted
Gardening Tips from your Friendly Reaper
Original Post-…

So, Zy and I were having an interesting conversation– Maybe you’ll enjoy it :D

Bea: I miss you! *grabby handz* and I drew little reapers of you today…but they’re just incoherent scribbles >_<

Zygona: I wanna seeee

Bea: they are really crappy scribbles. It’s like, a square here and a circle there, and a few squiggly doodads– looks like spagetty but I know what’s there!!

Zygona: so *whines while making grabby hands *

Bea: fine ill show you my crappy drawings…

Zygona: YAY! I was ’bout to pull the sad puppy fayce on you

Bea: here! My squiggly doodads!! lets see if you can make out what’s going on…

Zygona:…watering a dead plant

Bea: yes, yes you are watering a dead plant…

Zygona: the ones on a swing outside with a house–

Bea: No, no swing.  that’s a tree!! can’t you tell how obvious it is that it’s a tree?!

Zygona: ttly looks like a swing there on the top right hand side– looks like a swing, and your roots are a seat

Bea: shushers you! there is a story behind these doodads!!

I wont lie, most of my actual sketchbook is made of squiggly doodads, but in this case, I decided to take it a little bit further, thus arts were born! Totally legible arts! By the way, there is a story behind this sketch– more to be revealed in time!

Just a simple lighthearted post :D Till next time, Enjoy!

Hey Guys!
Just wanted to let you know, there might not be many updates on Deviantart from me for a bit, because I dont usually post un-polished work here, but My blog will be very much active, as I'll be sharing early sketches and concepts for illustrations I want to create for print.
If you're interested in following along, please check out this link here :D…
  • Mood: Artistic
VIRGIN by BeaGifted

It's a funny thing when you can look at something you've done years ago and find meaning in it, different from what it started from. 

a lot of things come to mind when I think of this one, even now, five years later. It has always been a personal piece, though I couldn't quite put into words why when I was painting it. But it dawned on me..It's an expression of my love for art, and a bearing of my soul as I hope to blossom into the artist I've always aspired to be.

Trust me, lol I'm not there yet-- I've got a ways to go! But after sifting through the dark for so many years, I've found me a spot of light, and likewise I've been given a chance to grow. What I mean when I say this is, I'm no longer confused about the type of artist I want to be, and I know this because of the opportunities given to me by those who saw potential in my work, and have given me a chance, or, in some cases a push in the right direction.

During portfolio reviews, I had the experience of sitting with professionals in positions I've dreamed of being in. To know that my hard work has paid off thus far, given their positive reviews, I have tremendous confidence, that if I keep pushing forward, challenging myself, and growing as an artist, I will no doubt accomplish everything I have set out to achieve.

To tell you the truth guys, I was a wreck these past couple of months.  I don't like letting people see me struggle, so I wear a smile, laugh, joke, but I was falling to pieces inside- like, I broke down in tears at least three times because of the pressure I put on myself, and if it wern't for my friends talking me down-- and keeping me level, I would have broken down more times than that. It's my fault, I pushed my own boundaries, and admittedly too far, but that's just how much all of this means to yah, having all thumbs up at my reviews, was like the icing on the cake.

So what does all this mean? Well, I figured I'd give you a heads up on my plans for the remainder of the year, and forward.  As much as I want to pursue some of the studies I had planned for myself,  sadly, many of them will be staying on the back-burner, or dropped completely. It was said to me more than once, by several individuals, in and out of reviews at SDCC, that I need to create print worthy material, get booths at cons, and sell.

This doesn't mean I'm going to go all commercial on you guys, but I've had a stock of ideas-- literally a list of them, that I've been compiling for years, of art I wanted to create when my skills were good enough to tackle them. In an effort to follow their advice, I've decided that it's time to make them happen. 

Many of the ideas I have consists of art books, illustrated short stories I've written synopsis's for, and several series of art prints centered on themes like twisted fairytales, Nostalgia fan art, zodiacs, or the 7 deadly sins, among many others. In fact, I've decided that the first project I want to tackle is a 20 page illustrated book-- which is a short story of a girl who deals with the 5 stages of grief after her encounter with death on her way to the afterlife. Originally this was something I wanted to do as a series of daily sketches for October, but figured it would work better as an art book with a narrative.

Because this, and many of my other ideas are a huge undertaking for someone like me who has very little free time, and limited resources, It's been suggested by my friends to consider a Crowd Funding, or Patreon to help support me financially in the making and printing of these works. At least that way, I could support myself with my art, work less at my day job, and ultimately create something really special that people can enjoy, and maybe even relate too, and own for themselves.

I'm not sure how to do all that yet, but I know it's going to be a lot of work! In the meantime though, you know what I'll be up too, as my progress will be shared here-- sketches, concept art, all that good stuff!

I've rambled on enough though! But thank you for reading, and for following along as I move forward-- it means a lot, and I'm glad to have the support so many of you have given-- again, thanks!

Till next time, Enjoy!!

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Wings- Portfolio Feature by BeaGifted
Wings- Portfolio Feature
This is actually a wide image that I cut and put my logo on for online uploading. But, this too is one of those old drawings of mine I decided to renew for my portfolio. In this case, it was this one--
Angels by BeaGifted 

She's a lot more solemn now, and the birds flying past her instead of the wings in the clouds, and seeing her scar kinda hint to the same theme I was going for.  Anyhoo, I hope you enjoyed this portfolio feature!


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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for watching me! I really appreciate that :)
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Really gorgeous work! Can't believe I'm only just discovering it! :)
gpanthony Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Hey Bea! This is Anthony from Nom Nom Collective, thanks for stopping by the booth and for the awesome book trade!! Your work is so awesome!!
BeaGifted Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello Anthony! It was a pleasure to meet you,  and even better to hear from you! and thank you for your book as well, I love the Visual Tapas! I think it was a great idea to do a book like that, and I'm glad to add it to my collection :D Consider yourself watched, sir!  lol im so excited now >_<, you just made my day :D
denispolanc Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'am watching you :snowflake:
FreeMech Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Following you for inspiration. Lovely gallery.
libertimages Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful B-Day to you !!!
Gray02 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
A birthday cake for you!!! Cake 
Dimaar Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
longestdistance Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :D
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