The Art of Beth Hughes

I'm a 21 year old artist who loves telling stories and using art to get those stories out. I was lucky enough to complete two years at RCAD in their Computer Animation program. After realizing my passions lie more in preproduction, I left and will now be attending Sheridan College for their Visual and Creative Arts program. For freelancing or job opportunities, please contact me via email.

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More of these painting practices.  These were done a lot faster than the last one.

More of these painting practices.  These were done a lot faster than the last one.

I gotta practice painting more.

Done completely with Kyle’s Ultimate Pastel Palooza

I was wondering, what program(s) do you use to paint digitally? Do use a tablet or a scanner? I am just very curious because I want to enhance my skills and become more familiar with using colors. I have experience and price does not matter. If you could recommend options for me, that would be fantastic! Thank you!
beffalumps beffalumps Said:

Hi!  I use Photoshop CC 2014 to do all my digital work.  It depends on the piece, but I usually do my sketches digitally, but I do have a scanner when I do sketch traditionally.  For my tablet, I use a Cintiq 13HD.  :D  The Cintiq is definitely worth the investment, if you plan on getting one!

Practicing with some faces from Pinterest.

In her second book, Candy Grant spins a tale of love and laughter where two bees find their soul mate and live happily ever after. Candy’s brilliant rhyme with amazing illustrations by newcomer, Beth Hughes, make this a story for all ages! Launching August 25, 2014!

Exciting news!  ”Will You Bee My Honey?” is now available for pre-order for $12.99, regularly $15.99!  When you order before September 1st, you save $3, so get your orders in quick!  I hope you all enjoy the book as much as I did illustrating it!

Okie dokie! :D

11. How many art related blogs do you follow?

HA oh no

I can safely say that at least 900 of those are art blogs….I have a problem.

18. What are you currently trying to improve on?

Right now I’m really working on trying to stay focused on a set project. Like working regular 9-5 hours on one set project and not doing personal art until after that time.  I have a tendency to be very scatterbrained and all over the place when it comes to the art I want to do, so it’s something I know I really have to improve on.

20.What is the easiest thing for you to draw?

Ooohhh umm haha I can’t really think of anything that’s really easy for me to draw; I feel like I struggle with a lot haha.  But okay, probably expressions because they’re my favorite, so even if I have to redraw it over and over, it doesn’t feel like a chore haha

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beffalumps beffalumps Said:

5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?

Ahhhhh expressions!

8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?

Well, I’m still a student, but I have and am working on professional projects, so a little half and half.  I’m not currently earning a living wage from my art, but it’s my goal to do so one day.

25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?

It depends, really.  I don’t mind either way; mostly depends if I remember to take the time to turn on music before I get really invested in drawing.