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Carrie Jo Best

Carrie Jo Best

Carrie likes to escape the real world by drawing fairies n'things.

Hello! :)

I'm a graphic artist by day and a newbie fantasy illustrator by night! I have to confess that I am getting back into illustration after a way-too-long hiatus. My background is in traditional illustration and so digital methods are new to me. I'm having very much fun learning Photoshop techniques and coming to terms with a wacom tablet. My goal is to rescue my skills that I let fall by the wayside with my newfound inspiration.

As for inspiration - I find most of that by looking at other artists' works and also from all the imaginative video games which I've become addicted too since my boyfriend forced me to pick up the controller one day and play RE4.

Anyway, I hope that my works will delight at least some of you out there! I will gladly take any constructive critiques or advice if anyone would like to comment.

Thanks for visiting! -C


art (of course), politics, animal lover, video games
Favorite Fantasy/Scifi Movies and TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica!!! (the new one), the original Star Wars trilogy, KOTOR game on Xbox, LOTR trilogy, Alien
Favorite Fantasy/Scifi Books
I actually read mostly nonfiction, but right now I'm reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy and I'm really enjoying that one!
Friends at Elfwood
Friends at Elfwood: Mara Chirtes(Friend) and Le Trung Kien(Friend) .

Guestbook for Carriej

11 May 2009:-) MT Starkey
Great gallery.
19 May 2009:-) Emma Ji Jonsson
Wonderful pics, really amazing!

P.S. Could you tell me how to do to uppload pics on both FanArt and Artwork?

:-) Carrie Jo Best replies: "Hi Emma! Thank you so much! As for uploading, it should be under the "My Account" menu. Hope that helps! 2"
20 May 2009:-) Nickole j darnell
WOW!! that gallery was one of the most amazing things i have ever seen! how do you draw like that? i wish that i had that kind of artistic talent.

:-) Carrie Jo Best replies: "Thank you so much Nikole! I really appreciate it! 1"
21 May 2009:-) MT Starkey
Hey. Thanks for the tag on Reef Minions. Appreciate it.
28 Jun 2009:-) MT Starkey
Sorry, Demon Mound. My mistake.
27 Dec 2009:-) Chelsea L Pennelly
love your gallery!
31 Dec 2010:-) Jennifer Suzanne Steier
Well, if it hasn’t become apparent (due to all the gushing praise I have lavished on most of your pieces) your work is amazing, simply amazing! Would love to know what mediums you use, couldn’t tell if it was actual paint and watercolors, or digital coloring, or a mixture of both... Not that I have any hope of emulating your work LOL... TOTALLY different style... I was born an ogre, so I couldn’t hope to draw a light line if my life depended upon it... and painting, forget it! LOL But nuf said! Brilliant brilliant work! Namaste Creator!

:-) Carrie Jo Best replies: "Thank you so much Jennifer for all your nice comments! I’m really flattered that you would think my stuff is so good. I think you’re really very talented yourself. As for my technique, it’s pretty much all painted in Photoshop after I sketch it out in pencil and then scan the sketch. Is yours all traditional? It’s gorgeous. You definitely have the skill to do digital if you wanted to. 1"
24 Jul 2012:-) Renee Diane Stuteville
Thank you so much for this pictures enjoy looking at them.
17 Oct 2012:-) Faith Gerhardt
Hello! Do you like dragons or werewolves? If you do and have time can you please come and have a look at my gallery!
7 Apr 201345 Joolz

I was just scanning the web for my next tattoo idea, was a toss up between Poseidon or Thor and I stumbled across your Neptune drawing, it is amazing. Would you have an issue with me getting it "inked" on me?

As you can see I respect that this is your artwork and likewise if you say no I will continue searching. However if you say yes, I’ll happily share the end result 12

I look forward to hearing from you

:-) Carrie Jo Best replies: "Hi Joolz, thanks for the inquiry and yes feel free to use it. I’m flattered that you think it’s ’ttoo worthy! And yes I’d love to see the end result. My email is carriej967@yahoo.com. I understand if you change your mind too. 12"
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Carrie Jo Best

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* Joined Elfwood: 2008-10-03
* Last login at Elfwood: 2013-04-08 03:37:54
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