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beejoyart

Bee Joy Espana I’m an #artist, #illustrator, #patterndesigner, #traveler, #plantlady, & #goofball in #NWOregon. Commissions+collabs open. Will work for #pie.🎨🌱🏳️‍🌈 https://linktr.ee/beejoyart
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beejoyart

@beejoyart

Bee Joy Espana
Here’s a tiny piece of a card design I’m working on right now. It also features a slice of cake, but pie is my favorite. You may have noticed I’ve been working primarily digitally lately! There are several reasons for this, but the primary one is it’s much healthier for my hands & arms, since I can increase the pressure sensitivity of my Apple Pencil. Those of you who know me well know that just a few years ago, I lost use of my hands completely for almost a year. I had to close my business, and stop creating. It was absolutely soul-crushing. I’ve since figured out a lot of my health issues, and have been able to use my hands again. It’s something I will never take for granted! I want to keep drawing and making things for as long as I’m alive, so I try to make very conscious choices which will allow me to do so in the healthiest way possible. I really enjoy working digitally, and I’m so grateful I have this option! .
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#digitalartist #children_illustration #kidlitart #womenofillustration #pie #artistsoninstagram #artwowsharing #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #portlandartist #portlandillustrators #carddesign #birthday #sprinkles #procreate #draweveryday #drawingofday
0 36 3 days ago
Here’s a tiny piece of a card design i’m working on right now. it also features a slice of cake, but pie is my favorite. you may have noticed i’ve been working primarily digitally lately! there are several reasons for this, but the primary one is it’s much healthier for my hands & arms, since i can increase the pressure sensitivity of my apple pencil. those of you who know me well know that just a few years ago, i lost use of my hands completely for almost a year. i had to close my business, and stop creating. it was absolutely soul-crushing. i’ve since figured out a lot of my health issues, and have been able to use my hands again. it’s something i will never take for granted! i want to keep drawing and making things for as long as i’m alive, so i try to make very conscious choices which will allow me to do so in the healthiest way possible. i really enjoy working digitally, and i’m so grateful i have this option! .
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#digitalartist #children_illustration #kidlitart #womenofillustration #pie #artistsoninstagram #artwowsharing #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #portlandartist #portlandillustrators #carddesign #birthday #sprinkles #procreate #draweveryday #drawingofday
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Bee Joy Espana
I’d like to introduce you to Alyn. He’s the epitome of “home is where you park it.” 😉 Alyn is a free spirited turtle who values experiences much more than possessions, and will happily listen to your life story while roasting marshmallows over the campfire. 🐢
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#homeiswhereyouparkit #digitalartist #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #artistsoninstagram #children_illustration #artwowsharing #womenwhodraw #womenofillustration #vanlife #vwturtle #kidlitart #procreate #ipadpro #applepencil
5 50 4 days ago
I’d like to introduce you to alyn. he’s the epitome of “home is where you park it.” 😉 alyn is a free spirited turtle who values experiences much more than possessions, and will happily listen to your life story while roasting marshmallows over the campfire. 🐢
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#homeiswhereyouparkit #digitalartist #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #artistsoninstagram #children_illustration #artwowsharing #womenwhodraw #womenofillustration #vanlife #vwturtle #kidlitart #procreate #ipadpro #applepencil
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Bee Joy Espana
This illustration is an interesting combination of things for me! I’m super happy with how it turned out, but literally the only part of this I had envisioned beforehand is the background! 😂 It doesn’t usually go that way for me, so it was fun to let this unfold and see what happened. The background took shape, and then I thought “definitely a fox needs to live here.” So I made a fox. Then I thought “he needs botanical friends, but for some reason those should all be in white.” So I made white plant life. I hope you like it! I’m planning on offering this as a product (or multiple products) when I open my shop on September 1st. PS I have a process video for this piece, but it’s too long for Instagram! Should I put them on YouTube?
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#ipadpro #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #womenwhodraw #womenofillustration #procreate #applepencil #foxillustration #fox #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #digitalartist #kidlitart #children_illustration
5 78 5 days ago
This illustration is an interesting combination of things for me! i’m super happy with how it turned out, but literally the only part of this i had envisioned beforehand is the background! 😂 it doesn’t usually go that way for me, so it was fun to let this unfold and see what happened. the background took shape, and then i thought “definitely a fox needs to live here.” so i made a fox. then i thought “he needs botanical friends, but for some reason those should all be in white.” so i made white plant life. i hope you like it! i’m planning on offering this as a product (or multiple products) when i open my shop on september 1st. ps i have a process video for this piece, but it’s too long for instagram! should i put them on youtube?
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#ipadpro #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #womenwhodraw #womenofillustration #procreate #applepencil #foxillustration #fox #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #digitalartist #kidlitart #children_illustration
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Bee Joy Espana
Here’s a sneaky peek at the #illustration I’ve been working on today. 🤗 Much too hot for a fleece, beanie, or cozy socks right now, but I’m preparing for my online shop opening September 1st! For those curious, these are the Procreate brushes I used for this piece: monoline, charcoal block, 6b pencil and Bonobo chalk. Hope you’re all having a delicious Tuesday evening! I’m totally beat, and ready to chill out with Col. See you tomorrow! .
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0 48 6 days ago
Here’s a sneaky peek at the #illustration i’ve been working on today. 🤗 much too hot for a fleece, beanie, or cozy socks right now, but i’m preparing for my online shop opening september 1st! for those curious, these are the procreate brushes i used for this piece: monoline, charcoal block, 6b pencil and bonobo chalk. hope you’re all having a delicious tuesday evening! i’m totally beat, and ready to chill out with col. see you tomorrow! .
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#illustrator #illustratorsoninstagram #procreate #applepencil #ipadpro #digitalartist #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #oregonillustrator #kidlitart #children_illustration #artwowsharing #fallillustration #portlandillustrators #portlandartist #artistsoninstagram
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Bee Joy Espana
I call this one Turtle Island. I drew this while sitting on the steps of the little bus my partner and I are in the process of converting to a tiny home (see my story for a picture). .
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#kidlitart #children_illustration #turtleillustration #turtleisland #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #portlandillustrators #ipadpro #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #draweveryday #womenofillustration #womenwhodraw
2 44 1 weeks ago
I call this one turtle island. i drew this while sitting on the steps of the little bus my partner and i are in the process of converting to a tiny home (see my story for a picture). .
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#kidlitart #children_illustration #turtleillustration #turtleisland #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #portlandillustrators #ipadpro #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #draweveryday #womenofillustration #womenwhodraw
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Bee Joy Espana
Here’s a little sneak peek at a project I’m working on! I’m super excited about it, so apologies for keeping it fairly vague. I’ll show allll the details when I open my Etsy shop. Which, by the way, will be on SEPTEMBER 1st, 2018! 🤩
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#petillustration #petportrait #womenofillustration #illustratorsoninstagram #illustration #illustrator #ipadpro #applepencil #artistsoninstagram #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #procreate #drawingofday #draweveryday #dog #custompetportrait
2 58 2 weeks ago
Here’s a little sneak peek at a project i’m working on! i’m super excited about it, so apologies for keeping it fairly vague. i’ll show allll the details when i open my etsy shop. which, by the way, will be on september 1st, 2018! 🤩
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#petillustration #petportrait #womenofillustration #illustratorsoninstagram #illustration #illustrator #ipadpro #applepencil #artistsoninstagram #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #procreate #drawingofday #draweveryday #dog #custompetportrait
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Bee Joy Espana
I’ve been meaning to say Happy #pridemonth! That’s me on the left, and my partner Col on the right. We’ve been together for two and a half years, but friends for over a decade. It took us a loooooong time to figure things out, and has not been easy at ALL. I’m so grateful we have a community of supportive, wonderful people. It makes dealing with the not-so-pleasant reactions so much more bearable. 🤗 We’re getting married this October, and I feel like the luckiest person in the world every single day. 💛
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#lgbtqia #pride🌈 #gayartist #illustrator #artistsoninstagram #getoutstayout #ladylove #illustratorsoninstagram
6 83 2 weeks ago
I’ve been meaning to say happy #pridemonth! that’s me on the left, and my partner col on the right. we’ve been together for two and a half years, but friends for over a decade. it took us a loooooong time to figure things out, and has not been easy at all. i’m so grateful we have a community of supportive, wonderful people. it makes dealing with the not-so-pleasant reactions so much more bearable. 🤗 we’re getting married this october, and i feel like the luckiest person in the world every single day. 💛
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#lgbtqia #pride🌈 #gayartist #illustrator #artistsoninstagram #getoutstayout #ladylove #illustratorsoninstagram
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Bee Joy Espana
I finished up these little #koifish from Col’s and my trip to the @portlandjapanesegarden. Fish always look grumpy or sad in real life. I hope it’s not their actual mental state...anyway, I like to draw them happy sometimes. 😊 These are colored with @tombowusa #dualbrushpens, #carandache and #prismacolorpencils in my wee #pentalicsketchbook. I’m off to watch Bob’s Burgers with my lady for a bit. Have a good evening everyone! .
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#tombowdualbrushpens #draweveryday #drawingofday #womenofillustration #womenwhodraw #sketchbook #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #portlandillustrators
2 63 2 weeks ago
I finished up these little #koifish from col’s and my trip to the @portlandjapanesegarden. fish always look grumpy or sad in real life. i hope it’s not their actual mental state...anyway, i like to draw them happy sometimes. 😊 these are colored with @tombowusa #dualbrushpens, #carandache and #prismacolorpencils in my wee #pentalicsketchbook. i’m off to watch bob’s burgers with my lady for a bit. have a good evening everyone! .
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#tombowdualbrushpens #draweveryday #drawingofday #womenofillustration #womenwhodraw #sketchbook #illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #portlandillustrators
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Bee Joy Espana
Happy Tuesday everyone! This was my just-for-fun drawing today, which I doodled while listening to @andyjpizza’s podcast #creativepeptalk after putting Brussels sprouts in the oven to roast. For anyone curious, I drew this in #procreate on my #ipadpro. I used the Water Brush and 6b Pencil brush. Tomorrow, I’ll be doodling live animals! 🤗
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#womenofillustration #patterndesign #digitaldrawing #poppypattern #patterndesigner #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrator #red #springpatterns #surfacedesign #applepencil
0 48 2 weeks ago
Happy tuesday everyone! this was my just-for-fun drawing today, which i doodled while listening to @andyjpizza’s podcast #creativepeptalk after putting brussels sprouts in the oven to roast. for anyone curious, i drew this in #procreate on my #ipadpro. i used the water brush and 6b pencil brush. tomorrow, i’ll be doodling live animals! 🤗
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#womenofillustration #patterndesign #digitaldrawing #poppypattern #patterndesigner #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrator #red #springpatterns #surfacedesign #applepencil
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Bee Joy Espana
Helloooooo Instagram fam! I am back from a 2 week vacation (which included Disneyland!), and happy to be back at it. Here’s a simple little #patterndesign I did on my#ipadpro this afternoon. How do you feel about this color palette? Would you prefer more/different colors? Still working on my 100 Day Challenge illustrations as well, not to worry. I should have another one completed soon. 😊 .
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#draweveryday #womenofillustration #womenwhodraw #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #patterndesigner #portlandillustrators #surfacedesign #drawingoftheday #applepencil #drawingpractice
10 68 2 weeks ago
Helloooooo instagram fam! i am back from a 2 week vacation (which included disneyland!), and happy to be back at it. here’s a simple little #patterndesign i did on my#ipadpro this afternoon. how do you feel about this color palette? would you prefer more/different colors? still working on my 100 day challenge illustrations as well, not to worry. i should have another one completed soon. 😊 .
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#draweveryday #womenofillustration #womenwhodraw #digitaldrawing #digitalillustration #patterndesigner #portlandillustrators #surfacedesign #drawingoftheday #applepencil #drawingpractice
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Bee Joy Espana
I wanted to have this up in time for Mother’s Day yesterday, but the day got away from me. It can be a rough day in general for a lot of folks, which I spoke about on my Facebook page. Here’s my belated illustration for all the mamas out there! The almost-moms, the accidental moms, the yearning-to-be moms, the intentionally not-moms, those who’ve lost moms, those with estranged moms, trans moms, mom teams, and all those who’ve played important mom-roles in non-bio kids’ lives. You are loved, you are needed, and you are whole. 💛
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#illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #womenofillustration #foxillustration #mothersdayillustration #procreate #applepencil #ipadpro #digitalillustration #womenwhodraw #draweveryday #mamafox
6 87 last month
I wanted to have this up in time for mother’s day yesterday, but the day got away from me. it can be a rough day in general for a lot of folks, which i spoke about on my facebook page. here’s my belated illustration for all the mamas out there! the almost-moms, the accidental moms, the yearning-to-be moms, the intentionally not-moms, those who’ve lost moms, those with estranged moms, trans moms, mom teams, and all those who’ve played important mom-roles in non-bio kids’ lives. you are loved, you are needed, and you are whole. 💛
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#illustrator #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #womenofillustration #foxillustration #mothersdayillustration #procreate #applepencil #ipadpro #digitalillustration #womenwhodraw #draweveryday #mamafox