MRM Illustration by visual artist Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

Creative Strategist, Visual Artist, and Illustrator Mayra Ruiz-McPherson brings 25 years of seasoned, hybrid design experience to creative projects.

In between freelance, art licensing, and publishing projects, Mayra’s working toward completing her MFA in Illustration with the Academy of Art University.

Mayra also holds a second masters in Media Psychology and is founder of her own practice, ruiz mcpherson | media.

MRM Illustration

Doodles of the Week by visual artist and designer Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

Doodle Art Collection: Volume 2

In this Doodle Art Collection: Volume 2, I’ve shared a few of my (rough draft) value studies (on left) for a black and white digital painting project featuring a surprised octopus character who’s working late into the night. Maybe the octopus is surprised by a bad news email he just received? Or perhaps he’s just overwhelmed by how much work he still has left to do! 🙂

The nocturnal, laptop-using octopus character (on right), which I named Octelle Huite, was the creative outcome from this assignment.

About my Doodle Art 2 collection

The thumbnail value sketches (left) were first drawn on sketchbook paper, then later imported into Adobe Photoshop, which is where I rendered the final illustration(s) (right).

More info

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Doodle Art Collection 2. Here’s a link to Doodle Art Collection 1 in case you’re interested.

See you again for Volume 3!

Thanks for reading,

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

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Mayra is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and creative director writing about illustration love and other art and drawing-inspired topics.

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