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.

Digital Painting of Young Girl (Originally Drawn Using Chalk Pastel)

Digital Painting of Young Girl (Originally Drawn Using Chalk Pastel)

This 9″x 12″ portrait of a young girl was originally drawn from life using chalk pastel. I later imported my drawing into Adobe Photoshop to digitally paint on a light layer of shadows. I also accentuated colors and added light texture as well.

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Illustration, Painting


April 12, 2020

Digitally painted enhancements of young girl drawing originally created using chalk pastels by visual artist Mayra Ruiz-McPherson