A lady illustrator and visual development artist living and working in Los Angeles.

You can buy my piece for the Iron Giant Tribute show here: http://https://squareup.com/market/art-of-jessie-greenberg/samantha-kallis-i-am-not-a-gun - this is a gallery quality Giclee print on premium watercolor paper, framed, signed by the artist (actual signature, not digital), and will never be re-printed again.

You can buy my piece for the Iron Giant Tribute show here: https://squareup.com/market/art-of-jessie-greenberg/samantha-kallis-i-am-not-a-gun - this is a gallery quality Giclee print on premium watercolor paper, framed, signed by the artist (actual signature, not digital), and will never be re-printed again.

Work-break-painting IV

Work-break-painting IV

Work-break-painting III

Work-break-painting III

Work Break Painting II. Trying a new way of working so that I can get a composition down more quickly: no under sketch, just going straight “pen tool” to make selections, and painting large swatches of color. It’s forcing me to make bold decisions, which is providing some interesting results.

Work Break Painting II. Trying a new way of working so that I can get a composition down more quickly: no under sketch, just going straight “pen tool” to make selections, and painting large swatches of color. It’s forcing me to make bold decisions, which is providing some interesting results.

Work break painting; dreaming of the little Swiss town my family is from.

Work break painting; dreaming of the little Swiss town my family is from.

My contribution to the Iron Giant Mini Tribute Show taking place Saturday, September 13th from 6-10PM at A Little Known Shop in Anaheim, CA. For more information about the show and the other artists participating, check out their facebook event page!

My contribution to the Iron Giant Mini Tribute Show taking place Saturday, September 13th from 6-10PM at A Little Known Shop in Anaheim, CA. For more information about the show and the other artists participating, check out their facebook event page!

This painting is a lunch-break doodle that got completely out of hand. I had been wanting to try out Kyle Webster’s new gouache photoshop brushes, which I am totally digging, and once I started, I couldn’t stop myself from painting this with them. They are very addicting brushes. It’s edging toward something I’ve been trying to capture in my painting lately… and I think it’s getting closer, but more experimentation is required!  
As for me, I just started working for Disney on their show “Gravity Falls.” My work shows up later in the second season, so hopefully I’ll be able to share those paintings as the episodes air! Many thanks to Gravity Falls’ great crew for welcoming me to the team!
Happy Monday everyone!

This painting is a lunch-break doodle that got completely out of hand. I had been wanting to try out Kyle Webster’s new gouache photoshop brushes, which I am totally digging, and once I started, I couldn’t stop myself from painting this with them. They are very addicting brushes. It’s edging toward something I’ve been trying to capture in my painting lately… and I think it’s getting closer, but more experimentation is required!  

As for me, I just started working for Disney on their show “Gravity Falls.” My work shows up later in the second season, so hopefully I’ll be able to share those paintings as the episodes air! Many thanks to Gravity Falls’ great crew for welcoming me to the team!

Happy Monday everyone!

Work break doodle.

Work break doodle.

Viking ship work-break doodle. I guess all the “How To Train Your Dragon 2” art has filtered its way into my subconscious. Photoshop, 30 minutes.

Viking ship work-break doodle. I guess all the “How To Train Your Dragon 2” art has filtered its way into my subconscious. Photoshop, 30 minutes.

Fashion magazine warm up sketch using Kyle Webster’s inking brushes!

Fashion magazine warm up sketch using Kyle Webster’s inking brushes!

Warm-up sketch that turned into a procrastination sketch. #freelanceproblems 

EDIT: This was done using Kyle Webster’s excellent photoshop brushes!

Warm-up sketch that turned into a procrastination sketch. #freelanceproblems 

EDIT: This was done using Kyle Webster’s excellent photoshop brushes!

Instagram sketchbook roundup! Some various sketches from the last few weeks - mostly observational sketches, paintings from life, and some film studies. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, this is old news - sorry!

Instagram sketchbook roundup! Some various sketches from the last few weeks - mostly observational sketches, paintings from life, and some film studies. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, this is old news - sorry!

Making A Successful Portfolio →

I get a lot of questions about what goes into making a good portfolio, and while there are many different opinions on the subject, Ty Carter (a Visual Development Artist at Blue Sky Studios) has compiled some really useful information about crafting a portfolio on his blog. Definitely worth reading! And I think this topic is going to be a series of discussions on his blog - so follow his tumblr to catch all the useful tips!

First time using gouache. Documenting as motivation to keep going. Hopefully tomorrow will be more successful.

First time using gouache. Documenting as motivation to keep going. Hopefully tomorrow will be more successful.

My painting for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi tribute show at QPop in Little Tokyo! The show opens on April 5th from 7-10 PM. I hope to see you there!

My painting for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi tribute show at QPop in Little Tokyo! The show opens on April 5th from 7-10 PM. I hope to see you there!