Introducing my new illustration portfolio website, DebraStyer.com!

I have been busy working on my new website, DebraStyer.com and would like for you all to check it out.

Of course, it is still a bit of a work in progress, but I am pretty happy the way it has worked out so far.  What do you think?

I will admit it is really strange to have something with my name attached, I have always been a bit shy about shouting my name out to the world, but I suppose at a certain age, you need to start thinking of yourself more seriously as a artist, so DebraStyer.com is born.

On top of creating a new website, I have also been really busy making new work. Here are a few new pieces...

I just finished this illustrated custom portrait for a lovely East Coast woman, her sons and their fabulous tuxedo cats. It was really fun to get to know her and learn about her family, furry and non-furry. There is always so much of a connection when you look deep into someone's eye enough to draw them. It is also pretty wonderful to watch a person seemingly come to life with a swish of a few pigments and some water...

 

 Closeup of the custom portrait painting.

Closeup of the custom portrait painting.

 My latest Custom Portrait. I love the Victorian Gothness of this portrait. You gotta love those cats.

My latest Custom Portrait. I love the Victorian Gothness of this portrait. You gotta love those cats.

If you are interested in me creating a custom portrait for you find out more here.

Next up is my latest Literary portrait, Ms. Dorothy Parker. She is such an incredible writer. I fell in love with her work about twenty years ago when I picked up a copy of her short stories. "Big Blonde" has a been one of my all time favorites, and I hope one day to illustrated it and the fabulous Hazel Morse.

 Dorothy Parker Literary Portrait Art Print

Dorothy Parker Literary Portrait Art Print

“In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.”
Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

  Debra Styer,  Here Lies Dorothy Parker , 2016

Debra Styer, Here Lies Dorothy Parker, 2016

Dorothy Parker 1943 portrait by George Platt Lynes

You can purchase a print of my Dorothy Parker Portrait here.

So much more to come, alas, I better get back to work and finish up my latest custom portrait. 

I hope you enjoy the new site!