Mary Winkler
Illustrator / Ypsilanti, MI
The work of Mary Winkler (aka Acrylicana) is vivid and whimsical. It's often child-like in theme, depicting sweets, fanciful creatures and rainbows as well as exploring the world of fashion and garment in illustrated form. Done in a variety of media, including digital, acrylic, watercolour and ink, Mary's work is pop art, graphic and, for lack of a better word, sparkly. Her work is painted on canvas, a variety of papers or printed by way of giclee ink jet or silk screen (usually onto fabric for pouches/bags). Mary studied Illustration at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
Courses
  • Design & Illustration

    Mastering Sketch Design in Illustrator

    2.2 hours
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
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  • Design & Illustration
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  • Design & Illustration
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  • Design & Illustration
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  • Design & Illustration
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  • Design & Illustration
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  • Design & Illustration
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  • Design & Illustration
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  • Design & Illustration
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