Good for You, Good for the Earth

I’m so excited to finally be debuting my new website! You can now find all Michelle Kondrich related news and info in one convenient place. Thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog and visiting my portfolio site. Please be sure to update any subscriptions and bookmarks so you can continue to stay up to date.

So much has been going on these days, aside from the wedding next week. I’m working on illustrations for a children’s book loosely based on the Three Little Pigs and I’m also writing and illustrating a children’s short story for an anthology that will hopefully be on it’s way to Up! Fair this year. I was thrilled to be invited to participate and it will be a great opportunity for everyone involved. I’ve also started to think about my freelance career and what I want to do when we get to Denver in August. I’m toying with the idea of jumping right into freelance work and finding an interesting part-time job. This is a chance for me to really do what I want to do, so I have to take it!

Above is an editorial illustration I did for my company’s newsletter.

This blog has moved!

Hi readers,

I am happy to announce my new website: Here you will be able to continue to follow the blog, view my portfolio and generally keep up to date with me and my work. Thank you all for reading and please be sure to update your bookmarks and subscriptions to stay up to date.

All the best!


Busy, Busy, Busy

So, I’ve been a very poor blogger lately and I apologize. As you may know, my fiance and I are getting married in less than two weeks and now is the time when all those little things start to come up – and they usually take longer than expected.  I’ve also been working on revamping my website so that my portfolio and blog are all under my own domain name. Hopefully that will be finished before the wedding.

To tide you over until I have either a new website or some new work I can show you (I can’t show you any of the work I’m doing for the children’s book yet), I’ve posted another work in progress shot of Hatch. This is a piece that started as an Illustration Friday sketch and has taken on a whole new life. I love inking, so this has been really fun despite some art supply malfunctions. My Tachikawa School-G pen is officially dead (after only a few months) and I need to invest in better quality ink (my Speedball is getting dry and gunky), but the up side is that I was able to use my new Tachikawa wooden nib holder and comic nib that I hadn’t had an opportunity to try yet. Turns out I love them!

We’ll be back from the honeymoon in early May, but I hope to get another post up before the wedding. Thanks for reading!

Digital Painting #9 – Complete!

This Easter weekend I began my celebration by finishing my final digital painting lesson!  You can see the beginnings of this painting in the previous lesson.  The combination of these two lessons showed me how to combine my skills to take a piece from a simple drawing to a finished painting.  Bobby Chiu was responsible for the original line drawing.

Life has been a bit hectic lately, so I’m a bit relieved that the class is over so I can focus on my resume and job search for our move to Denver as well as the children’s book I am illustrating.  It was an absolutely fantastic class and I would recommend it for anyone who wants to learn how to paint in Photoshop.  You can find this class and many others over at Schoolism. Thanks Bobby!

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Digital Painting #8