Locatio n: US Web: www.candicebroersma.com Email : email@example.com ME DIA: Photoshop
Candice grew up in the quaint city of Yucaipa, California. As an undergraduate at the University of Redlands, she pursued her love of both music and art by “painting by day and saving the world performing clarinet by night!” she jests. Candice’s experience in the two fields garnered her first paid work: her earliest commissions were from colleagues and involved translating musical motifs and narratives into a visual format for their recital posters.
Eager to delve further into the commercial arts, Candice decided to pursue illustration and consequently enrolled in the Illustration Masters program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since graduating, Candice has returned to California to begin her career as a freelance illustrator and educator. Her subjects are often unusual characters, odd arthropods, and classic mythologies with a twist.
1 Monocle Mantis “This chap is the most dapper ‘Gentlebug’. The structure of his face is based on that of a praying mantis, with his sleeves mimicking its long front legs. I enjoyed the piece so much that I decided to add to his company. The series satisfies my enthusiasm for Victorian fashion and my inner entomologist.”
2 Beneath the Tumtum Tree “The Jabberwock has traditionally been depicted as a humorous buck-toothed dragon. Wanting to re-envision the creature while staying true to Lewis Carroll’s description, I focused on its ‘jaws that bite’ and ‘claws that catch’. ”
3 Madam Mo th “This figure encapsulates the elegant fluffiness of her insect counterpart. I looked at Victorian fashion plates of touring hats to note the materials and arrangement of elements. Ostrich feathers complement her feathery antennae while clusters of silk ribbon and white elements make reference to the silk produced by Bombyx mori.”
4 Pinstripe Spid er “I imagine Pinstripe Spider as a clever salesman with an extensive ‘web’ of contacts. He sports a moustache inspired by a jumping spider’s prickly pedipalps and mutton chops to match. With Pinstripe and my other profile-view portraits, I sculpted models to help explore the perfect balance of human and bug anatomy.”