Fia Sutton Illustration

Greenfield, MA 01301  

Tel. 603-866-9596

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February 11, 2019

Motifs, or repeating and distinctive features, are important in any picture book. Today I want to talk about a few of the motifs and imagery in Mama Bear (#bearbeast).

October 1, 2017

A Quick Catch Up

Hello again! So I have been quite negligent with this blog the past few months. In that time I started a new job, was working on a book collaboration, had that collaboration fall through and am back to working on my solo projects. I let myself get sidetracked by the hope of a successful partne...

March 28, 2017

What is Masking Fluid?

Hi world! Today I am going to show you a couple of ways I use masking fluid in my watercolor works. Masking fluid is a removable liquid latex mask with ammonia that resists paint and can be used on unsized papers. It is usually a slightly pigmented off-white that yellows as it dries and...

March 5, 2017

Hello again! Today I want to focus on a technique for creating paper textures. There are thousands of different textures you can use to create paper bases for collages and paper projects, but one of my favorites is the bubble.

Using Textured Papers

To create my collages, I always use handmade, pre-painted paper...

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I am a children's illustrator living in Greenfield, MA. I create handmade collages, 

watercolors & books that celebrate color, acceptance, & discovery. I am a creator of messy mistakes & happy surprises.

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