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Serene Illustrations
Posted on March 22, 2018 by Serene on Behind the Scenes

BTS: Solace in Silence

This painting holds dear to me for several reasons. First is that this was the first time I tried to paint an original character, which posed to be a challenge for me because I had a horrible sense of anatomy (as you may notice from the exaggerated elongation of the girl’s neck). Second is that […]

Posted on November 5, 2017 by Serene on Behind the Scenes

BTS: The Night Shift

This is probably the most whimsical painting I’ve done to date. If you’re familiar with my painting style, you’ll recognize that I sometimes enjoy mixing underlying touches of darkness with surrealism. Little kids being carried by little fluffy sheep among cotton candy clouds is  probably the farthest thing from dark. When I was brainstorming this, […]

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Serene on Behind the Scenes

BTS: Timekeeper

I went to Hawaii last summer and visited a small, secluded island. What made this island such a hidden gem to me was that it was completely covered in black sand. Black sand is actually made out of tiny fragments of lava. It’s created when hot lava enters the water, cooling it down so suddenly that […]

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Serene on Behind the Scenes

BTS: Lush Forest

Oh hello. It’s throwback time! If there was category for OG paintings, this one would definitely be in it. In fact, “Lush Forest” is the oldest painting on this website. Despite it be an oldie, it’s still one of my favorites because this is the first challenging painting I tried to take on. I remember […]

Posted on July 8, 2016 by Serene on Behind the Scenes

BTS: Under the Sea

Under the Sea. Haha, get it? “Wait.. Serene, this looks like a spinoff of another painting you’ve made.” I won’t lie, I was craving to paint something similar to Hideaway for the Imaginative. Something about that painting just always feels like home to me. Since Hideaway for the Imaginative was done back in 2012, I […]

Posted on May 9, 2016 by Serene on Behind the Scenes

BTS: The Creator

  This was one of those paintings that started as an idea that kept itching at the back of my mind. The initial sketches for my paintings often come to me at the spur of the moment. This one, however, was one of those ideas that I just really needed to get down onto paper. […]

Posted on April 18, 2016 by Serene on Behind the Scenes

BTS: Ironing Out Thoughts

Soooo this is different. Fantasy landscapes are my favorite to paint, but every once in awhile I’ll feel the need to create something… darker. Gothic or macabre styles of painting were my favorite to paint back when I was in high school. It turned out this style was not exactly everyone’s cup of tea (surprise surprise), […]

Posted on April 5, 2016 by Serene on Behind the Scenes

BTS: Her Favorite Swing

I had one of those weird weeks back in August where I had a lot planned out but nothing actually went through. I’m pretty sure my co-workers imagined my week looking like Regardless, it was the perfect excuse to start on a new piece and binge paint. Here’s a little behind the scene doodles: Since I had […]

Posted on July 1, 2015 by Serene on Personal

Hello hello, world!

Thanks for visiting Serene Illustrations! I’ll be using this blog to post some behind the scenes on the artwork that I work on and share random snippets of my life. Feel free to follow me on social media to stay up to date for even more sneak peeks.