Amber June Steinbach
A sophmore studying Ilustration at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
I’m currently a Minneapolis College of Art and Design student studying Illustration. I work an array of media: oil, watercolor, digital, markers, colored pencil, ink, acrylic, charcoal, and graphite. While I mostly work analog, I am able to and will work digitally. For my practice, I mainly focus on female portraiture with the occasional male portrait. I’m drawn more to the female form because I’m a woman myself. Portraying women comes naturally because I spend every waking moment as a woman, I am well aware of the forms of body and structure. I focus heavily on experimentation with new media. An example of this type of experimental work is a portrait of a woman I painted in oil and then applied Copic markers and Posca pens over it. The addition of the Copic markers and Posca pens enhanced the colors of the piece and added a variety of textures, as well as a different form of rendering while at the same time, maintaining an illustrative style.