Heather Soodak

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Industry Arts
Occupation Freelance Illustrator/Art Teacher
Location CA, United States
Introduction "Above all, it is important to do what you love in life. I am so happy to be doing just that- teaching art and freelance illustration in Southern California with my darling family, husband Chris and puppy Darwin. I grew up in the Sierra Mountains which influences my appreciation of nature and animals." Clients include: The Arts Council of Long Beach, Studio 3 Glassworks, Miraleste Library, Marine Life Refuge City of Newport, Century 21, California Petites, San Clemente Art Supply, and Simply Special Creations. Previous and current projects include Murals, Sculpture, Illustration, and Logo Design. Search my profile and portfolio at http://www.scbwi.org or check out mywebsite: www.heathersoodak.com
Interests Drawing, dancing, playing guitar, reading, hiking, nature, travel, poetry, comics, people, animals
Favorite Movies Fight Club, Big Fish, Gladiator, The Animation Show series, The Fifth Element, Ace Ventura, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mond, Outsourced, Napolean Dynomite, Garden State, Triplets of Belleville, The Neverending Story, Back to the Future, Life is Beautiful, Religulous, Shawshank Redeption, The Green Mile, Sin City, Full metal Jacket, V for Vendetta, The Illusionist, The Muppets, Away We Go, Inception
Favorite Music A Tribe Called Quest, Army of Anyone, Atmosphere, A Perfect Circle, Beck, Ben Folds Five, Beatles, Boards of Canada, Buena Vista Social Club, Cake, Coldplay, Cornershop, Common, De La Soul, The DECEMBERISTS, Deathcab for Cutie, Deerhoof, Dialated Peoples, DEFTONES, Dave Matthews, Fiona Apple, Felt, Fin, Gomez, Hieroglyphics, HARVEY DANGER, INCUBUS, Jamiroquai, Jimmy's Chicken Shack, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, James Brown, Kasabian, Iron and Wine, LCD sound system Lauryn Hill, Led Zepplin, Muse, Manu Chao, Mos Def, Modest mouse, Missy Elliot, NIRVANA, NIN, QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE, Postal Service, Pheonix, Radiohead, Rogue Wave, Rage Against the Machine, STP, Soundgarden, snow patrol, Smashing Pumpkins, System of a down, the smiths, the shins, Sufjan Stevens, Stevie Ray Vaughn, silverchair, Twilight Fair, The Roots, Then Crooked Vultures, TOOL, and much more. Recently, mostly indie and hip-hop stuff.
Favorite Books Richard Bach, Herman Hesse, Albert Camus, Graphic novels- Alan Moore, Craig Thompson, Chris Ware, Jeffrey Brown, Niel Gaiman, Roald Dahl, Lane Smith, and much more! I still mostly like books for the pictures. I often enjoy books illustrated by Quentin Blake, Maurice Sendak, Chris Van Allsberg, Jon Scieszka, Edward Lear, Steven Kellogg, Holly Hobby, and on and on.