Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Commissions

Having a Heart-to-Heart

I recently found this drawing (micron) that I did for my editorial illustration class: "Cliche" was the assignment. I never turned this in because I hated it when I finished it...but reflecting upon it, I say it's not that bad. I think it would be cool to color it.

I've also noticed I get more hits on my blog than my website, so I'm going to advertise my site RIGHT NOW!

~GO TO MY WEBSITEEEEEE~ (that's me hypnotizing you through the computer)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Alphabet

Hookay, so here's the deal. I have developed and idea to illustrate the alphabet using animal parts as letters (A is for Anchovy, B is Barracuda, etc.) BUT, my wish for this book is to have the letters not be readily apparent; you have to work to find them. AND, I want full-view paintings where the entire animal and it's habitat are revealed, and then the following page will reveal the close-ups of the letter. Good, no? 

Here's some thumbnails of what I'm talking about...






Saturday, October 15, 2011

WIP 5 piece portrait

this series explores the transgender transformation from a man to a woman. i utilized facial features, color, and emotion to express full transition of body and mind. inspired by chaz bono, i wanted to show that because of medical micacles, the people trapped in the wrong body can be happy. 

i feel bono experienced wrongful discrimination; religious groups boycotted the show, children were told this transformation is wrong. however, everyone deserves happiness and it cannot be achieved until we as humans as content in our own skins. 

this is an incomplete series, two drawings are left (stage 4 and 5) are left.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Sharpie Solution...

For quite some time now, I've wished to become an INKtern at Sanford's Sharpie Headquarters. Though, achieving this dream seems near impossible without proper marketing, social media, and business knowledge. Although all three interest me deeply - especially social media - I do not think I'm particularly savvy enough to catch their attention.

SO! Do I give up on my dream? No! Do I sit around and pout a bit? Perhaps.... BUT, I will find a way to get my foot in the door sooner or later! (Preferably sooner since I don't want to be a hostess for the rest of my life...)

In order to do this, I have brainstormed a few ideas to be clever with sharpies:

1. Hand draw my own business cards to scan and get printed. 

2. Design my own coffee mug (because I'm sick of my dad using mine!)

3. Illustrate my own little short story using sharpies only.

4. Make a stained glass window using sharpies and bubble paint.

I have to admit, I came up with that last one on the fly. People always tell me my work reminds them of stained glass windows because of the heavy bold black lines paired with the sheer ink filling. (Sounds like a donut....hmmmm.) But, as I'm contemplating, I think that would be the most fun and most unique idea...

I need to get to work!

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Ok. So here's the deal. I hate this. I hate everything about the way this is coming out. It doesn't look horrible against the brown paper, but once I put it to the light, it shows every imperfection in the paint and ink. I must end this project.

Perhaps if I used parchment paper instead...and no paint. just the marker. I always wanted to make a coloring book of my drawings printed on parchment paper...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Recent Photoshop Work

SO, I havent finished anything yet, but here are some pieces I've started

Tuesday, February 22, 2011