Monday, December 15, 2008

The Snowman's Ball.

Gail and I are still doing christmas themes, this week we're doing snowmen and reindeer. Next week we'll play up the Santa's! Working part time and with other things going on, I've become a bit distracted. I've still kept up with mailers and portfolio work...but I haven't done enough for myself. I don't know...maybe everyone gets derailed briefly after college? Any thoughts?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Woah. What? I updated? Yay! Gail and I are getting into holiday themes, and we started with elves. I've been so busy painting envelopes and send outs, I haven't done anything lately that was just for fun. I love christmas illustrations!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hello everyone!
Gail and I have finally started our own blog together. It's called A and G (and it's posted on my right) We've just started it so bare with us... We're going to challenge each other each week to keep up the creativity, so the first word is "Home". I would have a blast if I owned a house boat like that. Also I have been back to my sketching craze. Sketching in the tub without getting my book wet was quite difficult. I hope everyone one is doing well, thank you for always stopping by and leaving comments!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I haven't done anything digitally in a while, so I did with my Illustration Friday piece! The topic was clutter. As always thank you for looking!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

new business card.

Alright. I haven't disappeared. I've been mostly working on Portfolios and send outs. That and working part time at the Gap. Every now and then I like to spend the day downtown sketching and walking around. I was drawing the Geese when these cute children came up to feed them with bread, they were just thrilled to be feeding Geese. So I thought it would make a great Illustration. I also posted one of my mailer envelopes. I bought the padded envelopes to send out my portfolios, and painted them with my illustrations. I miss everyone from Ringling, I hope all are doing well!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I'm working on this piece for an editorial that talks about the difficulties of having a romantic dinner in restaurants today. The article talks about all of the different noises and sounds that can be overwhelming while you try to have your peaceful dinner. I had fun with some experimentation and there are still a few changes I'd like to make.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

More Thesis.

Monday, February 25, 2008

I did another sculpey the other day, for this illustration. This is my take on SciFi....the 50's retro malt shop with aliens. I really had fun with this piece, and I have a few small changes to make before I move onto the drive-in. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 18, 2008

My first sculpey! For our Sci-fi piece I'm doing retro 50's activities, with aliens of course. I'm going to create a few of the characters in sculpey first.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I did this sketch in class and really liked it.. so I painted it when I got home. I really had fun with the color.
At the Aquarium
Olga's House
At the beach with their toy cars.
Oliver's House.

Just continuing to work on Olga. Here is four more spreads, tell me what you think! I'm exhausted, but loving every moment.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

These are 5 pages from my Olga book! I went on a painting frenzy recently....and actually I'm still going. The top one is the last page in the book...after Olga tucks Oliver in she goes to sleep in her house. I thought it was sweet. The second is in the beginning of the book.....Olga and Seymour were friends at the zoo and talked to each other..and sometimes got lattes. The bottom is one of Olga and Oliver's wonderful adventures at the crazy miniature golf wonderland. Comments always welcome, and appreciated!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I painted my last Seymour spread! yaaay! I only have a few spots to paint, and the whole book is done...minus type. The top image is an illustration for my independent study. It's an editorial on luxury campgrounds.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Olga and Seymour

Welcome back from the holidays! I hope everyone enjoyed their break. Here are some of the things I worked on...I did some sketching at the airport and some in my Willis book for fun, I painted four more pages of Seymour, and I started some studies on Olga. "Olga" is the second book that I'm working for thesis. The ostrich and her little friend Oliver enjoy the pleasures of the weekend. "Seymour" was about a typical school day (riding the yellow bus, show n tell, recess). I have lots of exciting things planned for Olga and Oliver. First I toyed with the idea of her house being underground, showing the "split earth" view. Everything in the main room is viewable like the pictures of her friends and family, flowers, and of course the Television she can just use the remote. The top two rooms are all she can lay her neck down on the mini bed at night. I was thinking about putting little umbrellas on the top view to block out any rainfall. Olga and Oliver also love playing cards in their fort! (That's what I used to do) Let me know what you think so far, thanks!!