A personal sketch here that got lost an un-posted in the craziness of customs I’m in the middle of right now! Finally drew my ultimate girl crush, Rooney Mara, as Lisbeth Salander. This shall be the first to hit paint once I wrap up my commissions : )
Just came by to post a progress photo of #2/3 portraits I am doing for a beloved client in Switzerland, and realized I never posted the first! If you’re in the loop on Facebook you probably saw it, but hey … Continue reading
Second illustration in the Series set- series 02. Love the great crease I got down the middle by haphazardly tossing them in my sketchbook and carrying them to the studio to scan : ) but as I mentioned in the first Series post, the added crinkleness is what I’m loving most about these prints now up at Etsy- keeping the natural grayish-tint of the drafting paper and the smudginess from the scan all lend themselves to the feeling I was going for in this set- a sense of whimsical longing or wistful nostalgia- feelings you get from a folded up photo you find in your old things or a movie ticket you saved from your first date. It may be crinkled, faded, but those imperfections remind you that this came from another time and carrying it with you takes you back there. Does this make sense, or am I crazy rambling? : )
This little doodle is Series 01, part of a muted-mood set of illustrations I began in October 2012. As pictured is exactly how the print will turn out- to preserve the energy of this set, the image’s original greyed, crinkled background of the drafting paper is left on the final print file. I thought it gives an interesting texture, while also maintaining the mood I was going for with the “Series” illustration set.
Like you know that awesome crinkled up picture in your wallet? Or a tattered, ripped-up editorial from a Vogue long past that brings back a sense of nostalgia? I wanted that feeling in this- “wistful” : )
adding to my stockpile of black and whites on watercolor paper waiting for color : ) hopefully that “nirvana week” of solid painting will be in the new studio space! ^.^
Fell in love with this editorial photograph while lurking, as always, on my Pinterest. This is just the pencil version- Im going to take her to the watercolor block in due time. Not sure who the original photographed awesomeness of metal fashion accessories are designed by, but the mood and energy of it reminded me of McQueen- thus how I came by the title : )
Hope you enjoy!
So, while this is still quite a small modest blog in the ways of daily hits, followers and whatnot, I haven’t failed to realize that almost monthly since my blog/illustration shoppe open about two years ago one of the top-viewed … Continue reading
Today, being my favorite day, was supposed to be dedicated to sleeping into an absurd hour, and then lounging about all day without a care save for popping in now and then to choose which flavor of coffee I wanted to push through the Keurig.
However, the neighbors decided to bust out the old chainsaw and chop down a large tree in their backyard.. at 7:00 am.
Needless to say, my planned schedule got thrown for a loop. I ended up rolling out of bed early, feeling restless.
So I sat down to re-work a custom illustration request that had gotten put on hold from a few months ago. The thing is paid for and the wonderful girl has been super patient, and today was as good as any to focus some energy into sketching out her portrait.
Here’s how it went! Im pretty happy with how it turned out- Im liking the two in layout next to eachother. But my opinion is secondary, hopefully Donna is pleased as well!