Catchup!

I feel like I am always playing catch up here with the blog! I don’t know if anyone else running a small/home-bound business can feel me on this, but to me we are so inundated with social and web outlets … Continue reading

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  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! ^.^

Nita’s custom illustration, c’est fini.

Complete.

Very happy with how this turned out- Im sad to let it go!!
If you’re interested in requesting a custom illustration like Nita, visit my Etsy shoppe!

Nita’s custom request, 1-5… an end is in sight!

Getting a little anxious now, the page is filling up with color!

I know some other illustrators dont post many progressions, but I love love how it looks during the watercolor process. If this was my sketch to own I would be half tempted to leave in incomplete just for the interesting quality it lends : )

2 more to go!!

Saturday Portraiture

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!

Nita’s custom, 1-3!

I’ve been hunched over this for far too long! Im going to be dreaming in Burberry Prorsum & Zac Posen..

Nita’s custom request, fig 1!

Chipping away, one down 6 to go : )

Lastest Custom Illustration- Nita’s 7 figure ensemble

So lately I’ve been buried in a 7-figure custom illustration request. Working with Toni has been amazing from an artist’s stand point- her request pretty much started along the lines of “I’d like a custom illustration. 4 women 3 men, different complexions, wearing whatever high-fashion clothing you want to illustrate. Just include some dresses, trench coats, etc.”

Needless to say I was on board immediately.
Its so refreshing to have someone hand over creative freedom like that, and super RARE! I was able to pick out the editorials that I actually was drawn to and wanted to illustrate, which worked out great because I could quickly put together the group with figures that had strong poses and would flow well together.

I’ve had alot of fun illustrating this job- here’s the early stages of Nita’s request.

More shot of the progression will be posted soon!

Creativity Lost

Ok, not lost, but getting buried by responsibility! Been busting the hump at my new job working as assistant designer for Subtle Luxury- its a middle company that produces alot of private label clothing that get sold by Free People and Urban Outfitters.
Needless to say, the shopping itch has bitten something bad! Working around the cute clothes and mountains of shiny new scarves and bags is killing me– I’ve been hoping to sit down at the sewing machine to make something (seeing as money is tight), but since I haven’t even had a moment to post a quick hello, I dont see that happening anytime soon–

However, I have found time to fit in some custom requests (via lovely Etsy) ..
Here is a little preview on a set Im working on for Featherhead Millinery Couture of Australia, excited with how she’s turing out : )

(sorry for the crappy cell pic, the scanner is revolting)

New Value Mini-Prints!

Yes! Now available over at the Etsy Shoppe are value sets! You can choose from any of my illustrations in the shop, and I’ll have them custom printed for you in convenient 4×6 prints!

Customized and cost-effective : )

Check out the listing here!