Giveaway! -An Illustrated Turkey Countdown-

(catchy eh?) The giveaway will run from Thursday November 21st-Wednesday the 27th! There is not only a grand prize to enter for, but flash gifts and deals that will be posted at random over the 6 days! Here is a … Continue reading

A journey in McQueen- Scarlett Johansson, a Tryptich

Remember back in the day when I used to blog daily? : o Its a very distant memory… so much so that I  am already working on my new years resolution, which involves better time management between my two loves of … Continue reading

A Triptych- Scarlett Johansson

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

Peach Blossom

Progression of a sketch I did in November, love love how she turned out- still need to get a good scan that can pick up the vibrancy, so until then she is not available for prints > <

Preliminary base sketch

Preliminary base sketchprog2

prog3prog4

fin.

fin.

Day 2 of a Illustrated 7 Days of Hallow’s Eve — Promo Reveal + Tomorrow’s GIVEAWAY!

Its time! Well, actually its late- Jacob got a little carried away in Best Buy on our way home from the studio! But, feast your eyes on today’s promo!

Take advantage of the sweet deal over at my Etsy shoppe- until 8:00pm tomorrow night, any order will receive a FREE print, as well as 10% their total order!

And, as I promised earlier, I will now also reveal the GIVEAWAY for tomorrow! Yes, it will be free with no strings attached XD

Tomorrow at 8:00, I will post via Facebook how to claim your very own FREE October issue of Vogue, featuring the lovely Keira Knightly on the cover! I am providing your fashion fix for the month, and I must say the editorial of Keira inside is gorgeous- the clothing is insane and it features an amazing interview with her regarding “the role of a lifetime”. So dont pay $6.00 at the store, get it via Illustrations a la Mode for FREE! Oh, and there may be a gift slipped in between the pages when it arrives ; )

Dont want to wait until tomorrow at 8:00 to visit Facebook and try to win some free stuff? Go now to enter to win the GRAND prize! You have until October 31st at 11:59pm to enter and earn participation points to win these great prizes:

Haven’t entered yet?! Click the banner to enter now!

xxC

“Series” Illustration Set – an exploration in muted mood

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” : )

Prints now available via Etsy!

 

bouffant

bouffant

  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! ^.^

Savage Beauty

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!

❤ C

Alexander McQueen: The Shoes – Revisited! (epic procrastination anniversary month)

Alexander McQueen: The Shoes – Revisited! (epic procrastination anniversary month)

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