some color study and digital color technique sketches
the first was based on this photo, and the second this photo
My contribution to valentine’s day this year I decided to design a card and try out a little simple photoshop animation. I’m not the mushiest person when it comes to this holiday so I thought what else could be romantic….heart stealing pirates :)
Got a chance to put up my work at a local Library. Can’t go wrong being sandwiched between books and a cafe :D!
hey, just found your blog and it is very inspiring! how do you go about getting your work out there? how did you start?
Hi Rachel its so nice to hear you think so! I’d say I’m still very much learning how to get my art out there :) I started a while ago while I was in High School by entering my work into art shows at my school and wherever I could find them in my community like the library and so on, it was also when I got started on deviantART where I liked just putting up work for fun to see what others thought and because I enjoyed looking at everyones else work and wanted to give it a shot. I also am very thankful that I had the opportunity to go to an art college that gave me the chance to get to know other artists and pick there brains about what they were doing. Really only recently besides deviantART have I been posting my work more and more online. The industry seems to keep morphing into more tech sharing of art than anything else. However you do it though just by getting it out there I believe really helps to motivate to create more. If I don’t have a client and am just creating work for myself having someplace to post my art and talk to others about it is helping in improving it and inspiring me to do more. My favorite places online are still deviantART, and also Behance, facebook, pinterest and definitely here on tumblr. And I’m sure there’s tons more I haven’t even heard of popping up everyday on the internet. But I still think its important to stay in touch with people offline and make connections with art communities or club/groups around you in person, which I definitely need to improve on myself. Hope this was helpful and not so rambly :) good luck and send me a link to your work I’d love to check it out!
New thank you card design for the new year for some awesome people I’m very thankful for!
… and I need to include more creepy crawlers in my work, I love me some beetles
First illustration of the new year a little sorority celebration commission for a facebook cover design. I’ll admit I know absolutely nothing about sororities but I can’t help but like Kappa Kappa Gamma a bit more for having an Owl as part of their symbolism :)
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!!
and here’s the final to go along with the story Hearts Keys and Puppetry. I thought the creation behind the story was a great creative experiment. Neil Gaiman provided the following beginning
'Sam was brushing her hair when the girl in the mirror put down the hairbrush, smiled, and said, “We don't love you anymore.” '
The rest was a collaboration of more than a hundred twitterers ending up with an adventurous short story that I couldn’t help but love with its ‘Alice in Wonderland’ magical vibe!
character design and process shot of an upcoming illustration for the story Hearts, Keys and Puppetry by Neil Gaiman and the twitterverse….because I can’t get away from his stories at the moment
Just finished reading American Gods again and its gotta be one of my favorites. Neil Gaiman you a serious genius!
Here’s the final. Couldn’t resist doing an illustration for the cutest short story written by my little cousin.
Also experimenting with hybrid techniques, the lines were traditionally inked and I took watercolor textures I created and colored everything digitally in photoshop.
Ahh much much love eat sleep draw!!! Thank you for posting my work!
Your art, ohhhmygosh such inspire! (^ * u * ^)thankyouthankyou!
You are way too kind!! Thank You :D!!!
inking a new illustration for a short story
I just got a job working at Anthropologie (ahh my personal toy chest of creative inspiration!) and I felt the need to sketch some fashioniiso doodles! Here’s to hoping I don’t spend my entire paycheck there…must resist temptation! Also I am a rabid Pinterester which is where I came across these photos
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