Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Napkin Nudity

Lots of times when I doodle I start with a circle. I adore circles. They speak of such limitless opportunity as an artist, you just know they're going to lead to something great when you start with a circle.

I feel the same way about napkins and ballpoint pens.  What perfect medium!
Today I was doodling, in that absent minded way.  My coworker interrupted, 'Dude, do you know you are drawing boobs?"  I looked down and realized she was right. In pure sketchy fashion decided to just go with it. 

I guess someone needs to get herself to life drawing...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Texture-al Relationship

Today I thought about texture.
This is what happened while I thought.

(some macro-photography of a decomposing leaf I took yesterday.
I cross sectioned, vectorized and turned it into some surface design)

(A mirco view of the weave in my skirt. I'm going to vector ink and then watercolor it and see what I get.)

(Straw and blush and a slow shutter speed, sliced and turned into surface matter.)

So yeah, today I thought about texture.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Old Fashioned

I love it when I can get my Illustration Friday posts to cross check. My design BFFs, Breanne and Jeremiah of BreJer fame, are having a baby girl next month! This morning I schlepped to the Upper West Side for a baby shower with grand views and un-lame games and apple cider that was somehow also orange juice.

Breanne is half Mexican too. Were both built like Victoria's Secret models and we both love running. Haha. Ok, well one of those similarities is true. I often think that if I could live life the Breanne way, things would just be better and even if they weren't they would seem better.

Since Breanne and Jeremiah and I are design friends, and even more than that, now we're licensing friends, there seemed no way to buy a baby shower card. So I hit the drawing board, the old fashioned way.

Here were some sketch ideas.

Then I really liked this little bit:

I spent a nice long time painting it digitally and getting it all purdy. Then my printer ran out of ink. So I had to make it by HAND. WHAT?! OLD FASHIONED STYLE.

So double win, because after all, it doesn't get much more old fashioned than the stork.

I used glue on this baby! Did you hear me?! GLUE. Like PASTE. OLD SCHOOL.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Balancing Acts and General Acrobatics

This week has taken a lot of tightrope walking.  So much to do.

Luckily most of it is fun and the things that are not are worth it ;)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Hallow Ween

My favorite part of digiStamping is test driving our new babies.
All of the clearStamps, iPaper and digis I design start as sketches in my book.
I use digital ink to refine them and give each image a zippy bold line. We want energy in these here digis!
Today I'm coloring one of our new Hallow Ween Kiddos.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Buttons and Fall fashions and everything bright and sunny. Check out all the sunny things going on at the Stamping ground.

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