Saturday, April 19, 2014

Butterfly Brooches and Notecards

I listed some new things on Etsy today, just in time for Mother's Day!


 I painted these little butterflies, and created brooches and cards from the illustrations.

They are available on Etsy, these events, and the soon to be open store, Philadelphia Independents.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Animal Brooches

I've recently been experimenting with printing my illustrations on shrink plastic. Here are the results!

To see more, please visit my etsy store

They're great if you need a little something for Easter or Mother's Day. I'm going to design more; if you have an idea you'd like to see made, let me know in the comments :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sktchy Valentine

What did the chicken give its Valentine?
A peck on the cheek!

The Sktchy app put out a challenge to draw a Valentine themed portrait using their app. This is my submission. I was going to do two, but my productivity's been super low since the Olympics started.

I photographed this at night, so it's a little blurry; here's a close up so you can see some detail:

I hope everyone's staying warm! Happy V-Day!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Cards!

 Hi everyone!

I just illustrated some new notecards.

I felt like I should do something for Valentine's Day, but I didn't want it to be frilly and pink. I think this bear is about as romantic as I'm going to get. It's available on Etsy and at The Art Dept. in Philly.

This penguin card was originally designed as my Christmas card. The cold weather hasn't gone away here in Philly, so I put it up on Etsy as an every day/winter kind of card.

I hope you're all staying cozy and warm!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Illustration Friday: Disguise

I played around with the Sktchy app again today. This week's Illustration Friday topic is "disguise", so I found a photo on the app to work from that went with that theme. Drawing someone with face paint is harder than I thought!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snow Day Sktchy Drawing

I had a snow day off from work today! Even though I have plenty of other projects to work on, I decided to use part of today to try the Sktchy app on my phone. I have been admiring the posts by Vin Ganapathy on Instagram, and decided to try it for myself.

The app is full of people's photos. You're free to choose any to draw from, and the upload your result. I really had a lot of fun with this one, even if it's not an exact likeness of my subject. My inspiration was this photo:
If you want some practice drawing people, I'd really suggest this app. I'm going to try to make time to draw one sketchy portrait a week. 

If you decide to try it, find my page and add me! :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Library Tigers

Remember when I actually updated this blog consistently?

Anyway... if you follow this blog you know I draw, but you may not know that I also work in a public library. My library is about to roll out a HUGE early literacy program called "1000 B 4 K". It will encourage parents to read 1000 books to their preschoolers before they start kindergarten. It's an important step for kindergarten preparedness.

In preparation for this program, I was asked to create a mascot, preferably a cute animal. I drew the tiger on the left holding a library card as a kind of logo that appears on all of our literature and publicity for the program. The drawing on the right is for the reading log where parents will record the books they've read to their children.

There will be more tiger drawings soon. Stay tuned!
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