May 26, 2012

A Tiny Reveal

Here's a peek at some work I did approximately a year ago for Kohl's, back when I was first hired on as a Jumping Beans artist for boys. They were just finishing up Summer, so I filled in some spots with some Americana shirts and camo friends. Go clothe your children!

The lower left tank is a super-shiny UV-ink tee.  There was a bit of lacking on visual images when it came to that guy on the Kohl's website, so I'll have try to remember to upload my own picture of the colorful version later.

February 26, 2012

Illustrator of the Week: Kelly Vivanco

kelly vivanco

 the little party


 oar rabbit 

 calm waters

blanket fort


There is something creepy about every one of Kelly Vivanco's pieces, which I adore. Also, isn't that the cutest little bear you ever did see in Calm Waters?

February 19, 2012

Illustrator of the Week: Kali Meadows

kali meadows

apple brain

i've got a hunch



legend of zelda


I admire everything about Kali Meadows' work--the textures, the subject matter, the stylization of her characters... plus she draws kitties! It's so much cute it's almost hard to stomach. (Almost.)

February 12, 2012

Illustrator of the Week: Teagan White

teagan white

 cat & dog salon

 monkey & bear
(self-initiated redeisgn of joanna newsom's album ys)
 camping in the woods

the fort

 get out & play


I can't believe Teagan White is still a student. I would have hacked off the tip of my nose to create such wonderful things while in college! The amount of detail in her work just blows my mind, not to mention her knack for color palettes.

February 8, 2012

An Outfit to Think About Boys In

an outfit to think about boys in

February 5, 2012

Illustrator of the Week: Joanne Liu

joanne liu

  animal orchestra

feeding the bunnies

butt licking dog

experiment in gray



Joanne Liu has a great sense of humor mixed in with her scribbly illustrations. Her little creatures are always an inspiration to me when it comes to the kids' clothes I design. Check her out!

January 31, 2012

An Outfit to Get Sick In

 an outfit to get sick in

Thankfully, by the time I managed to finish this and post it, I am all healthy again!
I have determined to use these outfit posts as a way to exercise my hand and have fun, to force myself to draw outside of work. The more I play, the more I like the results. :)

January 25, 2012

I Heart Sugar & Spice

sugar & spice


I just found out one of my best friends will be having a little girl come summer and it is making the girly girl inside of me do happy cart-wheels. Babydoll tops with tiny leggings, with tiny chubby legs inside? Yes please!

(PS: What do you think of the new blog makeover?)

January 15, 2012

Updates, Updates

Hey ya'll, I just updated my etsy shop with some more of my thesis prints at a discounted price of $25 each.  Be there or be square.

 And, because I don't recall posting pictures from the senior show this past spring, here are a few...

January 13, 2012

Ten Paces & Draw, Part II

...and for my own contribution to the website, I finalized Paul Sargent's sketch of the stereotypical drive-in theater... sort of.

Ten Paces & Draw

Here's to blogging again--I'm gonna do it, really! My big life update from my summer absence is that I am now a totally employed graphic artist, designing in Kohl's kid's department. In just a few months my first pieces will be rolling out in stores... more on that come summer.

This week, however, was Teen Movies week on the kick ass blog Ten Paces and Draw. If you're not familiar with the site, it's a blog where illustrators sketch on a specific theme each week, swap sketches, and then finalize another artist's sketch. Quite brilliant.

I had a big 'ol list of teen movies I wanted to pay tribute to (or rather, I wanted some other illustrator to pay tribute to) but I ended up sketching the Maitlands from Beetleguise, because they're just sexy like that.

 And here's the final piece, finished by the awesome-sauce illustrator Victor Melendez. I am in love with the final.  In love!

June 2, 2011

Paul Thurlby

So.  I'm thinking I'll be doing a bit more featuring of other cool people while I'm in the process of getting settled with my new schedule. (Who's got an internship in the kid's art department at Kohls?  This girl!)  Here's Paul Thurlby, who not only has a really awesome last name but does absolutely awesome art.  He works with old books and found objects, and his work has a great mid-century feel to it.  Check out more at his website!

May 18, 2011


Finished up the piece for my graduation thank you cards.  Not sure why I decided to paint on black board (actually, it's because I have so damn much of it--I couldn't bear to toss it all out after cleaning out my studio!) but I think next time around when I try it on a lighter surface I'll be able to try some different effects.  Still can't get over the lovely matte finish of gouache!