February 28, 2010

Don't Ask Don't Tell

For my illlustrative portraiture class we had to show both sides of a political issue with no bias- which is friggin' hard. Unfortunately due to *ahem* relationship issues I missed the critique when I would have loved to have seen what others in the class made, but either way- here's mine. I tried to make it so it would form to your point of view when you looked like it- either you could identify with the proud serving gay person or you could identify with the wary other guys.

(Sketch, in progress, and final.)

February 26, 2010

It's Finally Paying Off!

A long long time ago I fell in love with these limited edition Nike Dunks with Liberty of London prints on them:And now on March 14th Liberty of London is invading my work, Target, in one of the biggest pair ups Target has ever done- we're talking clothes for everyone, housewares, bedding, and even a kick ass bike for 200 buckaroos. I am saving my discount cards for the arrival so I can do some serious retail therapy. Anyone want to gift me a bike?

February 19, 2010

I'd Go Green For This

If Moleskins had babies with my favorite journals from Ex Libris Anonymous, I think they would birth this. It's a Found Paper Journal filled with vintage paper from where ever you can dream up- old job applications, ledgers, graph paper, school books... the list goes on and on. Find and love them here.

February 17, 2010

Flowers and an Old Ford

We're playing around with photo intaglio in my digital printmaking class but I refused to just reproduce some boring old photo that meant nothing to me. Most of my illustrations rely heavily on linework... and that would kind of be missing the entire point of photo intaglio so I took photos and made them exciting. I like it. I want to do more.

February 16, 2010

Sharing the Love

And bragging a little bit, too. Here are the flowers via the lovely Benjamin (the pink vase is so cute and I love how the stems look in it) and perhaps the most bad ass Valentine I have ever received from my bud Marisa, featuring Michael C. Hall in all his serial killing splendor.
The rest of the Valentine's Marisa made are here, at her blog.

February 15, 2010

22 Croquet Critters

I'm horrid at making decisions. I nixed the brown background (well, actually, I just gave myself more options) and these two came about. The one with more pastel colors was in case the other looked too... elementary school without it's background. I personally think it's fine in those basic colors, but maybe the lighter tones look more... modern? We'll see how it goes, folks.

11 Croquet Critters

Dunno if I'm going to play with the line art colors... dunno if I'm going to whip up another version with different colors on a white/light background. Done for now. Due tomorrow. Done for the Penfield Children's Center annual croquet ball.

Also, I got flowers from the Arkansan. :) I'll post pictures later. <3

February 10, 2010

I Heart: Hearts

V-Day is right around the bend and although I know it's despised by half my friends it's one of my favorite holidays. I love frilly girly things, I love cutesy marketing schemes, and I heart hearts.
I've always craved a pair of these guys from Fred Flare but I've never been able to justify spending $11 on them... although considering I'd probably wear them all the time this might just be the summer I cave in.Cute vintagey rangler T from Forever 21's Heritage line- I love the bright blue and, duh, the vintagey vibes.This simple hammered ring from Lazydayz is just delicate enough... might look silly on my kitten tail fingers but I don't care, it rocks.This cut-out dress from Fred Flare is A-Dorable. I'd wear it even if I was single and it was July. Check out the back view!

February 1, 2010

Five Bucks Worth

I was informed today (well, actually I was informed on Friday, but I don't check my email as often as I need to) that one of my teachers was interested in submitting my Terrestrial Critters to the Society of Illustrator's student scholarship competition. I'll admit, I'm terribly excited and honored- even more honored when I realized each entry costs five dollars. Five bucks is a lot from MIAD!

Here are some of last year's winners. I wanted to intimidate myself so I looked at the website.
Stairwell - Port 29, Eika Yokoyama

They Will Survive, Hailey Kim

Untitled, Arrolyyn Weiderhold