October 26, 2010

Bow Master Murru

Having been taken by a bit of insanity, I volunteered to pair up with a communication design major to illustrate an article for a magazine they create every year. It's a project usually reserved for illustration juniors, but we have less illustrators than we do designers, so they recruit some seniors. I had a pretty stressful time with the project last year, so I wanted to prove that it could go down easier this time around. I'll post the whole article once I get a copy of the finished product, but for now here's a spot that ended up getting cut.

October 25, 2010


We had a project to create some illustrations for coffee bags while still keeping with Metropolis' existing identity. I had some big ups and downs while making these, but I'm happy with the outcome. Granted, I'm still considering a couple things... bumping my Thai girl over to the right more, and tweaking one so Argentina and Thailand don't have quite that same yellow... maybe.

October 19, 2010

I Heart: The Circus

I've always loved the design aspects of the circus- the fancy type, the bright colors with a tinge of dirty and hay, and the ability to pack and move from place to place all nomad style (if only I were so organized). Check out this cool stuff, boys and girls:

I love how the kitty looks so petrified. (from etsy seller busterandboo)

Dark Cycle Clothing does a bunch of neat biking animal designs. Until I see a cute kitty, though, this fly on a unicycle is at the top of my list.

I originally saw this kick ass circus tent ring on the blog Greedy Girl. Unfortunately, it only comes in size 6 1/2 (what nonsense!) and I don't think I'd want to wear such a chunkerific ring on my pinky.

(In case you don't have kitten tail fingers like I do and are looking to drop fifty-two buckeroos, it also comes in red.) (by Old Gold Boutique)

October 13, 2010

Kitty Freaks

As many of you know, my kitty Eileen is a tripod-kitty (she is sans one front leg). When I told my parents about my plan for my senior thesis (animals as sideshow freaks) my mom suggested I go look at pictures of four-eared kitties. Eileen (and Norm) are cute and all, but man, if I ever see a kitty at the shelter with four ears, it is so coming home with me. Here are some of my new friends; aren't they awesome?

Here's Lilly, she's so cute, all black and white!

Yoda, probably the most famous four eared fellow.

And Luntik, from Russia.

(Photos from here, here, and here.)

October 11, 2010

Decadent Dex

I cannot get enough of these Dexter posters from Ty Mattson. One for each season. They're reminding me of my love for Saul Bass, hardcore.

October 4, 2010

The Unfastened Heart

I finished the book cover design... I don't mind it that much, I guess. But it's definitely not my usual cup of tea. Cross your fingers for tomorrow's critique.

October 1, 2010

Get Your Quilt On

I don't think I've ever wanted to quilt more in my life than after seeing this ah-mazing piece on Sherri Wood's blog. I can't wait to see it finished!