WonderCon and C2E2

I am traveling a lot in the next couple weeks, including heading to both WonderCon in Anaheim and C2E2 in Chicago! I will be helping the lovely Katie Cook at her booth and I won’t have any of my work with me, but if anyone is headed to those conventions, definitely stop by to say hello! Table AA-161 at WonderCon and TBD for C2E2.

Hope to see you there!

Hi, I was wondering if I could get a permission to use the silhouettes of Anna and Elsa from your site to use for my daughter's birthday party invitations. The invites will be sent to family members only and will not be used to get a monetary profit or any other business venture.

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Anonymous

Sounds like a lovely idea! Feel free to use the designs (and please send me a picture of them!)

In the future, if you have a request to use something, please come off anon so I don’t have to clog the blog.

Best,

Isabel

Would you let me reproduce this to make a shirt for my daughter. It's the most perfect picture of Ana and Elsa. It would not be for resale, just personal use for one child.

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Anonymous

If you have questions about these kinds of things, please come off anon or email me at isabel@isabeltalsma.com. Don’t want to spam everyone’s feeds with requests like this! 

Several months ago, I was contacted by Meghan and Keith to design their wedding invitations, including the save-the-dates. These are finally off in the mail, so I thought it would be time to share.
Meghan and Keith are having a rustic wedding at a local farm and were interested in something sweet and simple to go with the vibe.
It’s been such a fun project to work on for so many reasons and I’m really pleased the Meghan and Keith like the final design! I’ll also be posting the final designs for the invites in the next few months. High-res

Several months ago, I was contacted by Meghan and Keith to design their wedding invitations, including the save-the-dates. These are finally off in the mail, so I thought it would be time to share.

Meghan and Keith are having a rustic wedding at a local farm and were interested in something sweet and simple to go with the vibe.

It’s been such a fun project to work on for so many reasons and I’m really pleased the Meghan and Keith like the final design! I’ll also be posting the final designs for the invites in the next few months.

Do you take commissions?

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Anonymous

Of course! I am currently working on a few different things, but I can take on a couple more. Send me a message through Tumblr, contact me through my Etsy shop, or shoot me an email at isabel@isabeltalsma.com if you are interested in a commission.

Wandering Oaken’s Teeny Tiny Sweater!

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This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend the “Women in Animation” panel and Brittney Lee’s papercutting “Learn from the Masters” class at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco (I’ll save those goodies for another time!)

As a thank-you for her instruction, I wanted to make Brittney a little something. While I don’t post about it on my blog very often, I am an avid knitter (mittens, socks, sweaters — you name it!) and this winter I’ve been speeding through lots of pieces. When I saw Brittney’s recent blog post on her costuming work in Frozen and her comments on Oaken’s sweater designs, I knew I had found my next project!

Using size 0 needles and Koigu embroidery thread (from the drool-inducing Purl Soho), I got to work translating Brittney’s digital design to a pattern chart. After establishing the chart, I made up the pattern as I went along, determining the neck and sleeves on the fly. Because of the scale of the sweater and the complexity of the stitch repeats, I wasn’t able to get it 100% accurate, but I’m really pleased with the outcome! The completed project ended up being approximately 5 inches wide by 3 inches tall.

Costume Design from Brittney Lee

Brittney’s rendition of Oaken’s costume, including his lovely sweater!

Wandering Oaken’s sweater in Frozen.

A sense of scale. (Picture from Brittney’s Instagram post)

You can see Brittney’s amazing work on her blog and on her Instagram. You can also find her on Etsy!

So thrilled that my little Lupita illustration was included in Buzzfeed’s recent compilation of art. There are some insane artists featured and I am so grateful to be included with them! Click through to see the full list or click here to see my original post.

And keep an eye on the blog for another (long overdue) Lupita post soon!

Cinderella for Miranda's Disney Ladies Collab on Twitter! I've never been a huge fan of her dress design, so I decided to try out a different approach. It was a super fun exercise and so great to see how everyone contributed!
You can see the full compilation with everyone’s submissions (91 different fabulous characters total) on her blog.
And for those who like the twitter-verse, don’t forget to come talk to me at isabeldoodles. Still getting in the swing of things, but I’m really starting to enjoy it! High-res

Cinderella for Miranda's Disney Ladies Collab on Twitter! I've never been a huge fan of her dress design, so I decided to try out a different approach. It was a super fun exercise and so great to see how everyone contributed!

You can see the full compilation with everyone’s submissions (91 different fabulous characters total) on her blog.

And for those who like the twitter-verse, don’t forget to come talk to me at isabeldoodles. Still getting in the swing of things, but I’m really starting to enjoy it!

italsma:

Trying out my first submission for Sketch Dailies with their Cleopatra prompt from last week.
The art coming out of this project is seriously amazing and the prompts are really useful to do as warm ups. Hoping I’ll have time to do some more complete designs for some of the prompts, but for now, I can only imagine having time to do more sketch-y stuff like this.
Definitely follow their twitter or #sketch_dailies to see all the submissions!

Weekend reblog! High-res

italsma:

Trying out my first submission for Sketch Dailies with their Cleopatra prompt from last week.

The art coming out of this project is seriously amazing and the prompts are really useful to do as warm ups. Hoping I’ll have time to do some more complete designs for some of the prompts, but for now, I can only imagine having time to do more sketch-y stuff like this.

Definitely follow their twitter or #sketch_dailies to see all the submissions!

Weekend reblog!

Trying out my first submission for Sketch Dailies with their Cleopatra prompt from last week.
The art coming out of this project is seriously amazing and the prompts are really useful to do as warm ups. Hoping I’ll have time to do some more complete designs for some of the prompts, but for now, I can only imagine having time to do more sketch-y stuff like this.
Definitely follow their twitter or #sketch_dailies to see all the submissions! High-res

Trying out my first submission for Sketch Dailies with their Cleopatra prompt from last week.

The art coming out of this project is seriously amazing and the prompts are really useful to do as warm ups. Hoping I’ll have time to do some more complete designs for some of the prompts, but for now, I can only imagine having time to do more sketch-y stuff like this.

Definitely follow their twitter or #sketch_dailies to see all the submissions!