If anyone is in the mood for some delightful art about traveling, check out and support this book! There are only a couple of days left and it needs a little extra push. 

I personally can’t wait to see what Lissy has in store for the book, so please consider contributing to the project. There is plenty of great info on the IndieGoGo page and  details about the giveaway below.

digital-doodle:

WE ARE GOING THROUGH OUR LAST DAYS! 

Thank you everyone who has been sharing/contributing to our project! 
However we need your help now more than ever, Help us spread the word! 
We still have a long way to go but we can still make it! >8D

GET THE BOOK!! 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/en-voyage-an-illustrated-journey/x/7826996#home 

PARTICIPATE IN OUR GIVEAWAY! 
http://gobytheshadow.tumblr.com/post/89872657083/its-giveaway-time-is-the-prize-a-free-cruise

Let’s make this happen you guys!! <3

(via digital-doodle)

katiecandraw:

Elsa finally wants to build a snowman…
lineart by Katie Cook
Color assist by the awesome Isabel Talsma! (http://italsma.tumblr.com)

I got to help Katie with one of her new prints for San Diego Comic Con! If you are at the convention, make sure to stop by her table at HH-17 in Artist&#8217;s Alley to see the print and check out her other awesome work!
And also make sure to swing by and say hi at the Extracurricular Activities (Booth 1734) where I&#8217;ll be helping throughout the week! High-res

katiecandraw:

Elsa finally wants to build a snowman…

lineart by Katie Cook

Color assist by the awesome Isabel Talsma! (http://italsma.tumblr.com)

I got to help Katie with one of her new prints for San Diego Comic Con! If you are at the convention, make sure to stop by her table at HH-17 in Artist’s Alley to see the print and check out her other awesome work!

And also make sure to swing by and say hi at the Extracurricular Activities (Booth 1734) where I’ll be helping throughout the week!

Meant to post these ages ago &#8212; some of my favorite looks from this year&#8217;s MET Gala in super quick sketchy form! Probably won&#8217;t touch these again, so I figured I would share them in their various states of sketchiness.

From L-R: Beyoncé, Anne Hathaway, Dita Von Teese, Liu Wen, Emma Stone, Claire Danes, Janelle Monae, Blake Lively, Felicity Jones, and Taylor Swift. High-res

Meant to post these ages ago — some of my favorite looks from this year’s MET Gala in super quick sketchy form! Probably won’t touch these again, so I figured I would share them in their various states of sketchiness.

From L-R: Beyoncé, Anne Hathaway, Dita Von Teese, Liu Wen, Emma Stone, Claire Danes, Janelle Monae, Blake Lively, Felicity Jones, and Taylor Swift.

italsma:

Welcome to Montana.
A recent commission I did as a wedding gift for a family friend. They were married in Montana and sent out postcards of vintage travel posters for their save-the-dates. The design (with a few personal touches added) was based on the card they sent us. The original can be seen here.

Just looking back through some of my older works and had completely forgotten about this one! I loved working on this little wedding gift for our family friend &#8212; maybe I&#8217;ll make a few more down the road! High-res

italsma:

Welcome to Montana.

A recent commission I did as a wedding gift for a family friend. They were married in Montana and sent out postcards of vintage travel posters for their save-the-dates. The design (with a few personal touches added) was based on the card they sent us. The original can be seen here.

Just looking back through some of my older works and had completely forgotten about this one! I loved working on this little wedding gift for our family friend — maybe I’ll make a few more down the road!

Avocado!
I&#8217;ve been practicing with patterns in Photoshop this week, including whipping up this deliciously avocado themed background for my new Twitter profile. It was super fun and easy to make this one, so I&#8217;ll definitely be trying more out in the future.
You can also follow me on Twitter at isabeldoodles! High-res

Avocado!

I’ve been practicing with patterns in Photoshop this week, including whipping up this deliciously avocado themed background for my new Twitter profile. It was super fun and easy to make this one, so I’ll definitely be trying more out in the future.

You can also follow me on Twitter at isabeldoodles!

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.

Asked by
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.

Asked by
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&#8217;s been such a fun project to work on for so many reasons and I&#8217;m really pleased the Meghan and Keith like the final design! I&#8217;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?

Asked by
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!