Another preview of a work-in-progress piece! With midterms coming up, I’m hoping to get at least one of these finalized. It’s tough to concentrate on school work when there is art to be made!
I’ve found so many new amazing blogs to follow in the past week, it’s ridiculous! I’m going to work on a blogroll soon, but in the meantime, I’ll be reblogging some of the new things I’ve found on my inspiration blog!
I’m so pleased to announce that my work is featured LIFE Books new special magazine celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz!
I was commissioned back in July to do a few designs for the chapter headings, as well as page headings within the chapters themselves. It was such a pleasure to work with the creative team at TIME and a thrill to see my work in print.
The softcover edition of the book should be on newsstands this week and I believe there is a hardcover version coming out early next year. I’ll post a couple of pictures once I can get my hands on a copy!
For more information on the book, check out this article from Time Entertainment.
This school year has been off to a crazy start — including getting word that my Art History course on Disney World actually gets to go on a field trip TO Disney World at the end of the semester!
So excited to have something fun to look forward to on the other side of all my school work!
[Quick digital sketch ~2 hours and many episodes of Portlandia]
Here’s a little digital piece I whipped up for “Garden on the Go,” an initiative aimed at teaching Detroit youth about healthy eating habits and the importance of home grown food.
This summer, founders Claire and Serena have been bringing smiles, sunshine, and their portable garden to various Detroit day camps.
To learn more about the project, read updates on their adventures or find information on how to get involved, check out their blog at gardenonthegodetroit.com/
[P.S. Click through for the full resolution!]
Beautiful paper stop motion about the human body from kellianderson!
Here are a few pieces that I did during my Introduction to Figure Drawing class last year. I didn’t have an opportunity to take an art class since high school, where I focused on photography, so the class was a great chance to learn some new skills and have some relaxing art time all in one.
I’m really going to miss it come the new term and I’m feeling a bit rusty — might be time to get some more serious figure studies going!
Over the past few months I’ve had some people send me pictures of tattoos they have of my silhouette designs! While I am un-tatted, I always get such a kick out of people who like my designs enough to do something so permanent with them.
There are a few pictures behind the cut that have popped up on my feed, people have sent me, or some that I’ve randomly stumbled upon. I did my best to credit where I could, but please let me know if I’m missing any info!
I think I’m finally done, even though I didn’t end up making too many more adjustments from the WIP I posted earlier.
Prints should be up in the shop soon!
P.S. Click through for a better view!
This is very loosely based on Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, which I reread on a whim last week. Besides Harry Potter, I have found that it’s one of my childhood faves that I reread most often. If you’ve never read it, I highly suggest it!
Parks and Rec Monopoly (Preview)
Here’s a little homemade project I’ve been working on for over a year — a custom Parks and Recreation themed Monopoly game!
Parks and Rec is easily one of my favorite television shows and the numerous locations in the show just lent themselves to a game like Monopoly. I mean, who wouldn’t want a chance to own something like Mulligan’s Steakhouse?
I did my best to squeeze in as many show references as possible both on the board and with the Community Chest and Chance cards. Along with classic Pawnee hotspots like The Snakehole Lounge and JJ’s Diner, keep an eye out for Donna’s Mercedes parked in the Free Parking space, Louis CK making a cameo as the the police officer in the “Go To Jail” square, and Ron Swanson in all his cornrow-ed glory in the Jail space.
You can see a better preview of the board by clicking through to the full sized image. I will also be uploading a full-resolution board and all the cards for download once I’ve tested how they look in print.
A little digital-preview of a new piece I’ve been working on!
I’m still trying to adapt my method to include a digital mock-up before I start cutting. Although it makes things easier once I get my paper and blades out, I still need a lot of practice with digital painting.
Anyone out there know of any great Photoshop tutorials for digital coloring?
Halcyon: The Re-Up
- Reblogged from theoldtwilive
“Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt.”
Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite) - hand cut paper silhouette
Last entry (for now) from my Bioshock Infinite set. One of my favorite aspects of this game was the character progression, especially Elizabeth’s.
Available on Etsy.