A little practice piece with some gouache I had sitting around! Small step toward a solidified portfolio idea, perhaps…
Taylor Swift in Gucci. Grammy Awards 2014.
My personal favorite from Sunday night. Trying out a different approach with each of these and I can’t wait for the rest of the season to see what other dresses I can sketch next!
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!]
The Giver by Lois Lowry
For my American Adolescence class we were asked to select from a number of topics for a presentation on one of our books for the semester. I jumped on the art option (since how often do you get to make art for English courses?) for my presentation on The Giver and made a paper illustration featuring a number of important passages from the text. Each element of the illustration went along with an aspect of my presentation and specific themes I touched upon in my analysis.
Overall, this was one of my quicker pieces and I only spent 7 hours on the design and execution (including a lot of procrastination breaks!)
Bonus points for anyone who can identify the specific scenes included in the image!
Sorry for the lack of updates — this vacation has been much busier than I thought it would be!
A few of you asked for more details about my work methods, so here’s a sneak peak at another work-in-progress I have going at the moment. I’m trying a slightly different process for this one, starting with a sketch and then using my new Wacom tablet to clean up the design and lay down preliminary colors and details for the final paper version.
I hope to have the whole sketch version posted in the next couple of days and then start on the paper version!
Alice in Wonderland.
I was recently commissioned to create four silhouette illustrations based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland for a local charity event. Each piece measures 8x10 inches and is entirely hand-cut for black paper.
Gronk by Katie Cook.
Paper and watercolor. 12x12 inches.
Around Christmas time last year, one of my wonderful coworkers commissioned me to make a piece for his über talented wife, Katie, based on her web comic, Gronk. It was a very fun project to work on, even though I had to pull 3 all-nighters during finals to get it done on time. It is still one of the largest pieces I’ve worked on and the final piece included approximately 70 hand-cut and painted pieces of watercolor paper.
For my final project in my Introduction to Animation course at school, I chose to work with some of my paper pieces and attempt to animate them. Eventually, I will turn these into gifs or looping flash videos, but for now they’re compiled into a single video. Let me know what you think!
If anyone is interested in purchasing a product with a specific member of the band, I can upload the designs per request. Just leave a note in my ask!
And, as always, the original paper silhouettes are available in my Etsy shop.
They made a set of my Hunger Games stuff over at letstalkpaper! They look totally awesome all together.
And that is an impressive number of notes — I’m so glad people like them!
As always, you can check them out on Etsy too.
Hunger Games Silhouettes done by Isabel Talsma
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