Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Some Books, too

Made some books, too

($3 sound fair?)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Clocks and other things

Some new art today.
I'll start off with a fancy grandfather clock I made up (and wish i could actually build)

highly uncomfortable boots

a victorian ipod

And some work for a writer friend of mine who's working on a language-themed zine.
Her stuff is really great, you should check her out here

And now I have a question. I made some prints to (try to) sell at the Whole Foods art sale on the 29th.

I guess they're "posters", but how should i sell them? Rolled up, flat in a bag? I don't have the means to sell them framed. You think people will buy them to hang up with tacks or frame themselves?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A duck, a sloth, hot pink bones

These are just some little exercises I've done to keep myself in practice. They're all about 3-4 inches long, on cut out pieces of bristol. I think maybe I'll try to make some little scrapbooks with things like this in it. I'm also working on a much larger piece that I'm excited to finally finish. 

PS Jimmy, I made sure to throw in some glitter glue just for you.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Green knight

Taking a break from the fairy tale thing, here's some watercolor practice.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

a draft and some sketches

finally! i feel like i haven't posted anything in aaaaaages! probably because i really haven't.

when i went to the beach, i did a couple of sketches:

i had fun with them. in particular, i enjoyed drawing the little ship model that i'd purchased. i love itty bitty ships.

and finally! a final draft of my book cover design!
nothing too exciting, but i'm pleased with it, despite having changed direction a couple of times. i'm not 100% set on the color, but i do like it. we'll see. any suggestions? font edits?

book jacket design
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Monday, August 11, 2008

More Progress

Okay, slowly but steadily I am inking this thing.
Here's how it looks now:

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I added a few extra characters here and there.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Ok, so I re-sketched the fairy tale piece at 26" x 40", and I'm happy enough with everything so far.

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this is my first time seriously inking something, so here's a sample of what I've got so far.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

old, but exciting [to me]...

remember that butterfly i'd embroidered back in the fall?
well it's been on my etsy for aaaaaaaages, and today it was featured in an etsy finds spotlight, which means that it made it to the front page of etsy, and was emailed to 13,500 subscribers!

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it's not really that big of a deal, but i was just so thrilled by it...i can't even express myself. small things really excite me.

as for current work, i have sketches that i've just not had the time to scan, and i'm almost to the point where i'd feel comfortable showing drafts of my book cover design.
i think that as far as this blog goes, jimmy is winning. :op

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Land of Make-Believe

I'm all about sketches these days. I'm reluctant to show these since I'm right smack in the middle of the process, but i will anyway, since all I'm looking for at this point is advice on the composition and colors.

This is a rough start for a 8'x12' mural I was asked to do in my hometown. My idea is a landscape of fairy tale characters. it's hard to make out a few of them (that's the musicians of Bremen on stage next to the cottage, the 3 bears checking their mailbox down the road from Repunzel's castle, and the princess on top of the glass hill across the street from jack's beanstalk) but you get the point. Enjoy

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Nature Stuffs

For some reason I felt the urge to make some botanical/nature drawings today. I like they way they turned out, so I'll show you a few of the better ones. Ballpoint pen with concentrated watercolor.