Friday, September 25, 2015

Alphabet Circus

Here's a very small piece of a very large project.

the whole poster is 11x17. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Personal Project in the making!

The life of a freelancer is full of so many ups and downs. Add in the whole mom thing and it's like a roller coaster with no seatbelt. Then—as if that wasn't enough—go ahead and throw in a freelancing husband/dad. There are days when the stress in our house is higher than Mount Everest.

I have been blessed with a few very nice projects over the last month, which means that a lot of my personal projects have stalled. But those bigger design projects are wrapping up and it's nice to have a little breather and to sketch a bit.

I've been wanting to add to my children's illustration portfolio for awhile - so I chose a circus theme. Everything I sketch in the month of September will be circus! And in the end - hopefully I'll have some nice characters that I can turn into a postcard or coloring page or poster — or at least something useful!

Here are a few snippets.

(An Octopus! A Queen Bee! Dancing Bears!)

(Naughty little penguins!)

(yes! in my circus there is a baby Narwhal!)

(The Ringmaster!)

I intend to finish the whole thing digitally, but it's nice to be able to take my sketchbook and markers outside while the kiddos play. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A little hand-lettering

I pretty much love this! Not yet sure if the client will. (Turns out, THEY DO!) HOWEVER, even if they don't, I consider it a keeper. 

I need to make a new twitter header - I think I might make something similar to this. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

$5 DOLLAR DOWNLOADS! Now available in my Etsy Shop.

Affordable art for EVERYONE!
$5 Dollar Downloads from My Etsy Shop:

I've spent the last few years raising kids and working on my illustration. 

I wouldn't say that everything I've made in the past few years is worth showing or selling - but I have made quite a few things that I think other people might enjoy. 

So I made the decision to start offering them online at an affordable price. I'm not getting rich off these things - but why let all that practice, hard-work, early mornings and late nights go to waste?

I've already made them. They were just sitting on my hard drive taking up space. 
And now, they are ready for you to enjoy!

(these last two are my personal favorites: wolves and foxes)

Most of the ones I've offering at this inexpensive price take advantage of a single or spot color and a faux screen print texture or effect. Meaning - if you buy it and print it on nice paper - 

I plan to keep on repurposing some of my old practice pieces into $5 downloads. So every once in a while check out everything I have to offer. 

Affordable art for EVERYONE!