Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stereogum timeline


I had another awesome opportunity to work 
with Chris Deville (@chrisdeville) at Stereogum again.

(I think my favorite part of this was painting the British flag)

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, April 18, 2014

I really LICK you.



I've really been enjoying working on my photoshop painting - experimenting with
different brushes and textures. It's all a learning process and I'm really pleased
with my progress over the past few months. 



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Okey Dokey Artichoke


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A little bit of Etsy....


Well - I did it!  yay?

PrintsByMichaela Etsy shop is Open for Business!  

Two thoughts into this venture: 

1. I need a better name! I've been struggling with coming up with a decent business name for myself in my freelance and illustration career, however I keep drawing a blank. A long, long time ago, I wrote a little rhyme-y children's story about a little girl with one purple shoe. only one. And a few years back, when I officially started freelancing i began using the name PurpleShoe Design (or PSD). Maybe I should re-embrace the name, but redo my logo.... 

2. I need to stop being so critical of my own work. I'll get there. No one is perfect right when they start out. No one sets up shop and immediately sells out of everything, right? And with two kids taking up 98% of my brain power - I feel like I need to be a little bit more relaxed about my ambitions and goals. There's only so much coffee a person can drink, right?

Wish me luck! Here are a couple of prints I have up.






Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Justin Vernon Family Tree


I had the very distinct honor to work with Chris Deville (@chrisdeville) on this project for Stereogum. Chris and I used to work together at Columbus Alive and collaborated on quite a few graphic-heavy music related stories over the years — so needless to say I was really excited when he emailed me about helping him out on this.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Very Unlikely Love Story of Bear and Frog





A couple of days ago, I posted a quick little scribble of Bear and Frog. And I pretty much love them — so much so that  I found my self sketching out characters and ideas for the two of them at every chance I got in my very busy week!

I mean really! There's no way you can tell me you're not already intrigued.

There will be more to come :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sketchbook doodles.





It's been a busy week! This week is my wedding anniversary and my son's first birthday! 
So there hasn't been much happening in my design world, other than some fun scribbles and doodles and sketchbook drawings. 

I am currently working on a project that I hope to wrap up this week and post a little bit later on. 

Until then ... keep drawing everybody!

Monday, March 24, 2014

some dinosaurs





My cousin-in-law asked me to make up these dinosaurs for her son's bedroom. I'll admit, I really wasn't too psyched to work on them and kind of procrastinated. They're not really my style but in the end, I think they look pretty cute. 

 I sent them out to be printed by Atom Prints. They are printed on Ultra Smooth Fine Art paper with archival inks and honestly, they turned out great. I think I will use Atom Prints again - they were very reasonably priced and arrived quickly. (the first picture is how they arrived at my house)