Monday, August 29, 2011

Finally, art again!

I haven't posted anything in a while, but it's definitely NOT because I haven't been working...
I recently got two illustration jobs for two books. One is a children's book, one is a young adult book. They're super fun and I'm really excited to be working on them, but of course I can't post most of what I do here, since it belongs to my employers.

The other consequence of doing art for hire is that I haven't had any time lately to do any art for myself. School has just started up for the year this last week, and so has the activity with my campus fellowship. All this together means I've almost forgotten what it's like just to DO art.
I've been coming up with all kinds of ideas for projects, paintings, drawings, layouts, etc, but all the thumbnails and sketches just get shoved into the "to do later" pile.

I was thinking about that the other day, and it made me really, really sad. Today is my sabbath, so I set aside a big chunk of time to just do art...for the sake of doing it.

Today I fished an old sketch out of that pile and developed it. It felt GREAT!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Business Card

My first business cards are finally here! I just needed something to hand out to people who were asking until I get a final version printed. I'm hoping to color the cavern layout and make that into a nice card, but I chose the chef in the meantime!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wedding Dress

A friend of mine wanted me to do a sketch of her sister in a wedding dress (yes, she's getting married!). I did 2 sketches--one princess style and one more modern. She chose the modern look and then I drew it in Photoshop. Fun fun fun!



...I was looking a lot at Brittney Lee and Elsa Chang for inspiration.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Phone doodle...dianoga!

A friend asked me if I was going to draw a dianoga after those tentacles...(if you don't know what a dianoga is...go watch Star Wars again!)
Then when I was on the phone with the 'rents, I started doodling, and...you know.