Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shakespear and Puck

For my final in Type and Image I designed a double page spread for my favorite of Puck's speeches from the play A Midsummer Night's Dream. As it is a magical play with faeries and the mysterious night, I attempted to create a magical feeling that takes place during the darkest hours of the day.
Done digitally in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign CS4 and CS5.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Belated Birthday Card

This is a belated birthday card for a dear friend of mine. She loved the style in which I did the portrait of Ginny the dog for the Colors Magazine in Italy, so I attempted to simulate the same style in this card.
"I missed you and your birthday! Welcome home, and happy belated birthday!"

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sleepaway Camp

This illustration can be seen in What's Up Annapolis with the feature article about sleepaway camp. The article focuses on how to determine whether a child is ready for sleepaway camp and how to support them while they are away. Often having something of sentimental value, such as a stuffed animal or a blanket, brings comfort, and reading letters of excitement from parents helps to create excitement about events in the camp.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Oyster Roast!

The real gold is found inside the delicious oysters!
A sketch for an oyster roast, done in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Panda Parade!

Inspired by the Japanese candies "Koala March" and "Hello Panda", I created a new product and the package design for "Panda Parade." It's both cute and delicious!

Created digitally in Photoshop and InDesign CS4.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Coffee Bag Design

There is nothing like some hot coffee in the winter season to warm your body and soul!
I designed an illustration that could go on a bag or other merchandise of a Coffee Shop inspired by the artistic style of Starbucks. I also experimented with incorporating a variety of textures into my digital art.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Birthday and Holiday Cards

If given the option of buying birthday cards or making them, I much prefer the latter, and as I am an illustrator I see no reason not to! This was a birthday card for a very close friend of mine.

These are two of this year's holiday cards that I was commissioned to do. The front and back of each can be seen respectively. All were done completely digitally in Photoshop CS4.

Card 1

Card 2

I have been commissioned to do 1-2 more and those will be up shortly!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

'Tis The Season!

As winter approaches, or is already here for many, I thought it fitting to pull out last year's Holiday cards as inspiration for what I will create this year.
The front and back of each card can be seen respectively.

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

This year's will be up soon!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pirates and Brushes!

When I bought Adobe CS4 I decided to experiment with creating a variety of new brushes as well as share my love for pirates by creating my own pirate, Lady Lily. I created my own pirate who travels around the world, as I intend to do. Japan is high on my "To Do" list, so I had Lily make her way over to Japan and tower over a Geisha.
I later realized that this is a wonderful representation of the struggle between my inner Tomboy and my desire to be a living work of art.

Heroes of Today

"Heroes" is the theme for the upcoming Colors Magazine in Catena Italy. Everyone is welcome to submit a story of someone who deserves to be recognized as a hero of today's world.

I chose two of these stories and submitted a portrait of each person to the magazine.

The first portrait is of Dave Chameides, or "Sustainable Dave" as he is more popularly known. For nearly a year he has collected all of his garbage in his basement to help him realize his waste footprint, which he has been able reduce significantly.

The second portrait depicts the Siberian husky and schnauzer mix, Ginny, who has rescued countless cats.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bay State Parents

This illustration will be seen in next month's issue of Bay State Parents with the feature article "Playdates and Birthday Parties for the Special Needs Child." The article focused on autism, which I tried to illustrate in this image.
Done completely in Photoshop CS4 from sketch to finish.

Type Portrait- David Tennant

I quite like this one! Once again for my Type and Image class, we were to create a portrait solely out of type. For those of you who are not Doctor Who fans, this is the 10th Doctor played by David Tennant. He is a role model both in his acting and his personality. A truly talented actor, though. I aspire to be such!

Illustrated Letterforms

For my Type and Image for the Illustrator class. I was inspired by the font Zapfino and how it reminded me of the many vines of Provence. I was also inspired by illuminated manuscripts, so I created my own "font" with the decorated box seen in the manuscripts but filled with vines and leaves.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Colonel Windpipe

This is an exciting event happening on Flickr! Anyone and everyone can join and illustrate a marching band character for an enormous compilation of marching band characters!

Everyone should join!

Metro Spirit

This sketch was almost chosen to be in the Metro Spirit magazine, but alas it was not. Hence it is still a sketch. I like it despite it not being chosen. The "theme" for this edition of the magazine is Vegas-style.