Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Happy Birthday, Christina!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Now for a little project catch up: a new pin-up girl. In preparation for the coming storms, I was inspired by the Morton salt girl for pin-up number 16. I'm feeling a little rusty with the gals after being so busy on a bunch of other design projects!
I've started doing sketch warm-ups to get my head and hand in the right space – I always expected myself to just churn it out on demand, but then I get frustrated when I don't. Turns out, just like stretching before running, you've gotta stretch your drawing muscles out before diving into bigger pieces. Maybe common sense to most people, but for me, I'm always trying to jam as much as possible into the limited hours I have, and I skip over the little things that end up making the big things what they are.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Earlier this year I decided to join in on Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp to get some fresh inspiration for making new work!
I've been working on a lot of freelance projects lately that I can't share yet, so I thought I would share the first assignment we did for Bootcamp - a cuckoo clock inspired design for iPhone cases. I'm happy with the way this turned out, and am seriously considering turning it into a real iPhone case! What do you think?
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy V-day, friends! My husband Ryan and I collaborated on our first illustration (this one above) and it's also a downloadable Valentine card for you! We've been wanting to collaborate on work together, under our own little shop Studio Danger (website, etc. to come), so we thought this would be the best way to start – on a Valentine, and as a present to the internet.
Print it out, trim it down, and give it to your sweetheart, your best gal, your dog, or keep it for yourself (because, in the immortal words of Rupaul, if you don't love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?)!
Download the high-res PDF of the valentine here.
And it probably should be said, the valentine is for personal use only and not to be sold or used for any commercial purposes.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day! Today's pin-up is brought to you by love's little helper, Cupid. Hope you spend tomorrow sharing the love – whether it's with one special person or all the special people in your life – or most importantly, yourself!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
So if you're in the LA area, and you're into zines and independent artists, stop on by! I'd love to see ya.
L.A. Zine Fest 2014
Sunday, February 16
10am - 5pm
8711 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
It also reminded me how much I love the production design of Moulin Rouge, one of my favorite films of all time (even though I usually stop it 10 minutes before it ends). So this week's pin-ups are inspired by the Moulin Rouge – this one by Satine's beautiful pink heart and feathers costume.