Saturday, August 22, 2015

Illustrator Or Designer

This has been a pretty empty blog lately and its because of Tumbler or my incredibly ability to procrastinate. The last year has been pretty eventual to say the least. Ive discovered I know adobe illustrator more then anyone ever should and a lot of my time has been spent designing products and exploring production art. As much as I love what I do I still want illustration to be a top priority and it really hasn't been existing in the last year.

So with that being said Id like to show a portrait and random illustration that I really love and enjoyed making. Blogger really tends to help my schedule with art so regardless of how many people actually use it anymore, its my blog of choice.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

On a good start

So far 2015 has been living up to it's title as a great year. One thing that had defiantly suffered in 2014 was my inspiration and motivation for anything art related. Ive been so stuck with where to go with it or how to go anywhere with it. I still love children's books more then anything so i'll start there and see what comes from it. As a way of planning deadlines and giving more structure to the chaos that is my studio i've decided to go through all the Illustration Friday words in the last year and all the ones to come this year.

I only have one to show this week but it starts with one of my favorite words that ive always related to the most, temptation. For me I always go back to the image of someone looking in through a bakery case. It's my own personal battle coping with celiac disease. Seeing something that looks amazing but your prevented from obtaining it.

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Check In

For 2015 my new years resolution is to switch my main focus more to illustration rather then the textiles ive been working on ( most newer designs and textiles can be seen on my new website, Here's the only two paintings I really enjoyed. My obsession with catching up with illustration friday has defiantly impacted my work this past week. Hopefully I can get back into a weekly routine and start showing more of what I really love.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2014 Update to Restart

This would have to be the longest ive gone without blogging since college. This year has proved to be challenging in so many ways. Here's a few things I have gone through since January. For one I changed jobs. Im now working full time as a graphic designer. Everyone I work with is pretty amazing and I get to play with repeats and patterns on illustrator all day. I live with my boyfriend now who is not only a great individual but is also a health freak with a diet that is heavenly for all my stomach issues. I also have access to an unlimited amount of band t-shirts (ammmazzinnnggg). Obviously there's been a bit of bumps in the road with sick friends and a few car accidents but ultimately its been a very optimistic year. The worst incident involving my mac book pro and a bottle of water.(Yes I have a new computer!) Coming up I have a wedding in August, October, November and December in which i'm a bridesmaid for two and helping one design invites and a few table items for.

With everything going on I really don't want to loose track of who I am as an illustrator and where I want to go with it. After my class at RISD I came to the conclusion that I need more confidence in my work, not more school. So now i'm back to tuesday blogging to get me back on track. Today is just a few patterns ive been playing around with at work to practice a bit more with my textile skills in illustrator.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Comic Class

For the last few months Ive been taking a class at RISD called writing and drawing comics. Its something fun to get me back into college again. Starting fall I will start taking children's book 1 to push foreword into the children's book program. After taking this class for the short time that I have, I have no idea how I pulled off almost seven classes a week at Pratt. Im exhausted and getting personal work done has been much more of a challenge.  For this class were working on a 8 page comic that's really taking up most of my time. I'm sad to say that I wont show any until the finished pieces are completed to my liking. So for today here's some practice pieces we did. The first one was a group comic and the other was just a homework assignment.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Just Desserts

Wow! Has it been long since I last posted anything! Well that procrastinating craziness will now be over. No matter what weird or crazy things happen within a month I still feel incredibly guilty for not keeping up my blog. Its my strength in pushing towards a better career and without it I tend to get a bit unorganized. So for todays post I thought Id show a card I painted for the cutest most amazing boyfriend ever and A few sketch's to go along with it. Enjoy!