Every once in a while it's really easy to get into an illustration rut which is why I'm so happy to have been commissioned by Priya and Jeri of 43Lux to illustrate three fashion forward gals that best represent their clientele: The Jetsetter, The Life of the Party and The Domestic Diva.
If I do say so myself, I love the way they turned out.
This post has been a long time coming. Last May I was contacted by my dear friend and talented pastry chef, Jocelyn Leffall of SugaPlump Pastries to help with invitations for her little nugget Maliyah's surprise birthday party. It made my little heart swell to see the surprise on Maliyah's face when she walked through the door to see all of her friends waiting for her and to see her custom illustration! Things such as this make me so happy to be doing what I'm doing.
Way back this summer I was commissioned by Shay from Glitter for Breakfast... to work on her blog header. She wanted to incorporate all of her favorite things and scenery into one illustration. I even got to incorporate some of my favorite illustrations into the frames on the wall. We were both really happy with the way it turned out and I'm so thrilled it's featured on her blog every day!
So it's a slight departure from my usual work but I had a blast working on this business card for a dear friend of mine who is a manicurist. I love when clients are happy with their illustrations but I am thrilled when they love that it 100% represents themselves and their brand.
Would love your feedback, what do you think of the new look?
Watercolors... the medium that has always been my nemesis. I think I love my Prismacolor markers because I have such control over each precise stroke I make. But a gal never grows if she doesn't try new things. Here's one of the first few watercolors that was inspired by the ballet Giselle. I tend to go a little heavy on the water and contrast, it's a little more Black Swan than Giselle but I think I like how sublime she is.
What do you think? Have you tried your hand at watercolors and do you have any tips?
I was commissioned by Turquoise Firefly (via the fabulous Abbe Fenemore of Studio Ten 25) this past fall to create a series of girls to adorn the walls of their dressing rooms. Below are the girls decked out in everything from Haute Hippe to Rachel Zoe.
It's pretty exciting to see my illustrations framed and on display!