Saturday, January 26, 2013

Grimm Event Poster

The poster design I did for the Grimm event at the Art Exchange! Come and join as this will be a fun event! Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Grimm's fairy-tales local Long Beach businesses and community members integrate Grimm's stories with a craft! I will be reading a story and talking about Illustration at 2pm. For the poster, I drew the border with pen and designed the layout and text in Illustrator. You can view the process below:

thumbnail sketch
detailed sketch

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Unicorn Tiger Myth

Unicorn Tigers 8x10" Ink
Illustration Friday "Myth" Theme. This was just a quick sketch though I think I reworked a bit.. would have liked to get the ink more fresh but I havn't used ink for awhile and I think it will work better on bristol paper than watercolor paper next time. This brings out my inner little girl and was fun to do! I will probably try another one soon that is more "fresh".

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fish Dreams

"Fish Dreams" Watercolor and Ink 8x10" 2008
This was a piece I did for an illustration show with the Cal State University Long Beach illustrators while I was completing my art teaching credential there in 2008. I wanted to include it in illustration friday for the theme "ocean" so here it is!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Car Trouble

My last day of vacation and I am excited to go to the farmer's market and take my dog Darwin to the park- until things took an unexpected turn. As I turn the key in the ignition my new car putters as an old car would (I am all too familiar with the sound) and the 'check engine' light flicks on. The whole reason why I got a new car in the first place was to avoid situations like this! Confused,  I pop up the hood and gasp at the remnants left behind; ghosts of pattering feet and droppings the size of sunflower seeds cover the dusty innards of the engine, and within the alternator- a comfy nest of tissue scraps and leaves. “Oh brother”, I sigh with a hint of excitement imagining a mice party in my engine the freezing night before, but mostly with disappointment in the shattering of the day’s plans. How could this happen in the middle of the suburbs of Southern California? This seems a more likely incident in the Sierras where I grew up! With a flashlight and some gloves on, I investigate the debris further, tearing the little home apart only to find the wires chewed completely through! Too bad there is no rodent coverage on warranties.

Dramatic interpretation: