I was bored tonight so I drew a monster.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Ok, so I finally grasped the whole making patterns thing in Illustrator! It might come as a surprise that an illustration major, who has had a good 10 years working in Illustrator, could not for the life of her figure out how to create seamless vector patterns! I have always struggled with this, watching countless tutorials, and seeking help from friends. But one day last week while I was on Pinterest, it crossed my mind to do a search for a tutorial. I came across this awesome tutorial and in no time I was creating patterns! Naturally I spent the rest of that night, and the majority of the week playing around and creating patterns! Here are a few of the ones I made!
I guess you can say I went a little pattern happy. I was just so excited that I finally figured this out, that I couldn't stop making them! There is also a possibility that I might use a few of these patterns as backgrounds in some future illustrations.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Our 1st wedding anniversary was a few days ago on April 27th, but I still wanted to post a little anniversary doodle I made. I started first by creating the flowers, then I changed everything to our wedding colors to make it a little more personal, threw a border around it, and made it into a little anniversary card!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Anyone who knows me knows that I am sooo not a kid/baby person. Whenever I get invited to a baby shower/kids birthday party, I'm anything but excited about attending them. That being said, I will never pass up an opportunity to make a handmade gift! I was invited to a baby shower a few weeks ago and thought it would be a perfect idea to make a diaper cake! This was only my second attempt at making them, so I was psyched about giving it another try! I've also been seeing a lot of tutorials on Pinterest for these no sew hand made blankets, and have been dying to give that a try! I made my way over to Walmart, grabbed some diapers, fabric, and ribbon and put myself to work! Since I really wanted to try to make it a little more personal, I snagged the monkey, and wash cloths off her registry to complete the look. The hardest part was trying to get the monkey to stay put! The blanket was super fun to make and am I currently looking for an excuse to make another one! Anyways, I folded the blanket under the diaper cake, wrapped it up in clear plastic wrap, tied a bow (which I totally suck at), and attached the card to the bow. It was a pretty big hit at the shower!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Here are a few illustrations I recently did. I actually drew these characters a few years ago, but like with many of the illustration I do, I draw them, save them away to my computer, and completely forget about them! I dug these little guys out and threw a background behind them! The first one you can find on my Society 6 Store!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
That's right! I finally got around to opening up my very own Society 6 Store! I am going to be regularly adding new stuff, so keep on coming back!
Friday, April 12, 2013
I was going through some of my old files on my computer and came across these old drawings that I did when I was in college. I wanted to post these because these are still some of my most memorable illustrations as of today!