Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stamping Out The Devil!

I enjoy submitting to competitions now and then. It gives me a chance to do something new and challenging.
This is the latest Fluevog ad I've submitted to their ongoing Fluevog Creative competition. I wanted to show the boots sturdy attributes. So I illustrated it stomping out the devil / splashing through a puddle. I used the outer glow to give that angelic / impervious feel.

My very talented boyfriend, Jesse, helped me with the sizing, placement and text design.

I've owned 4 pairs of Fluevogs so far. I went to my prom in the the Wok 'n' Roll wooden sandals and I am currently in love with my almond toed Alyssa Flats.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fan Art for Emily Martin

I'm a big fan of the fashion blog of the very talented painter, Emily Martin, Some Girls Wander. She has such a great style, sometimes whimsical sometimes secretary and always lovely. I made this paper cut illustration based on one of her dayly outfit photos. I loved the flower pins and she described them as a garden, so I wanted her to be in a patch of garden, as if she herself was a flower that poped out of the ground.

Well it was a lot of fun to make! I think I'll be doing more fan art in the future.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Interval House Gratitude Report : In Print!

Yesterday I made a trip to Interval House to deliver the framed original illustration I made for their Gratitude Report. While I was there, Ashleigh Saith (the Resource Development Coordinator) gave me a tour of the building.

Before I left, she gave me a copy of the printed report and a postcard promotion. It's always very exciting to see my work in print! The beautiful design is by John Lepp

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Alexis Marsh CD Package Design

My exceptionally talented composer friend, Alexis Marsh, asked me to design her a new CD promotional to pass out to studios in LA. We talked about what she wanted, and she mentioned that she wanted a little bit of old Hollywood glamour and just generally something beautiful.

I went to the library and looked up Vaudeville and found some really great images of girls in sequined little outfits and kind of ran with it. Instead of putting in musical instruments, I put in a bird head (I felt that suggested music enough). The branches are pretty little design accents and they tied in Canada evergreen trees (where Alexis is born) and California palms (where she is currently living).