Tuesday, December 02, 2014

superstitions

Working on some self-promo spot illustrations. This is a series around superstitions. This first one is "A bird in the house is a sign of death."




"If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year."




"If you whistle or play a flute at night, snakes will come to you."








Tuesday, November 25, 2014

christmas card

Worked on my Christmas card today. Basing it off of this sketch from one of my previous sketchbooks.


These are the pieces that I am putting together in Photoshop. Reusing one of my lino blocks, got a piece of a flower on my print.



Playing around with some hand drawn type.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Recovery Fair image.

This is an image I've been working on with a non-profit organization for a Mental Health Recovery Fair that is happening in the spring of next year. 

I cheated a little and used a hand image from a previous project, and then carved the block for the flower and added it in. The flower is a peony which symbolizes healing.






Wednesday, October 08, 2014

some inktober sketches.





Monday, October 06, 2014

some sketches from latest Dr. Sketchy.




Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Printed self-promo cards today! Now comes the scary part of sending them out. 






Wednesday, September 24, 2014

early bird and night owl.

Some spot illustrations for an article on circadian rhythms. Playing with the ideas of "early bird" and "night owl."

Linocut

Linocut


Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Saturday, August 02, 2014

early bird night owl.

Some roughs for spot illustrations for an article on circadian rhythms. Playing with the ideas of "early bird" and "night owl". Working on more portfolio pieces.




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

jump.


Pencil & marker

Monday, July 28, 2014

Linocut and digital

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

WIP.

Work in progress of a personal piece.


Prep drawing.


Print.





Thursday, July 24, 2014

something small.

In an effort to get back into drawing more/being creative, I'm challenging myself to do something creative every day for 30 minutes or so and sharing it on my blog. This could be drawing practise, a collage, process work on a project, etc. I've noticed since I've finished school and started working full-time, I've been doing zero to nourish my creativity. My job is pretty production based, so my creative noodle doesn't really get used there. I picked up Austin Kleon's new book "Show Your Work". This sharing every day project is inspired by one of the chapters in the book "share something small every day".

Some quick 2 minutes or less sketches. Drawn in Harmony drawing program (free online!).

yikes haven't drawn in a while. Little rusty.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Indigo!

Did some indigo dying over the past week. Using the Japanese process of tying, shibori, I dyed three silk scarves of varying sizes.


1. First the fabric is prepared for dying by washing it with Syranthropol. I think this removes chemicals from manufacturing.




2. The fabric is tied really tight in different ways to produce different patterns. This is the Japanese process called shibori (like tie dye).




 3. Preparation of the indigo vat. First you mix a stock solution of indigo (jar on right). Then you pour that slowly into hot water to make the dye. This is an indigo kit I bought from the Maiwa store on Granville Island. 





4. The fabric is dipped into the dye several times to make varying shades of blue. If you want a darker, deeper shade of blue you dip the fabric several times in the dye, maybe 10 dips or so.



Ta da! The reveal.





Wednesday, April 23, 2014

more tarot cards.

Some work from my last semester. All are based on tarot cards (except for the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe of course).

Temperence tarot card.

Linocut & digital

Linocut & digital

The Star.
Linocut & digital
 The Sun.
Linocut & digital