Day 13: Spirit
Day 14: Orange
Day 15: Black
Phew! Been a busy week, can you tell? Anyway, throwing the next few up from the art challenge I’ve been enjoying this month! Here you have Days 13 thru 15. The next set is, sadly, unfinished, but for the sake of catching up after a week of heavy overtime in the real world, they’ll be posted up shortly for you to see.
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A few additional note… I adore my spirits in high spirits, as well as dark parties for albino rats, but this set finally stumped me on the theme “orange”. I’d already done pumpkins, and I didn’t want to draw fruit. As I sat, pondering, I realized that I really wanted orange to be awesome because it’s my current favorite color (you know artists, always finding new favorites!) I looked down at my orange sweater and realized that I would be the best option for Orange. So, viola. You got a weird little self portrait that not only showcases Simply Kitts Illustrations– But Red Rabbit Comics, too 😀 The end!
A fun project completed for the Housekeeping department at the local hotel and waterpark Great Wolf Lodge. They went a different route in asking me to do this, and the result was not only fun, but well received! It was a fun project, a unique challenge, and a nice little addition to my portfolio.
My goodness, it has been awhile! I haven’t forgotten about posting artwork online, I promise! I’ve been terribly busy as of late, however, and haven’t produced anything worth posting about. I’m working to fix that, and have been working away at several long term projects recently. I have a handful of books I’m working at and planning, and have started another side project under a different name that I’m playing a little close to home. Other wise, i’ve been working. A lot.
In the end, however, those are all just excuses and it’s high time I kicked my game back into gear. So, here’s a card. 🙂
A very dear friend of mine loves her rats, so it seemed fitting to make her an adorable card featuring them. As usual, the colors are a little odd (thank you scanner) but the message comes across well enough. Enjoy!
I’m heading into the biggest birthday month of the year, so there’ll be an influx in cards uploaded to the blog. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy making them! 😀
Commencement Announcements have been finished and officially sent out into the world.
If you aren’t sure you’re going to get one, or I don’t have your address, please let me know and get that to me ASAP, okay?
I’ve learned a valuable lesson with all of this…
… Order them professionally next. They will not only look better, but be less of a headache.
The second of my Thank You card series. Still not quite happy with it, but happy enough! 🙂 Enjoy.
Once I have these mocked up, I’ll post more pictures so you can see the 3D elements– If I go with those.
Ready to be taken off and printed, then sent off to everyone I know. 🙂 Thank you for all your feedback and thoughts on which design to go with. If you want an announcement and don’t think I have your address, please shoot me an email to make sure I’ve got it! It’s just over a month away!
Are you ready?
Nothing feels quite as good as completing a piece and being very happy with it.
This is one of those pieces!! Finally, I’m beginning to feel that my traditional work and Photoshop are beginning to work together for the better of the piece. This poster was an exciting challenge, and I’ve enjoyed doing it! Now it’s time to take a nap!
I don’t usually think to post my sketches up on here, but in retrospect, I don’t see why I shouldn’t. Sketches are an important process to every artist, whether they’re sketches of a piece commissioned, random doodles enjoyed over a cup of coffee, or observational scribbles. As a student, one of my classes this semester is focussed entirely around the sketchbook and trying to get us back into them, because they are very important. It’s an importance that gets lost in the hustle-bustle, busy-body world of present day. I miss sketching, and so they will be periodically popping up onto my blog, to remind myself and others that there is always time to sit down and draw a little something.
An added twist to this assignment, and to explain the entree title, is that only one of the two sketchbooks I’m required to keep this semester will remain with me. Sketchbooks are often thought to be very personal objects, but as in Illustrator you need to learn to be a little less attached. The school supplied the smaller of my books, and it will be returned to the school, for the KCAI Illustration Library to be kept and used by future students for inspiration– or a good laugh. Exciting, isn’t it? 🙂 Anyway, enjoy!
One of the 12 cards I will be making through out the year to send to a friend of mine. Why not paint a kitty in a window? It’s the obvious answer. 🙂
The long awaited logos for “The Learning Tree
“, located in the Kansas City area. Jonny Girson, owner of the store, has been so patient with me while I struggled through this challenge and I am happy to admit that I may have finally made it to where he needed these to be. Its been an interesting experience to learn from. 🙂 Thank you for giving me the opportunity!