Monday, December 15, 2014

Album Cover Design for Lifehouse 'Seven'

Last minute entry for the Lifehouse album cover design contest. Such a great live band. I saw them several times when I was younger so I just had to give it a shot! CLICK HERE to vote for me! PSSSSSST- you may have to create a login to vote.

Someday I will design an album cover for Steven Tyler and it will be epic!

Friday, November 28, 2014

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#Inktober Sirens

I finished digitally coloring a sketch I did for Inktober. I call it Sirens. Because we all know messin' with a Red Head is like playin' with fire!

Steven Tyler's favorite color may be pink... but mine might just be red!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rockin' Event Review: ITALIAN STYLE, Third Thursday at the MIA

I may not be a fashion-ista but I am truly a fashion-apprecista! This stylish  exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art features Italian couture fashion post WW2 till present day and will be up through January, 4 2015. The event was free and kicked off the show with style! There were drinks, appetizers, vintage Italian fashion for purchase, docent lead tours of the exhibit, a fashion show, a loud horrible garage band, and artist doing fashion sketches!

The event was pretty packed but we got to see everything we wanted to by arriving early. I especially appreciated all the guest who dressed up to celebrate the occasion! I recommend indulging and seeing this exhibit. Be sure to get a mini tour by a docent because they have more in depth information about the exhibit that is worth hearing.

These two are my favorite dresses. Both are from the 50's and to die for.

This dress was worn by Audrey Hepburn and it is amazing to see how different it looks on screen.

This was our fun fashion sketch that was done by Bobby Rogers. I my not be the style icon that Steven Tyler is but I have never looked so fabulous!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Inktober 2014

Inktober is a sketching challenge created by Jake Parker. The idea is to make a habit of consistently sketching to improve your skills. I took on the challenge and am attempting to do a sketch a day!

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Because even Steven Tyler practices to stay on the top of his game!

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Big Cheese Theory Fan Art

Today is basically a holiday. Today is the premiere of The Big Bang Theory's season 8! I have been really inspired by the mash-up fan art of IBTrav, Karen Hallion, Katrina Valencia, and Amy Mebberson. I decided to give it a shot! So celebrating this momentous occasion I give you The Big Cheese Theory and some work in progress!

Here are some work in progress shots. I started with pencil, inked the lines for the thickness I wanted and then brought it in to the computer.

In the computer I cleaned up the lines and added coloring in Illustrator.

I love how the clothing really sold the characters. The clothing is so iconic in the Big Bang Theory. Their style is as recognizable as that of Steven Tyler!

Check out my Society6 shop for awesome Big Cheese Theory gear! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Maroon 5 Quilled Album Cover Art

Many designers have a problem with working for free. And I do agree for the most part. If someone wants you specifically, to work for them, then you should be paid like any other professional. However, it is completely up to the artist if they want to offer their services for free or create for the sake of being creative!

I love creating new artwork and entering contests. I do it to constantly push myself to try new approaches and grow as an artist. Entering design contests is completely different than being solicited to work for free. Personally, I need to be creating something on a daily basis and contests give me a great outlet. Many contests have subjects that I would never get to create work for otherwise. And if I win, that would be awesome too!

I have a new piece of art entered in the Creative Allies Maroon 5 Cover Art Contest. I love the way it turned out! Head on over to the contest page and vote for my artwork!

Here are some fun work in progress and close up shots! Enjoy!

Maybe someday I will get to create some fabulous quilled album art for  the great Steven Tyler!