Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lady of the Wind

You know I have done other elements dancers so far like fire and ice and now I have decided to illustrate the wind as a dancer. I was inspired by a dancer with a flowy piece of cloth she was dancing with and it reminded me of the wind.  I have gotten a bit further on this project, but I don't want to show it unfinished, so here is my sketch. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Vinyl Wall Quotes

I have been applying for Graphic Design jobs here in Salt Lake and one was a wall vinyl company that did quotes for home and office. Unfortunately, I did not get this job, because I have not had enough experience with typography. Honestly, this annoyed me because I have had quite a bit of experience in design. In my opinion wall vinyl quotes are not that difficult to make. Therefore, I created 2 samples to display. I would like to know your opinion on the typeface choice and if you'd buy one of theses. I am going to print these out on vinyl and hopefully someone will have an empty wall to display it. (Let me know if you would want to sample this or a custom quote).

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ghost Opera

Here is another Kamelot concert inspired illustration. There was another female vocalist that sang the opera vocals in the song called the Ghost Opera. So the song is based on a dark theme and if you watch the official video you can see. So I want to get across the solemnity and the sadness of the song. My illustration is in its last stage of corrections, so any advice or comments would be wonderful!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Massage Therapy type face

All right. We are getting down to the wire with this logo. I am showing the woman who owns the company what the type faces looks like with the logo and I put which one I used under her company name. I would love any feedback or advice! Have a Happy Halloween! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Massage logo

I have been so busy lately working my part time job and then catching a second wind in the evening to work on my art. I am still working on the massage logo and I came up with 3 versions and she chose "c". I went back and smoothed it out some more and showed it again. The next round she wanted heat rocks on the back of the figure and I was a little unsure about it, because I was told it looked like a reptile. Thankfully, she chose "a". Now all I have to do is send it in a package! This has been a very cool experience and I am so happy I am doing a trade for 3 very much needed massages.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Spirited Mind & Body Logo

This past week I have been working on a logo design for the massage therapy company, A Spirited Mind & Body . I am doing my first trade with the woman who owns the company, Patricia. A logo, for 3 massages. I have posted a few sketches I came up with and Patricia chose 'E'. I am going to start refining it so it is an androgynous figure, because the company does therapy for men, women, and children. 

To explain the logo ideas, the first column is going off the spirit rejuvenation feel after getting a massage. The middle column is the idea Patricia wanted me to work on (the figure lying down). The last column, I wanted to go off the aromatherapy in a spa feel. I played with lavender and vanilla flower since they are the healing flowers. Let me know what you all think about the sketches, and I would love to hear any advice on how to get creative with logo making.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

profile sketches

So I only did 2 this past week and I am trying to do different kinds of people instead of just 'beautiful' people. Although, everyone has their own personal beauty I believe. That is what I do, find the beauty in everything. I hope you enjoy today's post. I am working on another logo for a massage therapy company and will be posting those soon.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Kamelot Concert 2

I have been working on the piece some more and I am working with my critique group to finish it up. I would also love to hear any feedback from you! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kamelot Concert

My husband went to a rock concert the other night and took some pictures. I saw them and was inspired to make some vector art. I really liked this one picture of the visiting artist and how the light was pink and yellow on her. Right now I can't decide if I want to do all the belts and buckles on her outfit or if I should leave it plain. Also, there was a yellow light hitting her as well and I tried playing with that idea. It is still rough, but at least you get the idea of it. Any comments or critiques are welcome.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rooster Painting

My mother-in-law commissioned me to do a painting of a rooster for her kitchen. It is purely for decoration and not illustrative. Here are some concepts I came up with and I am not sure which one I like best. Maybe the first one because it's so flowy and would be fun to paint. The second one  is quirky and the last one is cute. So we'll see. I am hoping to get this done pretty quickly and I think it will be a good "for fun" piece to do. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday Sketches

 I haven't posted anything lately because the company I am working with for the children's book still needs to finalize the contract. I have a lot of concept art for it, but until we figure out the copyrights I cannot post what I have been working on. So I am showing you sketches I did yesterday. The first 3 I did during church and the last one I did of my mother-in-law at a dinner party we had yesterday. I wonder if people think I am not paying attention at all when I sketch, but in reality it really helps me listen to the things going on around me, or focus on a speaker. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cute birds!

So I really liked what anonymous said to help my little birdie problem. So here is the new one and in the primary colors too! As far as the logo, my aunt chose a. for the final one. She will be using the little birds on her website.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Locrydian Logo

Hi Everyone!

So these past few weeks I have been working on a logo for my aunt's music producing company, which is mostly directed to children and infants. I worked on finding the right type face as well as how it looked for most of the time. I only had a day or 2 to work on the logo symbol and here is what I came up with.

a. I researched what a locrydian/mixocrydian and on wiki it said that an example of it is the intro to Sweet Child O' Mine. So cool! So I tried to visualize what it looked like and I came up with the movement behind the text.

b. I wanted to play with kiddie idea some more, and if the music my aunt creates were and animal it would be a bird. It is acapella and happy sounding so I felt that it fit. Although my original was said it looked like a fish so I fixed it and came up with the image below.

c. I wanted to play with the treble clef and researched it so I wouldn't be accidentally copying anyone and I came up with the above.

I have to say logo creating is fun. I still need practice, but I tried to keep to the logo design principles.

Any feedback is welcome! Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Egyptian Mural

These past few weeks I have been working on painting hieroglyphics on pillars in a movie theater room. I finally finished them yesterday! The only thing I have left to do is the mural underneath the movie screen. Here are some pictures, enjoy!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Birth of Venus

I have been working on this piece for a while, but I am finally finished. I was inspired to do a mythological piece, because 2 years ago I went to Italy and saw Botticelli's Birth of Venus and I wanted to do my own version and here it is!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Family Tree illustration

These past couple of days I had to pump out 10 drawings for a family tree for a book about the author's family (fictionalized). I had a lot of fun doing this and it was nice to get a toe in for freelance work. In addition, I got to listen to books on cd while I worked. Thank you to whoever invented it.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sketch of Sarah

Sketch of my sister, Sarah.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Edit of Makenna Princess

At my BFA show over a month ago, I got some advice on how to make this piece better. I realized that Makenna's head was going to be on the fold of the book. I went into Illustrator and moved her (and her teddy and horse) over as well as fixed the castle. It wasn't clear that the castle was a box so I added contrast and made the towers look like paper towel rolls. I am pretty excited about it and I hope you like it as well!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lunch is finished!

Hello Everyone! I have finally finished my little kitty going diving for his lunch! It has been a while since I use acrylics, but it was good to know that I still have my painting technique down. I would love to get any comments on this piece. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More Sketches!

This one I drew at an illustration conference. The task was to take a sketch we drew of a child and make it into a character. I quite like this one.

As weird as it sounds this image came to me as I was falling asleep and I had to grab my sketch book and draw it quickly before it left my mind. It reminds me of those little Russian dolls.

Lastly I drew my friend Krysta when she was speaking in church. I am pretty proud I could get this done as she was talking and moving.

Monday, May 2, 2011


Here are some sketches I have done during church. I hope you enjoy!