Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This week I made Sarah a Thanksgiving card since she will probably get it the day before or after Thanksgiving. In Japan, for obvious reasons, they don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I told her to keep the spirit of the holiday with her. I also challenged her as well as all of you to write down 100 things you are thankful for. It may seem like a lot, but once you start going it gets easy. There are so many things to be grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I got to practice my hand lettering today! I made a card for my friend's daughter. I had lots of fun making it, but I still have a long way to go and lots of practice before my hand lettering is amazing. Currently it's all over the place, but it has lots of character. I hope Madi likes it as much as I do.
Monday, October 28, 2013
In Sarah's letter, she wrote that her companion wanted me to write her name. Her last name is Tojo and Shimai means sister in Japanese. Sarah has oddly left out of her letters what Tojo Shimai's first name is. So Tojo Shimai will have to do.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I am doing a personal project that is 52 weeks long. Every week I have a different topic to draw on (which I plan on posting weekly). My first week was a self portrait and this past week was "plant."
I absolutely love drawing trees and decided to copy-cat the Welsh artist, Valeriane Leblond. I love her folk art style and I wanted to try it out.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
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Monday, July 1, 2013
This past week I thought I ran out of blank cards, so I used one of my favorite stationary card shown below:
Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
If you all remember, I made a logo for the company Basic Gear. My client came back and asked for business cards. It was very exciting for me, since it was the first time I got to design a business card (yes, I am still new to all of this).
I wanted to make a bridge between the outdoor (camping, hiking, rock climbing, bush whacking, etc.) and a clean modern look. So I took a wood texture (if I had a bigger budget I would get actual wood and brand the cards) and used that as the background. Then I took elements from their website to make a transition from web to print for the graphic elements on the back of the card.
With this experience I have learned a lot about making a design simple and not boring. I absolutely loved this project and can't wait for the next.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
This Christmas I decided to paint my sister something instead of going out and buying something. I looked around on her pinboards on Pinterest and she has a whole board dedicated to mustaches. Then I saw a pin that said "I mustache you a question" and I was inspired. This was my first hand lettering project and I must say I am pretty happy with it. I have to say, my sister was ecstatic when she got it.
I first drew it on to a masonite board with gesso and scanned it into the computer. (I didn't like the way it turned out so I decided to try a different method rather than drawing and painting.)
I did a rough trace in Illustrator because I was going to be painting over it anyway and then printed it mirror image.
I then layered more gesso onto a masonite board and laid the print out on the board so the ink would transfer. Once the ink was transfered I scrubbed off the paper and then painted over the image.
The reason why I painted rather than make a print from Illustrator, was to practice my craftsmanship and mainly because I love the texture paint has and the character it adds to the piece.