Monday, November 28, 2011

Freak Show Poster

This is my freak-show inspired self-promotional poster (done in Adobe Illustrator CS5). Here is my beginning sketch, color study, and final.

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Get it??? I can "swim with the sharks!" ; )

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dog Owners

I love drawing people with their dogs...they always seem to match!

Also, here are a few of the fun greeting card designs that I am working on.
Lots of simple and fun spot illustrations.
Check them out at S Type Creative.

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins- Symbols/Icon Project
watercolor with colored pencil

The illustrations clearly wanted to be made into soda flavors in my mind. ;]

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Scorned Woman Salsa

This is a rebranding project for Scorned Woman Salsa and Hot Sauce. I decided to show all my preliminary and process work from start to finish.

Research and Sketches

Finished Logo - Adobe Illustrator
Application to Products
Image Dominant Print Ad #1
Image Dominant Print Ad #2
Type Dominant Print Ads

Webpage Layout

Stamp Projects

Doris Day Commemorative Stamp - Adobe Illustrator
Sketch, Type Comps, and Final

World Wildlife Fund Stamp Project - Colored Pencil on Canson
Concept Board (preliminary sketches/studies, head study, color study) and Final

Monday, November 7, 2011


"There's rue for you, and here's some for me" - Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet
7x10 acrylic wash/colored pencil on illustration board
20 hours

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Three Egg Painting Exercise

 This is a painting exercise developed to help an artist practice values and lighting. I made a composition by photographing a matte black egg, a matte white egg and a glossy red egg. The different values and surfaces make painting each egg a completely different experience. I chose to put the eggs in a glossy bowl so I could repeat the elliptical shaping of the eggs to create harmony. I painted this using the C.F. Payne method: a fixative sealed line drawing > acrylic base > oil wash > lifted lights with kneaded eraser > layers of acrylic washes and colored pencil

Process images

Final Image (8x10 inches)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Illustration Concept Project

This was my submission piece for the Society of Illustrators Competition. It is multiple layers of acrylic wash and colored pencil details on 12x18 cold press illustration board. I think this is my favorite illustration to date! :] I like everything about it-which is strange.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Little 5x7 Illustrations FOR SALE

Hand-drawn and painted illustrations with an 8x10 mat. $15-$25

Mexican Inspired Work

Here is a collection of work that I have done based on my Mexican heritage.

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My self portrait- based on my Mexican heritage, 
a modern artist (Shawn Barber), and a past artist (Gil Elvgren)

Artist Prints are available! ;]

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Show Girl

My first Wacom tablet sketch! I really liked how fast this method was-it's easier than I originally expected! Enjoy. :]

I used some textures from this awesome site:

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kate Sets Sail

Here is my 2-page spread for my children's book project.  The little girl, Kate, is my younger sister as a child. It is based on a childhood memory of pretending our couch was everything BUT a couch. :)  Enjoy!