Friday, September 25, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Hello all you lovely people!
I hope each and everyone of you has been having a wonderful week so far.
One question I get asked a lot is how does my illustration project work. Nearly all of my work begins with an idea I woke up with, having been toyed with in my head all night.
Then the perks of working from home kick in. I walk to my studio in my PJ’s, with a warm cup of tea (currently peppermint) and wake my computer & Wacom Intuos 5 up. I open Illustrator and dive right in.
The basic sketch usually take 2 to 3 refinements. I move stuff around, re-size and rotate them to get the right feel and make it more visually appealing. This usually the most time-consuming of all steps.
Then comes color exploration. My main objective at this stage is to create the best color scheme that will give the illustration the pop it deserves.
A few finishing touches here and there and the illustration is ready for the printers!
|Here is a visual breakdown of my process behind the elephant illustration.|
|Elephant and the bird - available for purchase here.|
I hope you've enjoyed this, as much as I have enjoyed sharing my process!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
A snapshot of 4 season - harvest prints in my etsy shop all together! The prints feature a range of fruits and vegetables typically found in each season - Fall, Spring, Summer & Winter.
Pick up these beautiful art prints for your kitchen wall, dining area or as a gift for all food-lovers!
|Set of 4 season harvest prints for sale here|
Hopefully everyone is having a lovely week!
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Cold watermelon (right out of the fridge!) is our family’s favorite summer foods. From Ayan to Montana and Bunny Bee, everyone loves it!
Late afternoons, after Ayan is back from daycare, I cut up tiny pieces of watermelon and put it on the palm of my hand. He’ll grab one and run after a toy and come back and pick another tiny morsel and run again. Every time he grabs a piece, his eyes light up and his cute little face, dripping with sticky juice breaks into a smile. My heart stops for that one second and I think this is the best moment of my life so far.
Both of us in exactly the place we’d rather be, more than anywhere in the world.
|Watermelon Love - available for purchase here.|
I hope your summer is as full of joy and twinkling eyes as ours is.