I recently applied and got into the Scientific Illustration program at UW. I've heard good things from other artists and thought it's be a good challenge. Sometimes you need an outside push to keep growing. The above amonite is an assignment from one of the classes. I'm only a couple weeks in and can tell it will be quite challenging.
After many years of dreaming and procrastinating, I'm finally doing inkober! I've decided to do a leaf sketch a day and post it on my instagram Here's a few done already:
I spent the past month traveling around Europe admiring the beautiful art nouveau architecture! Here's a few random drawings I did on the trip. I'll be posting a lot more on my site and blog now that I'm back, have a couple kewl projects in the works. :)
Open for commissions! Above are some I recently finished. Can be as big or small, complex or simple as you want. It was pretty fun doing the shark because I had a lot of freedom and could go big. The only ask was both the water and shark be psychedelic and there be more blue in the water. Which is good he said that, my initial thought was to do red/pink water with blues in the shark butit turned out great.
The bottom pieces were done for local band, PiNK BOA. Check out their tunes here: https://pinkboa.bandcamp.com/ you won't regret it! It was really fun to explore into op art, a form I absolutely love but haven't delved much into because I'm so bad at perspective and you really need your lines right when doing optical art. I should revisit perspective, I might not be that bad. . .
Here's some pics of the Society6 products. Check out the shop, they are built pretty good and very vibrant.
Unfortunately, they are a bit pricey and they don't focus on sustainability so this is a short term step. But an awesome step! I'm still in the process of looking for locally and sustainably printed fabrics. If you have any recommendations, please send them my way!
A few of my pieces are up on Society 6 and you can get some cool things with my art on them! You can check out my storefront HERE. It's a step in the direction I've been striving towards. Society 6 makes it easy to sell products while keeping the rights to my work, as they do all the product assembly and shipping. So I only get a small percentage of each sale, but like I said, it's a step. I'm really excited about the totes, although I will say I have some fabric coming in to make my own bags which will be more cost effective and personal.
And in case you didn't know. . .
I'll be at the Greenlake Chocolati this Saturday from 11am- afternoonish selling prints, magnets, and live painting (if it's warm outside). Come say hello and hang out :)
A big concern of mine with art is the sustainability side of it. This is one of the reasons I don't go out and make a shit ton of products, wrapped in plastic. In fact, I have a hard time justifying selling prints locally. But, of all the mediums available to work in, colored pencils are fairly low impact, I buy my pencils in bulk and I make a point of using found materials to draw on. I've recently become enamored with working on matte boards. I was given a bunch for free and did a series of faces on them, a few pictured below.
But I quickly ran out of what I was given and recently found and a framing shop which gives out their scraps! I collected a good 20 pieces today for free. So I'm pretty happy with finding a fairly low impact art making niche.
Now to tackle the sustainability of the print selling/money making aspect. . .
I LOVE designing and making posters. (you need a poster made, let me know!) It's kinda been my dream forever to make band posters. This past year or so I've had a few more opportunities to make posters and how I approach the projects has really changed. If you look through below you'll really notice me finding my path and accepting colored pencils as a valid medium for posters! WooOOooOoOo, look at me. But for real, I've started treating posters like pieces, which I always did before but rushed. Normally, the poster needs to be done on a quick turnaround which inhibits the time I have to spend on details. Luckily, the past few posters I've had a lot more advance notice and they're through people I know, so I feel more comfortable doing what I want. Which is what we should all be doing anyway.
We got colored pencil, collage, screenprint, photoshop, and a combination of all. I will say, the Womxn's March poster text was added by Liberty Harrington b/c I'm technologically illiterate BUT when I saw it on the Cinerama marquee during the march, I did get tears in my eyes.
It is my now-stated goal to post more! The art shows haven't stopped, art is always being created but I seem to have had a tech barrier. But! I now have a laptop, and a smartphone.
Hello fellow art enthusiasts! I have returned from the depths of technological void. My work is currently up at the Greenlake Chocolati,
7810 E Greenlake Dr. N
Seattle, WA, Cascadia 98103
Fill up yer mug and take a stroll around Greenlake, it's always beautiful and relaxing.
I have 20 pieces up at Cafe Allegro for the month of July, check 'em out!
4214 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Next month I'll be showing at Ok Hotel for August Artwalk!
Hello! I'm Cascadian colored pencil artist extraodinaire.