Friday, June 29, 2012

Crazy hair girl

I feel like recently I've been on a creative art spree!  Here's a little illustration I drew while watching tv tonight.  I've always wanted to do something crazy like this to my hair, but I always chicken out.  Maybe someday...

I'm not too crazy about the paper I used for this illustration.  I drew it in an old sketch book from a few years ago that I realized was only half filled.  I now realize why I never finished drawing in it.  I really don't like the paper!  It has sort of a rough texture to it, which is something I liked back in the day, but now I prefer smoother paper.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gennaro's 2nd birthday

My little cousin, Gennaro, just turned 2 and his birthday party is this weekend.  I wanted to make him something that he could actually play with and since I know he goes to the beach a lot, I thought this would be a cute idea!  I went to Amazing Savings and got these two sand buckets and filled them with cute little beach toys...a few shovels, some bubbles, a water gun, a beach ball, and some swimming tubes!  Then when I got home, I painted the outsides of the buckets with his name on one side, and a beach and water scene on the other using oil paint pens.  I really like painting things like this, but I don't get to do it that often, as I only know a handful of kids, and this really isn't an appropriate gift for an adult.  When it was all finished I got a little fancy.  I wrapped it up in some clear cello wrapping paper, and tied some red ribbon around it.  I hope this makes him smile!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Kayla!

This is a painting I made for Kayla.  She is my newest little cousin.  Her first birthday party is next weekend and I painted this canvas for her room!  I haven't painted like this on a canvas with acrylic paint in a long time and it felt great to be able to do this again!  Happy first birthday Kayla!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Beach Day!

Ok so today was wayyyy to hot to be a beach day (day 3 of a heat wave), but I drew this scene thinking how nice it'd be if I were laying on a beach right now!  Right now it's a color pencil sketch, but there's a possibility that I might bring it into Illustrator and make it into a digital illustration.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wedding programs and Professional pics! (a little late)

Ok so do you remember this post?  I posted a bunch of my wedding projects and also mentioned that I designed wedding programs that I ended up not even using at my wedding.  Well I finally got around to scanning it so I can post it here!

I still wanted to post it, even though it's a little late, because I really like how it came out!  It's not your typical folded in half wedding program.  It matched my invites, response cards, and table name cards!  I wish I had the extra time to make these so I could have used them, but I just didn't!  I don't regret not using them for my wedding, as I said in my original post, most people just leave them at the ceremony site anyway, but I am glad I made them!

Also I did get my professional pics back and wanted to post a few that were taken of my hard work!

Monday, June 4, 2012


This was a character that I drew a while ago.  I found it while going through some of my old files on my computer.  I decided to finish it up by giving it a background.  I tried so hard to make the background as a pattern, but I still find patterns and repeats in Illustrator a little difficult.  I'm still going to experiment and hopefully soon I'll be able to master patterns and repeats!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunrise Jelly Fish!

This is a quick illustration I did in Illustrator.  I intended the background to be a blue sky, but when choosing my color, I clicked on yellow by mistake, and it reminded me so much of a sunrise that I decided I'd keep it the way it was!  Just a jelly fish enjoying the morning sunrise!