Monday, June 29, 2009

San Francisco Pride

I went to PRIDE yesterday. I think the photos speak for themselves.


Friday, June 26, 2009

New Finds

I wanted to share with you some inspirational images I've found, created by some amazing illustrators.

Chris Turnham is an illustrator from Oregon, who recently helped work on the movie Coroline, Directed by Henry Selick. Check out his work for the film here and put out a collaborative book called Fleet Street Scandal I just love the retro feel of his illustrations and his amazing color palettes. Wonderful!

Christina Ung is a Canadian illustrator, originally from Thailand. I love the rich quality each piece has created by the bold colors she uses.

David Foldvari is an illustrator from the UK. I love this guy's drawings! Fantastic.

Kim Sielbeck is an illustrator living and working in New York. I love her quarky drawing style and her screen prints are fantastic! The dinosaur one is my FAV.

Noelia Requena is an illustrator from Barcelona with such a unique, and quarky style I just love. Her drawings are very child-like and yet quite sophisticated at the same time. I want pretty much all of her drawings on a t-shirt so I can wear them around!

And lastly, but certainly not least, I found THIS amazing blog that is everything design/illustration/fashion/handmade/craft and wonderful. So go check it out!


*note - all images are from each artist's website*

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Trees For Tigers

This is a design I did for PalmerCash for their 'Chairtees' program. (I will let you know when it is up for sale) All proceeds go to an organization of the artist's choice. This design is for American Forests

Even during a recession it's important to make time for the environment! You can help out too, by donating any amount HERE

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Special Delivery

Check it out!
As posted previously, I designed a small icon for my friend Niahm over at Urban Threads and she sent me a sweet messenger bag with my design embroidered on the front flap. The design will be up for sale starting in July (and don't worry, I'll remind you in case you forget!)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009


I thought it was about time I share some work I've been doing the past week or two. These are all sketches from the Children's book I'm working on with my Mom. Some of these are revisions from previously posted sketches.

The way I work usually is by sketching out some rough ideas in my sketch book then when I decide I like how something looks, I go over it carefully with tracing paper, eliminating the rough, gestural marks. I then scan in each image (separately) on the tracing paper and compose the entire scene in Photoshop. (that is why most of these images appear to be see-through, and have a 'ghostly' quality to them) When I do the finals, I work on each layer separately, and erase the tracing paper around the sketch.