Calendar Update

Hello there! It’s been awhile since I’ve even thought about posting, but I have some news! I’ve started my second calendar for 2019 (I know, I’m late to the game; most people have already started selling their 2019 calendars!). Like the 2018 versions, I’ll have a fashion illustration and a home calendar (one that can easily fit into a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc., for moms, housewives, sisters, friends, and the like). I’m really excited for the calendars this year! I’m looking forward to finishing the illustrations so I can start on the scanning and editing 🙂 I’m also trying to decide on a layout…same as last year? Or more detailed?

Here’s a quick snap of the 12 ladies for the fashion illustration calendar…I’ve got to say I love the scotty dogs!

Note: the colors are really off in these pictures…the lighting wasn’t too good 😉

Use Your Imagination

Here’s a few recent sketches from my sketchbook. I’ve been working on my calendar (which hopefully will come out in late October) and have been trying a few new techniques! (Maybe this isn’t the best for consistency, but it’s been interesting.)

This illustration below is so quintessentially summer. It’s such a warm season that it deserves vibrant colors like scarlet, orange, and sunny yellow!

This blue monochromatic piece below makes me laugh! It’s a combination of stylish and grandma–can’t you picture a bunch of old birds gossiping while they drink their coffee? 🙂

These paint strokes accidentally became this clown-ish, stylish woman! I was only trying out paint colors when my roommate asked “Is that a painting of a lady?” And it did appear to be so! Weird how the imagination can fill in the details and create something interesting!

Sneak Peak!

Here’s an update on illustrations I’m working on for the 2019 calendar! I am having so much fun with it! It’s pretty slow going, but I’m getting there 🙂

A Striped Dress

Just to make up for the (less than stellar) orchid painting, here’s a fashion illustration! It’s been a while since I did one of these and I enjoyed it so much! I have to do these more often 🙂

Summer Style

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I love this girl’s style for many reasons. Probably because I can so easily picture myself in the same outfit as her. I’m a huge lover of midi skirts, stripes, and Swedish clogs 🙂

Scarf Lady

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I love to find vintage scarves at second-hand stores and boutiques! I kind of have a mini-collection going on. I’ve said this before, but I like seeing old pictures of people wearing scarves to cover their hair in car rides, on rainy days, or just to have an accessory 🙂

There is something so sophisticated about it. Know what I mean?

Inspiration from here (sorry, I’m not sure who took this photo!).

Happy Summer!!

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Happy Summer everyone! I’m so glad it is officially here! I am so looking forward to what this summer will bring.

Such as:

  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Bike riding
  • Kayaking
  • Eating popsicles
  • BBQs
  • Road trips
  • And a lot more 🙂

What are you guys excited for this summer?

Copy of the Master (Inslee)

So you guys know my love for Inslee’s art. Her feminine illustrations are amazing and inspiring. There is this quality about it that really resonates with me–the slightly unkempt and loose look. The small imperfections that come along with it really make it charming and interesting. I could wax poetic on her illustrating abilities for a whole blog post plus some. But enough hero worship 🙂

I’ve been using her as a loose guide in my illustration adventures since waaaayy back (I mean ninth-grade…2014). Just to show you my ninth-grade skills, here you go 🙂

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I’d like to say my skills have improved since then. What do you think?

Here are some recent “master studies” of her work: (If you want to find the originals, do some Pinterest browsing!)

 

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A simple lady having breakfast and reading a magazine. Fresh-squeezed orange juice is a must!

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Stylish lady on her way to work…I hope her feet aren’t killing her in those heels!

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Lastly, another simple lady people-watching or enjoying nature.

Thank you, Inslee, for all of the wonderful work you’ve made!

Have a wonderful evening!