Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Modern Storytime

Hey everyone I am trying to experiment with style and wanted to try out pen and ink with watercolor washes. I also wanted to update my portfolio with pieces that I could see working for both editorial illustration as well as picture book illustration. Anyway, let me know what you think!

For this one I did a pen and ink drawing and washed over it with watercolors. The glow of the reading device is done with colored pencil. Simple, easy and quick!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Cards!

For the past couple of weeks I have been designing/printing/painting Valentine's Day cards like a maniac. This Friday (Feb 10th) I will be selling them at the annual Portland Love Show at the Launch Pad Gallery from 7pm-12am! So bring a can of food to donate, come take in some fabulous love related art, eat some snacks and buy some hand painted Valentine's Day cards.

Here's a sneak peak of some of my cards:

Each card is a little original as they are each hand painted. They sell for $6 each and I have a few never before seen designs I'll be debuting at the show. See you there!

Monday, February 6, 2012

"The Poe Show" Theatre Poster

I recently finished a project for The Free Theatre company here in Portland, OR. They are putting on a show right now titled "The Poe Show" which is an amazing musical about Edgar Allan Poe's life. It's a dark story of love and loss.
"Poe Show" theatre poster

Consumption was a major theme throughout the musical, as Poe lost the three women closest to him to the deadly disease. One of the few props featured in the production is a blood stained handkerchief, which is passed from victim to victim as she meets her demise. I decided the handkerchief needed just as prominent of a role in the poster as it had in the production.

I executed this piece with a calligraphy pen/ink with watercolor washes and colored pencil over top. Thanks for looking!