Thursday, January 14, 2010

New York and Company

Get ready for a real life finished illustration to be posted on here in the near future. I was inspired by New York and Company's new clothes to do a fashion/lifestyle illustration (since I can't actually afford them). There are some subtly nautical themed things in anticipation for the warmer months, so I decided to use them:

Just some really quick sketches of the clothing and accessories I was thinking of using. Then I sketched a few compositions and settled on this one:

In the next few days I'll be refining this, then I'll do the final illustration in ink and brush and colors in photoshop.

Also, just because I love to draw girls wearing cute clothes (and partly because I've been watching a lot of Facts of Life):

That's all for now. Have a good weekend, web surfers.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's 2010

So it's 2010! I hope everyone had a great New Year's. I'll be turning 23 in just a few short days (on the 7th to be precise), and I'm very excited, as this means sauerbraten for dinner. My resolution for this new year: move out to an apartment of any sort by March 1st, regardless of financial means. Let's see if I can do it!

This was a gift for a group of my BFFs-- we call ourselves the Juicers, which is extremely geeky and a long story. The illustration is by me, and then my juicy friend Cristina (the one on the bottom right, with the edamame) screen printed the design onto some t-shirts. The final product looked like this:

At least, this is what it looks like in my dimly lit home. The "Stay Juicy" phrase was chosen because of the oft used "Stay Golden" phrase used in relation to the Golden Girls. That's also partly why we chose golden t-shirts.

Well, that's it for my supreme dorkiness... For now.