Monday, February 16, 2015

May 2014 - Feb. 2015

Oh, my poor neglected blog. I know I'm a little late in the game but I'm going to try and make it my resolution to update this thing monthly. Which means I need to start drawing/creating more to make that update worth it. I think "buying a house" is a good excuse to put drawing on the back burner... I am now moved into said house and found so many old drawings and empty sketchbooks. Maybe I'll find some inspiration in those old drawings.

SO here's what I've done the past few months in no particular order. 

This was a commission by a friend for her pinup page.

 I debated on doing Christmas cards last year and decided against it. Maybe this year?

You can buy this print here.

I obviously really like the quote "Be Your Own Hero". I think I'm going to get this bottom version tattooed on me someday. 

Commission from a friend/former teammate for her fiance.

Sailor Moon Kick.

Commission that took me way too long to finish.

Commission for a friend. This was actually really fun to do. :)

I designed the Psych Ward Sirens 2014 Championships jerseys. The idea came from our coach, I just put it together. I think they turned out neat. 
We won! :) (I retired after this game...) Photo by Danny Nguyen. 

Photos by Steve Beard. I just put some graphics on them. 

I sketched on my tablet for a bit and came up with this. It's the first drawing I've done of 2015. Wah!! I know that's sad, I'll pull out a sketchbook from one of the boxes around the house.

Friday, May 9, 2014

December 2013 - Present

Yikes. I always feel so guilty about updating this blog. I never have anything FINISHED to show. :( Unfortunately I haven't been doing much drawing. I'm doing a ton of stuff at work but that's not stuff I have access to. 
For example!

I used a template design program. It's okay. I mean, it's quick and easy, and perfect for things like senior portraits or engagement photos. This was for my coworker. 

2013-12. Redoing my logo.I've never been terribly fond of Illustrator, but I'm trying to get more comfortable with it. 

With that said... I've also redone my website. You knoow, just in case someone is looking.

I've been doing a few photo books in my spare time instead of drawing. 

I went with a vendor we use at work and have had issues with, but I really like the quality of thier books so I ordered through them anyway. Unfortunately it arrived with some strange ink smears. At least they replaced it for free, so I was able to give my friends an extra copy.

2014-01. I made a book for my sister-in-law as a thank you gift for being so helpful during my wedding. It was my first time using this vendor and I actually had a hard time finding out the dimensions. I designed it as a square book but that's not really how it printed.  Other than that though, I was pleased with how it turned out.

I feel like I should redo it. I just can't afford it at the moment. 

2014-02. I finally got around to making a photobook of the photobooth pictures from the wedding.

 This was a different vendor than the one I used for my SIL's book. I really liked the quality.

Sirenacha shirts. I partially designed this for my roller derby team's fundraiser.

So my honeymoon book...

This is actually the copy I got for my parents from Shutterfly. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of their layflat books! 
This is my version. You can't tell the different from the photos, but both copies are lovely. 

A commission I'm still working on. I got a new computer and tablet!

I made some awards for my teammates. Although I shouldn't have taken it personally, I was a little butthurt when not every person on the team wanted to participate in this...

2014-05. My OWN wedding book is finally in the works. I have some things I need to scan but I've already made a lot of progress on it.

I'm sure you've noticed I'm one of those people who takes pictures of their computer screens to post on Instagram. It's so silly.


This is part of why it's taking me so long. Notice the little Instagram photos from my guests!

I don't know if this really counts, but I put together the order to get armbands for my team. I wanted to have our logo and the use the same font that's on the back of our jerseys. Derby Famous was so easy to work with and what a lovely product. :)

Aaand here are some other drawings.

Until next time!