My Great Horror Movie Villains paper dolls were featured in the latest issue of the horror magazine Rue Morgue!
Monday, June 16, 2014
This is my parent's cat Winnie. Isn't she cute? I decided to make a cut paper collage portrait of this little lady for my dad for his Father's Day/Birthday gift. You may be asking yourself: how do you make a paper collage pet portrait? Let's find out:
First I do a pencil drawing from a photograph and block out the different colors.
Then I go through my massive pile of Color Aid paper and choose out the colors I need. Color Aid is basically a fancy and expensive paper that art school students use in their freshman year classes to study color theory.
I've got my colors, time to start cutting! I take tracing paper and trace out a shape, which I then use to cut out the shape in the Color Aid paper. When i'm done, I end up with something like this:
Time for the last step: gluing! This is probably the trickiest part. It's kind of like putting together a small puzzle in which the probably won't fit together correctly.
Russ likes to help sometimes. This might be why these portraits take so long.
Ta da! Here is the finished piece. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. These portraits can be very tedious and difficult, but also very rewarding. It's fun to see it all come together in the end!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
This lovely little lady is Gigi. Her mum commissioned me to do a pet portrait of her.
First I drew out a basic pencil sketch to get the placement of the features right. Once that was done it was time for the pen and ink. This is when the piece really comes to life!
And with a dash of watercolor, i'm done! I really enjoy doing pet portraits and getting to "meet" new animals. Gigi was a lot of fun to draw - i hope she approves of my illustration!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hi there folks! My super talented friend Anne Tochka is a contestant in the GoDaddy Big Leap contest. If she wins, she will get 6 months salary so she can quit her day job and focus on her small business - making monsters! But, she needs your help! Watch her pitch to none other than Danica Patrick and cast your vote HERE!!!
Anne is a soft sculpture artist living and working in Somerville, Massachusetts. Her work is a true labor of love in which she blends her illustration background with a wide range of sewing techniques. From her signature "Gogolshoks" to owls and bears, Anne's creations breathe new imagination into the world of children's toys.
She made me this adorable Russ Monster for my birthday last year. As you can see, Russ Cat loves it too! Please take a look at her website HERE.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
New prints and cards are available in my shop! This time the theme is reading (or books, whatever). Check them all out HERE.
New cards of my reading, books, whatever series are also available. Right now the praying mantis design is available, but the rest are soon to follow!
I couldn't resist posting this picture of Russ. Does he look like a jungle cat or what?! And what about that profile? Stunning.