Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baba Yaga's House

Baba Yaga stories have long been a source of intrigue to me. A big part of this, is because of Baba Yaga's house. A house, deep in the woods, standing on chicken legs!

I also love that Baba Yaga herself sometimes helps the people who come to her, and sometimes tries to hurt them. You never quite know how the story will go ...

For this illustration, I wanted to include lots of spooky details and imagery. Above is a close up of the black cat. I took this photo while the illustration was at an in-between stage when I hadn't pasted the bits down.

And here's the piece in the lovely adirondack frame I picked up! I thought this style fit just right for the mood of the art.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Let's Get Figgy!

I'm really excited that my illustrated Fig & Grape Shake recipe is included in the latest cook book from They Draw And Cook! The book compiles 30 fig recipes created by 30 different artists. You can order a copy online here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Reader's Digest Illustration

I was away in British Columbia for most of July. So there's a couple things I haven't gotten around to blogging about. Such as, I illustrated a full spread for Reader's Digest! This was art directed by Annalise Dekker, who was really lovely to work with.

I also wanted to share my sketch for the spread. I sketch by hand, but I love to shift things around when I scan it into Photoshop. I find it helps me a lot with sorting out a composition.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Today's Parent Magazine: Debate Illustration

This is the latest illustration I did for the August issue of Today's Parent Magazine! The debate is about whether or not you would buy your kids a trampoline. You can read it here.

Thanks to Nicole Chung, who is always such a wonderful art director for these spots.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mindful Magazine: Issue 8

These are a little old now, but here are my mindful/mindless spot illustrations for issue 9 of Mindful Magazine. As always, these were art directed by Meg Yoshida. It's always such a pleasure to work with her on these!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Today's Parent Magazine: Debate Illustration

Alright, so Today's Parent Magazine didn't go for the fuzzy peach idea that I blogged about previously. But an alternate idea I had was of a red panda, ready for her bikini wax, at the spa.  Above is the final (published in the June issue)!

You can read the debate online, here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fuzzy Peach, Smooth Peach

So I don't usually bother to post sketches I do for clients that aren't chosen for the final.  But I gotta say that I really liked these and was a tad disappointed they weren't chosen.

These were for a Today's Parent Magazine article about if you would choose to get a bikini wax just before childbirth. The client decided the peaches were a little risqué (and I don't disagree), so we went in a different direction for the illustration ... but c'mon, it's also pretty cute and hilarious ....

Monday, April 28, 2014

Modern Cat Illustration

A little while ago I was contacted by Jennifer Nosek, the Editor and Creative Director of Modern Cat Magazine, to do a full page illustration about cat speech. It had a super fast turn around time, but I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out.

Special thanks to Kathleen Grimes who snapped a photo of it in the magazine! Thank you!