I had a free night of painting on Saturday, which is a rarity these days. Summer is filled with client work and lots & lots of playtime camping & hanging out at the beach-so I took advantage of my night off to loosen up & get back into the groove of painting after being away in Aruba. While I LOVE my vacations and fun time, I couldn’t wait to get back & start creating again! I put on some of my favorite dance music (The Go-Gos!) and went to town on my quickies- gestural expressions that take only a minute or two to complete. They get to the heart of the look with just a few lines & a whole lot of attitude- definitely one of my favorite things to do! xoxo
Archive for May, 2012
My good friend Jessica commissioned me to do an illustration of her daughter, Maia, for her 13th birthday earlier this month & I was more than happy to do it! Maia’s a fun young lady & one of my summer camping buddies! She’s super sweet, super smart & super beautiful, so I tried to incorporate all of those traits into this piece. It actually ended up being a tiny bit of a challenge since I’m so used to drawing sexier & sassier adults…I needed to keep this piece balanced & age-appropriate: not too young & not too overly grown-up. And it had to look like her! From the feedback I received, apparently I accomplished the task at hand- yay! Happy Birthday, Maia- may all your teenage dreams come true! xo
What a fun weekend! I spent the last three days sketching up a storm at different Sephora locations around NYC. I first worked with Stila back in September for Fashion’s Night Out, and I have to say they are a dream to work with! Sarah Lucero, Stila’s global creative director & celebrity make up artist, was in town for makeover consultations, so I was asked to sketch personalized Stila Girls for her customers. Sarah’s so amazing at what she does- flawless makeup that makes everyone look & feel beautiful. Not to mention, she & the awesomely talented team of Stila Artists are sweet as pie and a blast to be around!
I ended up sketching hundreds of Stila Girls (and Guys!) over the course of the weekend. It’s so much fun to give the customers a personalized sketch of themselves after they’re finished getting all dolled up. It makes me so happy to make other people happy with my art. Thanks to Stila and everyone who came out to see me! Can’t wait for the next one! xoxo