Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Plant Eaters Only!

A little friend of mine LOVES dinosaurs. He's 3-years-old and he not only does he know the names of the dinosaurs, he can pronounce them!

He prefers plant eaters (he knows their called herbivores). And dark colors. He told me that many times while I painted his mural. He was a very demanding client, but you got to give him credit for knowing exactly what he wanted!

Since my workload at home increase by 200%, I needed this mural to be simple and quick. So, I came up with the idea of colorful silhouettes. They need to be realistic, yet not too scary. So, I made the eyes round to personify them a little.

Thanks to his Grandma for helping me paint these beasts. It was nice to be paint again, even it was only for a day.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Why I Haven't Been Posting

My 3-month-old twins, Otto and Felix.

But, I'm planning a simple mural for a friend, so I might be posting again soon!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Magical Mural is Complete!

After stretching this project out over the summer, I finally finished! It was really fun to do and I'm glad I didn't edit anything out. With taking time off to raise my young BeaBug, this project was a great way to keep some creativity in my life. Enjoy the pictures!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Patchwork Meadow is a Great Place to Read

Okay, I know I said this last time, but it's HOT here! When I'm painting at night, I can't even open the windows until 9:30 or 10:00pm. On the other hand, I believe I'm sweating off tons of calories.

Here's my current paint palette. Since I'm painting more complex, smaller things, I need more colors!

I finished another wall in the mural. I didn't paint the characters before, so I had to come back and finish them. Some of them I had planned ahead, but some characters I improvised.

I'm going to move on the next wall, but I may come back and add another character or two.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

More Work Done on the Magical World

Even for a designer and illustrator, the pull of summer can be strong enough to tear me away from my computer. That's my excuse for not posting for a while, but I HAVE been painting the magical world mural! It's getting a little more time-consuming because I'm getting into the details of the characters and smaller items. Here's a few photos of some working details.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sacramento Retiree Photographs Public Murals

Lezlie Sterling/lsterling@sacbee.com

I came across this article in the Sacramento Bee about a local retired man who takes regular walks around the city photographing every public, private, amateur and professional mural, he can find. He meanders around, with no destination, documenting some great art.

photo by Russ Andris

You can see Russ Andris' photos here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

My Birthday Present

Since I started creating more of presence online for my art business (murals, web design, illustrations, etc), I have found so many wonderful artists! It's awe-inspiring and intimidated at the same time, you know what I mean.

One of the artists I really liked is Stephanie Fizer, http://stephaniefizer.com. I think her style is adorable, and I'm in love with her color palettes. So, I sent my husband a link to her Etsy shop and told him that's what I wanted, if he was so inclined to buy me a present :)

And, he did! These are little girls as characters from Alice in Wonderland. Maybe for Christmas I'll ask for the Wizard of Oz illustrations...