Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah...Chanukkah...Hanukkah...HAPPY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS!

A few years ago I noticed a lack of holiday cards for blended families. I know a lot of people who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, but if they wanted to send a card, they had to either write one holiday in a card meant for the other, or send two cards. So confusing. So there’s this. And look, the menorah creates the roots for the Christmas tree. Because Judaism is the root system of Christianity. Clever, eh?

Happy Whatever to you, whoever you are and however you celebrate. Peace on Earth. We kind of  need it.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Scarlett.

When I was picking dresses for my SDCC book, I knew I didn't want to do Scarlett O'Hara's drapery gown, even though it is certainly one of the most iconic dresses in all moviedom. I am not that big a fan of “Gone with the Wind” (actually, I like the book) and it’s not a movie that really resonates with me. But I did draw the dress of a character named Scarlett, and it is a dress that I love from a movie I love. Here’s Scarlett's dress from “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” It’s exactly the kind of dress this character would wear. And it’s exactly the kind of dress I would wear.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Axe murderer.

My summer project this year was a book about dresses. I drew ten of my favorite dresses from movies and wrote a paragraph on each.

This, you may remember, is Harriet’s wedding dress in “So I Married an Axe Murderer.”

I did not remember.

I remembered the dress but not the movie. I could see that hood very clearly in my mind. I could remember to pose and the posture and the flowers and the brooch...but I could not remember where the dress was from. I convinced myself that it was from the scene in “Four Weddings and Funeral” where Andie McDowell’s character tries on a series of dresses...but it was not.

I took to googling things like “movie wedding dresses” and “hooded wedding dress” and I still could not find it. But finally I was looking at a slide show about costumes and there it was.

I still think it's an exceptionally pretty and interesting wedding dress.


Reject.

Sometimes I do things like logo designs for people. And sometimes people don't really understand what makes a logo good. I would say that primarily, you want a logo to be easily recognizable at any size, especially at small sizes. In my mind, simple is better for a logo and choosing a palette of no more than three colors helps.

Sometimes people ask for a lot more. And while it might make for a cute illustration, that doesn’t mean that it makes a good logo. And I know that. But not everyone agrees.

Nonetheless, here is a cute illo that started out as a logo but got way too complicated. Still, I like her and I think she's a cute picture.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Well Dressed.

Every year at SDCC we (the Tired Girl Collective) need to have a new book. It’s just part of the deal. New year, new book. This year my book was about dresses. Famous-ish dresses. Dresses that I would like to own, but not necessarily wear. I’ve posted a few here previously (odds are good that if I posted a dress, it was in my book). And here are a few more. Because I haven’t posted in a while. And I really should. Do they look familiar?



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Let’s Boo-Boo!



It’s almost time for me to Boo-Boo and head out for SDCC. I’ll be hanging in Small Press with the Tired Girl Collective. Come on by and say hello! And buy stuff. Lots of stuff. Because we have stuff. Cute stuff. Lots of cute stuff. You can find us at Table O-12. We’ll be the ones in pink.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Blink. I dare you.


I have to admit that “Blink” is NOT my favorite episode of Doctor Who. I know everyone loves it and don’t get me wrong, it’s good. But it’s not my favorite. My favorite is actually “Midnight”, but that big bad is awful hard to draw. Maybe some other day.

That said, who doesn’t love poor Sally Sparrow? She’s pretty awesome.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

God Save the Queen.



Actually, I am pretty sure this queen doesn't need saving. Liz X, the badass queen of the future.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Beautiful Bride.


I always feel like the Bride deserves to be more elegant. She didn't plan to be reanimated, but she certainly wouldn’t want to look like the living dead on her wedding day.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Harley Quinn


This Harley Quinn has been a trouper. She’s appeared on bracelets, necklaces, hairpins, keyring and prints. And I still love her like she loves Mr. J.

POW! Ice Cream!


Yeah, I have no idea why either.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Not my circus.

I ran across this great expression the other day. I think it’s Polish. But I also think it’s totally relatable in any language.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Before.


I am working on a series of dresses. More specifically, dresses from movies. Not necessarily award winning dresses, but rather, dresses that I like. I’ve done that lovely black gown from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and the pink prom dress from “Pretty in Pink” and here is another prom dress. Although this one had a slightly less happy ending. It’s still a little bit in progress, but I’ve really been enjoying tinkering with this one.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Signs.

I meant to post this on Shakespeare’s birthday. But I didn’t. You aren’t surprised, are you?


I think this might have been done (originally) for an Illustration Friday with the prompt of  “signs.” It’s the part of Julius Caesar that always stuck with me.

I had this idea to make some cool classroom signage for Shakespeare’s plays. Maybe I will have to revisit that...

What we ate.

I haven’t been drawing as much as I’d like lately. But I did attempt to keep a journal of the food I was cooking for dinner. It did’t last long because...well...I am bad at that sort of thing. I had the best intentions, and I planned on doing it all in digital watercolors because I have a nifty paintbrush for my iPad and wouldn’t that be cool. It was. For a few days. And then I stopped.

But I need to start drawing more, so I am sure I’ll try again soon. Maybe. Possibly. Probably not.