The Fantastic Mr. Fox

See the original image of Jane Aldridge dressed, as The Fantastic Mr. Fox  HERE

Also, be sure to check out her beautiful blog if you have not already
www.seaofshoes.com

This illustration is available for sale in my Etsy Shop

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Spring Has Sprung

With Easter and all of the beautiful flowers and trees blooming around us here in wonderful Colorado, I have definitely got spring on the brain! This little lady above; inspired by this photograph by Tim Walker, seemed like the perfect way to welcome this perfect season!

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On a side note, I simply have to share a few shots from our perfect Easter Sunday!!

We had the most wonderful day, and I hope you did as well!

p.s… that glitter egg was a surprise egg that the Easter Bunny made while Summer slept, she was very pleasantly surprised!

You want to pay me to do what?

So I’m kind of in total shock…… do you want to know why?…

Lately, people have been wanting to PAY ME to paint stuff (stuff being my highly unprofessional word for portraits and commissions)!!! I knew this is what I wanted to do, but I still can’t believe that it is actually happening, people want MY artwork hanging in their home… and what’s even more crazy then that? they want me to paint their children, the most beautiful amazing special part of any mother and fathers’ life. I feel so blessed at this moment in my life that I am able to do what I love and triple blessed that others like it as well! I am so thankful for everything happening in my world, first a move to Colorado (it’s like the most beautiful place ever), then the whole being payed to do what you love thing…. I am overwhelmed with joy and a whole new responsibility. I wanted to share with you all a few of the things I have been working on as of late, some paid and some not. Enjoy… oh and notice that new page at the top, go there and order custom paintings, or to order prints of previous illustrations, I would love to create something for you!

Above: Commissioned portrait of a beautiful brother and sister

Above: Portrait of two amazingly beautiful best friends

Above: Commissioned self portrait

Ombre

Above: Inspiration from the Nerman Museum at Johnson County Community College

Above: My take on the inspiration, I loved the jewel tones of the feathers, and the almost ombre effect from the somewhat translucent pieces of feather. I was also inspired by the handle, with all of the straight lines, it inspired the tiny pleats/gathers in this mini collection! Also, you probably didn’t notice (I think I’m the only crazy one who will) but I have been working on switching up my style a bit (I’m really really realllllly fickle), and so these illustrations might seem a bit different then some others I have done in the past!

Enjoy!

Illustration: marker, sharpie pen, white prismacolor colored pencil

Somewhere Across the Horizon

So, I have been having a serious lack of inspiration/motivation over the past few days. I think I may have started about 4 illustrations, only to get about half way in and realize… ew no! So this morning I finally felt a bit more up to the task and I got one done (YAAAYY!!). I used my inspiration vacation post entitled “seaside pastels & charcoal grey” to get me going, but somehow ended up with what appears to be a Grecian inspired look… but I do have to say, I really like it!! I dunno, I kinda feel like the true colors didn’t really transfer through the scan, which always bums me out 😦

Hope you enjoy!!

Inspiration Vacation: Seaside Pastels

I was totally feeling these lovely pastels, they make me think seaside, 195o’s and cupcakes!! Had to make it a bit more my taste though, so I added a nice charcoal grey to ground all those “fluffy” colors (yes I just made that up…wow). This weeks illustrations will center around the beach, pencil skirts, lace and pastels!! Hope you enjoy and feel inspired!!

Tween Style

Ok! so I am taking a little break from this weeks Fall for Shopping theme, to bring you a little something different! These are 3 illustrations I did for a project where we had to draw a different body type (i.e. men, baby, kid, tween, junior, maternity).  I chose to try my had at a tween style illustration, annnnd this is what I came up with…. the first image is my concept board for the three drawings above…they are a little springy but I love the colors even for fall!!

Hope you enjoy!!

illustration: watercolor, sharpie pen and some prismacolor marker

Sweaters and denim and scarves, Oh my!

Ok, so it’s monday and most of us are unfortunately back to the usual grind of things…. for me that means school, school and more school! On a happier note, I have finished my first of what I am dubbing my fall into shopping series (clever, I know).

Anways, what you see above is the first illustration I have finished based around that concept board I posted over the weekend.

I hope these fall colors and lovely shopping bags brighten your day and get you excited for this new season!!

Do you have a must have fall staple? I would love to hear about it if you do!!

Inspiration Vacation


WELCOME!!!  This is a new thing I have decided to start doing on a weekly basis… I call it  Inspiration Vacation!! Basically every week on the weekend (which is kind of a mini vacation) I will post some sort of concept or inspiration board (such as the one above), this board will usually have something to do with the next weeks illustration posts! these “boards” could range from an amazing illustration to a clothing style or even simply a chair with a crazy pattern that I am loving for that week!

As you can tell from above, I am really thinking about fall…alot, as in it’s pretty much all I can think about. Here is a look into my days thoughts– sweaters, hoodies, boots, pumpkin patch, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, fall leaves, the smell of a toasty fire, and more pumpkins. To sum it all up, I LOVE FALL! yep.  So this week you will see a few illustrations that make me think of fall, and hopefully the collection of stuff above gets you a little excited about that!

Whats your favorite thing about fall?