Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Work: Sticker Sunday - "Santa's Valet"

Happy Boxing Day! I hope everyone, who celebrates it, had a lovely Christmas Day! Santa's big night is done and it's time for him to put away his working clothes for another year. :)

This sticker design changed after my sketch was approved and submitted, as it turns out I completely forgot his hat! I thought the pajamas and slippers were a cute addition, but I totally understand having to lose them in favor of including Santa's hat.

Enjoy the holidays & relax… I'm sure that's what Santa's doing right now!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Work: Sticker Sunday - "Christmas Stockings"

Just 4 shopping days left until Christmas, have you hung your stockings by the chimney with care? Mine aren't… and probably won't be, but that doesn't mean I don't like them. Christmas stockings have gotten so much more fun and individualized since I was a kid. They've practically become works of art. Anyway, they are always significant & fun christmas icons.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Work: Sticker Sunday - "Reindeer Trees"

In keeping with the holiday theme, here is one of the more fun and unusual themes I've been asked to work on. I love drawing animals, but since scrapbookers usually scrapbook about people-activities, I don't often get to draw them for sticker projects. I was actually really surprised how closely they followed the original sketch on this. So cute & fun!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

New Work: Sticker Sunday - "Christmas Candies"

It's December, and that means everywhere you turn you are bombarded with Christmas: decorations, shopping, music, food… and candy! I've actually never been a huge fan of peppermint candies, but they sure are pretty. I will say, my favorite winter treat is mint-cocoa… not the same, but close enough. ;)

Oddly enough, on this assignment I stylized the candy canes in a curvy, rounded way… and my client requested that I straighten them out in revision. As you can see, they decided to go with the curvy version in the end anyway.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

PiBoIdMo Winner!

This year, for the first time, I decided to join in and participate in Picture Book Idea Month (#PiBoIdMo for short). It was a totally new experience, one I really enjoyed (even if my last three ideas arrived just this morning… for me it was more like 30 ideas in 32 days). I actually think this would be a great thing to do on a daily basis, idea generating is sometimes the hardest part! Developing a habit of collecting ideas for any kind of ongoing or long term projects is a good habit to incorporate into a daily routine, IMHO. Now if only I can practice what I preach. ;)