Monday, March 23, 2009

Hand Painted Sketch Journals




There is a great little art supply shop in old town San Diego that has blank ~through and through~ journals. I purchased about a dozen to make as holiday gifts for my friends. Yeah, well the holidays have been over for 3 months now and I am still slowly making them. I don't know why it takes me so long to sit down and draw/paint one, because it only takes me about 4 hours to paint the front cover of one. Oh well, each is unique and needs to be produced when the time calls for it.
The first one is a painting of my friend Tiana. That is her actual cute little profile. The middle on is just a model from an ad in W magazine for my friend Nicole. The last one is another model from Nylon magazines fashion photo shoot for my friend Helen. However, the last two are not my actual friends like the first they have similarity to each of the beautiful women I made them for.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

IF: Intricate

This piece started out as a birthday present for my sister. It has inspired me to create an entire series of Alice in Wonderland characters. More to come.....