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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It's a retro windy scene!

I think for this one, I wanted to use clothes that were already made...and modify the outfits so that they were different enough from the original to be a completely new outfit. Now that I look at the patterns in this, it reminds me of a beach wrap that I had bought myself a few years ago. (although I was thinking more of old metal gate patterns that you would see on fences when drawing it)

I finally decided what I wanted to get myself for my birthday ( a month off-- but its okay to prepare!! :) ) One of these or even these guys would be so cute to add to my collection!! The outfits are so adorable!

Monday, February 25, 2008

1950's cookbooks and a fashion sketch

So.. I've been sketching alot this past week trying to think of some new compositions/ different ways of creating my sexy ladies... and i finally did one i really liked, so i decided to start on it.

I also scanned a few samples from some cookbooks owned by my great grandmother... they seem to be mostly advertisements, but nonetheless, still really cool to look at! Mostly from the 1950's 1960's... ohhh i have to go look for more of her stuff!! My grandma has a few more cookbooks from her that i didn't get to keep (one of them had the COOLEST illustrations about how to carve beef, and what each part of the cow could be used for... and all the cows looked so happy in the drawings!)

I love this little guy!! I'm not sure why he has glasses on.. but maybe i missed something in the recipe....

Jiffy Spaghetti

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sketches and Books

I know its been a while since I've posted any new work, so here are some doodles from my sketchbook...

I've been looking at alot of art/reading alot about the business of art... Mostly The Business Side of Creativity, 6 Steps to Free Publicity, and other awesome freelance business links (Keri Smith, Creatively Self-Employed) from Meg. (Thank you so much, Meg!!)

I also got this SUPER cute book The Little Big Book of Dogs which has been such an inspiration! It's filled with a bunch of memoirs to dogs of the past, and stuffed with tons of 1940's and 50's drawings, prints, and paintings of dogs!! Definitely pick it up if you are a huge fan of furry things, and 1950's illustrations. (I found it in the bargain section of B&N for $6!! )

Another book I've been looking at...which I received as a gift; the book Love Sick, which is another book filled with 1950's to 60's illustrations... and hilarious commentary on Love, Lust, and Marriage. It's a book worth adding to your collection!! Which reminds me... I should dig up my great grandmother's 1950's cook books, and post some of the illustrations ... Some of the recipes.... sound kinda gross, but the illustrations are so beautiful...

Monday, February 04, 2008

Embroidery and the iPhone

Here's another preview of more work I'm making to prepare. I'm going to visit the Fashion Career Expo this Friday in NY... pass around some postcards, and hopefully get someone to hire me to draw some pretty things.

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