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The art of transformation: new shop, fresh art, same spirit

The art of transformation: new shop, fresh art, same spirit

Quite a bit has happened since my last post. There's been some travel in August followed by a few freelance projects, among other things, but the big news and what's kept me very busy the past few weeks is that my site is now on Shopify, which means I can run a professional shop rather than have it be a side kick to my portfolio. It might seem trivial but this change brought on a lot of questions, like what to do with my portfolio and blog, and what character I want my shop to have. After some tinkering I...

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Co-existing with the "other": hummingbirds, doves and twins

Co-existing with the "other": hummingbirds, doves and twins

Some people have dogs, others have cats, I have hummingbirds. Two of them mostly. I give them nectar, they roam free- and I'm happy with that. Sometimes they'll sit on a wire at a certain distance from each other, totally aloof, then one will plunge and less than a second later the other one will charge behind […]

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Cactuses and desert dwellers

Cactuses and desert dwellers

It seems every city in the US have started to use their gray utility boxes as canvases for public art. Since being asked to paint one I've been noticing them at almost every street corner! Some corners are more inspiring than others but I've been lucky- mine is right by the Hollywood Palladium.

What you see here is a pretty gouache version of my design on paper (and cleaned up digitally) - the real thing will be painted with house paint on metal [...]

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Portraits of Frida

Portraits of Frida

Over the past few weeks I've been working on my people skills. Drawing people skills that is ;-). Faces mainly - eyes, hair, expressions, whatever makes a person unique.

With Lilla Rogers and her class "Drawing Faces" I learned, among other things, to better examine the placement and proportions of features by studying photos of current celebrities. And wanting to explore this further I decided to research the life and work of inspirational artists, starting with the fascinating Frida. There she is surrounded by cactus and succulent plants in front of her Mexican blue house [...]

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The Art of Packaging and Paradoxes

The Art of Packaging and Paradoxes

I’ve been looking at packaged goods in a whole new way since Uppercase Magazine put out an open call for packaging illustrations. At first it seemed like a quick and easy one, but on second thought, making it fit in my portfolio is a whole other thing.

For a few days I considered every wrapper as I would of a flower or landscape. The perfect solution? RxBars on display at my local coffee shop [...]

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