Friday, May 31, 2013

pretty paper dolls

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One of my favorite projects lately was for M Magazine's June issue. Creating paper dolls of Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande! So fun to draw these famous girls from their signature hairstyles to their unique fashion! The issue is available at newsstands right now!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

vive le pug!

This is the logo I designed for an upcoming Central Coast Pug Rescue fundraiser! The event falls on Bastille Day, hence the theme "Vive Le Pug!". Dogpatch Winery in San Francisco is hosting the event on July 14th at 3 pm. Fun!

Monday, May 20, 2013

new painting

This is an acrylic painting of a border collie that I was commissioned to paint a couple months ago. It was a birthday gift for the client's sister. This collie was a beloved pet and I'm so glad that the recipient was pleased with it!

Kathy with her new painting!

Friday, May 17, 2013

logo design

This is the new logo I designed for El Gato Veterinary Hospital in Los Gatos, California! The owner's name is Aurora and she wanted a logo that incorporated an aurora borealis somehow. I love a design challenge!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

nailpro magazine

Here are some new illos I did for NailPro Magazine. This month's issue has a feature article on the art of upselling for salon owners and they wanted a main illustration along with three spots that supported the story. I loved coming up with the packaging for the tropical pedicure treatment and changing the scent to "money" on the spot illo!

Friday, May 3, 2013

the things you learn

The embarrassing moment I illustrated for M Magazine this month centers around Cody Simpson. Who the heck is Cody Simpson? Can you tell I don't have kids?! (For those who don't know, he's a 16 year old pop singer from Australia.)

The story is this: A girl invited her crush over to her house. While they were watching TV her cell phone rang and she screamed when she answered it and the person on the line said they were Cody Simpson. She put her phone on speaker so the boy could hear and she had a conversation with "Cody Simpson". At the end of the call it said she had been prank dialed with the Cody Simpson gram! Her best friend had set up the prank. Her crush never hung out with her again, seeing her cry, scream and freak out was too much for him!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

behind the scenes with pie-ography

The immensely talented food stylist (Anne Marie Klaske) that worked on the book "Pieography" has featured my pie on her blog this week! You can go to Na-Da Farm Life to read a bit about the process and see the gorgeous alternate photography for my Redhead's Sky High Stiletto Pie!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

she's crafty

Innovative craft tools are spotlighted in this month's issue of Ideal Home magazine so I was asked to illustrate the 'Savvy Shopper' working on crafts with her kids at the kitchen table. A camera that sends images wirelessy to a printer, and Cricut are a few of the tools featured here. Looks like fun to me!