Saturday, September 25, 2010

A "UNIK" experience

Today I had one of the days since I moved up north!  I have an artist friend who does a lot of screenprinting in Smithers and she was running one of her awesome how-to workshops.  Here, we learned how to prep a screen, about different inks and materials, how to print your design, and we all got to make a t-shirt and print on anything else that we brought along with us.  I made 5 cards, printed on veneer, and made 3 t-shirts!  Her studio is absolutely fabulous (as is she) and the class was so much fun!  I got to use my octopus that I posted the other day and I learned A LOT.  I really didn't know that there was so much involved in screenprinting!  Visit Sophie Joubarne's blog and also her website Unik Printshop.  She also sells things on Etsy  She's an amazing artist who I think needs more recognition!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Just when you thought I wouldn't post for another 4 months...I hit you again TWICE IN ONE DAY

I'm late! I'm late!

Yes, has been a while.  But I HAVE been doing things!  Here is proof.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Grad Portfolio

my paper portfolio for grad. Life drawing, Zoo sketches, designs, and random illustrations. enjoy!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Broccoli Makes You Run Faster

For my self-directed final project, I wrote and illustrated a children's book. After finishing, I realized that this really is something that I want to pursue. I also realized that planning, writing, editing, thumbnailing, sketching, finalizing, doing the line work, colouring, collaborating with a friend to lay it out, and printing it are all tasks that together generally should be planned over the span of a year and not four months. Nonetheless, It is finished and I bound the cover by hand!
The whole ordeal was stressful at times, but generally it was a huge experience that I will definitely be starting again this winter!

I'm going to fix it up and then start selling it on Amazon, so I'll let you know when it is available.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

more mermaids

I promised myself that I would wait until gradshow to bust out the mermaids. I'm going a bit crazy.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Life drawing

Some recent life drawing!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

science geek

I did this sketch of my friend Josina who is going to school for sciences. She is VERY smart and nerdy like myself...but in a completely different way

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mermaid with missing shells

final project stuff again. I made this into a button

ARRRRR matey

final project stuff. This is part of a lineup of pirates and mermaids for gradshow

Friday, January 22, 2010

3 characters for book

Designs and colour keys for the kids book I am writing for my final project. I don't like all the keys, but I was just playing around!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

it's not too late to be on the naughty list

This was my christmas card this year. it comes with blue hearted and pink hearted underwear. I originally had a present in the corner that was ripped open, but I could not draw torn paper... I got a few laughs out of it and a few gross faces (which is what I wanted muahahah) so I guess it was a success.

hope everyone had a great holiday! I did. it was the best EVER!