Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations: done!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wedding Sketch

(engagement photo credit to

I was recently asked to draw a fun wedding invitation for a friend. They’re both active swing dancers, so I wanted to incorporate that in.

I sent the bride my color sketches last night and while both her and I enjoyed this particular one, her fiance really liked another. Tia’s an awesome girl and since she chose to commission me for the invitations, she’s letting him pick the design I’ll take to final. So since this drawing was cut I thought I’d post it here because it’s still a fun doodle of them. ♥

Saturday, June 11, 2011

SRC Products

I wanted to post a final update regarding my last Summer Reading Club commission. The finished products have started going up and it's so exciting! I wanted to share with everyone since my portion is done and the library was kind enough to let me take a few photos.

When everything was said and done I ended up illustrating the characters for each week (including various versions; some with textures, some with flags behind them), hand written text, vectored images for the plastic bags, and drew/designed the folder itself.

Northern Tier Regional Library used the illustrations for their newsletter, pamphlets, book-recording folders, plastic bags, t-shirts, stickers, 2 by 3 foot promotional signs for around the township, and a massive 3 by 8 foot banner for across the entrance to the children's department.

(I should note I was not responsible for any of the design layouts other than the folder. I provided the illustrations and hand-written text, and they had someone else take care of all the various placements for each product.)

Anyway, onto the photos!

Stickers! (My favorite, but only because I've been a sticker collector since I was a kid haha.)

The t-shirt(s).

The 3 by 8 foot banner across the department.

An example of the signs that have been put around the area! (Cars driving by probably thought I was crazy for crouching in the grass taking photos haha.)

And finally, the folders! I designed them so the text appears sideways, but when opened up and displayed vertically it can be a poster. I was told a lot of the kids liked to keep theirs from previous years, so I thought it would be a neat idea to compliment that.

Everything turned out great and I was so happy to see the final prints. In a way, it's wild being able to watch a project from start to finish.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


A family friend’s Golden was recently diagnosed with cancer, which saddened us all. I was commissioned to paint a quick portrait of Charlie so it can be given as a gift sometime soon.