Friday, November 25, 2011

I heart you Kat McLeod

Kat McLeod is one of my favorite artists in the world! She is based in Melbourne, Australia, and has done lots and lots of art for lots and lots of people. And she seems so so nice--there's a great little interview about her here, and you can watch a clip of how she makes her art! I first saw her stuff when I was flipping through a Real Simple magazine, and she had illustrated an article about... clothes? I don't know. She had the most gorgeous pictures of pencil girls with fabric/embroidery/sequined clothes, so it had to be fashion something, right? Anyway, since then I have become obsessed her work AND getting some of mine into Real Simple. Someday. It's going to happen. But yes, I would give almost anything to own one of her pieces!!! Without further ado, here is some of her beautiful art! The Jacky Winter Group has a lot more of her work if you want to see!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

more alphabet guys

I've been working today on these four alphabet pictures, getting ready for the Christmas Bazaar at the high school in Cedarville, which is this Saturday!! So if anyone is around the EUP, please please please come! I'd love to see you, and so would my mom, we got booths right next to eachother!

Pretend that 'e is for eggs' is not cut off at the bottom, and is the same size as the others. My scanner and I are fighting (not winning).

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kay Nielsen is a boss

I've been looking at the art of Kay Nielsen a lot lately--his detailed illustrations are absolutely wonderful and bizarre. He worked mostly in watercolor with pen & ink, which is clearly one of the reasons why I love his work. Also, I love the way he draws people--very simply, with fantastic clothes. The draping of the ladies' dresses is beautiful. I think my favorite piece is the one with all the ladies walking through the forest (on the way to a dance, obviously).

Friday, November 4, 2011

Humpty Dumpty, only it's a girl.

Although the poem never specifies if Humpty's a boy or girl, so I guess it doesn't really matter.

I did a before and after thing-- to see if it looks better once I ink it. Aaaaaand it does!