I have had a very productive couple of weeks, even though things are kinda hectic for me right now. I decided I will be attending heroes con in Charlotte, North Carolina again this year with Paigey! and Little Asian Sweatshop from June 7-9! I still can't believe almost one year has passed since then. Seems to have flown by, but I am very excited to go again this year. I had a blast last time, and this year we will be in artists alley! This also gives me a real deadline to do all the things I want to do, like new art, and something that has been in my head for more than a year now but I finally finished, a coloring book! I grew up on coloring books and preferred coloring to anything else. So I really wanted to do one of my own. I finally got the proof in the mail and I love it. Here is a sneak peek!
Pardon the crappy quality! I will photograph it a lot better when I receive the final version in the mail.
I also finished a new pin up of Silk Spectre 2 from Watchmen, which is one of my favorites!
I recently worked on this custom portrait and I just love the results! This was commissioned as a birthday gift for a girl who likes pin ups, rockabilly, sailor jerry tattoos and all that good stuff. She was very happy with the results, and it made for a really special gift from one sister to another. If you are interested in portraits, email me or contact me through etsy or facebook!
Sounds awesome right? wish I could be there to check the show out, but I do have a piece in the show! I took on a popular Star Trek character. Check it out!
I knew I wanted to draw Uhura but I figure everybody else was going to draw her too--she's a groundbreaking character and the actress who played her in the original series, Nichelle Nichols is an inspirational, groundbreaking woman so it felt right (and she has an asteroid named after her!!!) I was doing some research and found old Star Trek comic books and knew what I wanted to do :) Hope you like it and if you are in Asheville check out the show! I really wanted to do a Dr. Who piece and a Star Wars piece but like always time got away from me. Maybe I'll work on those as well anyway.
Happy almost spring!
I was recently commissioned to do a pin up of DC comics character Huntress. I have to admit I would probably never have done this if it wasn't for the commission, but I am so glad I did! I decided to take her in a Bettie Page direction with her costume and hair, and I am glad I did! I love the way she turned out. I love working on commissions because its a fun way to get me out of my comfort zone, although this didn't stray too far. If you are interested in a commission contact me through my etsy page!
I will be back soon with another new piece I did for an upcoming show at ZaPow! Gallery
First off, Happy 2013! Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday! I am back with 2 new pieces. I am finally back in the groove of creating new artwork. Yay! First, I wanted to continue with my superheroine and villains artwork, so I drew Silk Spectre I from my favorite graphic novel Watchmen. I love that the character is already basically a pin up girl, so I just decided to change her outfit around a bit. This is one of my favorites in the group! What do you think? I do plan to work on Silk Spectre II as well. Contemplating what her outfit should look like :)
Next, I felt like designing a Valentine's Day greeting card, and this time I didn't want to wait until the last minute! I am not a big fan of Valentine's day, but I absolutely love vintage Valentine's day greeting cards so much! I especially love all the silly little puns. I also wanted to eventually design a space girl pin up so there you go! I will be selling this as a little 5x7 greeting card at my etsy store if anyone is interested!
Lastly, I moved my portfolio over to Behance, and I am really happy with it. You can organize everytihng into categories, it is free and there are tons of respectable artists on there. I also added some of my work from my "day job" on there if anyone is interested. check it out!
I hope everybody who celebrated had a very Merry Christmas! I said I'd be back with some of my holiday baking, and while I didn't make as much as I wanted to, I did manage to make some stuff I am proud of! First I set out to make cake pops again, as I have for the last few holidays. For some reason, most of them did not work out. out of about 25 I only got 12 good ones! I also didn't manage to get too many good pictures either. Here is one from inside my fridge.
These are chocolate peanut butter with white chocolate shells. Luckily, the few that made it were very tasty and pretty too!
I really wanted to make salted nutella fudge but again, time got away from me, as I worked right up until Christmas Eve, and these cake pops took longer than anticipated. On Christmas Eve I went to my sisters place and we attempted to make French Macarons. We made the batter twice, and I am happy to say, they worked out perfectly the second time! We made them plain with chocolate ganache. Of course them being one of the most notoriously difficult cookies to make, the second batch cracked in the oven and did not look like the first one. Same exact batter, same everything! Our theory is that the oven was just too hot after the first batch. But we figure one good batch is better than none! Behold!
so shiny and perfect!! we are not sure they are worth the effort to make them from scratch again (but we probably will. hah!) but we are so proud to say we got perfect French macarons on our first try!
As for art, I am hoping to be back with a New Years pin up before the New Year :)
Its almost Christmas and that means new Christmas art! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I always try to design a card for the occasion. This years is my favorite! I took inspiration from vintage greeting cards which I have a small collection of. They are my absolute favorites! So here is my card and some inspiration:
and check out this wonderful flickr for some examples of vintage greeting cards. I love them all so much! here are some of my favorites for Christmas
I will be back before Christmas to share some of my baking with everyone. I find baking is something I am enjoying more and more so why not share it! :)
Hello all! Hope everyone had a nice Halloween! Here on the east coast (and elsewhere I am sure) we got hit pretty bad by hurricane Sandy. The area of Brooklyn where I live got hit pretty bad with lots of damage due to flooding. My apartment building was flooded and badly damaged, but I am grateful that that was the worst of it. We are still currently without heat and hot water but I am grateful that I still have a place to call home even if it is freezing cold! I am also grateful that I have had very generous offers to stay with friends and family in case things don't improve here.
Anyway, I had planned to post this on Halloween but Halloween passed me by completely this year so here is a cute little halloween pin up I worked on.
Haven't had much time to do new work and update the blog unfortunately, but check out the Dia de Los Muertos show at ZaPow gallery in Asheville, North Carolina on October 5. The show will run from October 5th to November 18th. In addition to my usual prints, framed art and pocket mirrors, I will have my framed Day of the Dead pin up girl on display for the show. Need a friendly reminder?
I wish I was in Asheville to check out the show, as there will be lots of awesome art on display, as well as an opening reception on October 5 with free beer, sugar skull painting, and palm reading! Being in NYC I can't go, so go check it out for me :p
I can't believe I let a whole month pass since updating!! Since I got
back from Heroescon, I had to really focus on the portrait commissions
that were piling up. I have not had the chance to take on many personal
projects! Work is also getting busy as we are designing and researching
our fall line right now. There is also this little thing called summer I
am trying to enjoy before its over and I find myself knee deep in snow
and cold again. There is a lot I would like to work on, but I am having a
hard time finding time. I want to work on more superhero redesigns, put
together a little art book, paint, send work to ZaPow, etc etc.
anyway enough bellyachin! I don't have much personal work to show, but here are some portraits I have finished this last months:
client really loves coffee and is Italian, so I thought it would be
cute to make her portrait look like a vintage coffee label:
This client wanted a vintage bathing suit portrait and to add her cute little Boston Terrier:
here is a fun indulgent project I did because I happen to be a big fan
of Ice Loves Coco! Coco is the type of woman who people will
automatically judge based on her appearance. After watching the show,
she seems like a nice, normal down to earth person to me. I decided to
take this modern day pin up and turn her into a classic pin up.