Saturday, September 17, 2011
I am beyond excited to announce that my first picture book (written by Linda Martin) will be coming out in the Spring of 2012! More details coming soon, but for now here is a sneak peek at my cover design of Linda's first book, The Summer of the Rabbits. (Published by Gauthier Publications)
This post is for all of you UNC fans and fellow Tar Heels. Over the summer I created a map of Chapel Hill, NC for the amazing illustrated map competition @ www.theydrawandtravel.com hosted by Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell. While I didn't win the competition we have teamed up with Great Big Canvas to sell prints and stretched canvas prints of my map. Purchase a print or canvas as a gift or for yourself at www.greatbigcanvas.com/chapelhill.
Check back in to AFI soon to see some fun new projects coming out in the next few weeks!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I was recently asked to make a donation for an auction held by a non-profit preschool located in my hometown. Since I attended Tuesday School way, WAY back in the day I was excited to donate a print for the auction. I don't know what the print will bring in for the school but it was more than worth it to make the donation
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Anyone following me in Eugene should come by the University of Oregon's students stores on Saturday, April 30th, from 2-4pm for a demo of my cut paper collage technique. For more details check out the link below.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
About a month ago I was commissioned to create a customized save the date by a bride-to-be who was looking for something unique. The illo. was a blast to develop because I recreated the location of their wedding and then placed the bride and groom in the scene. We went through a few sketches and changes before finally settling on the cut paper image below. I've included a few process pieces to give you a better idea of how I develop a cut paper illustration.
to work more with photos of the wedding location.
Final sketch. After working through a few options we combined elements from each sketch to come up with this image.
basic shapes and develop a color palette to work from.
After all of the details and the papers are glued down I use cardboard to raise figures and objects in the foreground. The type in the image is hand lettered and the type at the top and bottom was applied digitally after scanning the finished illo.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
2011 started out at full speed and I've neglected the blog for a few weeks but I'm returning with some exciting news. My illustration, Oil Island was accepted into the 49th annual Society of Illustrators West (SILA) competition! The original is currently on display at Gallery Nucleus (http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/293) in LA and can also be found on the SILA website, http://www.si-la.org/49/unpublished.html.
In addition to the SILA show I am happy to announce that some of my illustrations are now being sold through Oopsy Daisy as stretched canvas wall art for kids! To view the first set of illustrations that will be available online and in stores nationwide please visit http://www.oopsydaisy.com/search.aspx?manufacturer=211.