Come and check out my art that is up at CollageCollage for January + February!
It's been a while since I've been around these parts. Thought it was good time to update everyone with what I've been up to... cause it's a lot!
Summarized update: I am no longer working for Whole Foods Market and am currently doing freelance Illustration and graphic design! Does this mean I'm not actively looking for work? Not really! I'm keepin' my peepers open just in case something I'm passionate about pops up.
So, that means... I have a lot more time for art. A LOT MORE. My house is covered in a million different fabrics/papers/materials covered in manic flowers.
Here's an overview on what's been up:
And how about a sneak peak at the new calendar (available really soon)
Interested in hiring me to for a commission? A pet, family portrait, house, cards? Please let me know by December 1st! You can message me through contact or straight to my email: email@example.com
What do you guys doodle?
Well, hello, September 1st! I feel like summer just started and already it's passing. I must admit that though I love summers in Vancouver, I love fall even more. The leaves, colours, flavours, fashion... everything, really. I mean, yes, it does rain here but I just got cute LL Beans and the problem was solved.
In other news! What you see here is the cover of the new book that I am making under my publishing name "Pretty Secrets" - new information on how to preorder and submit to win a copy coming up soon!
I moved into a new apartment and made my first large painting on raw canvas (as seen above the orange couch) I really love this apartment and I think it reflects me as a person and as an illustrator. Do any other creative people find that their interior spaces really drive and inspire them?
The next zine/book I am going to be making will be featuring Self Portrait Illustrations. It will highlight how an artist draws themselves in their unique style vs. how another artist would draw them using theirs.
The artists chosen will be asked to provide the following:
- A body shot photograph showing off who you are as a person; your style, fashion sense, favourite colours, etc.
- A paragraph describing you as a person, what your style is, where you live.. basically a summary of who you are and what you like. I may also create a questionarre and have everyone answer the same questions.
- A self portrait illustration that you drew, in your style.
Once I choose the 10 artists and have the information needed, each artist will get someone else’s paragraph/questionarre as well as the photograph each artist submitted. From there each artist is to create a portrait based on the information received on the fellow artist. Each artist will submit within 2 weeks of receiving the information.
The end result would be a book with each page about one artist. The page would have the paragraph/questionarre, photograph of yourself, the illustration of yourself and the illustration a fellow artist created of you.
If you want to be part of this project, you are welcome to submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send along a description on yourself, and a sample of your art! All ten artists that are apart of the project will receive a book in the mail.
You have until June 25th to email me your portfolio and tell me a little about yourself! If your style fits, I will email you!
Just to be clear: you don’t have to provide anything but a portfolio and an email at first! If you are chosen, that’s when I’ll require more information!
Thanks in advance! Please share this with all of your friends.
What a huge success! I managed to get all the zines put together and sold out within ONE day! Thanks so much for your support.
If you want to download a pdf version, please to so by clicking on my Shop or by visiting www.etsy.com/shop/coreenahhhh
One of my favourite things on the internet is the desktop wallpaper project by the Fox is Black. As I am inspired by the idea as well as the designs that are submitted, I'm going to make a desktop wallpaper once or twice a month and share it here!
I have definitely had a request to make X-Files or Game of Thrones related backgrounds. If you have a specific wallpaper you'd want to use/see, leave a comment, I love having a theme and working around it.
One of the nicest parts of finishing school has been being able to read again. I find book design incredibly interesting and it's really a route I'm hoping to take.
Here are four designs I've made this week, enjoy!
Please be a part of this zine! The submissions so far are gorgeous and clever and AHHH. I'm so excited to start putting it together.
Do you guys love pizza as much as I do? Working at an art store allows me to really take advantage of trying out new mediums. I tried gouache for this particular drawing and found it a lot of fun. Have a poster to make? I would suggest in trying gouache! It helps add a human tactile approach.
I have also found out that there are A LOT of "pen nerds" out there. For a long time I thought I was alone in obsessing over certain pens. Since working at the art store and getting into lettering I have started really getting into calligraphy pens. What kind of pens do you like? My current favourite: Itoya calligraphy pen.
Well! It's that time again! Spring! The grass is seemingly greener, sky a bit bluer and a little bit drier (for now)
I got some new calligraphy pens from work today and am going to do some new lettering projects. Any quotes in mind? This quote speaks volumes about my life right now. I am excited to graduate and start work!
Email me if you have any design needs. Logo? Wedding invitations? Portraits? Let me know! email@example.com
Hey everyone! Going to be updating this blog hopefully biweekly with my processes, patterns, posters, portraits, p.. etc. etc. My hope is to eventually make wallpaper/patterns that are downloadable for you to use as well! Stay tuned!