Monday, August 31, 2009

Paranoid Lama Illustration

I've always though lamas were kind of sketchy looking. They always look so laid back and relax, without a care in the world. There's where the paranoid lama came from. This lama is the complete opposite. She thinks the government is out to get her.... yeah the lama is a her by the way. She has a lot of conspiracy theories in her head and knows the black helicopters are keeping a close eye on her. Don't get to close she may bite you. Actually don't get to close to any of them, they look like they could bite hard.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Business Card Design

I been working on this design for a couple of days now. I think I have the final design now. I wanted to make something fun and playful. I think I accomplished that. Any comments or feedback is appreciated and welcomed.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Stitch Bird Workshop: Sept. 20th, 2009

Here are finally the 3 workshop creatures together. Yay! The workshop now has an official date. Stay tuned for registration, it should be opening up in 2 weeks or so. Is better if you register for their mailing list, that way they'll let you know as soon as it opens up. This is going to be a very fun workshop. I can't wait to see how you costumize my creations. Don't forget is Sept. 20th.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Sea Monster" Workshop

Finally the last creature for the workshop is done. He was suppose to be a mean and scary Sea Monster but ended looking more like a cute and friendly Sea Horse. I like him better that way. Gives me the chance to pet him without having my arms ripped off.

How it works out
So far, the idea is that attendants to the event have the ability to create one of these tree creatures. With the help of the "workshop teacher" Amanda, and some other people that will be there to help. I'll be one of those other people.
How do you attend this show you ask? Well that is easy! The one and only thing you have to do is go here and register. Well I guess after that you also have to show up to the actual event. But you know what I mean. On a side note, some of these events tend to get booked very quickly since the space is very limited (20 people limited). So you don't want to wait for the last minute to try and register. Don't be mad at me if you do wait and then there is no space. I did warn you. Multiple times.

Minimal skill is required to create these creatures. Some are bit more difficult than others but don't be afraid they are not hard. My idea was to create cute creatures that everybody could customize to their liking and have fun while making them. So come and have fun making a naked chef/naked farmer/naked space man or a dumb yeti or a sea monster/sea horse. You can even change them to be something more your style. Can't wait to see the new creations!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Online Magazine Iniciativa Colectiva

Submit your work to be published in an online art magazine. It will be seen all around the world.

Issue 14

Issue 13

So you make good art and now want the world to see it. Well this is your lucky day. Iniciativa Colective or better know (to the not Spanish speaking audience) IC, is now taking submissions for the October issue. But you need to get you butt in gear because the deadline is Sept. 20th. IC magazine has a circulation of thousands of people all around the globe, so make sure that you submit your best most shiny work of art.

Some Rules and Guidelines
1. Project must be free from limitations of time.
2. Designs must be contestants’ original work and must not contain any third-party logos, trademarks or copyright material. Do NOT place credits on artwork. IC will credit you accordingly.
3. Handing in a project does not necessary mean that it will be published… many projects do not get published but they are always taken in consideration for future issues… if you do not get published immediately… you cannot get mad with us… BAD KARMA is strictly OUT OF THE QUESTION.

Artwork Specs
• Single page:
7 inches x 9 inches (.125 bleed if necessary)
178mm x 229mm (3mm bleed if necessary)
• Double page spread:
14 inches x 9 inches (.125 bleed if necessary)
356mm x 29mm (3mm bleed if necessary)
Hi-RES 300 dpi flattened JPG files.

Also include:
1. Artist Name
2. eMail
3. Artist’s Website
4. Country of Origin
5. Titles of Work
6. Medium

There is also a consent “form” you must sign.
If you have further questions please contact IC at
Tell Nicole that Dennise sent you. :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Workshop Coming Soon!

Best Friends! ...or Food source?

Explanation needed?

Every month the Bear and Bird Gallery is host to the Bear and Bird Workshops. Recently they started an artist series. Where a guest artist creates a unique pattern especially for the workshop. Rosanna Pereyra kicked off the series with the cutes little stuffed bears. They were super fun to make. Coming up is my turn and my theme is Mythical Creatures. tan ta ta tan!!! ...that sounded way better in my head. Before I forget, I'm working on a 3rd pattern for this workshop, something in the realm of Sea Monster. Just want to make sure to give everybody creative options.
If you are in the area and would like to participate in this workshop or upcoming workshop join their mailing list. This way they can let you know when the next one is coming up and you don't miss it and cry a little. (yeah, that's never pretty).

Friday, August 7, 2009

Vinyl Stitch Wars Stickers

Oh my goodness!!! I just found out that the stickers are printed in vinyl! How cool is that!?!? I should be getting the first batch next week. I'm hoping to have them by Tuesday. It all depends on the mail, and lately is super slow... I been waiting for my netflix since Wednesday. Arghhh!!! Anyway I'm super sicked! Can't wait to see them!

Got the Stickers!
Sorry don't have pictures of the actual stickers but they definitely came out nice! I already have a trade set up with an artist friend in Mexico. So again if you are interested in one of your own shot me and email, or leave me a comment.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stitch Wars Stickers

Series available in my shop.

Stitch Wars Stickers

I have a new set of stickers coming soon based on of my plush submissions to the Stitch Wars show. Most of these illustrations I originally created for the patterns, then I put color to decided the fabric. Is a bit more time consuming this way, but then I have a good idea of how the final plush should and mostlikely look like.

I'm not sure the quantity of sticker I'll be getting but I'm definitely planing on putting them up and giving them to friends. I'll have to cut them by hand and then spray them with some UV resistant gloss stuff. If you are interested in a trade let me know. They are close to 3 inches tall.