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December Project Status

As promised, I dug my heels in tonight and got to work on this poster! I had a pretty simple idea in mind to do a graphic representation of the phrase “look into your heart” using an eye with a heart in the middle. As you can see – even a super simple idea like that can explode into something totally different once you get going! After doing a few sketches, I decided on one or two options to build out on the computer… then just spent a few hours playing with various ways to arrange the hearts in patterns in the iris of the eye. Pretty much just messing around until something looked cool and gave the feel I was wanting. Below are some of the earlier versions (and most recent version at bottom). Tomorrow I will be adding in some texture and possibly tweaking colors. It’s getting close!










Illustration Practice: Vintage Camera!

Hi all! Just a little aside from the monthly project… thought I’d take a minute to share an illustration I did for work last week. While my hand-illustrating skills are pretty decent, I have not really taken the time to explore computer illustrating much. Texture and style have always been a bit of a weak point for me in computer illustrations, so I’ve decided to make it a small side project to try and do more of these for my design jobs at work – whenever applicable. So here’s the first, a peppy little vintage polaroid camera for a feature on our website about some of our recent favorite photographers. Not bad if I do say so myself! =)

Inspiration: Coffee Cup A Day

Just a little random inspiration I found today. You don’t need fancy tools and equipment to make some cool art – and Malaysian artist Cheeming Boey (aka Boy Obsolete) has got some cool proof of that. He’s taken ordinary styrofoam coffee cups and done illustrations on them with sharpie markers… simple, clever, and fun! Pretty sure he’s also disproving the “starving artist” image… some of these go for as much as $1500 depending on how intricate the drawing is. Talk about a profit margin. Maybe I need to start turning the office coffee cups into works of art that I can sell for gobs of money!

Find more of his work at

The Studio Sketchbook

Hi friends!

This is unrelated to my 12 month projects, but I thought it would be nice to share here. We just started up a studio sketchbook project at work this year. The idea: to pass around a half dozen sketchbooks all around the art dept and have everyone fill them with juicy creative stuff! Periodically, we collect them, photograph them, and create an online version to share with the world! Here are a few of my doodles and photographs that are featured in our first ever online studio sketchbook! You can view the full sketchbook HERE. Enjoy!

Photo Credit: Fossil Inc.

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