Challenge 52: Fallin’ in _______: …to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte (a.k.a. the PSL™)
I spent way too much time on Pinterest looking at Halloween and Fall things coupled with reading too many inspirational quotes over random images. That’s why this image exists. Did you know there’s already Halloween stuff at Target? Did you know I made Pumpkin Spice Latte mix last weekend? Can I be any more basic right now?
Challenge 51: Spirit Animal: Hummingbird
So after much consideration I chose a hummingbird as my spirit animal. I’ve really been enjoying doing things with patterning in it lately and busting out some traditional materials again so that’s what I did. I remember now how heavy handed I am with colored pencil burnishing. Color palette was completely spur-of-the-moment and flowers absolutely suck to draw and I have no idea why I did that! :D
Challenge 50: Lowbrow Threadless: Dia de los Muertos
This was really pretty out of my comfort zone because I’ve never made an image with cultural meaning beyond my own heritage. I really just find the flow of lines and aesthetic beautiful. The quote translates to “The ones alive need everything, the dead need nothing.”
Challenge 49: Collector’s Edition: The Giver
I chose “The Giver” for my book redesign. I might be too much out of practice painting in photoshop because I had start over in Illustrator. Boo! Anyways, I had a lot of fun with the hand-drawn beard letters. I always end up liking the line drawing better than the finished piece. Oh well!
Challenge 48: Invasion: Cancer
Well this went a bit of a different direction. I always hated how people refer to the “fight” against cancer. Cancer just sucks. It is less of how “strong” you are and more about luck and timing. Sometimes the invasion just can’t be stopped no matter what kind of support, treatment or mindset you have.
Cancer isn’t pretty and pink. It’s horrible and heartbreaking and breaks families apart. It seems like you always have to be happy and positive about having breast cancer, but really you are allowed to feel however horrible you want.
Australia, mate! …or something like that. Clients want weird stuff sometimes.