Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mini Art Print Sale! Use "40offprints"" to save 40%

I've just about wrapped up Kickstarter fulfillment, so to celebrate I'm offering a coupon code for the mini art prints now available in the shop! Use this code:


to save 40% on one, two, or a set of all three 5"x7" minimalist prints!
(You can read more about the mini print artwork here.)

Most of my Inktober sketches went to Kickstarter backers, but the remaining sketches are now in the shop. It was interesting to see which sketches were claimed first; some of my personal favorites are still available.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cupcake Toppers!

My youngest sister just had a birthday party with a loosely Asian theme. I think her main goal was to watch all of her friends use chopsticks! As I've admitted before, my sisters and I watch Korean dramas now and then (or perhaps oftener) :) so I designed some little Hanbok-inspired ladies to top her birthday cupcakes.

I wasn't able to give them as much time as I wished to--I had planned to add some embroidery patterns to the cuffs and shoulder--but my sister was still happy. We covered them in wide tape so the ink wouldn't come off in the frosting.

If you'd like to throw your own party, here's a printable sheet of nine cupcake toppers!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Inktober 2016!

This is the third or fourth year I've attempted the Inktober challenge--posting an ink drawing every day during the month of October--and the first year I've actually accomplished it! I decided my theme would be Regency-inspired miniatures, to go along with the Jane Austen coloring book Kickstarter which was running during October. Here are all 31 little ladies; pen and ink with just a touch of watercolor.
If you want to see previous Inktober attempts, here is a week's worth of 2014 Inktober sketches, and of course last year's Inktober project eventually turned into George and the Dragonvine!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Self-Portrait Day

Today is self-portrait day! Here's the portrait I drew last month so I'd have a consistent profile photo across all my social media accounts. 
It's sketched in ink, then scanned, converted to vector, and digitally colored. I chose the colors and style to go along with my Jane Austen coloring book.
(Speaking of She Coloured . . . proofs have arrived & this is the last day to back the project on Kickstarter!)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jane Austen Miniprints!

Here are the three miniprints available through the Jane Austen coloring book Kickstarter--the second and third ones will be included free with every physical copy of the book!

These illustrations are also included in the coloring book as line art. You can see the ink illustrations here! For the miniprints, I decided to color the illustrations and remove the linework for a minimalist look. I tried to choose color schemes that, while not being too "matchy-matchy", blend well when displayed together.
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Of course the first quote is from Pride & Prejudice! It's in autumnal colors, as this scene takes place in September or October. And, of course, astute Janeites will notice the color of Mr. Darcy's coat as a subtle homage to another--albeit movie adaptation--quote. :)
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The second quote is from Mansfield Park. It comes near the end of the book when Edmund and Fanny are about to get their happily-ever-after, so I decided to show them stargazing--this time undistracted by any pernicious Crawfords!
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The third miniprint features a quote from Emma to Frank Churchill during the memorable strawberry picking party at Donwell Abbey. I love the body language of the two characters and the way the bright, fresh, summery colors turned out!

The Kickstarter campaign still has a bit under two weeks before it's over, so if you'd like a copy of these prints, you can back the project--or share it with your Austen-loving friends!

Northanger Abbey's fickle Isabella is convinced this is the only coloring book for her:

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