Monday, December 9, 2013

IF: Pattern

When I saw the week's Illustration Friday word, I knew this project was doubly appropriate. Above is my 18" doll pattern design for an 1812 day dress--check it out at my sewing pattern website!

Below is the 1812 "roller print" style pattern I designed for the 1812 day dress sewing kits available on Etsy. It started off as an ink sketch which I scanned and tweaked so the pattern would repeat smoothly. It's super fun to see it printed on fabric at a doll-sized scale!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Anne and the Mouse

Sophie Trims Herself a Hat

I feel, my dear, that you'll need plenty of pluck and common sense. Your husband thinks he's quite amazing--which may be true--but I'm afraid he isn't always extremely practical.

Recently I re-read Howl's Moving Castle and thought, "What if Sophie trimmed a hat for herself? What sorts of enchanted things would she tell it?" I imagine it would be something like this. Howl isn't amused.

Pen and ink with an ink wash. I hope to give it some digital color one of these days.

Gypsy Caravan

It's official...someday I need a gypsy caravan.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summertime & Sundresses

It's been a while since I posted, but I've been busy traveling this spring/summer--and giving a few watercolor lessons as I go. Yikes! As someone who learned watercolor mostly by trial-and-error, that can be a little intimidating. :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Norwegian Cinderella

Someday (ah, elusive someday!) I'm going to turn this into a picture book; the Norwegian Cinderella with her rosemaled wooden shoes in place of glass slippers.

Pen & ink, ink wash, & watercolor

Monday, January 14, 2013

Reading by the river

Pencil sketch                 Pen and ink (traced from the sketch)               Watercolors

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tardis "Spoilers" journal

This afternoon I finished a Tardis-inspired journal for my sister. With 200 pages, there's room for plenty of spoilers should she ever have the chance to go back and hand it to her younger self. :)