Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rainbow Flowers


A digital sketch of rainbow(ish) flowers, which I made to celebrate Pride. ❤️💛💚💙💜💗

Drawn digitally in Photoshop with my Monoprice tablet and gouache brushes by Kyle Brush

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

"We... are the Crystal Gems!"




These are part of a series I did of portraits of characters from Steven Universe, one of my favorite TV shows! It was a lot of fun drawing so many different body types.

All were drawn digitally in Photoshop with my Monoprice tablet and gouache brushes by Kyle Brush

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Most Happy Fella poster & other designs for YMTC


I created this illustration and poster design for YMTC Berkeley for their production of The Most Happy Fella. Above is the final version, and the basis for all the other graphics promoting the show. 

This show was particularly tricky for me, because I was rather turned off by the story of the show. I had trouble celebrating the main character and central romance. We went through way more drafts and looks than we usually do. So there are a few versions below that I love visually but didn't do enough to convey the story and feel of the show. I especially like the one directly below. The love letters give a hint of the story, but perhaps not enough of one. 

The whole thing was drawn digitally with my tablet and using shapes in Illustrator, to be printed as both 11"x17" posters and smaller postcards.


The above design was an iteration of another pretty but not-story-ful draft, below:


Here's one where I tried to bring in the people and the romance, but still note quite the right vibe:


Here I'm getting close. Can you tell I love decorative borders? 




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Awesöme Orchestra postcards





Closing out my series of belatedly shared design projects - here's a postcard I made last year for Awesöme Orchestra. Above are the 2 versions of the front that were printed, and below the back, which was the same for all of them. Really fun project for a great organization!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Website Design & Branding for YMTC


Here's another design project I'm posting a little belatedly - my design for YMTC's website. I also did a little branding work in that we're using the website color scheme and fonts on other materials, not just the site. Above is the mockup I created based on the wireframe I was provided, below is the color scheme along with the Google fonts used on the site. Check out the live site here!



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gender Creative Child - baby penguins



Here's another  illustration and flyer design for Our Family Coalition, this one for a workshop on gender creative and gender-nonconforming kids. Featuring an illustration of a two baby penguins dressed in a mix of gender-coded costumes. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator with a tablet. 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Parenting from Masculine of Center (MoC) - illustration and flyer


I realized recently I have a backlog of illustration and design work I haven't posted from my day job at Our Family Coalition! Here's an illustration and flyer design for a workshop on parenting from masculine of center. Featuring an illustration of a masculine parent playing with their yawning kid. Drawn in Photoshop with a tablet. 



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pet Portrait - Pepper


Pet portrait commission of this pupper, Pepper. This was a 5"x7" watercolor with gouahce accents, based on a photograph. This kind of commission, and more, can be ordered from my Etsy shop

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dog silhouette sketches


Watercolor and ink sketches and studies of doggies! Originals vary, but none are longer than 7" on their longest edge. Thinking about negative and positive space, the texture of pooling pigment, and keeping things simple.









Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pie


Digital pie sketch.

Drawn digitally in Photoshop with my Monoprice tablet and gouache brushes by Kyle Brush
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