Friday, January 17, 2014

Dragon Hatchling

Dragon Hatchling

Another dragon, a sweet little baby this time. This is round two of my digital experiments with texture and brushes, and I think I am getting the hang of things! There's so much more that I could possibly do with this, but I am happy with it as is and I think it is time to move on to something new.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Thumbelina

Thumbelina

Click to see it larger!
Here's something I've been playing with for a while-- a scene from Thumbelina, shortly after her escape from the toads. I wanted to try a different approach from my usual and test out some new Kyle T Webster Photoshop brushes, which are all quite lovely. My favorite brush so far has been Gouache A-Go-Go, no surprise there! This was a lot of fun but it also took much longer than I would have liked. Working digitally has always been challenging for me, there are just so many options and it's easy to get stuck endlessly messing about with minor details. Maybe working like this just takes some practice?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mermaids, Eels, Dragons, Robbers, Gifs

Seven Eels

A Dragon

Robbers in the Roses

Bonus stuff-- seamless pages + work in progress gifs:

Seven Eels, seamless version

A Dragon, seamless version





My friends, I was gone for a long time but I am back now.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

She Sails


A Sea Gull for She Sails

This is part of an image I made some time ago for an amazing sailor and adventurer, Stephanie Katz, to be used on her new blog about her travels. I was so happy to be asked to create the header and background for this place where she would document her experiences, and the process was such a fun one that I was sad when it was done. Go on and visit Stephanie on her blog to follow her travels at SheSails.net !

The image is something of a collage, with foreground and background images painted separately in gouache and then assembled together digitally, that way I could have more control over composition and placement even after the painting part was done. 

I ought to have posted this sooner, but immediately after, I got tied up in a long term project that I can't talk about just yet. Let it suffice to say that I am bursting with excitement about it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Circus Folk Paper Dolls

Circus Folk Paper Dolls

Circus Folk Paper Dolls

Hello all, this is my first paper doll post!

I designed these dolls some months ago, based on drawings of circus characters from my neatbook, and I cannot begin to tell you how much I love them.
Click to enlarge!

Circus Folk Paper Doll

Circus Folk Paper Doll

Circus Folk Paper Doll

Circus Folk Paper Doll

Circus Folk Paper Doll

Circus Folk Paper Doll

In preparation for the Craft Carnival on November 5th, I've ordered some lovely glossy 5x7 postcard prints of these paper dolls that can be cut out and assembled with provided brads. Each doll takes 30 to 45 minutes to carefully cut out and put together. I'll be selling them both as DIY paper doll postcards and pre-assembled dolls.

Also note the Etsy shop address on the front of the doll sheets: kissabug.etsy.com!

I'm planning to begin stocking up my Etsy shop this Friday, so run over there and bookmark it, heart it, add me to your circle, and keep your eyes peeled, because this Etsy shop is happening!

2011 Postcard and Business Card

Goods!

I've also got new postcards and business cards, a nice fat stack of postcard prints of other illustrations, and my stickers should be arriving any day now. I'd like to make some fine art prints available too at some point, but that will have to wait for the time being. Right now, I'm sewing plush!

Little by little, everything is coming together.

**EDIT**
I've decided I need a bit more time to launch the Etsy shop. Wednesday or Friday, I think.
Some time between November 2nd & 4th, kissabug.etsy.com! I'll keep you posted.