Category Archives: In The Sketchbook
Created by layering tulle over a gouache illustration. See more tulle pieces.
A year or so ago, I began adding Swarovski crystals to my illustrations… and haven’t stopped since! Between crystals, glitter, and sequins, my pieces are plenty decked out in sparkle. Luckily, sparkle and this time of year go hand in hand.
If you follow me on instagram, you are well aware that I have an obsession with shadows and shadow puppets. There’s something so wonderful about the simplistic silhouettes cast onto the wall, taking on a life of their own with the right amount of imagination. It’s little things like these that inspired me as a child. I remember spending hours with my hand shadow puppet book, trying to get every figure just right.
I built a few shadow puppet ladies (which I’ll show you later on) and they took on a life of their own against the natural morning light.
Often times my final paintings, like the ones in the photo below, come from many hours of sketching. Working in my sketchbook is one of the best parts of what I do… so I make sure to carve some time out every week to spend unloading loose ideas onto paper.
With the holidays arriving sooner than we can imagine, my sketches have started to reflect accordingly!
See more pages from my sketchbook here.