I’ve been craving artistic exploration lately… not just with new mediums, but also with perspective. Usually I focus on the large picture, but this time I zoomed in to focus on the face.
I tried to keep things simple by focusing on the purest form of watercolor and working with positive and negative space. It creates such a strong graphic element…
It’s refreshing to try something new… don’t you think?
As you know, I’m quite the snow fanatic, so it seemed only fitting to capture the beauty of the Blizzard of 2013 in illustration form. One of my favorite (and most beautiful) areas in Boston is Copley Square. The Old South Church’s architecture is enough to make anyone ooh and ahh! I took a long and freezing walk to Boston from Harvard Square the morning after the blizzard, and oh… it’s a walk I’ll never forget! There were almost no cars in sight, and just a few scattered people (some on skis). It made for the most picturesque Boston I’ve ever seen. It was such a perfect day.
I’m sure I littered everyone’s instagram feed with more than enough snow photos… which brings me to the giveaway! I’ve taken a photography class here and there, but I’ve never really learned the in’s and out’s of the art. Capturing moments via photo is something I’m nearly as passionate about as illustrating, in fact, they go hand in hand. The same way illustration captures a moment… it’s about finding and seeing that unique moment.
This March I’m taking the Camera Ready Bootcamp here in Boston. I’m excited to learn how to use an SLR, and give my iPhone camera a rest (yes I take every single photo you see on my blog with my iPhone!). We’ll be spending the day learning the basics of the camera, shooting techniques, and editing tricks. The girls over at Camera Ready are going to giveaway a spot to their class to one of you! Check out the class description to see if it’s something you’d be interested in here.
Leave a comment telling me why you’d like to take the class, and you’re class location choice (The Boston class or the Berkshire class).
Post an instagram with the hashtag #CameraReadyBoston to show us what sort of photo subjects interest you and tag @paperfashion and @blogalacart.
For a double entry, make sure to like Camera Ready on facebook.
We’ll notify the winner via email on Monday, February 18th.
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with sequins. I’m always looking for new embellishments for my drawings… and these really bring it to life, don’t you think? They create a dimension while still remaining in the 2-D realm.
I’m working on a large piece using them right now that I’ll share later this week. Would love to hear your thoughts!
Ever since I laid my eyes on this, I can’t get carousels out of my mind. This one’s inspired by the Carrousel La Belle Epoque in Paris… which I can only imagine is as dreamy in person as it is in pictures.
See it flow from sketch to color over on Vine App.