Artwork, Illustration, Typography

Inspirational Quote: You’re a Lion

I have recently started re-watching the show 30 Rock. I think it is a well-written show with some very funny moments. When my playlist just won’t do, I put it on while I am working on projects.

I made this “inspirational” illustration while watching an episode last night where Jack is psyching himself up for a big presentation. This was one of the things that he said to himself in the mirror: “You’re a lion, take what’s yours.” I thought it was sound advice.

 

This drawing was made using pen and ink, Prismacolor grey markers ranging from 20 %to 80%

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“You’re a lion, take what’s yours” Jack Donaghy

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Drawings, Graphic Design, Step-By-Step, Typography

Typography Illustration: Do your best Part 2

Happy Friday! In a previous post I showed some of the steps I take to create a typographic illustration. Now I will show you some of the steps I take to color a piece!

 

I generally do a quick thumbnail off to the side (or make a photocopy) to make sure the colors I use work in harmony. If you are working digitally, you can easily change the colors in photoshop, but with traditional work, it helps to work out your colors ahead of time.

 

 

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I decided to use circus-inspired bold colors to match the bold fonts.

 

Once you have decided on your colors, start blocking them in. I always make sure to have another piece of paper under my drawing to help absorb some of the marker that bleeds through.

I use a variety of pen and marker types for my illustrations. Copic and PrismaColors are favorites of mine, but I also use Sharpies. Many of the colors you see in my finished illustration are a combination of several colors. Another useful tool in my typography illustrations is a chalk marker, which I use for the highlights on letterforms.

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The finished illustration!

etsy shop, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Typography

Sage Advice for Greeting Cards

“To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine!”
Susan Lendroth

Send someone an any-time letter with these greeting cards that I designed for Pink Toe Press. They are good for pet-lovers, or just people who need a little bit of good advice. They are blank on the inside and come with their own envelope. They are also available as larger prints.

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For dog lovers

As I write with a cat curled up on my lap, It amazes me the pure love that an animal has for its owner. These cards were designed to inspire you to reach the potential that your pet knows you have, but that you may not know you have.

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For cat lovers

Truly, be the person that your dog (or cat) thinks you are!