Saturday, May 28, 2011

Artist of the Day: PocketOwl

This entry started out as a search for logo art, but I ended up going on tagents in every area of design and packaging, so I decided to stick to one artist... PocketOwl (Becky Dreistadt) is a DeviantArtist with a very cute aesthetic. She has a dry-brush style that reminds me of Little Golden Books, but also ventures into other types as well. She has a HUGE gallery on DeviantArt which I truly admire. It made it very hard to choose just a few pics to share! Enjoy.








Now I'm off to purchase an ice cream unicorn shirt. Tooodalooo! Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Artist of the Day: Gilmec

Daniel N. Djanie aka Gilmec on Deviant art is my featured artist of the day. This artist from Germany has a huge range of skills in illustrator and photoshop, doing both character and background design. Very nice!



Monday, May 23, 2011

Art(s) of the day

Today I feel like I'm on vacation because the sun has finally come out here in Denver. I decided to do a search for some great vacation pieces!

A cute fun photo by Le Voyageur (DeviantArtist)


These two are from blogger fav, Pascal Campion



And these from Brittney Lee



Ok I'm going back out to enjoy sunshine! YAY!


*update: half hour later it is a crazy thunderstorm. *sigh* must wait a little longer for real summer.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Artist of the Day

Artist Inspiration of the day is StrongStuff, an vector/illustrator artist who is reminding me why I am learning this darn program in the first place. It helps that he is an animation/star wars/disney fan as well!

Smiling

This video made me smile after pulling my hair out for the last three hours trying to learn illustrator.
I'm pretty sure my personality is 1/10 Avril Lavigne.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Artist of the Day

Carlos Ortega Elizalde from Mexico was featured today on CGSociety and I am enjoying looking through his work. I love seeing artists that put their time into making great pieces, and really can appreciate the talent that goes into being a full-on CG generalist like this. How fun!
I'm a fan.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Micros, now for sale =P



$ buy buy buy $
Very excited to see the opening of The Micros Store today, and even more excited to see my designs up there on t-shirts and sweatshirts!
Most everything comes with a choice of a zillion colors and styles. LOVE IT.
I personally can't wait to get my paws on one of these:

a sweatshirt and chase fish shirt please! KThnxBai!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

[Almost] Famous.


Behold, my name in print, along with my fellow Micros-ians in this month's Bluff Magazine. Found at Barnes and Noble!



Very exciting, and what a spread! 4 whole pages dedicated to The Micros!

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Micros, Episode 5



Yay! We have launched Ep 5!!!

Photoshop of the Week

Love this photoshop made after the royal wedding, I especially LOL'd at the stepsisters.



But 'lo! Do not be fooled, these are absolutely doctored, take a look at the originals here!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Facinating Fascinators

Had a big weekend of plays, derby, and flowers as I went and saw a production of Chicago, went to a Kentucky Derby party, and then went to the Botanical Gardens on Sunday. All that in combination with the amazing hats called Fascinators present at the Royal Wedding had me inspired to do a fascinator sparkle rainbow pony.







Still really getting used to painting in photoshop, I'd love to get into painting with textured brushes more often. I'm also really wanting do dive into Illustrator because as my art teacher said, I couldn't draw a straight line if I tried, so I adore Illustrator and Flash for the self-correct line and want to do more with that...




These are the hats my sister and I made for the 2011 Kentucky Derby (we went to a great bar where they had raffle bets and mint juleps of course, darling!)



Denver Botanical Gardens, lovely on Mother's Day

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ode to Kristin Tercek

I believe I have blogged of her amazingness before, but I just LOVE Kristin Tercek and her line of morbidly-marshmallowy-cute paintings dubbed Cuddly Rigor Mortis.






She posted the above drawing on her FB page today, thinking no one would get it, but guess what, everyone loves it and it's now my new profile pic for the time being. I love what she does and I love that she can live her life and make a living making these amazing paintings and drawings. Go Team Kristin!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Geek Zodiac


I thought this was pretty fun; Concept by James Wright, designed by Josh Eckert.

Found on ICanHasCheezeburger

Monday, May 2, 2011

Somberly

.. Praying for Peace ...



"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." Albert Einstein

‎"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends." -Tolkein


‎"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mahamrityunjaya
Om tryambakam yajamahe
Sugandhim pusti-vardhanam
Urvarukam iva bandhanan
Mrtyor muksiya mamrtat

Honoring the three fold expression of Life
(Shiva - creation, maintanance, destruction)

To surrender, is to experience the sweet fragrance of life.

my soul is encouraged by that which is nourishing
and blind to what is not

Like a cucumber that falls off the vine when it's ripe

Death falls out of our awareness.

We remember ourselves as infinite beings

much-ado

More to talk about, but first, the long awaited Seiborg Video! Congrats to my fellow team mates for turning out an amazing video.

Warning: You will be addicted to this song, whether you understand poker or not!