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illustration friday: rescue

illustration friday: rescue

Once again, a literal approach to the theme du jour, except this time I’m quite happy with it. This will soon be a 12×36 poster in the shop!

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the hungry doodler

I’ve been keeping up with my weekly print-a-doodles. Here are two of the most recent ones:

yum yum pizza! technicolor cupcakes

I realized as I was finishing up the pizza that my last four drawings have been about food. The other night I was craving pizza like mad after watching Gordon Ramsey overhaul an Italian pizzeria on an episode of Kitchen Nightmares, so I admit that doodle was entirely inspired by my gurgling tummy. And we all know I have a fondness for cupcakes–or cake in any style, really.

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a sweet treat of a poster

sweet tooth

This is one of those projects that started out as a quick doodle but turned into an 3-hour session, and now it’s available as a poster in the shop. I’m particularly fond of the little gummy bears… it was a toss-up between those and worms. I may have to try a less pastel version of this poster for the boys sometime soon.

Also, a HUGE “thank you” to Apartment Therapy for noting my “numbers and fruits” poster in this list of 10 great kitchen posters for under $50. I’m flattered to be included among so many talented designers.

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illustration friday: expired

illustration friday: expired

It’s that time again. Easter is just around the corner, and this little fella is feeling a bit nervous.  In fact, it looks like someone’s already had a taste. I hope for his sake his name isn’t Cadbury… regardless, I think his expiration date is coming up fast.

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blast off!

Space

Something I’m trying to do lately is challenge myself to draw even when I’m not feeling inspired or interested. I’ve heard that the act of being creative even when you’re not feeling it can help the muse come around more often. This is something I’ve always struggled with, but the new print-a-doodles section of my shop is definitely a motivator. If I can draw 1-2 quick printable illustrations a week, that section will fill up fast AND perhaps I’ll discover a more complicated project in mix! At least, that’s my theory.

How do you stay on top of the creative wave?