Monday, March 24, 2014

Today's Parent Magazine: Debate Illustration

Here's the latest debate illustration I did for Today's Parent Magazine. It's debating if you, as a parent, would ever leave your child alone in a car (even for just a moment).  You can read it here.

This was art directed by Nicole Chung, who is always so great to work with.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mindful Magazine: Issue 7

Mindful Magazine has just released their 7th issue.  Go and check it out.  Above is the scan of the Mindful/Mindless page with the latest spot illustrations I made.  Like always, it was great to work with the art director, Meg Yoshida!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Arts Market Display

Yay! I'm excited to share some photos of my booth display at Arts Market!  There's two locations in Toronto, and I chose to set up in their Leslieville location (1114 Queen Street East).

I've been really wanting to have my framed illustration prints up in the East end of Toronto for awhile now.  I was very pleased to find out about Arts Market.  Arts Market is different than other shops I've worked with.  They don't do consignment, instead they rent out smallish spaces inside the shop to local artists and creators.  If you live in the Toronto area, you should definitely check it out!

This is the first time I've created the display booth for my art prints.  I've never done a craft sale or seasonal market before ... though I've considered it many times.  I was pleased when I managed to scrounge up a second hand card shelf, and I had a great afternoon creating paper flowers from the most beautiful craft book, Paper to Petal.

I think it all came together pretty nicely.  My stuff will be up for a month ... maybe longer ... depending on how sales go!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Today's Parent: Debate Illustration

The February issue of Today's Parent Magazine is out, and I illustrated the debate page!  This one's about getting a tattoo of your child's name.

This was art directed by Nicole Chung.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hanna Sandvig Art Print

I wanted to do a quick blog post, not about my own art, but about my friend, Hanna Sandvig's art!  We did a print trade a little while ago and this is the print I got out of the deal.  It's so beautiful with the soft flowing hair and the gorgeous colour scheme!  The quality of the print is just perfect.  You can buy your own print here, in her shop.

You may have also noticed the big bear head guy.  This is a prop my boyfriend, Jesse Yules, created for a music video.  The little hat on top belongs to me ... but I thing the bear looks more friendly when he wears it.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mindful Magazine: Issue 6

Here's the latest set of Mindful/Mindless illustrations I did for Mindful Magazine!  As usual, these were art directed by Megumi Yoshida, who's always a pleasure to work with.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Winter Holiday

I've been having a great Christmas holiday in Nelson, British Columbia with my family.  I snowshoed for the first time since elementary school, and I really enjoyed it!  It's so great to be out in the woods.  And the trees look so beautiful covered in snow.

I hope everyone is having a cozy, and friendly holiday as well.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Animals of Canada Illustrated Map

Animals of Canada Map

I made a blog post before about the illustrated map of Canada I created for Nature Canada.  Now I wanted to show you how I completed it as a personal art piece.

For the client artwork, I scanned in all the elements separately, so they could be moved around and scaled down as necessary to fit with the text and the layout.  After the job was complete, I took my time illustrating more animals and slowly planning out and pasting down all my little critters and foliage pieces.

Below is a photo I took of my messy studio space while in the throws of it.

At the end, I decided it would be nice (and a little educational) to include labels of the names of the animals.  I wish I could have included even more animals to the final artwork ... but I suppose there's always a limit.

I have prints of the Animals of Canada Map up in my Etsy shop! The print is 11"x14" which is a standard size for easy framing.