Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spot Illustration for New Moon Girl's Magazine

Here is a small little spot for New Moon Girl's Magazine about a girl who has a crush on a boy.

Drawings from a Mexican Adventure!

At the end of February I went to visit my cousin Carolina Kopeloff in Mexico City and explore a little bit of the Pacific beaches in Oaxaca!!!

My cousin Carolina founded a fair of handmade items by designers and artists, called Fusion.  The fair grew and now is located in a renovated schoolhouse, a perfect location for the collection of designers.  Walking through the building feels like you are in the most fantastic special secret mall of one of a kind items, from custom made shoes, ponchos, jewelry, and kids backpacks decorated with chihuahuas. 

The ground level has a coffee shop, were I sat drew the surrounding plants and architecture.  Fusion hosts monthly special events and different designers every weekend to keep it fresh! 

It is a one of a kind place in Mexico City and worth seeing the collection of local artists and designers.  I am very impressed!!! 

Daniel Mendez Donis, a very knowledgeable guide, taught me a mountain of information about pre-colonial Mexico and we went to the pyramids of Teotihuacan! 

Then I took an overnight bus to Puerto Escondido and then made my way to Mazunte, a small hippy beach town one hour away.  It was so very hard to leave Mazunte, a town of stories and friends:  
Para placticar el chido con Vertin and Scarlett, el conejo y la cara en la luna, los puestos del sol, y siempre siempre con el sonido del mar. 

I stumbled upon OceanoMar, a hotel and cafeteria with the most gorgeous view and chill vibe.  The cool breezes and strong coffee relieved the burning tropical midday sun -  la hora de la siesta! 

I am in love with Mexico, la gente, los colores, los picosos, la historia y cultura indigena.  It was wonderful to stay with my cousin, who I have not seen since I was 6 years old!!!

Below are some sketches I made through out the trip!!!  

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

I experimented with paper marbling and was able to capture some psychedelic effects on paper. For more, visit my Instagram collection.

Also, check out a new illustration about the balance of opposites that creates wholeness of love. Call it yin & yang, negative & positive, black & the end the two parts equal Love.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Animal Friends Make a 30th Birthday Party Awesome!!!

I am so lucky to know so many loving and talented animal friends, who all came to my 30th birthday party this year!!!

You can check out their amazing artwork and writings here:

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Monday, October 6, 2014

INKTOBER!!! and Rumi Hara Collaboration

Recently Rumi Hara, a fellow SCAD graduate and fresh in NYC, came over to play with some ink!  

We collaborated on a large piece of watercolor paper - super fun!  

Inspired, I inked a few drawings for Inktober!  I'm going to post new Inktober pictures every day, so come back for more!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Inking Videos

I recently discovered "Vine" and filmed a few very short videos of my inking process.  I had to hold my phone in one hand, and ink with the other, so the camera is a bit wobbly.   I've gotten a lot of questions in the past about my inking process, and now you can see it in video!

You can also see how dirty the side of my hand gets!


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Robot and Penguin Thank You Cards!

I created a very elaborate Thank You Card with a window in the front to see the text on the inside of the card. This was really fun to make with a lot of mechanical trail and error involved. I trouble shot a lot of printing and scoring as well, plus, what a great excuse to use my new printer! Printing double sided for perfect registration was not easy, but I figured out ways to get around the registration issues. In the end, all the fuss was worth being able to create and print the card in my own studio, instead of outsourcing the print job! Doing it yourself adds a special charm to everything.

Robots Thank you and wish you a Happy 2014!