These graphics were illustrated for the feature package of the Creativity issue of Writer's Digest, published in 2014. All illustrations were hand-drawn and watercolor textures were applied digitally.
In addition to illustrating feature package and cover, I was responsible for the design and content layout for the issue in its entirety.
This tattoo was designed as a memorial piece for my grandmothers. One of my grandmothers, my cousin and I always wanted to take a trip to see the mountains together, but she passed away before we could make it there. One bright star is for her; the other sparkling star is for my other Grandmother, who was always going on her very own adventures.
A less-is-more approach was taken with the design; using only black ink, line work, and a bit of shading.
Though the drawing below was the final sketched version of the concept (and the one that I handed to the tattoo artist to replicate), there were quite a few before it. Permanent body alteration isn't something I take lightly!
It can be so hard to keep in touch with family and friends, especially when life gets crazy around the holidays. In 2014, I thought it would be fun to share some of the years’ highlights with a fun holiday card. After picking out the most significant memories of the year, I created a year-in-review card to wish everyone a happy holiday.
All illustrations were hand drawn with black ink and the watercolor applied digitally.
My sketchbooks are extensions of myself, and I've always got one with me! The works within them are often inspired by travels, architecture, novels I have read, places I have been, or interactions and experiences I have had with others.
I like to use soft pencils, black Pigma Micron Pens, black Pilot Precise Roller Ball Pens, Schmincke watercolor cakes, and occasionally a bit of gouache.