Anonymous said: Hi you are truly amazing with all if your art and it's really inspiring and you're an amazing person so thank you and I love your blog so much!!! ^_^
aw, thank you! that’s lovely of you to say. I hope I’m not responding too late to this, I’ve had trouble receiving message notifications lately :)
Hey, new followers—- I’m pretty slow about updating lately, since I’m on a large contract job, but here is a bit of my sketchbook from a road trip to Iowa this past weekend!
Banana. Banabas. Bananba. (Aka, I get a piece of fruit with my takeout lunch at work and lately I’ve been drawing on the peels before eating them.)
thedetroitfoodie said: Saw the blog post on the pop up at Chipps, how long will the artwork be there? Lemme know, thanks!
heya! As mentioned a second ago, I haven’t been getting notifications :/ the artwork’s been down for a couple months but I have it over at my studio, Riopelle, at 1492 Gratiot. We’ll be open to the public the weekend after this one if you want to drop by. :)
Anonymous said: Hi i have my art exam next week amd my imaginative topics are 'in and out','foldings', friends, 'firstlight' and street scene. I have to draw and paint on one of these. So can you tell me what can i draw and paint really fast and really nice?
woah — just saw this! I’m so sorry, I haven’t been getting message notifications, apparently. :( I’d vote either in & out or ‘first light’, there’s a lot you can do with rendering and light & shadow.
Assorted type doodles from the last several months. I like drawing on coffee cups a lot.
Sometimes, if you’re working late, Night Vale references make your file more fun. #protips
Here’s some stuff I’ve been doing for the Chelsea Art Market’s social media - these are all set to post at the time indicated in the photo, to break up all of our posts about artist displays & bios.
More from Impact48. (Now, with more group photos!)
I absolutely love the mocked-up version that the Team Detroit portion of our team put together — I hope Whitdel ends up printing some of them so I can see them in real life.
So I got to participate in Impact48 this weekend, sponsored by AIGA detroit — if you’re not familiar, they select a bunch of designers who come together and create branding, etc for awesome nonprofits who can’t afford design services.
It was a total blast, and i cannot believe how much we got done for Whitdel arts, the client, in two days. We had Basia, Emily, and Joe from Team Detroit, Dylan / wedge detroit, Marc (student designer), Jessica (art director/designer for catalogs), Antonio (freelancer/printmaker), and other people whose names I am bad at, oop.
Bonus: we got “paid” in literal mountains of food (like, my fridge is full of shawarma and doner kebab and sliders and bagels and pizza and salad), and also —- my logo was the one that we chose to make the final identity! So that made me feel pretty cool, because sometimes I feel a bit self conscious as a self taught designer. YAAAY.
If your city does this, you should do it— it was so rewarding and it was so cool to meet and work with awesome designers I wouldn’t have necessarily been on a team project with.