Below: How I go about designing something to be screenprinted, otherwise known as “Christina madly scribbling on design vellum with many many types of pens.” So I heard the Internet has a thing for cats. Is that still a thing? Or is that totally 2005? Regardless of whether cats are still in vogue online or [...]
My mother is the strongest woman I know. She is generous and loyal, loving and driven. She defends and supports my sister and me with the breath of her being, and has put up with my nonsense and mood swings for the past 24 years (for which I am forever grateful). My mother is my [...]
Like many young people, I am proud [read: ashamed to admit] that I spend hours on the internet every single day. In those hours I’m usually: watching shows (because who watches TV on TV anymore?..); clicking through Wikipedia on the various origins of symbols and myths, weird genetic abnormalities, and biographies of serial killers; and [...]
After years of denying digital art and committing to creating everything by hand, I’m finally practicing working in Photoshop! You can expect a bunch of random practice paintings coming soon, as I find a technique I’m comfortable with and refine it. So far, I’m liking the look of a chalky brush, rather than the airbrush [...]
One of my best buddies, bear-enthusiast, pun-lover and kick-ass illustrator Christie Lee turned 22 on Sunday! And it is with great pride that I can say I finished a birthday present on time. Below is how I went about painting my gift for her. Step 1: plenty of doodling and noodling around… Step 2: refining [...]
I love making things. Things on flat surfaces, on walls, in 3D space, on computers, with paint, clay, paper, wood, fabric… everything ever. And I got the chance to combine my love for the tactile/three-dimensional, science, and art in this project.
One of my very best friends’ birthday is today, and I’m working on a present for her! I usually procrastinate about birthday presents, or write it off as too difficult to get done in time during the semester, but this time I’m resolute, and it WILL happen. My friend/roommate Tori is a photography/design/printmaking major, and [...]
Animal Farm is one of my favorite classics, and I’ve been working on a book cover and a couple interior illustrations for it. Usually I would paint (as acrylic is my one true love), but I decided to try something new: charcoal drawings compiled digitally. The tooth of the paper and the texture of charcoal [...]