Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Vector Illustration Popstars Emote: Pink's Reasons

I started a series of vector illustrations in 2010 in my spare time to get better at illustrating. I chose pop singers because I wanted someone who was easily recognizable. I guess I thought it would help to keep me accountable and not be able to say, "Oh, it's a random model." if it didn't turn well. And you know I am all about trying something new and executing flaws and all. 

The latest one I finished recently is Pink and was my first time working with tattoos and short hair. Since I don't have them posted anywhere else I will post the others in order of completion.

                                            Pink's Reasons                                              

I love to show the paths and this screenshot turned out really well.
Britney's Zone
RiRi's Faith
Gaga's Speech
Taylor's Innocence 

B's Dreams 

 Christina's Fight

Monday, May 26, 2014

New Brushes, New Experiments

So do you remember this? I posted a couple of months ago about my failed attempts at making brushes and how the brushes ended up making some fun abstract art. Well, I have been working on some other things and ended making more brushes that I thought I could use to make more abstract vector illustrations. I have been in a really summery mood and used summery colors Here are some new lines:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Using Photos to Play With Texture

So this post is all about Photography and Texture. I call it Texture Play because it is all about experimenting and just seeing what happens when photos and textures are layered on top of each other. It's fun, colorful, and is kind of my journal. This is how I capture where I have been and what I have seen.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Trip to the Art Institute of Chicago

Back in February, a friend from college and I went to the Art Institute of Chicago Museum. I haven't been there since freshman year in Fall 2007 and since then a Modern Art wing has been added on. I was in heaven! Here are some favorite cellphone snapshots from that day.

 You all know about my love for Alexander Calder right? I love his mobiles and went crazy over the above piece. Like almost hyperventilating.

 This is one of my favorite David Hockney paintings. It isn't a pool, but I love the color, the rendering of the leaves, the simplicity of the shadows. Hockney is so skilled at creating a realistic but painterly appearance in his work. Ahh! I geek out.

I love looking art and it was such a good trip. I enjoyed catching up with my friend and I feel energized from looking at the amazing art. The lines, the colors, the shapes. I love it!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Look Inside My Notebook: Zentagle Flowers and Scrolls

I have always enjoyed drawing and zentangles really a big stress reliever for me. I prefer to use a regular composition notebook to draw in because these are just quick, stress free, no pressure drawings. I use pen so I don't doubt myself and can embrace my mistakes. It's not about perfection. It's about expression, learning, exploration.
I keep my notebook like a journal and it is where I keep my thoughts. I am not always good with words but this is a great way for me to get out what I am feeling. Can you tell that I am feeling like it is time for Spring and warmer temps?