A new watercolor painting inspired by my trip to the carnevale in Viareggio, Italy and by the original poster which was initially designed by Uberto Bonetti in the 1930's. You can read about the trip and see photos on my travel blog at followyourrutz.blogspot.com.
Some initial doodles for the song 'who ya callin pics' by Pheonix Imago. Visit the site whoyacallinpigs.org and click a few buttons to show your support and help us get sponsored to make a music video, complete with singing and dancing piggies.
Some images I created for a friend's website, pathlesstrodden.com. The bottom image illustrates the 7 steps to the life of your dreams: 1. Feel the grass beneath your feet 2. Pick your spot on the horizon 3. Study the map 4. Clear the path 5. Use your toolkit 6. Overcome obstacles and 7. Pause at checkpoints. The free PDF guide will be available on her website soon.
Above is the final cover design for the wellness daytimer I've created with my friend, Katie, as well as some of the illustrations which are found inside the daytimer accompanied by health tips, recipes, and exercises.
This is the first bicycle girl I sketched 3 years ago, and she's the last of 3 finished 'bicycle etiquette' illustrations. Next up is India, Australia, perhaps Germany? I suppose America, as a continent, is feeling a bit left out.... but it'll have it's turn too if it's patient!
This is a painting created with my friend, Jill, on a big canvas with acrylics. It will be hanging on a wall in her new apartment, brightening up her living room and satisfying her boyfriend's love for all things "owl".
I watched a film called "thirteen" about evil teenage girls. Makeup, smoking, drugs, alcohol, boys, thongs, peircings, stealing, swearing, self mutilation, the film didn't really leave anything out. The main character transformed from a sweet girl who wore cartoon t-shirts and colored socks, into her mother's worst nighmare (pictured above) when she befriends the "cool girl" in school. It's strange to see kids acting like they are adults, smoking and wearing makeup, it's so awkward. I wonder if most people erase their teenage years from their memory after they survive them....
I designed a new business card using my italian bicycle girl from the last post. My old business card was of a similar theme although this new one reflects me much better I think. Redesigning a business card is like reinventing your identity! They must have done studies on this, I'm sure.
Part of a series of "etiquettes" and an idea for a TV series full of bicycles, culture, and young girls travelling the globe. Somewhat educational and lots of fun! Like a Sesame Street equivalent for older kids. Just now I had a flashback to the old "Chipmunk's Adventure" movie, that was so cool. Does anyone else remember that movie? Anyway, it might be kind of like that. Kinda:)
As lately I've been feeling rather impatient, I cleaned up this drawing with the wacom, and the shifty color method seems to disguise that a bit. Although it happened by chance, I feel that the 1960s and limes fit together nicely, however I have no explaination for that statement:)