Daily Art: World Map - Stage 1

May 5th:

I am painting a map of the world on cork board for my sister. I grabbed a free map image off of the internet, blew it up to an appropriate size, then cut it up into individual images sized to print on a standard printer in Photoshop. The above image is of the map printed, trimmed, and taped together. I plan to cut out the continents and use the map as a stencil for painting on the cork board.

Daily Art: Card #14

April 30th:

This is another playing card that I am supremely happy with. Also, I finally figured out which type of ink works best on the playing card surface: Prismacolor marker ink. Who would have thought it? I certainly would not have imagined that Prismacolor markers would ever have worked better than India ink or permanent Sharpie on such a slick surface, but it absolutely does...

Daily Art: Little Blue Mushroom

April 27th:

I drew a mushroom. I really wanted a place to practice drawing some of the details that I want on my Mother Nature character, and I decided that my Cut-Up Sketchbook was the perfect place to do it; so I referenced one of the many inspirational photographs that I've collected on my Mother Nature board on Pinterest and put this little mushroom on the page.

Daily Art: Party Invitations

April 21st:

This is probably the most basic graphic design that I have ever done. My sister is throwing my nephew a Minecraft-themed birthday party, and she asked me to put together these simple invitations. I grabbed the images off of the internet and laid them out with the text in Photoshop. (This project was so simple that I didn't even bother with InDesign, which I normally prefer for projects combining image with text.)