Well, it’s time for another portfolio! I’m looking for a new job opportunity, and I’m honestly very excited about it. I learned so much at my old job, and I’m looking forward to experiencing something new and even more challenging.
A new portfolio needs a new cover, so — here’s mine. This time I’m going with my favourite animal — BISON! And a whole herd of them, just to make things more complicated.
Here they are! I just love bison so much.
You may know that I’m an organic veg grower, and my biggest crop is GARLIC. This year I’m selling some of my extra bulbs, and I wanted a cute sticker to put on the bags of garlic that I’ll be packaging for sale. And so… happy garlic bulb was born! He cLOVES you so much.
Ok! I know I’ve posted these a few times already, but here is a full set of illustrations that I did for a western-themed personal project a while back. I know some of them (i.e.: curly-horned sheep) don’t exactly scream wild wild west, but… well, it was Chinese New Year at the time and it seemed like a good idea.
This July/August, I got the chance to volunteer with the 2015 Pan American and Para Pan Am games. It was a great experience, and I had the COOLEST job; I was on the medal ceremonies crew! It was our job to coordinate the medal ceremonies, raise flags, escort athletes and dignitaries to the podium, and bring out the medals and gifts!
For the Pan Am games, I worked the equestrian events (which I requested, of course), and during Para Pan Am I was stationed at the venue for wheelchair tennis (which was amazing).
I worked with some great people, and I wanted to give them a small but unique token by which to remember the experience. I decided on pinback buttons — one for each of my teams.
I whipped both of these (obviously comedic) designs up pretty quickly since I didn’t have a lot of time to spare… but I’m quite happy with them, and I think my teams enjoyed them as well!
I’ve been creating some illustrations for a friend’s Jurassic Park audiobook-podcast; here are ones from the first couple of chapters! Really liking this project; it’s like a mini illustration-challenge to represent each chapter, that we get to work on collaboratively.
A few months ago I was offered something kind of rare, for me — a commission for traditional pen-and-paper illustrations. I mean, I do a lot of animal drawings for a personal project, but I was really honoured and excited that someone liked them enough to request a commission. What’s more, these are going to be hung up in a bubble tea cafe & comic book store in the States!
I was allowed to use black and white, and do pretty much anything I wanted to match the bubble tea & comics theme. The style is a tiny bit different from what I normally do (usually, I colour with colour pencils) but I’m pretty dang happy with the results.
another favourite — these two have some attitude.
i couldn’t possibly not draw a horse, you know.
this one is sort of my favourite because… chubby birds!
More cowboys? Yeah, pretty much. There’s going to be a lot more of these coming this year, if my plans for them pan out. Anyway, lookit how cute they are.
In a bit of an illustrator mood tonight. Meant to go to bed earlier, but decided to start working on this little fellow instead.
My husband and I are starting up a blog about our love of games. It’s called dandy games, because I’m Andy and he’s Daniel and… well, you can read the rest of the story there.
Anyway, I made up little portraits of both of us to use on our About Us page — and as our avatars. Hee!
Well, after some crazy summer months, I finally finished this illustration off for my friend. It’ll be going on the front page of his Twitch profile here.