Sweet Strawberry Series: Illustrated pattern project mock-ups, a summer reminder while its cold outside.
– Patterned Bar Soap, Oven Mitt, Hand Towel, and Apron.
– Watercolor and ink on coldpress watercolor paper
– 30cm by 10cm painting
A page from my sketchbook that I did when I found out I had low iron. My doctor recommended looking into iron-rich foods, to help maintain my iron once it was at a better level. Low iron is very common, especially in women!
I wanted a list of iron rich foods other than meat products, since just eating iron rich meat is not enough.
Along with that, I made a page of anti-anxiety techniques and reminders. I had struggled with anxiety a lot in college, and occasionally ever since.
Vegetarian Bean Stuffed Peppers Recipe
My own recipe, definitely one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever made!
I found 3 stuffed pepper halves to be a dinner sized meal.
Recently published on the They Draw and Cook website.
This first spot illustration was my experimenting with the idea of taking two colours with very conflicting messages (Light blue – serenity, calm, optimism. Red – action, aggression, passion)
My interpretation of the image is a feeling of hope and promise that comes with making a new connection with someone. A mix of the optimistic sky blue, and the action of vibrant red.
The Red Bride Roughs were inspired by the statistics that found red bridges and cars have far more accidents than any other colour. As well, red bridges statistically have many more suicides. Red grabs attention and focus, and encourages action. In these cases, that is a negative.
Some reading on Colour Psychology: New York Times
A few more spot illustrations in my recently finished sketchbook.
The first spot was inspired by little drawn perfume bottle (it was the illustrated tester paper in stores)
These illustrations are intended for a book, specifically a bestiary detailing the behvaiours, dangers and coping mechanisms associated with different emotions. These emotions are shown as beasts. This bestiary would be a guide for navigating through the world of your mind, and how to defeat bad emotions, and encourage good ones.
This was executed for my Thesis class for my final year at Sheridan. Everything was of my creation, including concept and research.
Fear is a shape shifter, a stalker made of smoke. It will feed on every worry and build itself up until you turn around and face it.
Tranquility and Love are sister spites. Tranquility is made of blue skies and still waters. Love is a storm that turns twisted when separated from her sister. They must be sought out and cherished.
Misery is a slow-moving harpy, grounded by broken wings. If you give in to her siren’s embrace, your energy drains away. She must always be fought.
Guilt and Shame are brother tricksters, made of stone. They will hide their true natures, and try to trap you. They cannot be trusted. You must never listen to them, no matter what you see or hear.
Frivolity is a childish sprite, made of light and song. She wreaks havoc if left to run amok. She must always be bound, but never too tight for she is also Joy.
Rage is a screaming beast, made of molten heat and lightning speed. He often keeps company with Fear. He must be waited out with immobile patience.