Finished! Total: 18 lovely ladies.
This birthday girl is spending her birthday night with a personal pan pizza and a movie, and my gift to myself will be a long bubble bath. Long day at work. Welcome to adulthood #26 #birthday
"Going up in Smoke", 2014
Client: The Boston Globe Magazine
I am finally able to share this one! This is my first (huzzah!) editorial assignment and it was fantastic to work on. The piece is about why it’s a bad idea for the Olympics to come to Boston in 2024. Many thanks to AD Ryan Huddle for being fantastic and basically letting me have fun with this one.
Also, Happy Birthday to me! I turned one year older today, though it doesn’t feel any different than being younger 24 hours ago.
Wild at Heart, 2014
Gouache & Digital
This one had been sitting there staring at me with accusation the longer I left it unfinished. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s movie, and the iconic “Do you suppose she’s a wildflower?” line. One of my favorite disney films, even if it’s totally trippy.
This will be available as a print by tonight.
Calling this baby finished after some hand lettering and a few minor adjustments with photoshop. Spring can’t come soon enough #painting #illustration #gouache #watercolor #ink #progress #process #art #instaart #jaybendt #done
Not sure where all of you are coming from (?!), but thank you all to the new followers who have dropped by and decided to stay. Your support is very touching and appreciated.
wazzingator asked: I adore all of your pieces and the style that flows through them. Do you have any tips regarding working with colour and colour palettes, as well as painting with colour?
Thank you! Those are very kind words. I am posting this publicly in case it actually helps anybody else:
The best advice I could give is really not my advice at all, but my mentor’s…and that is to study color theory.
My shop has been updated! I’ve finally made public one of my biggest projects for 2013 - a kitchen alphabet with an original 22 x 28” in size. The print is now up for sale in two sizes, printed on luxuriously thick archival paper.
I also added a new design for a flat notecard, which is available as a single or a set. Go check it out! :)
What kind of pens do you use?
I figured out a way to quote people’s responses to my post … Thanks to youtube. Dear Tumblr, if you ever read my blog, please fix your commenting system. It’s abysmal.
On that note, I am answering the question publicly: The pens I use are Pilot Precise Rolling ball pens for lineart. They’re cheap, have a nice quality to them, last a very long time and the tip does not bend. My lineart isn’t meant to last 100 years since more often than not, it is a single step in the process, so I like these. :)
WIP. Drawing single handed without something to hold my paper down is hard! Though I am enjoying it. A simple but classy design.
In the background: Green Rider by Kristen Britain. (who needs pretty music? Audiobooks all the way).
Finished. It matches my nails. Postcard sets of this and a few other images will be in the shop soon #art #vscocam #illuatration #instaart #flowers
#vscocam indexing watercolor and gouache swatch chips to help me streamline my trad. Medium painting a bit and to allow for selecting limited palettes. Half an hour and only 10 chips done. 38 to go. This might take a while. #art #geekery #painting #watercolor #gouache #instaart