OMG, I saw this come up in my dashboard and was like, “Hey, this looks like something from Peggy’s class!” AND IT WAS! God, I miss Peggy so much. She was an amazing teacher and I wish I had been able to taken that class every semester I was at SAIC. Would have been more worth it than half the classes I did end up taking.
Whoever this is, good for you and thanks for sharing! You’ll be a pro in no time with Peggy to guide you. :)
Taking a class called Scientific Illustration (with Peggy Macnamara who is amazing, look her up) at the Field Museum in Chicago.
I’ve never taken a formal drawing class, so I was pretty excited for this. Kinda sad, since I’m sure most kids in my art school have taken formal drawing classes (you can see the differences between my scrawls and everyone pumping out these well refined drawings).
Used a method called crawling. It’s a long process—I forced myself to take my time. First picture took me 2 hours maybe. I took a lot of breaks since I was so sleepy (had to wake up around 6:40 for a 9 am class :|), and it was freezing cold in the museum. I’m pretty darn proud of myself, since I can’t draw animals.
Two of my favorite things: Zooey Deschanel & Letterpress. <3
Wedding invitation of Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard.
This makes my mouth water. Missing letterpress so much! :’O
I’m pretty much madly in love with Zooey Deschanel, for those of you that aren’t aware of this fact.
I also like watercolors.
I bet this will get reblogged from me…
Here is a logo I was working on last month for a photographer in Spain named Corina that found me through Etsy! She was starting up a photography studio specializing in portraits of pregnancies and children and it was going to be called Muikku.
A “muikku” is a small fish related to the salmon. I think it’s called a “vendace” in English, although I’ve never heard of it personally. Apparently, in Finland, when you take someone’s photograph, instead of saying “Cheese!” like in America, they say “Muikku!”
Corina wanted two fish for her new studio’s logo, a mother and son/daughter sort of look. This was what I came up with:
Actually, this was my second concept. I originally had two skinnier fish, which looked more than the vendace in body shape. I actually like the first version of the logo better. Here is a picture:
But Corina felt that the rounder bodies lent itself better to the idea of pregnancies, families, and closeness, which I completely agree with! She also mentioned that this version reminded her too much of the Pisces star sign, which I also completely agree with. All in all, I love the final version of the logo and I think it works really well for the idea behind the photo studio. But something about the first version makes me happy when I look at it, and I had to share! ;)
Sorry I’ve been neglecting this blog so much! For those that aren’t caught up with my personal blog, Whisker Thoughts (which I do try to update more often), I started a full-time job recently, so I haven’t had much time to draw or work on any Milkbunnie stuff. Please bear with me!