Rogue Illustration #8 ~ Pop Art

It has been months since I drew someone I saw out and about. My favorite subject is capturing a Moment in the life of……kind of thing. I could dedicate an entire blog to this as well. It would be the metaphorical love child of Garance Dore and the Satorialist.

I am a rogue Illustrator. I often madly take notes of each person I see using anything available at the time in my purse. I want to be able to capture them later. I have been known to surreptitiously snap shots with my IPhone to rememberwhat they are wearing. I really should carry my camera around with me and ask to take people’s photos. Like Lisa Warninger does in her blog Urban Weeds. Only mine would be illustrated Street Style. I could strike up a conversation with my subject and go from there. Then I might even be able to share a little bit about the people that catch my eye.

I came across this gal at Michael’s over the weekend. She was standing in line purchasing paint brushes and a sale pack of canvases. I wish I had talked to her, found out what she was creating. The site of her pink underlights and purple shoes laces was all it took. I finished my return, scribbled out the details and then went home to sketch her up.

Pop Art

Ha! I just renamed these posts Rogue Illustration. Here are my previous versions and there are more to come.

#7 To the Dogs, #6 Morning Prowl, #5 A Work in Progress, #4 My Morning Coffee,  #3 Tatiana & #2  Knuckle Punch (Colored here), #1 Aarrghhhh (Colored/Pencil)

Make The Cut Contest

I have never entered any contests before but when I saw the “Make the Cut Contest” on Mod cloth I figured why not. They provided this rainbow-striped swatch of fabric.



It was probably the stripes that drew me in or simply the bright colors. But instantly a rainbow lollipop sprang to mind. I began sketching. My first iterations involved complicated cuts playing on the stripes to create a swirled effect like the lollipop.


In the end I came back to the basics. Simple..clean…The youthful innocence of fun on the boardwalk; summers spent at the shore. Cotton candy, skee-ball, ferris wheels and walking hand and hand on the beach.

What do you think?

MC entry MC1 MC2If I had it my way. This would be printed onto canvas and made into the coolest pair of converse hightops ever and named “Pippi”.

The Weekend ~ 2/22/13


It’s been awhile since I’ve done a weekend post so I thought it was about time.

My first attempt at a giveaway turned out to be a dismal failure. So I took things into my own hands and changed the giveaway to a random gift. Since no one ever made any guesses on the song she’s listening to (FYI was My Funny Valentine) I decided to give 5 X 7 prints of my sketch to the two lovely ladies that liked the item on my Etsy Store. So my lovely admirers Amanda & Brie  are soon to receive their spontaneous gift. They are in the mail as we speak.

The interesting thing is that I found this to be even more fun….for me that is. I think I need to seek out other random acts of kindness in my daily life.

I have also begun to post my lunchtime doodles on Pinterest. I will still post them here from time to time but you can find the majority of them over at Pinterest.

So heading into the weekend here are a few gems worth sharing.

  • For your listening pleasure and I truly do mean pleasure meet Rebecca Ferguson.

    Weekend Reading List:

    Lastly if you are looking for a little distraction I recommend Coco before Chanel. I recently watched it(again). If you haven’t seen and love Chanel it is definitely worth checking out.

  • I plan to have more posts next week of the artwork I have been working on. And I intend to post my newest greeting cards to me store.

    Till then have a great weekend!