Thursday, September 29, 2011


Ms. Chomper Plant...
Just a drawing in my sketchbook for this week's Illustration Friday topic, which is Ferocious. I would like to finalize this into an actual illustration (I'm thinking just in time for Halloween).
I did the hatching/coloring with Sharpie markers.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blog Headers

For a while now, I've been meaning to pretty up my blog and give it more personality...and you know, make it look more like a real website. I have been thinking for a long time now about what to call my blog. I've never been really talented at coming up with clever titles for things. I still would like to use my name in my blog title but instead, drop my last name since it's quite a mouthful! I really like the idea of "ChristinaArts." (with one dominant letter A). Sounds kinda like "Christina's Art" but more of a play on words...Of course I would use lower case letters because I feel it looks friendlier and reflects my illustration style.
Here are some concepts of blog headers I came up with tonight. Bear in mind that I am an illustrator who is still learning about graphic design.
I plan to add a character somewhere in the header. My business card has a frog on it and I think he could be really cute here. Again, I wanted to play with Photoshop custom brushes. I am really into those lately. I may also try a handwritten type header. Handwritten type always looks cool.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

John Lewis Design Contest

I am participating in the Design for John Lewis: iPad and iPhone case contest. Below are my ideas for an iPad and iPhone case. You may vote for my submission on my Talenthouse page. This is my first design submission to Talenthouse. It's a great website for artists who are looking to get more exposure for their work, and the challenges are all different and interesting. Of course if you get to win one of their competitions that's great also! The prizes are pretty awesome. You may vote from September 1st-September 7th. I'd really appreciate your vote! Thanks! :-)
Both cases are enlarged to show detail: