Hi lovelies, here are some sketches and drawings from my India type camp sketchbook. I find it can be a treat have time off from client work to take time to observe and explore in a sketchbook :)
We had an amazing time learning about tamil and typography in India! The time was divided between Chennai and Pune. We worked on many interesting projects, one of the best being learning from Indian sign painters and creating our own bilingual signage with English and Tamil. My 'client' was a Hindu prayer supply shop. They seemed pretty happy when Pavithra translated what I had made for them.
Tara Books was the amazing venue we had the opportunity to work in for the workshops. They design and facilitate the production of gorgeous handmade books (through a print shop run by a man called Mr. A)… honestly these books made me drool. Or rather, just a new appreciation for things that are made my hand at a slower pace with amazing quality.
Here are some links to the two that came home with me :)
I will be away from the studio Feb 20 - Mar 4, doing typography workshops in India! I'll be checking my email occasionally, but not taking anything new until March. Hopefully I will have awesome pictures and hand drawn type samples to share when I return! xo.
Skier commission fini. Working a little different in this one and thinking about creating a series of Alberta prairie images based the style of this piece. I took some inspiration in the shapes and clouds from one of my favourite group of seven painters, Lauren Harris.
I listen to Same Cooke at least a couple times a day. Working on some new ideas/things with song lyrics, more to come… this is a rough sketch of one thing.
Sketches for a commission. I have been on a couple ski outings this year, its very nice to draw things you like to do :)
Client: City of Edmonton
I've worked on the Master Naturalist program for about four years now, love the concept of a city run program where you receive a certificate for being kind to Edmonton's River Valley :D
Client: Avenue Magazine
I am going to Jamaica today with my family, including my 80 year old Grandpa! If you need some drawings, I will be back in 1 week. xox.
I don't really get asked to do technical style illustrations very often, so this was fun. I also love being hired to just be the illustrator and not have to worry about design :)
These illustrations explain to landowners across Alberta how their property will be assessed and monitored for terrestrial and wetland biodiversity. They survey 1656 sites, 20 km apart from each other across the entire province. This process that the client does is one of the world's most comprehensive biodiversity monitoring programs. Lovely to work with these types of clientele.
Client: ABMI (Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute)