the past two weeks have been a little… no, a lot hectic. between work, school, freelancing, and getting sick i’m feeling a little drained. so in search of some new inspiration i’ve been trawling pintrest and dribbble.
while doing some research and preliminary sketching for a logo project i got that song “San Francisco” by The Mowgli’s stuck in my head so I ended up painting out some of the lyrics just for fun. if you haven’t heard the Mowgli’s yet definitely check them out!
i haven’t painted with watercolors in a super long time, i forgot how beautiful they can look when done well(unlike my blobby sketches that i won’t torture anyone with). and there’s something about painted cursive that just looks so whimsical.
i guess i’ve been inspired by all the stamps at work so i decided to make my own stamp and make some prints with it, i was thinking i could make wrapping paper with it or something. that seems to the the new cool thing to do, making your own wrapping paper with stamps and such. to make a stamp i used linoleum mounted on a wood block and a lino cutter.
i started out with a drawing then drew it onto the block and used the lino cutter to slowly carve it out. it was kind of a slow process mostly because i managed to continually stab my self with the lino cutter, i really should be more careful.
yellow owl has some kick-ass ink pad that i used for making the prints. as you can see the stamp was pretty big and i had some trouble getting it to stamp all the way. i actually started standing on the stamp hoping that would help the paper stamp contact, ha!
i think these will make some cute cards or wrapping paper.
i got to go to the renegade craft fair on saturday! it was pretty cool, no really cool! it was over at fort mason in one of the warehouse pavilion hall things, and it was enormous. there were so many vendors and artists with an array of amazing jewelry, prints, bags, shirts, clocks, pretty much anything you could think of.
i really wanted to just buy everything but i managed to restrain myself, i did get a print from jill bliss, i really love her prints and illustrations and got super excited when i saw she had a booth, i had planned on ordering this print at some point anyways but it was super cool to get to chat with her for a minute and buy the print there!
the burrito and chips that i’ve been munching on all day are seeming less and less appealing in comparison to the rainbow assortment of veggies and fruit.
it also got me thinking that i love food and i love drawing and illustration i should do some food pictures!