Playing with Style

One thing that's consistent with my work is the inclusion of many styles. I find that I admire a lot of artists who have a distinctive, instantly recognizable style -- bright colors with expressive brushwork, black and white impressionist ink drawings, saturated watercolors with whimsical patterns, etc. But when it comes to my own work, I feel like I'm limiting myself when I stick to a single medium or technique. These portraits were created over several years. Can you tell that they were all created by the same artist?

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Packaging Illustration

Packaging is one of my favorite things to draw, specifically beauty product packaging. This love of containers is something I've been fascinated with since I was a kid. Odd, I know. I have a distinct memory of spending hours drawing a Pringles canister in Banff, Canada with my family when I was 10. Sour cream and onion, of course.   

Recently I had the pleasure of working with Benefit Cosmetics to illustrate a few products from their bestselling range. I used Prismacolor and Micron pens for this project.

Benefit's "They're Real!" mascara

Benefit's "They're Real!" mascara

I also love to stick with simple black line work when illustrating packages. Sometimes a small pop of color is all the piece needs to come to life. 

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A collection of pink and red lip products

Designer and drugstore mascaras

Designer and drugstore mascaras

French Flower Market

It's hard to beat the beauty of a French flower market. This illustration was partly inspired by a photo I found online, and also through fond memories of walking through Paris' Le Marais district. When I want to illustrate something bright and colorful, I reach for my prismacolor markers rather than watercolors. 

Peonies stacked to the sky in marker and ink

Peonies stacked to the sky in marker and ink