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?
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.
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.
A collection of pink and red lip products
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.
'tis the season...