Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blogger What's in my Bag: Ella of Ella Et Cetera

Hello Wednesday!

It's blogger What's in my Bag day, hooray! This week's illustration features the very stylish and sophisticated teen blogger Ella of Ella et Cetera. I first meet Ella in internetland in 2012 when her super cute bedroom which featured a few of my EmmaKisstina prints was featured by TeenVogue. You can see the feature here... It's always so exciting to see my prints in your homes. It makes me so happy to see how and where you choose to display your new artwork. (p.s. if you'd like to show me your prints in your home you can use #emmakisstina on Instagram... I even share a few on my website.)

May I just say that I adore this black, white, red, peach, gold, and blue color scheme.... oh and the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag is so dreamy!

Besides Ella I've had the pleasure of featuring so many other inspiring and stylish ladies. To see my entire series you can view my Blogger What's in my Bag Pinterest board here...

And if you're interested in having one commissioned for yourself or a friend you can purchase this Custom What's in my Bag illustration in my Etsy shop here...


Monday, September 29, 2014

iPhone Case Designs

Hello Monday!

I have something rather exciting to show off today, iPhone cases! But wait! Don't get too excited yet...

I've been in the process of designing phone cases for a while now as well as looking for manufacturers to have them printed. Last week I ordered some samples and they arrived today! I used a manufacturer that a fellow illustrator recommended, but was really surprised and disappointed by the poor quality of the printing and the case. Sad! Now I have to find somewhere else to print my cases. Ughh.

I am rather pleased by how my designs turned out though. I think they are really cute! So even though these won't make it into shop for another few weeks until I find another place to get them printed I still wanted to show them off. What do you think? You like?



I tested printing for iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. Hooray! I'm so sad that these didn't work out :( I really like the idea of a clear edge so you can still see the pretty gold details of the iPhone 5S etc. Also I would have been able to offer all sorts of designs for lots of different phones. But they just look and feel cheap.




These photos don't actually really capture how weird the texture is on the front, or how poor the quality of the printing is. The photos also of course can't show how bad they stink. These cases reek of paint chemicals. Ewww!

I really hope I can find a great manufacturer soon. Wish me luck!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Studio Tour Video!

Hello Friday!

You always seem to like it when I show off my space on Instagram and Facebook so today I thought I'd show you a closer look at my studio in video format. Fun! This is where I spend the majority of my day sitting in that chair staring into my computer screen or white pieces of paper. I also use this room as a kind of vanity. This is where I put on my face for the day or curl my hair as well. It's a real girl cave. The space is small, but completely perfect for me.

Gah, it kills me a little that I don't have better lighting in my room, the tree outside my window makes for a pleasant coziness but not amazing lighting. So some of the scenes are a little too dark. I need to invest in some better studio lighting, primarily for when I take product photos, especially since Winter is coming. Soon I'll only have a couple of daylight hours to get photos and videos filmed. Sigh.




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blogger What's in my Bag: Alex of Beautyosaurus Lex

Hello Wednesday!

I've got another sneaky blogger What's in my Bag illustration to show off with you today. I find them so much fun to create that having to wait a week in between them just seems far too long sometimes.

This week I had the pleasure of drawing beauty/lifestyle blogger/YouTuber Alex of Beautyosaurus Lex favorite bag items. I think Alex is just darling, and has such happy fun preppy style that I knew it would make a lovely illustration. (Am I right?) I adore her videos and find that I can relate to her even with our different styles and age difference. She's also hilarious! Visit her Beautyosaurus Lex channel here.

Have I mentioned before that I'm such a YouTube lover. I've subscribed to countless funny, talented and beautiful girls and I adore listening to them chat away about makeup and other random things as I create my EmmaKisstina illustrations all day long. I'd love to feature more vloggers in this series. Who would you like to see?

Besides Alex I've had the pleasure of featuring so many other inspiring and stylish ladies. To see my entire series you can view my Blogger What's in my Bag Pinterest board here...

And if you're interested in having one commissioned for yourself or a friend you can purchase this Custom What's in my Bag illustration in my Etsy shop here...