Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Illustrations

 Hello Wednesday!

Since getting my new big fat square sketchbook I've been prompted to draw all the time, which is great because for awhile I didn't draw very much. (What ever works!) So in my free time I've been drawing tons of new illustrations both for fun and for my shop illustrations and other products.

First up an illustration inspired by popular French pharmacy products. I think this print would be perfect for any bathroom. The French seem to really know what they are doing in the beauty department. Anyone else a fan of French pharmacy products?

I was looking through my shop and noticed that I don't have any prints with sunglasses but one. This had to be rectified right away, and here is my new sunglasses print! I think I'd also like to do another version in the future with different colors and patterns on the glasses. Wouldn't that be fun?!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Face of the Day: Everyday Makeup

Hello Wednesday!

Let's talk about makeup. Yay!

I spend a lot of my time drawing makeup products, watching YouTube beauty hauls & makeup tutorials and applying cosmetics to my face. I don't think I'll ever get tired of it. I adore the packaging, colors, and textures of eyeshadows, blushes and all of the pretty tools such as brushes and eyelash curlers. It just makes me so happy and I also find it very inspiring! There are countless makeup looks to try out, everything from the everyday no makeup makeup face to full on dark smokey eyes or bold lips. What's not too love?!

Not only do I think makeup itself is really pretty to look at, I love the process of applying it to my face. It's like painting on paper but to accentuate my features :)  I wear some sort of makeup nearly everyday, not because I think I need it but because it makes me feel like a magical unicorn... plus it's just sooo much fun to use. Applying makeup is really soothing and creative as well as being an everyday luxury for me. Working from home it makes me feel more polished, confident and ready for a productive work day.

I don't have a signature makeup look because I just have too many makeup products to choose from plus I love being creative... but the look above may be the closest thing I have to an everyday face.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Blogger What's in my Bag: Geraldine of Little Big Bell

 Hello Monday!

How exciting, I finally have my first Blogger What's in my Bag collaboration of the year to show off with you today! 

This one is extra special because I not only got to feature the amazing London lifestyle blogger Geraldine of Little Big Bell but I also got the chance to illustrate her teenage daughter's favorite items as well... even bigger plus it was UK's Mother's Day yesterday. How sweet! Please head over to Little Big Bell to get a closer look at all of the items featured in the illustrations. I especially loved drawing all of the super cute, colorful and fun Kate Spade and goodies.
To view all of the amazing bloggers I've featured in my series you can head over to my Blogger What's in my Bag Pinterest board here...

And if you'd like to get an illustration commissioned for yourself or a friend head over to my Etsy shop and purchase my Custom What's in my Bag illustration here...

Monday, March 9, 2015

Black and White

Hello Monday!

Have you noticed something lately with my work? No? Well I've been using more black in my designs. You might not have noticed yet because I haven't posted all my newest illustrations... they should be up by the end of the week. But I'm kind of liking the new look. (Also on a side note I'm stepping away from drawing designer brand items but we can talk more about that later.) 

Since I'm such a pastel lover I have a hard time using darker colors because I think they just look horrible to me sometimes and black and white designs are very over done and they can be found all over the place. But I just can't deny how chic, cool and sophisticated black and white designs are. Maybe it's my old age and I'm looking for a more sophisticated look or I'm finally turning into a real Stockholmer. (Absolutely everything is black and white in Stockholm, it's almost ridiculous!) So I've been working on adding simpler black and white illustrations to my shop. I of course won't completely walk away from pastels but I just want to have a mix of lots of illustrations in my shop. Hopefully this is a welcomed change. What do you think?

I also want to introduce you to my new iPhone case designs. They aren't incredible new as I just added black backgrounds to my previous designs but they look so cool in Casetify's new Metaluxe design. I love the rose gold detail (also available in silver.)

These three designs are available for iPhone only with the Metaluxe case. Learn more and shop the collection here...
Also I have a nice code: XVDYNR for $10 off your first case purchase! (you can use this on any of my cases for any phone model.)