Feliz Navidad e Prospero Año y Felicidad.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
One of my newest art collections call Yo Amo llama which means I love llama. A fun bold colorful design for the bedroom.
Some surface designs for the room.
Every room needs a I love llama poster.
And some sample mock up of throw pillows for the room with lovely tassels.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Garden Bloom Collection
Representing the coming of spring where flowers begin to bloom bee's come out to play and little critters enjoy the new bloom of spring.
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Friday, November 8, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I always have such a hard time sketching in digital format just something about it restricts my hand from drawing the way their use to. But I am determined to change my ways and skillfully master digital sketching. Here's a little sketch I did tonight.
A fashionable lady in her fuzzy fur vest.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Trick or Treat a fun little sketch for Halloween, wish I had time to render this. Adding to the to do list.
I bought gold ink for silkscreen and was very excited to try it out. This being a test print turned out more yellow than expect. I'll keep testing it.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Learning a new media is always fun. I've challenged myself to learn the ways of silkscreen. It's a multi- process media with many separations, double checking and of course manual labor. But the process is fun from concept to final. Here's my process of my 1st silkscreen print.
Master copy -in silkscreen this image is your guide making sure everything on your print line's up.
Master copy in hand and screen separations ready to be printed. Excuse the messy work space. =)
About half way here.
My final print
I started off with 20 and some got lost, ruined and mistakes happen easily. So my final count was about 11 good ones. Silkscreen is a very time consuming media but the outcome is amazing and as the artist I feel connected to each piece.
Thank you for reading, enjoy your sunday everyone !
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Just got ask to do this today. It was actually pretty fun and I like the final look. Great look for a church poster it would sure get my attention. And client loved it which is always a plus. Also a great way to re-use little vector files I created for such a short notice project.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
This semester I'm finally taking silkscreen a technique I've been dying to learn. It very challenging but the outcome you can get is just beautiful. For our 1st project we could design anything we want with the teachers approval of course. I decided on my child of the woods thumbnail. Here is my process from thumbnail to clean up line work and finally my finished illustration. Now the fun begins separating each layer.
Thank you for reading!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Chihuahua's in bow ties what's cute than that ? This lovely little pattern is based off our own little man Samson. This pattern also comes in blue bow ties as well. I see this become just the cutest blouse for any dog loving gal.
Thanks for viewing have a great week !
Monday, September 2, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
In celebration of National dog day I decide to make a cute decorative custom portrait of all my dogs.
I first start off with a clean sketch and bring that into photoshop.
In photoshop the lasso tool is your best friend for fast clean shapes. I block out all the shapes and build on top of that.
Details can then be added on top of those solid shapes.
One of my scruffy models Skipper my poodle.
Minnie the other poodle
Samson the tuff chihuahua
Waffle my goofy dachshund.
And finally sweet maggie girl the Rottweiler.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Added some new Illustrations and fun patterns to my shop on society 6. Take a look http://society6.com/SmartinezArt and it's finally friday have a great one everyone !
Loving the look of Illustration to final product it's so rewarding.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
A well deserved update is needed. August has been a very busy month with moving and working there is never enough time. But I manage to sneak some sketches in =)
Working at Anthropologie I'm obsessed and inspired with patterns on dresses, stationary, shoes and kitchen ware. (Pretty much anything!) I made two little pattern sketches with a mixed media I'm exploring. Nothing to fancy just ink on top of gouache. Love the outcome to it.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Went exploring around the city for a day of sketching and we decided on Japan town. Very relaxing and calm place to sketch. We even had a man play a flute while sketching it was perfect. I lately have been focusing on simplifying my illustrations and making it more decorative. Watercolor and ink are a very neat combination.