Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hello, Summer

The weather here in Los Angeles has been perfect. It's June-gloomy grey and misty in the morning and by noon, the sun's melted the haze away. It's beach weather warm and just when it feels too hot, a cool breeze rushes past you. In other words, perfect lazy summer days. Last weekend I went to the zoo and sketched for a few hours, to mostly disappointing results (it's been too long since I've drawn animals! And the people at the zoo make me more nervous than anything. Honestly).
Here are a few from the day.
I forget the name of these guys, but they are so frail looking and elegant. Long flamingo-like necks, and their legs don't seem capable to support their weight without breaking!
There is a creature called a Golden Lion Tamarin, a tiny golden monkey, perhaps 8" tall, with a lion-like mane around his head. Oh god, a compact bundle of adorable. If he ends up missing from the zoo one day, I had nothing to do with it. Just saying.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Site promo!

I've posted about this before (in a lengthy, rather cheesy post), but if you haven't checked out Chris Sanders' website lately, you're missing out and you really should right now! Chris Sanders is an artist/writer/director extraordinaire, co-director of "Lilo & Stitch" and most recently "How to Train Your Dragon." I've been lucky enough to be his website designer, and recently did an overall design refresh. These days he is posting up a storm of his adventures, currently daily, while he travels through Japan with co-director Dean DuBois.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Are We Doomed?

Anyone else cry when they watch the news?

Thursday, June 03, 2010

JN Logo & Business Card

I designed this logo for one of my best friends, Jamee Nicole. She is a very talented jewelry designer & diamond specialist with an edgy fashion sense and great eye for detail. She designs high quality fashion pieces, and also bridal sets (I think that's what they're called?). Anyway, she really knows her stuff. If you're looking for a jewelry designer, she's fantastic.

Here are some designs I mocked up for the back of her business card, but ultimately decided the simple and clean design worked best.

Here is her final business card. The front side is being printed in gold foil. I can't wait to get them and see how they turned out.