I like using lots of different mediums. Lately it’s been markers- a combination of Prisma, Copic, and Tombow to be specific. I think everyone’s first reaction to “markers” are flashbacks to the Crayola Washables- but I assure you, markers can be quality! This whole marker-use started fairly recent and was a result of my friend moving to New York. She was clearing out everything she owned, wanting to make her move across the country easy-as-pie, and I ended up leaving her apartment with bags of goodies. When she handed me this box of ($$$) markers, I was super hesitant to just take them (like I said, $$$!) but my super sweet friend insisted! So thank you, Lauren! Your incredibly generous gift has changed my art-game!
I love how easy it is to just start a piece! Having a bag full of markers and a sketch pad is an incredibly portable art medium. I tend to do my best work at a cafe (have I mentioned how much I love that cliche?), on the floor, or on my bed. As much as I tried- painting in bed doesn’t work. I’m prone to coziness, what can I say. So this particular medium is pretty perfect for me.
I’m happy to say that I’ve been producing lots of work in this style. I haven’t felt this motivated to illustrate since art school. It’s so satisfying finding a formula that work for you.
Made some pink ladies.
And I think I’m gonna whip these prints up:
So that time I did two Halloween windows and never talked about them. Here we go!
These ghosts!!! I know, crazy spooky scary. This was my Halloween window for the Rare Device//Noe Valley store. It had to be done rather quickly, so I stitched up these ghosties. I kept the gold diamonds that were up with the Cactus window because, why not, they’re cool. I like this last photo, it looks like they’re having a party and they”re singing.
I hung up my original creepy girl drawings at the Divisadero store. It was probably the simplest installation I’ve done, but it still took me forever. (People who install quickly, so impressed with you.) I also printed up some postcard sets and 8 x 10 prints.
I have the best boss who took my whole team to 3 Fish Studios for a work retreat! We spent all day carving out our drawings and learning how to make these print reliefs. Literally all I ever want to do is spend all day with a bunch of lovely people (in an amazing space, like Eric and Annie’s!) and work on art work together. It was the coolest!
I knew I needed something a bit more graphic for carving, and decided on carving this doodle of a pink haired lady I had drawn a while ago. Here’s a few versions:
This was so fun and I really like the idea of incorporating this technique in future projects. After refining this pink lady a bit, it inspired me to work on some of my other pink lady doodles. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come!
I worked on a little something for a good friend of mine. She’s the maid of honor in an upcoming wedding and wanted to give a personal piece to the bride-to-be. I only had about a day to work on this, so I kinda gave myself creative-reign! It may not have been exactly what she was asking for, but hey, if it’s free and I have a super quick deadline, I’m pretty sure that means I get to do whatever I want, right?
And I really like it!
This is the original bouquet pattern I made. I think it would make super sweet gift wrap or something.
You guys I finally did it! I was experimenting with this idea a while ago. It evolved from floating puppy heads to potato-bodied pugs. They’re like adorable monsters. And what’s better than an adorable little monster wearing a flower crown?
I’ve started painting textile patterns. I love these dainty teacups. Below is the original painting and next is the repeating pattern. Also, I think this is my 100th post! How exciting!
I love making and sending Valentines! I’m so happy with these, I think they’re the cutest!
I’m trying to be better about sending out holiday cards this year! I always send out Valentines, so hopefully I can keep up the momentum.
Have the happiest day!!!
I was doodling some pretty vine patterns (one of my favorite things to doodle lately) and it occurred to me that I don’t have a logo. I made a logo for my (soon-to-be-announced) etsy shop and I LOVE it! It works perfectly for my crafty business – business cards. So why not have a logo for myself?
I started off with some organic vine shapes, watercolored an A, and put it all together in photoshop.
I’m really happy with it! I think it represents my personality and aesthetic pretty well. It can easily be applied to resumes, invoices, business cards, and a whole slew of other things!
For anyone confused by the A, my full name is Alexandra. Risky, I know, since I go by Lexi on all my social media sites, but I really think my full name will come through for me! I was given a strong, beautiful name and only go by Lexi because people inevitably call me “Alex” if they have the choice. The letter A just seems a bit more confident to me.