It's been a while, but I'm back with some holiday cheer!
Friday, October 30, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Sometimes when I feel stuck in a rut with my illustration and drawings habits, I like to bust out materials I don't typically use.
Watercolor is perfect for getting outside the comfort zone because it tends to have a mind of its own at times. There are many happy accidents that can happen and inspires some fun things.
Especially with my little pumpkin friend overseeing my work!
Friday, October 16, 2015
It's that time of year when I start making miniature crochet candy corns like crazy! I cannot resist their cuteness with this tiny handmade trick or treat bag!
These little guys also have magnets inside of them! A super cute and functional Halloween treat!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
I've included this sweet little Valentine in my portfolio for a while now and it is still to this day one of my favorites. So for the last SCBWI conference here in San Francsico, I wanted to make a partner piece.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Now that it's September, the holiday season is fast approaching! So it's time to start stock-piling up the critters for the upcoming conventions and holiday Etsy purchases-
To start off the pile up here are some of my oh so popular rainbow octopus magnets!
They're just so happy...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Way back when, in my undergraduate days, I used to be an animation major!
I was rummaging through my external hard-drive and stumbled upon some of my old mini animations, so I think I will share a few here and there throughout the next few months, since they're pretty fun.
I can't post my video here, but here is a still shot of my cute little giraffe. Check out the video loop on my Instagram, Facebook page or Twitter account by clicking to the right:-)
Here is a direct link too:
Monday, July 13, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
I'm combining my Fan Art-Ria Art here in this post.
It took me a few tries, but I finally managed to come up with a pokeball crochet pattern. I was so pleased that I wanted to draw the adorable Pikachu. Pika is sharing in my delight and my two mediums are combined in this super fun fan art post!
I'm looking forward to having pokeball keychains at the next convention I participate in in October, APE, but I'm also thinking that this could make a great stocking stuffer during the holidays~
Monday, July 6, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
I really like the way these drawing lunches with my Ria Art have turned out, so I just have to share!
Cute Ria FanArt
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
I'm coming close to the final deadline for the children's book I'm illustrating for Nothing But the Truth Publishing. So I requested time off from the day job so I could work around the clock on these drawings!
I decided to take a road trip to my most favorite location, Sunriver, Oregon. Here in the woods, there are no distractions from my beloved San Francsico and I am free to create all day.
Such a wonderful feeling, and I feel so very blessed to have time like this to create lovely art in such a peaceful place.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Just a reminder that it's Father's Day this year on the summer solstice. So go ahead and celebrate your papa like little Jinky here, or just take a moment to appreciate all the awesome dads in the world.
Jinky couldn't wait for Sunday apparently, so he got started a little early~
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
After the art-licensing class I finished, I'm really considering looking into manufactures that hire illustrators to make their products beautiful!
With that being said, I'm revisiting some. pieces that are more commercial. I even included a section for them on my website.
My first plan of action after re-touching some pieces is to shop! I'll go to some of my favorite shopping spots and see what item I like. Usually the products say who the manufacturers are, and that will give me a lead for where I should start submitting.
I'll be sure to write about my next steps in this process, but in the meantime, here is a sweet little raccoon playing his piccolo, which would be so adorable in a baby's nursery~
Friday, June 12, 2015
It has been a long time coming, and now I'm finally getting around to creating a post for my Ria Art greeting cards in my Etsy store!
Im pretty excited to finally have so e version of my illustrations available for sale through my shop. The cards are the perfect size for sending a thank you, birthday greeting or to just say hi. They are blank inside, so there is plenty of room to write your very own customized message.
Here are two:
Check out the rest of my options in my shop!
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I recently just edited my critter book & ordered a copy from Lulu. I think it trend out quite lovely-Mr. Orange and Arty Heart certainly agree.
If you are someone who is considering self publishing or someone like me who wants copies of their book dummies to share with editors and art directors, I recommend Lulu!
Check it out here:
It's really great for people who are considering self publishing because you have access to selling your book on Amazon directly from the site.
Monday, June 8, 2015
In the morning I cannot function without coffee, and what better way to super charge my day than to drink my coffee out of an awesome mug? That's just how I feel about my Adventure Time Scouts on this coffee mug!
I put my other Ria Art pieces (original and fanart) on mugs too! Check them out in my RedBubble store: RiaArtWorld
Friday, June 5, 2015
My 'create your own Amigurumi set of six' is by far my most popular seller on Etsy, which I so much fun for me because as I have said before, I really love seeing which critters people choose for themselves.
This particular buyer just wanted them to be little toys instead of magnets. She ordered a blue and yellow bird, a frog, a pig, an octopus and a turtle.
Check out all the critters in my shop!
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
I have been making these bird keychains for a while now & they have been doing quite well when I have sold them at conventions or shows. So I think it is now time to add them to my Etsy shop!
The crow is my favorite since the little guy makes me think of Game of Thrones-which I have been enjoying lately, both the books and the show:-)
However, this birdie also comes in a variety of colors, Robin's Red, Baby Blue Jay, and Canary Yellow.
These little birdies are just about 3" tall and come ready to go with their keychains!