Yes, it's an exhausting heat that is hard to escape and the AC units that pattern every building will inevitably drip on you, but even at it's worst, it is always inspiring.
I had fun watercoloring this still life of various honey jars and glasses- and of course, I didn't forget the ubiquitous honey bear! I enjoy rendering the reflections and shadows that light plays upon the glass.
Being from Peru, I wanted to create this watercolored homage to my beginning and the traditional Peruvian "applique" art that my mom always had proudly displayed throughout our home.
Staring at peoples faces is like staring too long at the letters in a single word, everything starts looking strange after a minute or two. Subconscious creations.
John Fluevog is a shoe designer, company and retail store that I love in NYC. They have unique and vibrant shoe designs which are always inspiring. These illustrations are a couple designs I've created for two different shoe styles.
Watercolored botanical illustrations of foliage found both in Wisconsin, to represent the groom and Texas, to represent the bride. These included, magnolias, american elm leaves, cotton and white birch. The Save the Dates included watercolors of Turquoise and Bloodstone, the bride and grooms birthstones. Loved working with Emma to make her unique vision come to life in these invites. Thanks, Emma and Kyle!
Hand lettering and copy by Emma Schmidt
This is an illustration that was printed on a canvas bag. I wanted to create designs and patterns both visible and sometimes unseen in our surroundings. And its a great bag to take grocery shopping or to your farmers market!
This was a fun project because I stepped outside of my favorite medium (watercolor) and worked with some mixed media. I used tape, tissue paper, gesso various patterned paper, stamps and acrylic paint to create this textural poster for Chicago's Bike to Work Day commuter challenge.
Acrylic on canvas. This landscape is of a particular rainy day in Brooklyn, crossing over the Manhattan Bridge. I wanted to play around with the vibrancy of the city as well as the idea that even when a lot of things seems blue or grey, there is always a warm sense of inspiration to uncover.
I was never a fan of breakfast except the days during my childhood when I visited my grandma and she would make me bacon and eggs. I've warmed up to breakfast since then, and bacon and eggs are obviously my staple, thanks to Grandma. I love them and her dearly.
My watercolor pups. Originally created for Trader Joe's Company marketing campaign as a line drawing for a children's coloring contest.
"These playful pups, Paco, Sasha and Doug are at it again! With thirty days left on their Visa, they are enjoying the freedom of the Colorado Rocky's- making snow angels and their very first frosty. And to think just six weeks ago, they had never even seen snow!" -Robert C.