Sketch a Day is back! Today is #70 and a walkthrough/ tutorial of my process of a watercolor painting of Elsa from Disney’s Frozen.
:: Follow my Art ::
Orignal sketches are for sale at etsy.com/shop/SquidSaladShop
Tumblr = www.squidsalad.tumblr.com
140lb cold press watercolor paper
Holbien Watercolors (from a tube)
HB Woodless Graphite Pencil
Raphael #10 Brush
#2 & #0 Windsor Newton Series 7 Sable Brushes
#999? Cotman Windsor & Newton (Dick Blick) Brush
Windsor & Newton Permanent White Gouache
::Technical Credits ::
Adobe Photoshop to scan & Adobe Premiere Pro to edit the video
Font for the captions is Helvetica (muahaha)
:: Music Credit ::
Music is used with permission by Sarah Marie Mullen.
Song is “Utu” from the album Harper’s Bazar
:: Vimeo ::
So, this is my dear friend Annie who was nominated for a grammy this year. She is the youngest woman ever nominated in the Best Recording Package category and is an AMAZING graphic designer and illustrator. I just really wanted to share this lady’s fabulous style and personality! Remember, ladies and gents, you never know where life is going to take you!
AH! I’m going to go send this to her now. xD
Oh my gosh Tumblr!!!!! I love you all!!!!!! Thanks for all your love!!!! And Molly I love you! Thanks for all your help & advice! I had such a blast!!! I DON’T EVEN!!!!!
Hey y*all!!! Check it out :3
Hey guys! Here are some beautiful new photos courtesy of IMG_INK. I’m over the moon honored and excited to be nominated for a Grammy alongside my White Bike comrades! A lot of you have been asking for more information, so I made a facebook group with everything you need to know: LINK Here.
For those of you who are not facebook inclined, I’d be so honored and happy to have you journey along with me! You don’t have to be in LA- you can watch the pre-telecast event ONLINE (as the cable TV version only shows a fraction of the awards- I’ll be in the pre award show).
WHEN -> Sunday, January 26th! at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT
WHERE -> http://www.grammy.com/live
Hey everyone!!! Merry Christmas from Tim & me to you and yours!!! It would seem that I no longer have a scanner here at my old home, so this photo will have to do. I’ll re-scan this when I get back to NYC on the 28th Stay warm and have some yummy food!
Ahhhhh! Can you believe this amazing art from Endy!?! *___*- Thanks darling!~~~~~!!!!!
So! In the coolest news of my life so far, I’ve been nominated for a Grammy for Best Recording Package along with my White Bike comrade, Brian Grunert and musicians Mike Brown & Zac Decamp! I’m over the moon, super excited and nervous—I have so many feelings just gushing all over the place but mostly I’m mad grateful!!!! I can’t believe I’m in the company of such excellent designer nominees and some pretty crazy musicians to boot: Jay Z, Metallica, Reckless Kelly and… David freaking Bowie!!! I’m also a big fan of fellow nominees Jonathan Barnbrook and the Dodds sisters. A lot of my pals didn’t even know there was a category for design!
The album is called Automatic Music Can Be Fun. If you want to see a bit of what it looks like, you can check out my portfolio page with photos here. What’s extra special about this package is that not only did I get to design it and it’s full of lovely scratch-off material, I also picked words from the songs that would stand out of scratch off material and formed them into a poem. Then, the band went and recorded those words as a secret song that you can go to the official website and download & listen to for total free! It’s one of if not the coolest projects I’ve ever had the honor to work on, and it’s beyond rad that a small little project like this could be recognized by the giant force that is the Grammy’s. I don’t know if it’ll ever quite sink in that I’ve achieved a life-long dream!