I was thrilled to lend my hand to a fun live event and draw on non-paper surfaces including a giant chalkboard and products. I customized some amazing @aveneusa products for a special event at Mamon for editors to check out some of Avene Thermale‘s new products. It was fun being surrounded by flowers, beauty products and the smell of baked goods.
“A face chart describes a piece of paper featuring the black outline of a blank, bony face. A completed face chart has been brushed, painted, and trimmed with powder and pigment to create a makeup artist’s rough draft. They are the wallpaper of choice backstage at Fashion Week, where a chart will disseminate from a key artist to the 10 or 20 assistants working under their guidance. Cosmetic counter employees stock stacks of them, so they can illustrate to former and future prom queens the blush placement that would flatter them most at their high school dances and reunions. I took a very brief and pathetic stab at trying to find out who invented the face chart, and got absolutely nowhere, so you will have to imagine that they have been around for decades.”
I loved getting back into the studio after a forced pandemic hiatus. I art direct for Bodily, an incredible postpartum resource and shop with incredible gear and undergarments designed with the postpartum body in mind. Here are a few of my favorite images from a recent shoot.
Julia Robbs photographed Rachel Nicks. Bodily only shoots on real postpartum women. I love that.
I love doing hand lettering projects. I get into the flow and do a zillion versions with different brushes and levels of dryness on different papers and play around after scanning too, dropping out the watercolor for flat color etc. This is the title page for a story in the latest issue of #Revealmagazine created by The Property Brothers. I also illustrated Palm Springs for the Sense of Place section opener.