Monday, December 31, 2012

A year in posters

It's the last day of 2012, so I figured it was time for the sentimental end-of-the-year post. Here we go. January: The poster that started everything, for Ms. Liana. Right now she's trying to fund her new album via kickstarter, you should support her because she's awesome.
February: Payton's Bug Jar show! What a wonderful year for Payton's band as well, such an evolution. They are now known as Paxtor.
March: My freaking favorite band in Rochester! This show was so much fun.
April: A celebration of the joy included in my yoga practice. AH!
May: A celebration of bikes. Also, I rode my first century this month.
June: Working toward an internship at the legendary Hatch Show Print. I didn't get the internship, but I did get this sweet poster! You can't win them all!
July: My very first show at the Owl House, and one of my favorite posters to date. The little diver is also tattooed on my right arm now.
August: My first trip to Portland for Pickathon; a bluegrass music festival on a farm. What happened after was this illustration for Brady Dillsworth.
September: My first month working for the Babes. You can purchase this tee shirt here.
October: Ani and Ruthie's Florida tour. Posters available here.
November: A celebration of autonomy. Tee shirt available here.
December: A poster definitely inspired by Pickathon as well. Big thanks to all the iterations of the Windsor Folk Family.
Here's to another year of posters! Cheers!

Monday, December 10, 2012

About a year from now, I say goodnight.

For the holidays, I have switched gears a little bit and started work on some portrait commissions. I felt a little rusty, so I did a lot of portrait studies and worked extra hard. I took a break from the linoleum and the window paintings as well, because sometimes you just need to switch up media. Below, a Jakob Dylan sketch:
The commissioned portrait! If you know the kids in this picture, SHHHH IT'S A SURPRISE PRESENT FOR MOM!!!!
I finished up my poster for the Windsor Folk Family! Below is layer one:
And the finished poster:
Finally, I got to be a part of my first calendar! The Genesee Center for the Arts puts out a letterpress calendar every year, and I am proud to say I am November 2013! It was really fun to get back into letter pressing, and to eat at Dogtown because it's right next door :)