White and soft minty blues and greens for spring time at Leontine Linens. This would be the perfect sanctuary to curl up in with a good book on a day like today. NYC is experiencing a very strange snowstorm, it’s the weather equivalent of a treadmill. It’s been snowing and snowing like crazy all day and yet the ground is still black in most places.
Oh, and on the off chance you’re in the Bahamas on Monday (why wouldn’t you be? Let’s all go!) you should go check out the Leontine Linens trunk show. Doesn’t that sound like the best monday ever? Here’s the invite I illustrated for the event.
Congratulations to Ella Rue on their new website! I’ve told you about Ella Rue before, it is a wonderful consignment boutique. Krista, the store’s owner and curator, just launched a lovely new website full of cute illustrations by yours truly so be sure to go check it out! This illustration above is their landing page and is a sketch of their cute georgetown shop.
Happy March calendar day! Between last month’s girl and this month’s girl I’m beginning to think I subliminally wish I lived in Paris. Then again, who doesn’t wish that?
So I was playing around with watercolors yesterday… actually using them as watercolors and not just a vehicle for adding life to ink drawings. It was refreshing to break the mold of my “technique” and turned out sort of cool (I think). I was trying to capture an aerial view of a beach dotted with yellow umbrellas.
It was scary at first, not to try to make it perfect. I even stood up while I was painting it, which I never do. Officially out of the comfort zone.
After a little while I was at it I got so comfortable out of my comfort zone that I even drew on top of it in big thick marker. Don’t laugh guys, this is my idea of totally radical thinking. After years of creating art on demand for customers, this kind of freedom felt positively reckless.
What is this waif doing lounging here above/against/in front of my aerial beach? Why is her arm so emaciated yet her rear so voluptuous? What is she holding in her claw? Why does she have a claw?
These are the questions art historians will someday ask and debate when I am discovered long after my own lifetime.
ps. buy a print!