The Sketch Book

sketches from last night

A few sketches from illustrating for Coye Nokes last night. We met at Coye’s bright and airy studio above Chelsea Market for prosecco and shoe sampling. Her friends each got to choose a pair of shoes from her new collection to be sketched in. Fun, right?

Coye’s new spring ’13 collection of shoes is beautiful, lots of feminine heels in bright corals and turquoise. These striped ones above were a personal favorite of mine too.

You’ll notice I posed all the girls the same way, that definitely helped me speed along! I’ve started getting lots of requests for live illustration events lately and questions about how fast I can whip up one of my girls. And of course friends and family have been asking me for years “how long it takes”… after last night I now finally know, if I have to I can draw one of these girls in about 10 minutes.

Did I mention that Coye and I are both W&L graduates? It was cool to meet another female entrepreneur alum and watch her in action with her friends and coworkers celebrating her beautiful collection. Oh and her lovely interns are current W&L students! Generals love! I felt so proud to be part of this smart, creative group of women last night.

coye nokes

Tonight i get to meet shoe designer, Coye Nokes and sketch some of her newest creations. I’m pretty excited to see these beauties in person!


A breezy summer sketch on this Friday afternoon. I can’t get past the fact that her hair is blowing one way and her skirt the other way. Breezin all over the place. It just doesn’t make sense!

She got cut from the 2013 Calendar because of this conflicting cross wind situation.

Oh well, I hope she brightens your afternoon. I was feeling so disheartened by this horrible movie theater massacre today and I wasn’t quite sure what the official Inslee By Design statement was – I’m not good at “my heart goes out” tweets – but I figured I could share some artwork and put some positivity out there in this way.

Anyway, bon weekend. NYC-ers, lets hope this rain ends soon!


My favorite summer flower. Which is yours? I got carried away playing with hydrangeas yesterday afternoon, I think I want to quit my job and start making wallpaper…

Hmm… maybe someday. But for now, I can give you a print!

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visit Joss & Main for a sale on my cards and prints today through thursday!

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