I’ve been drawing these little carp wind socks (Koinobori) all over my sketchbook this week, just love the bright color and shape possibilities. Here’s a quick vector sketch that will hopefully become a whole school of these little guys sometime soon.
9:25 pm • 17 October 2014 • 4 notes
Dye painting experiments
Finally got around to playing with some dye painting, trying to see if these critters will translate well to fabric. These were painted with fiber reactive dyes thickened just a bit with sodium alginate. More thickness will probably give me a bit more control but I did enjoy the loose line quality in these guys.
This would be a fun approach to making a flag, since the colors show on both sides, so that may be my next attempt…
fiber reactive dyes + soda ash (fixer)
sodium alginate (thickener)
Measurements and info from Tie Dye: Dye it wear it share it
2:21 pm • 11 June 2014 • 1 note
Tonalá Critters Wallpaper
I’ve been trying to learn more about central/south american craft traditions, and have become especially taken by the pottery from a town in Mexico called Tonalá, which has become well-known for its hand painted pottery tradition.
My favorites are the animals, painted in great colors and line work with huge dopey eyes that make you want to adopt them all and put them on a shelf near you always (or maybe that’s just me).
I’ve been looking at these guys so much I just had to sketch them out, and used them as an experiment with hand drawn elements + digital textures.
See my growing collection of critters here.
Grab the iPad wallpaper (2048 x 2048)
1:55 pm • 6 June 2014 • 5 notes
Musubi experiments continue, this time with soy glazed fresh pineapple and low sodium spam, good balance of sweet and savory.
10:54 am • 14 May 2014 • 2 notes
Finally made it out to the local gem/rock shop in town and was inspired by all the treasures we discovered.
12:18 pm • 7 April 2014 • 7 notes
A pair of Marimo from my valentine, I love them!
4:11 pm • 14 February 2014 • 3 notes
About a week ago we launched a project we’ve been working on for a while with our friends at Scribble Tone- Flagsmith, a typeface that creates custom flags.
My favorite is getting to make the flag closest to my heart, the tri-color of my native Colombia. Those colors make me proud, nostalgic and happy all at once, incredible the power that these symbols have over our emotions.
I grew up learning the meaning for the colors:
Yellow represents the richness of the Colombian soil, the sun, justice and harmony.
Blue represents the sky, rivers and two oceans that border the Colombian territory.
Red represents the blood shed by the patriots to gain liberty, love, power and progress.
1:07 pm • 10 February 2014 • 5 notes
Waldo thinks very little of my design process.
2:06 pm • 6 February 2014 • 2 notes
Finally got my spice rack mess in order, found these great little jars on Uline and they were perfect for the job.
7:56 pm • 5 February 2014 • 2 notes