I’ve been going through the Andrea Tomingas archives lately. Dug these two drawings up from the vertical files:
This one is a drawing of my friend’s awesome dog. I did this in around 2006 I think ? — I have to tell the archivist to keep better track. I did the drawing first in pencil on paper from a photograph, then I went over it in ink. The red and brown of the eyes were added in Photoshop.
This is another one done from a photograph. I did it in ink on paper, then colored and added texture in Photoshop. I took the photograph at the Nike Site in Los Angeles, which is a pretty and interesting place to hike to in LA.
My mom is awesome and she has a birthday coming up. We celebrated yesterday. I made my mom a card and got her a “My Beating Heart,” a plush heart-shaped pillow thing that is actually supposed to be amazing at helping one relax and/or fall asleep. For her birthday celebration brunch, we ate frittata, spinach, and cupcakes and drank champagne and had a great time.
I made the card using beautiful art from Briar Press — the rose flower ornament. And the typeface is Le Havre Rounded, which I love to use. I printed the card out and pasted it on some nice heavy folded cardstock to make the card.
I made it, guys! You can see all the AlphaBeasts here: AlphaBeasts A to Z. Now all I gotta do is trace, ink and color in Illustrator/Photoshop and make this into a poster. Which is totally nothing, am I right? I may make the drawings into a poster, or at least a downloadable pdf, since I kind of like the handmade quality of it.
Again, all of these were done in pencil on paper, then texture and color was added in Photoshop.
Merry Christmas Eve, everybody. My family does a Secret Santa gift exchange and I wrapped my presents this morning. I used brown Kraft paper to wrap, then I freehanded a design in pencil on the smaller gift. Then I colored in the lines with a silver gel pen (purchased from JetPens.com) and a thin-tipped Sharpie. Start:
I taped this awesome textured red-and-black origami paper on top of the larger box on the bottom and then stacked the smaller gift on top.
Gotta go make some pierogi and drink some egg nog. Have a great day, everyone!
I made a mix for my friend Q’s Birthday (Happy [super-early] Birthday, Q!). This is all InDesign, with lines + ITC Avant Garde Gothic and a big Colonna Q. I like how the red curvilinear Q both matches and contrasts with the lines in the background and foreground. And what is Avant Garde Gothic but a bunch of lines and circles? Yum: Lines and circles. When I think of Q, I think: