Mosey’s Mid Riff

March 29th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

I was fortunate to be asked to join my friends from Mosey at an event in San Francisco called the microhood Mid Riff party (hosted by The Bold Italic and Blick’s). From what I understand it’s a celebration of local businesses in the certain areas in San Francisco featuring restaurants, small shops, and galleries! This year the microhood Mid Riff party set up shop on Market Street. I had a blast and I hope I can show more of my work at one of these parties! Mosey situated themselves in a cute little gallery called Satellite 66. I had the pleasure of helping Audrey Ma and her team beautify the space. Here are some photos courtesy of Audrey of the event. Super fun!

I got in Society of Illustrators!

February 14th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s Valentines day. The day where everyone says I love you to the person they care about and shower them with thoughtful things they adore. It’s also the day that I got into the most prestigious competition and walked away a winner, twice! It’s very humbling and at the same time mind blowing. No words can express this feeling.

Circus Portrait

January 3rd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

First of all, happy new year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I’ve been missing for some time now only because I was finishing up my last semester at California College of the Arts working on my thesis project. Now that I am officially done I get to start all over again and make new work.

A week before Xmas a friend of mine called me up for some commissioned work for a Xmas gift to his girlfriend. I couldn’t pass up a fun and rad project so I agreed to do it. (The scale of this thing is outside my comfort zone so it was kind of nice to work huge for the first time in a long time! The final product is 24″x30.”

I am sharing my process just so you can get an idea of how I work.

Here is a collage of the final sketch. I started drawing one thing on a piece of paper but it didn't work out. So, I took some scissors cut out a few things and arranged the objects until I was satisfied.

I started to paint one subject, detailing it to completion and moved on to another subject

Some detailing up close. I lay down a warm wash before adding other colors in, just to unify everything together.

TAH DAH! Complete.

A long vacation away from what I do, normally.

August 25th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve literally been gone for a whole month. I wanted an escape. For what reason? I needed to break away from what I normally do. You gotta get out there and explore, something is bound to inspire you. Nature, the ground we walk on, and life inspired my mind for an entire month. Everyday I wanted to paint but I knew it wasn’t a good time yet. So for weeks I’ve been watching what I ate and exercised so I could handle the elements. I love it. I am obsessed with the outdoors.

Anna’s 25th Birthday

May 11th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

…Happy Birthday to me! Two days ago it was my birthday and I took a day trip out to Fort Bragg with my boyfriend, Matthew. The drive out there was really pretty because we were surrounded by redwood trees, plant life, and beautiful coastal views. It was magic. I took a lot of pictures and I’m hoping to paint a few in a couple days or so. For my 25th after the Fort Bragg trip, I spent a nice evening with my family & boyfriend, cooked dinner, had drinks, and ice cream cake! Thanks for the good time. A day after my birthday marked my four years with Matthew. He is super amazing because he takes me on a lot of trips and we experience so much together! So below is a portrait of me and him being stupid in love or “retardedly cute.” The mediums I used for this piece was just gouache on cardboard. I really like painting onĀ  half tones. Same method is used with watercolors (I lay down a warm base color). Keep an eye out for new updates!

Hooray! I finally have a real website!

April 12th, 2012 § 3 comments § permalink

This blog will show you my process from start to finish for illustrations. I will also rant and share random art/artists that inspire me to create new work.

Keep an eye out for new stuff! Thanks for dropping by!

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