Sunday, September 29, 2013

Battle Geekz!

My boyfriend and our friend, Frank, started a podcast a little over a month ago called Battle Geekz. It is a new take on a review show where they give each other nerdy "assignments", whether it be a comic book, movie, tv show, etc....then they meet each week to discuss and "battle" on their various opinions. It's quite fun to listen to! They asked me to design a logo for them, so I thought it would be fun to make them look like they are about to partake in a sci fi meets fantasy duel...

After I completed the logo, I wanted to take it one step further and design them a Facebook cover page. They use a lot of sound effects from Street Fighter, so I thought I would stick with the theme and drop them in a classic Street Fighter battle scenario.

You can download Battle Geekz on Itunes or visit their website to find other ways to listen and download!

Invitation for Northridge Restoration

My boyfriend's mom works for a company called North Ridge Restoration, and they approached me about creating an invitation for a customer appreciation event they are having in October. They wanted something casual and fall-themed since it is taking place at a BBQ themed restaurant. They were quite pleased with the final result!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lion King Challenge on Threadless!

Hi Everyone!

I have submitted a design over at Threadless for their The Lion King challenge! Take a look and give me a "5" if you like it, ok?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Panda Pandemonium!

At work we made teams to help people get involved with our yearly activities and to help people get to know eachother a little better. I am a team captain, and we had to come up with a team name that included and animal and another alliterative term. Behold....PANDA PANDEMONIUM! Definitely rushed a little on this one, but I think it turned out cute.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Check me out on Etsy!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to share that I have opened a store on Etsy! Right now I am selling custom drawn portraits and some downloadable clip art sets. My goal is to expand on the clip art selection a little bit at a time, until I have a pretty substantial library!

Head on over, take a look...and maybe even make a purchase!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My First Letterpressing Experience

When my friend Ashley approached me recently about participating in a letterpressing event with AIGA Atlanta, at Atlanta Printmaker's Studio, I said, "Sign me up!" Not only have I always wanted to try my hand at letterpressing, I have always wanted to check out APS. What a great way to do both!

We had an awesome time at the event, and it was great to see the excitement on everyone's faces after they printed their first card. I printed my main batch of cards on a Chandler & Price printer from 1899 that you had to pedal with your foot! In this age of digital printing, it was really cool to use such an old tool to print!

Below is a picture of my artwork and some of the finished cards! I really hope I have the opportunity to letterpress again in the near future!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Some recent commissions

Hello all! I have done a few more commissions lately and thought I would share! First is a portrait for my friend Lacey. Her friends that got married are big Alabama fans, so she wanted a Roll Tide theme portrait to give them as a wedding gift.

The second is for a friend from high school's wedding program. They are getting married in July in Florida, so they thought it would be great to have a fan as their wedding program. I will post pics of the completed fan after the big day!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Entry for Kroger reusable bag contest

Kroger is having a contest to design a reusable bag, so I whipped up this design inspired by my family portraits I have been doing.

You can vote on my design over at Kroger's website.  It won't let me post a direct link, so the easiest way is to organize the entries by name and look for the entry named Sylvia S.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Matt the Viking

One day, Matt, my boyfriend, sees me looking at character designs online and says, "why don't you draw me a bad ass character for me to use as my avatar?"

Challenge accepted.

The writing says "Matt" in dwarven runes (according to Matt). Whatta nerd! Trying out a more painterly style with this one...I like it, but I definitely think I could use more practice!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


My dad is a huge rockhound and a big fan of fossils. My favorites have always been trilobites...I like how they look like bigger prehistoric versions of pill bugs!

For Christmas this year, I decided to draw my dad a picture of a trilobite to hang in his new home office.

Family Portraits

In the past few months, I have created a couple of "family portraits" for family and friends as gifts and I thought that I would share them with you all!

It all started with the portrait of my immediate family that I did for my mom for her birthday:

After that, I did a couple of couples (see what I did there?!). The first is my cousin and his wife (I gave it to them as a wedding gift), the second I did for a friend's birthday of her and her fiancee.

After my cousin, Amanda, saw the portrait of my family and of our cousin and his wife, she commissioned me to do one of her whole family for Christmas! I was a bit worried about this one because of the amount of people, but I think it turned out splendidly!

I am still considering doing these on a commissions basis, but it makes it a lot easier when you know the people you are drawing! However, if you are interested, contact me and I can let you know prices and such.

Overdue Christmas Card!

Why am I posting a Christmas Card in February? Well, I just realized that I totally forgot to post it on my blog! I got lots of compliments on it...had it printed by and they looked BEAUTIFUL! Highly recommend them for your printing needs!

I also did a poster for our work christmas party, which I thought turned out pretty cute, so might as well post that here too while we are on the topic!