Another Halloween Creepy Decor Tutorial & Printables: Ghost Portraits

For my guest post on Fed Ex’s Out of Office blog this month, I originally was going to do yesterday’s Creepy Portrait tutorial.  But, apparently that was a little tooooo creepy for them, so I did another idea:  Creepy Ghost Photos. It’s a little simpler too, if you’re just starting with your photoshop skills, it’s a great one to start with.  The principle is the same, take old vintage photos and in this case, combine two to make one creepy photo which contains a ghost! Head over to Fed Ex Office blog to see all the details on how to make them yourself, or if you don’t have time or inclination to make them yourself, you can download the sample printable photos!… [ KEEP READING ]

Dr. Who Birthday Party Invitation (downloadable template, too!)

Dr. Who dalek birthday party invitation
For The Boy’s 7th birthday party, we’re doing a Dr. Who theme… My little anglophile is a big fan of the recent version of the series.  So I needed to design an invitation.  I ran out of time to do printed invites, so this is just going out by email, with a little extra explanatory text.  The “Celebrating” Dalek is quite cute, but I couldn’t resist adding the Tardis Blue envelope from the Impossible Astronaut episode, as well. [For those who asked, yes the Dr. Who cake will be coming next week, I’ll be doing a how-to, like the Angry Birds cupcakes, Dragon Cake,  Perry the Platypus Cake, and Clone Trooper cupcakes of years past.] I got the coordinates of the location from Google Maps (using these instructions) – but to avoid stalkers, I did change the coordinates in this image!… [ KEEP READING ]

Illustration Friday: Launch (Rooster Sketch)

Illustration Friday: Launch (Rooster Sketch)
And I’m back from my art hiatus with an Illustration Friday!! Really, I have been so busy with web design stuff, that I haven’t taken the time to draw, and that’s just sad.  So I’ve had this robotic rooster in my head (he’s eventually going to be a big piece) and here’s my first attempt at a sketch of him.  Doesn’t it look like he’s just launched a football into the air?   I really like this sketch so much I don’t want to mess it up by adding more…  but alas I need to keep working on it!  Does that ever happen to anyone else?… [ KEEP READING ]

Goodbye Tumblr as a Portfolio Platform

Goodbye Tumblr as a Portfolio Platform
…and hello WordPress! Several years ago I created a portfolio site for my art on Tumblr.  I wrote up the how-to here, and it’s been a very popular post–and still quite valid for using Tumblr for this purpose.   However, I’ve decided to move on now.  I design most everything in WordPress these days, and it’s so much more flexible and powerful.  And although Tumblr is free, hosting is dirt cheap these days, and you can host multiple sites on the same account, so having another WordPress site on my account doesn’t cost anything. Not that tumblr doesn’t work, and you can still see my old site here if you’re interested.… [ KEEP READING ]

Super Punch Tarot Show

Super Punch Tarot Show
The show for the Super Punch Tarot cards is coming up – and I’m excited to have a piece in it! The Super Punch Tarot
On exhibit: March 5 – April 23, 2011 If you’re in South Florida, be sure to stop by and check it out! This is the piece that I have in the show Curated by Super Punch‘s John Struan! Artwork by an international group of super punchy artists:
Aaron Miller; Adam Koford; Bethalynne Bajema; Brent Engstrom; Brent Nolasco; Brigid Ashwood; Britt Wilson; Casey Weldon; Chris Booker; Daniel Davis; Dave Perillo; Dean Reeves; Eliza Gauger; Eric Orchard; Eric Wirjanata; Franco Brambilla; Geoff Trapp; Heather Hudson; J.Shea; Jason Chalker; Jerrod Maruyama; Joseph Game; Kat Brunnegraff; Katy Hargrove; Ken Turner; M.… [ KEEP READING ]

Sketch Day – Knight and Dragon

Today’s ‘really, dot still does draw’ sketch… a knight and his foe. I think the tiny dragon is so cute. :)