Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Construction Worker

Okay, today is posting day...
I was working on lindsaynohl.com today.
Here is a sneak preview of how I think my situation will look:
just the concept for now...

nice and clean.

Soon ... now all I have to do is make art to put in it. ha.

Imperial Drag - "are you a boy or a girl?"

Remember that song?
Well here is my tribute.

It's either a manly woman, or a womanly man. Or maybe a little of both.
you be the judge.

I drew that today and inked it.
I am super productive these days.

Tomorrow starts a big work-fest for me. I'll be working on this massive commercial project for the next month - it'll be awesome... But I wanted to get in a little drawing while I could!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Portrait of Authority

It's me. Long time, no post, eh?
I've been doing a lot of stuff over the past couple months, mostly getting my new paperbicycle stuff under control.
and Unfortunately, all of my clients make me sign non-disclosure agreements, so none of my work can go posted up on wonderful blogs like this.

but, I've been making stuff nonetheless.

Adam teased me the other day about the last post being in June. or July or something...

Well, without further ado - some sketches from my sketchbook.
Random sorta-portraits : ode to some of my past students. Good people.
I wonder if you know who they are inspired by...

working on a painting soon.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


I'm making another promo postcard.
this time, It's about sweets. As you've probably noticed,
it shares almost the exact same pattern as the post about the recipe book... but it's less chalky.

more post-card-y.

i think I might print this one pretty quick, too, so I can take it to renegade.

Preliminary Sweeties


Here was the original pattern that inspired it all.
Notice how grey it is. (I think that might come from my personal love for grey)... not because it's at all appetizing or anything...

Friday, July 27, 2007


Hey! Guess what!? We're making another book!
This time it's a recipe book, and we're looking for talented people to submit
illustrated recipes of their favorite desserts!

Click on the picture for a larger version of submission guidelines.

We're planning on producing it by the end of August so it will be ready in time for the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago Early September.

Questions? e-mail us @ info@drawlgraphic.com

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fun Postcard

So I made some adjustments to this promo piece. I'm much happier with it now - I'm planning on sending a bunch of these out with the larger packet of materials. I will include that as I work on it -

What I like about it now, is that it serves as both a supplement to the larger promo piece I'm working on - as well as a self use item. It doesn't blare paperbicycle (which is what it's for) so when I send out a gift of them to clients, they will hopefully write on them and send them to people they like, thus getting my work out to more people.

the larger promo piece will be the piece that blares "paper bicycle" and showcases patterns and work.
I'm planning on sending a bunch of these out and selling packets of these both at local stores as well as the renegade craft show in Sept.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Paper Bicycle Promo Piece

Here's the beginning of a really neat promotional piece for Paper Bicycle.
I made it out of things I drew and Sara Waters' Buttons from a really cute pattern she made!! I'm excited - it may turn into a postcard as well as the front of a larger folder type thing.


Sunday, June 17, 2007


it's up! and running!
the little preview version of paperbicycle.com

sara waters, chris and i are heading to new york on tuesday to go to the licensing show!
we had to get it up and running so when we handed a million cards out we'd have something to show!
soon it will have a case study section that will show some of the projects we work on.
but for now it's just a cute collection of my patterns!

soon it will have some of the other arists's patterns there, too!


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Dear Diary Number 1

Here's another pattern that I made today.
This one is way more sketchy - but that's the point.
hooray for getting things done!

Cross Posted - Patterngroup.blogspot

Hey - So I've started my Print and Pattern Company-


I am working on putting the website up by AUG 1st, but may be able to get something up there before that.

Here is a pattern I made today with paintings that I did at the Spyhouse yesterday.
It's part of a larger series of things I plan on making in the next couple days.


Sunday, April 01, 2007

new and improved octopus.

i made this for a collaborative project w/ popcling.

we're sending out art off tonight!
Hope they like it!

(you might have seen the sketch and start of the OLD one... this one is new and improved.)

Sunday, March 11, 2007


i've been working on this drawing today.
my sketch is crappy, but my final is getting there.
here is my progress!

my progress...

my sketch

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Flower Pattern THREE

So I just finished another pattern.
This one is to add to that portfolio I'm working on.
I figured that I should get some hand drawn looking things in here, too.
(I've also noticed that I should start making more things with colored backgrounds.)
I'll add those other patterns I made in Illustrator so you can see them)


So I recently re-discovered postcardx.net.
My penpal Jessica told me about it about 4 ?? years ago and I was all about it.
Of course, Mcad and life and whatever got in the way and I ended up forgetting about it for a while.
In one random moment, I remembered it's existance and went crazy.

check it out :

So it's really simple, you push a button to get some random person's address, and then you send them some mail. Sometimes trinkets, art, stickers or even a -- *gasp* postcard!
THEN... if you feel like it, you can add YOUR address to the pile and random people can mail you things!! How exciting!
I decided that I was going to make some quick fun collage postcards for these random people and include some love.

So here are the postcards I made.
I'm mailing them tomorrow. :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Print & Pattern Portfolio

I'm getting ready to start getting my print & Pattern Portfolio ready again.
We just launched the new site and I'm excited to get some new stuff up there!
Here's something I painted today.
It's a little bit of paint and a lot of compositing on the computer.


here's version 1:

and version 2:

version 1 is pretty insane. I can't tell which one I like better.
more later.