Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Princess by Design

I was recently commissioned to design and create a Disney inspired princess
version of a spunky, spirited birthday girl.

Um, YES. Yes, I will do that.
It was a blast.

Meet Clara.

Here is the original sketch, done in a Starbucks in Cambridge on a gloriously lovely day.

I don't usually do the middle step, but I wanted to make sure I liked the color concept I'd chosen.
Thought it might be fun to line them up side by side.

Here are some other color experiments. 

 This is my favorite of the color schemes I tried. 
I would wear this all the time, always, forever.

Here are some funky, in-between stages that I thought had kind of an interesting look to them.

New Neighbors

Keeping professionalism alive and well in my new office.

(He and I have a copy of this hanging in our cubicles).

They'll Hough and They'll Puff...

And they'll blow your mind!

In preparation for my trip to NYC this month to see Julianne and Derek Hough's 
I created my third installment of goofy celebrity drawings, this time a "selfie"
with the talented sibs (since I can't afford VIP tickets to take a real photo).

The following photos are from my Instagram account.

The drawing is 2.5" x 2.5"
I added this last one for scale.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Resurfacing At Last!

Before the recent, big move to Boston, I made some parting gifts for my coworkers.

Detail - porcelain paint

Lettering detail

Mug #2

Chalk paint, chalk and some fixative spray.

And now, meet some of the new coworkers. 
Working my way through the Wiley-Blackwell SSH Editorial team:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

We're Moving!!

The fuzz kids and I are relocating to Boston!
It's been a crazy month! Once we're settled, I'll post more work!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

There's No Place Like Holmes

Sometimes when I need a break from juggling projects I have some tea...
 with Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch).

The following are just some iPhone pictures I took while working on 
this silly, for-fun project.

Here's the first in-progress shot that I posted on Instagram.
I asked people if they could guess who it was.
For more pictures, please follow me @kelcroyillustrations !!

Benedict is underway. I put my pencil in for scale.
The full, finished drawing is about 3"x4"

3"x4" pencil

Another post from Instagram