Wednesday, December 31, 2008

For Meg and Doug....

Lol Wut? hehe

scrap paper

Monday, December 29, 2008

Garage full of Aerosol

While I was at home I couldn't resist but to make something with my giant collection of spray paints that I had to leave behind when I moved, tragedy. So I found some cardboard and made this sweet print. 

Friday, December 19, 2008

Horrible news

Ahhhh the Duggars brought another child into this world! The family had their 18th child named Jordyn-Grace. All of their children names start with J's so Jordyn-Grace (is that spelling from the bible?) fits in nicely with: Joshua, 20;  John-David, 18; Jill, 17; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 12; Joy-Anna, 11; Jeremiah, nine; Jedidiah, nine; Jason, eight; James, seven; Justin, six; Jackson, four; Johannah, three; and Jennifer...oh and Father Jim-Bob, yes Jim-Bob. Oh I hate/love the Duggars. 

funniest one yet

So I think this is the funniest/strangest request I've had to make of all the clipart I've been doing so far. It's one of those african women who stretch their lips with plates. I can't even look at this or the reference photos anymore.
As I was making this a few people walking by my cubicle stopped turned and looked just to say "um....alright" and keep walking. haha. Yea I always have the strangest things on my screen... like so:

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Emily, I promised you a doodle of you know who and his motorcycle-riding-breakaway-pant-wearing-antics. Enjoy:

And here is one i found under a pile of notes similar to it on my desk today.... Guess it was a slow day at work :) 

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two... i mean three new ones

So i made two new illustrations today at work... 
1. cubs hat (duh)

2. Frankenstein

3. Frankenstein in a cubs hat...whoa! haha 

Friday, December 12, 2008

Better than Hallmark

My mom was worried she couldn't think of an idea for our 2008 Burke family Christmas card. We Burke's always make our own and usually incorporate a lovely, unflattering and outdated family photo where usually one of us has our eyes closed. Since we are all in different parts of the country and are just plain uncooperative, I'd thought I'd make mom some choices to use to send out a fun illustrated christmas card. 

So (above) the first one is the original idea for our card. Simple, funky, neon colors....awesome. I had some free time at work so I whipped up this idea and some others for Daryl. Below I made 4 separate versions I thought mom could print out and send to different people (coolest colors to the family members we like the most, of course) or she could use the second one pictured above and have all four versions in one card. I don't know which I like the best yet, but now they're making my spray painted cards look like poo. Well at least my cards sent noxious fumes across the country... with love of course :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

and more.

Maybe you are getting sick of looking at these, but hey here's two more I did at work. Jeanne Carmen and Bella Lugosi (Hey look Gar, a vampire!). Sadly, I think these are the last of them for now, guess I'll have to find something else to occupy my napping.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

X-mas* cards

Yay I made Christmas cards! Here are some pics of my "Christmas Cards Version 1" I did last night and almost died from the fumes in out little back room (it was WAY too cold to do outside). Don't worry--for the family members that read this blog (on a daily basis...aka the two of you) you aren't getting these, you may be getting version 2.  

*Oh and remember how mom would yell at us when we were young if we wrote "x-mas" saying it was taking "Christ" out of Christmas, well Daryl was wrong. Back in the day X stood for Christ (or something like that I read from my book at work) ...soooo there Mom. 

Monday, December 8, 2008

Three more...

Here are two more of the illustrations I have been working on to help someone out at work for The "Gigantic Armchair Reader" book..ugh. Usually they send the reference images off to an illustrator but this time I've been doing them! I kind of enjoy doing them, so I hope they keep coming.

PS. My sister's came up to Chicago for my super sweet 23rd birthday. We had a fun time, shopping, eating, etc. Shannon got a taste of the midwest and the fresh snow we had on my birthday. Below is a pic of us just before Meg and Shan drove back to Columbus, taking a walk by the semi-frozen Lake Michigan. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

back in the day..

Does anyone else remember playing with this in preschool? I do, and now am making my digital versions.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

bee beard

i wish i had a gray marker


I finally got to do something cool at work today! I illustrated this lovely vasco de gama because their clipart was not good. Yay! (its not done yet, but you get the point)
(now it's done) 

Psychedelic airports

What is it with airports having crazy psychedelic walkways between terminals? The above pics are two from Detroit and the bottom is right here in good ol' O'hare. Sorry for the blurry-ness of the iphone but I think it adds to the crazy factor of these walkways. Both walkways have very enya-like music that goes with the changing lights, maybe it's supposed to calm you down while you get to your connecting flight...or just make you feel like you're on acid as you're running on a moving sidewalk under pulsating lights? Not sure, but I like them. 

Quick update on my thanksgiving: Went to columbus to stay with Meg and Doug, great time, cooked good food, was nice and relaxing, got stuck in detroit "the 'D'" airport forever, lost my luggage, got back to chicago late at night....and woke up to lots of snow. yikessss.