Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I really am starting to like folk art aesthetics with the pattern work and bright cheery colours!


This card was painted in memory of my great uncle Merritt, who just passed away last week. He was an ornithologist, and was the prime culprit in starting my interest / obsession with birds ...
This is for you uncle Merritt - thanks for teaching me about hummingbirds, I'll never forget!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Playing around ...

... with an old illu from Harvey Chan's class last year! Experimenting with digitally colouring stuff ...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A belated thanks...

A friend gave me a card some weeks back and because of the end-of-school rush I wasn't able to properly thank him at the time (so now I'll say it - Thank You!! ;) ) ... It's a christmas card featuring a beautiful fashion illustration done by LA-based illustrator Helen Huang (http://helen-huang.com); Huang's illustration references one of the last pieces created by the late, great Alexander McQueen.

If you're curious to see the card, you can check out his fashion blog (http://www.fusionofeffects.com/) , where, I believe, he will be posting the card up for the public to see after December 20th!

Thank you again! The McQueen christmas card is gorgeous and already hung up on my wall! :)
- Em

Saturday, November 20, 2010

'Artists are like Monsters' Zine

Zine for Sequential Narratives class (& accompanying poster!!):

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Class Crit = ZZzzzzz

This is the product of being bored during a class critique of rough copies .. ugh ... zzzzz................

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Finished Beatles Editorial

Octopus's Garden

BATHING BIRDS - Finished Art

Book cover Part II:

So just had the crit for my roughs ... apparently she liked the others as well :) ... so I will upload my two formerly-rejected pieces ...

Hans Christian Andersen

Book cover assignment ... 3 of 5 roughs (the other 2 should not be allowed to ever see the light of day...)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Lemon on Acid

Some stupid "pop-homework" assignment my prof thought would be fun - he was sadly mistaken. I really hate blending with acrylics, despite the retarder ... I'm pretty sure my loathing for the medium is evident. Oh well, here we go:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Nuit Blanche

Shamelessly promoting our blog addresses across the city ...

Friday, October 1, 2010

NEW! Poptart Series

Got these mini illustration boards at Curry's and thought I'd give them a try ... yes ... it's a poptart ...


"jam vomit"

"love tart"

All Dolled Up

Core studio class Project 1: Design a 'Blu-Q' re-usable bag - my concept theme: 'Dolled Up'

Size: 15.5 x 15 inches

Sunday, September 5, 2010


now to scan and combine with photos and voilá!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fashion Illu

Commissioned by fashion photographer Marcus Kan, illustrating fashion designer Breeyn McCarney's new line 'Another Word for Pink' ...

*Started painting this one in - this was the first one I did - then I changed my mind and decided I would do digital colour ................................. so photoshop hates me and I may go back to painting ...