Posts tagged ‘summer’

Who Are You Callin’ a Weenie?

In the theme of random national months (who declares these things anyway??), July is National Hot Dog month.

Someone on deviantART suggested that I need to animate it so that the hot dog pops up suddenly and is heralded by the ‘ta-da’ sound that old Windows used to have (I had to look that up because I couldn’t remember the sound). That would be so awesome. Now if only I had Flash….

June 25, 2011 at 5:55 pm Leave a comment

Kawaii Hawaii: Tropical Drink

Another design in my Kawaii Hawaii series. It was suggested that I put the drink in either a pineapple or a coconut, but I really wanted to play with gradients in the drink itself so that’s why the glass won out.

Er…don’t have too much to say about this one. I really like the way it came out though 🙂

Design for sale in my Zazzle shop.

April 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

Kawaii Hawaii!

Kawaii Tiki GodRandom thoughts can lead to the craziest ideas… The other day, I had the thought that I needed to do a kawaii style tiki god for my shops. I have no idea where that came from. I’m constantly in creative mode so I’m used to random ideas popping in and out of my head, but this one was pretty random! Well, one thing led to another and pretty soon, kawaii tiki god was joined by a whole slew of sketches in my sketchbook. I’ll be uploading them here as I get them done. This was actually the second one I completed, but it’s the one that started the whole idea. The goal is to have all the designs in the shops by the start of summer. I’ve dubbed it my ‘summer collection’, which sounds a bit pretentious, but I don’t know a better way to describe it as it IS for summer and a collection of designs based on a theme. The name of this series is Kawaii Hawaii 🙂

You know, on second thought, I probably got this idea seeing nearly everyone I know on Facebook going to Hawaii! The closest I’ll get this year will be my drawings. Sadness.

Design for sale in my Zazzle shop.

April 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

Who Said Anything About Fall???

Well normally, creamsicles are associated with summer and being that it’s almost October, I would be a bit late posting about them here. But man, it’s sure been hot! This has been such a weird year weather-wise. I heard that in the beginning of the week, Los Angeles was up to 113 or something insane like that. Pass the popsicles people, summer’s not going away yet!

This was a design that I had in my sketchbook. I wasn’t planning on using it for anything final, it was just a doodle I did when trying to come up with ‘real’ Kimchi Kawaii art. Then, I joined deviantART and saw what people could do with Illustrator and I wanted to challenge myself. I know that compared to some of the photo realistic stuff out there, this is pretty primary, but I’ve got to start somewhere right? Mostly the appeal of this one was to practice drawing shiny objects. I am pretty happy with the way it came out.

I’ve always loved orange creamsicles or dream bars as I’ve also heard them called. The cold, crunchy, citrusy outside is perfect for the soft, creamy soft serve inside. It just screams summer to me. I purposely do not stock them in my freezer so I am not tempted to eat them for dinner. Hey, it does have some of the food groups in there – dairy (ice cream), fruit (the uh, fake orange ice part) and I guess if you really want fiber, you could eat the stick….

September 30, 2010 at 11:00 am Leave a comment


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