Monday, December 22, 2008

Rhino print

New Rhino at etsy here! I drew this last night and then fell asleep... finally I have time to post it! I love rhinos. :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Some recent logos

Just wanted to share some of my recent logos, done in my (super fun) ucla extension logo class last quarter. I love doing logos, it's always such a good challenge.


OJ logo, mmm.


My own made-up catfood brand. But I'd buy it!!


This one's a real company, and I tried to get it to be a serious logo that says "rescue" but also is friendly and cute at the same time.


For a phone company.


The assignment for this one was to do a logo with the company's initials. I made the lettering myself in indesign, I couldn't find a font that could fit together the way I wanted it to. Plus I wanted really creamy, flowing, chocolatey looking letters. Now I want chocolate.


Internet provider company. Wanted this one to imply interconnectedness with the shapes.

That's all for now, hopefully I'll get a chance to do some more pretty soon. I want to take the new UCLA ext. class called Surface, taught by John Beach, he's one of my favorite teachers-- but with work & that long drive, plus it's probably full by now.... I think I will just have to get the hang of my schedule with my new job first, and take the class next quarter or whenever it's offered next because it's going to be such an amazing class.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Holiday gifts I'm getting for people I like!

I thought a mini-gift guide would be fun here, since I'm trying to do most of my holiday gift shopping on etsy.

For my parents, I got each of them a sketch/writing book like this one below. She made me 2 custom books and they are each a little different, one has a pinecone piece closing mechanism and the other is more like the one pictured. They're beautiful and I can't wait to give them to my parents! They arrived wrapped beautifully too but I peeked & then put it back carefully. :)


by lacunawork

I also got them moose pancake mix from the Gene Autry museum here in LA, it says "just add beer," and I can't tell if it's a joke or not... it could work! I think it's gonna be awesome either way.

For my sister, I maybe went a little overboard... I got her this:

by JacquelineKnits

and this:

By CypressInk

And also the moose pancakes, and an old western framed fruit crate label plaque-thing from the Autry museum as well.

For my mom for her birthday, (yep, it's almost at the same time as christmas, as is mine, since I was born on her birthday!)I got this:



by KrissColorStripes.
Such lovely colors!! It's still in the mail, and I seriously cannot wait to see all the other pages. I want one for me too!

Aaaand, I got these for me. Yes, for christmas. Be quiet!! Here it is:


by Labelstone.

For my boyfriend, since he is a technerd, just wanted a GPS and some shirts from thinkgeek, so that's what he's getting :). I'm just gonna link them here in case somebody also is a nerd like us: Star Trek shirt, battlestar caprica city shirt, %20 shirt, i can has bukkit shirt.

And I think most everyone else is gonna get a card-- I'm about to make gingerbread bear cards (gingerbear!) tomorrow or the next day, and they are gonna be supercute, so I'll link those when I'm done but in the meantime I also love these partridge cards... and now they seem to be sold out! But the shop has other great ones, and maybe they would make more partridge ones.

Ok, hope this was helpful! I love etsy for the ridiculously endless choices... Soon I want to post about the gifts I almost got people but didn't, because some of the things I ended up not getting are just as cool as what I did get, but again, etsy's endlessness... it's hard to pick sometimes!


Viking Kitty and Kangaroo Boat

Ack, sorry for the blog-neglect!! I recently got a new job as a graphic designer for a local newspaper, L.A. Downtown News, and I'm sooo loving it but it's harder to find time to blog and to draw! Getting the hang of it, though :)

Anyway, I wanted to post my latest drawing: Pinky the Viking Kitty Explores the Sea with his Kangaroo Boat! (etsy link)

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Friday, November 28, 2008

25% off sale for black friday!

Come check it out! Everything in my store is 25% off through Monday! Enjoy while it lasts :)

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade
arawlins.etsy.com

Monday, November 10, 2008

New birdie print!

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This birdie wants to keep you company during the cold winter months! Print available here

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Featured in my first etsy treasury!

I'm in my first treasury on etsy! Click here to see it. Lots of other great artists in there too, and I'm really loving the colors and style of the overall thing. Mine is the little bird in the bottom row.

Some of my favorite artists on Etsy!

Etsy Finds
Kaboodle
Etsy Finds by alexisr


Here's a kaboodle style board of some of my favorite items on Etsy. They're all items I think are fresh, simple, unique and not too fussy. If you haven't checked out kaboodle, the style boards are really fun!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New etsy cupcake print!

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New drawing for etsy! Available here. Mmmm, frosting.....

Also the "Our Kitties" drawing is now available as a print on etsy! You can find it here, and it can be customized for any special animals you would like.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New prints on Etsy!

squirrel_bubblegum.jpg

squirrel_wood.jpg

new prints in the store here! If the hot pink one is toooo bright for you there's a darker one I made afterwards, and I like the wood-look too.

hello new blog!

First post on my brand new blog! I'm creating this blog to be a place to put works in progress, or just show my art process, and also a place to post and review other art that I love, including stuff I love on etsy. I do have my own etsy store and will sometimes post my new updates to it! My store is located at www.arawlins.etsy.com and I hope you enjoy it!