December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here's a printable little (Happy New Year) card with extra space to write your own note! + a sheet to write down all of your plans for the new year.
Feel free to print any number of these & add color to them :)



You can print out these for your own personal use + share with others but please don't use images for commercial purposes.
Enjoy!

Best, 
Sarah

December 19, 2010

Amelia's Magazine: Bourgeois & Maurice illustration

I have recently illustrated for Amelia's Magazine Blog. 
It was for Amelia Gregory's interview with the FABULOUS Bourgeois & Maurice!


This is the sketch


And this is the final which was painted with Acryla gouache (Pure red + Carmine + Burnt Sienna + Ash Rose + Light Magenta + Shell Pink + Jet Black) on watercolor paper, 
then I scanned it and manipulated the color digitally 


Researching for this illustration was fun since there's a lot of material to look at; here's my favorite video of Bourgeois & Maurice:





Self-portraits November 22 - December 19





December 02, 2010

Christmas Cards!

NOW you can purchase the recent Christmas cards I have designed, hand printed & painted. The cards are being sold at Square Peg !

For the design of the cards I carved a linoleum block, then I printed the block on a Vandercook 4 press (at Katie Baldwin's studio, where I have been interning), the cards are printed on Stonehenge Warm White paper. Then I painted the yellowish gold areas in the cards individually with a brush. Which brings me to note that each card is unique since the cards are slightly varied in the yellow-gold areas due to the fact that each card have been painted individually. 

I printed an edition of 40 cards. Each card is numbered on the back. They smell so good (if you are into print-making ink)! 

For those living outside Philadelphia you can still order the cards, just send an email to sarahalf.store@gmail.com for details. Fellow artists I am up for trading, so if you want to exchange something you have made for a card, shoot me an email!