Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I don't think it is often that someone can french braid both their daughter's and husband's hair in the same day...  I think Jeff may be more nervous about cutting his hair than I am mine!

Also, some new logos I'm working on.  I love awesome clients! 

Jeff and I went downtown last night, and I drew this on the metro!  We look so East Coast, right?
 And here's Penny.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Which one?  I can't decide.  The black or white background.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

An artful week

 So, as Jeff drifted off to sleep last night, I seized the opportunity to sketch the night away. Sometimes I get into these drawing moods where I feel like I can produce art much more easily than normally.  Yesterday was one of those days.  I did these two things.  The first (above) is a quick sketch that I got carried away with painting in photoshop (I meant only to have it be a pencil drawn comic) of my little snake encounter.  Even looking at my drawing gives me the jibblies.

And secondly, is from Tangled.  The original sketch wasn't so awesome, so I decided to fix my mistakes with vectors, the ever forgiving medium!

And finally, I have been seeing a lot of this "Steam Punk" thing drifting around.  It is cool, I'm not quite sure if I get it completely, but I thought it would be fun to draw.

I have also started to dabble in photoshop painting.  It is in anticipation of our purchase of photoshop CS5 and hopefully a new tablet for Christmas!  I want to be ready to take off when I get these two extremely valuable assets.  I feel like I have only scratched the surface of my potential, and all I need is the proper tools!  I can't wait.  Anyway, here is Tarzan and Jane.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Tomorrow I will be changing my blog address from to (cheesy, I know, but super easy to remember.  Do you want to try and figure out how to spell ribeira every time you type in my blog address?).  You may need to adjust your links and feeds accordingly.  Thank you for your time.


EDIT:  I meant to say next Sunday, not tomorrow.  So, this change will not happen until this upcoming Sunday.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

What I DO love... when I get awesome clients who are serious about wanting good graphic designs!  And because of their awesomeness, it makes me want to work hard and produce the best work that I can.  I also find that with every project I do, I learn and grow a little more as a designer, which benefits everyone!  Anyway, among the things I am working for is Govloop (currently working on a few things for them, they are certainly my favorite clients, I feel like it is such an opportunity to stretch my bounds and abilities :) ) and I am proud to say in less than 2 hours, I pumped out these options for another client.  What do you think?
I thought I would throw this up here as well, just so you can see the creative process.  I take about 10 minutes to sketch, scan, and then frantically design while Penny sleeps away.

Oh!  There she is now.  Lunch time!