Skateboard Deck // Cartoon Mountain

Adventure Time Mountain I finally have some new custom art to share with you all! It has been a while. I was busy focusing on school and other projects like canvas and guitar pickguards, and haven't had a custom deck to work on since March. But now I have this super playful one to share with you, enjoy! P.S. This one's headed out to Australia...so excited to be sending these out internationally!!

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This client wanted this deck as a gift for her boyfriend. She had a lot of various components she wanted to incorporate into the board, and it was important that I worked them into a cohesive composition. I approached this piece the same way I approached this past deck. Since one of the client's big ideas was to have the Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and the Adventure Time characters snowboarding, I decided to do a mountain scene and then do my best to tie in the other elements.

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Another request was to have a sloth with a gangster chain reading "Sloth Life." I incorporated this humorous element into the scene by hanging him from a tree that was in the background.

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Another little touch was the client's request for Fireball to be held by Jack Skellington while he snowboarded. I threw that in, but also didn't want it to be a lone element, so I had some buried in the snow at the base of the mountain as if it was waiting for Jack at the end of his run.

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Along the way, it is somehow become a tradition that I always take one photo of a finished deck. At first it was an accident, but when I noticed it happening after the completion of a few decks, I decided to continue. It is a fun way to see where I was at the time each one was painted and what I was wearing at the time.

Thank you so much for checking out my work! If you are interested in a custom deck, check out my listing for one. You can also check out any of the deck designs in my Etsy shop, or any of my past art.

Internship Attire

IMG_4095 I am excited to say that I have a new job and have been back at work the past few days! It is a summer internship within the architectural realm, but dealing more with real estate and site development. I worried at first that my design background wouldn't translate well to the real estate world, but have been surprised at how much I enjoy the work. We have been going on site visits, meeting with the city, and I work on land plans using Illustrator both at home and in the office. I am loving it!

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For work attire I am drawn to geometrics and neutrals. I like an outfit like this for work because it is professional, but still young and bold. I'm also carrying one of my favorite notebooks by Quattro. The paper is thick and high quality, and I love the fold over cover in charcoal that is very minimal.

striped hi-lo blouse // Fashion Q khaki crops // BDG by Urban Outfitters loafers // TJ Maxx bag // Gypsy Warrior glasses // Forever 21 sketchbook // Quattro Pads

Thanks for reading! Hope you're having a great week as well. x

The Making of: A Sectional Model

Today I am excited to share the step-by-step process of making a sectional architectural model. This model was a partner project between myself and my friend Parvathy Nair. The building design is for an urban middle school located in downtown Chicago. If you're not familiar with a sectional mode, it is as if you were taking a cut of a large portion of the building you have designed. Often it is painted a bright color to communicate the cut. In our case, it is the color yellow. Please enjoy these process photos to learn more about what happens in a third year architecture studio!

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I hope you enjoyed this "behind-the-scenes" look into our academic world. I'm extremely interested in any sort of processes (most architecture majors are) and I think it's important to look back and admire your own work from time to time. Thank you for reading!

You might also enjoy these past posts about this project:

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ART_90's Pop Art Canvas

IMG_1293 I keep small canvases around for moments when I get a bit bored, so that I can just pull them out and create something, but don't have to put too much thought or stress into it. I just started going with this one, and ended up drawing some 90's poppy fun art complete with trolls, yin yangs, and more. I really like the color scheme of this one, and am thinking about doing something like this to entire skateboard deck! yay? nay? Let me know!

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Thank you for checking out my work! If you'd like to purchase this piece, it is available on my shop, or you can check out all of my art here.