Inflammable. Turns out, this word means the same as just regular flammable. (Confusing, I know.)
Also: happy International Women's Day! It's pretty awesome being a woman. :)
In the spirit of setting up new goals for the year, I'm trying to get back into doing daily warmup doodles! Here's one I did yesterday: Incessant.
My calligraphy workshop is sold out! So excited to have everyone out on the 14th who signed up. If you're still interested in taking the class but didn't get to register, please let me know. If there are enough people interested, I may open up a second session! #calligraphy #workshop #erinbarkerillustration
My friends over at Girl-ish have written a great article on this super awesome, kick-butt leading lady–the character Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU. They are doing a series on Favorite Female TV Characters and it's been such a fun ongoing project!
I'm loving how this illustration turned out. For my friends and I in college, watching Law & Order was one of our favorite things to do while procrastinating on homework. We were fiercely dedicated to the show, along with all the characters. Definitely brings back good memories.
Check out the article here!
Croc for @sketch_dailies. Been a while since I did one of these. Gotta keep the ol' hands from getting rusty. #sketchdailies #illustration #sketch #watercolor #walnutink #crocodile #peterpan #ticktock #erinbarkerillustration
Happy December! My college friend Christie is starting her new blog today, Girl-ish, and I'm really excited for them. I'll be doing some illustration work for the blog, which will be focusing on being real about life as a 20-something woman, encouraging honest conversation and discussion. Above is the portrait I did of Christie and Kiley, the other creator. Looking forward to seeing what great things they have in store!
Pretty exciting stuff. Looking forward to the 27th!
Want to take my hand-lettering and modern calligraphy workshop at the end of the month? Registration opens at 9am today! Go to ShoppeClass.com to register. #buildingcharacters #shoppeclass #handlettering #calligraphy #erinbarkerillustration
Prepping for my ShoppeClass workshop on hand lettering and calligraphy at the end of September! Working on curriculum and testing out some teaching techniques. More info to come as it gets closer to the class date.
We were going for a Lord of the Rings vibe to add a sense of adventure and intrigue. The whole thing was hand-lettered by myself, with the exception of the chronological chart. I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this map, and it is such a rewarding feeling to have it finally available.
This was such a fun project. The guys at Cold Water Media were a pleasure to work with and I am quite pleased with the final piece.
Last week's Illustrated Word of the Day.
Gladiator is in my top 10 movie list, and they just put it up on Netflix! The only logical thing to do was to sit down and watch/sketch it in all its glory.
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite evening activities. I have always been a big movie person, so I love having an excuse to watch an old favorite in order to sketch the characters. This time it was Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Around Easter time, my family has made it a tradition to plow through all three films in one weekend, so watching it always brings back good memories.