Product & Print | 078

Happy tuesday everyone! For this Product & Print we’re going Mario themed! I may or may not have mentioned this previously, but a few months ago I finally got myself a Wii. I had been wanting to play Mario Kart for years and weirdly, none of my friends had the game. So basically, I have been obsessed with playing Mario Kart since I got the system. And I’m actually cosplaying Peach for PAX!

Mario Product & Print

This goofy illustration by Paulina Ganuchea is so much fun and really captures the mood of Mario Kart – pure chaos ^^ I’m also obsessed over how cute these handmade Shy Guy earrings by LizGlizz…she also has other character earrings from Mario and it was hard to pick my favorite (these star earrings are a close second…).

Who is your favorite Mario-verse character?

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Illustration | Penelope, Space Cadet Take 2

Remember when I first shared my little character Penelope? Well, I’ve created a new illustration with her!

You might have also noticed, she’s featured at the top of my brand new layout! Yep, I finally re-vamped my site, made it mobile friendly, and added a new page for my cosplay. Yay!

Penelope, Pin-Up Space Cadet

Penelope, Pin-Up Space Cadet

Once the hype of PAX East dies down, I’ll have some more time to myself to focus on blogging and drawing more. But for now…must.finish.costumes (I was ambitions and am making three…). Anyone else going to be at PAX?

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Dribbble Finds

You guys, I love dribbble. I use it to share my own illustrations, but there’s a lot of great design snippets on there, too. So to share some inspiration with you today, I thought I’d showcase some great (and random!) dribbble shots.

dribbble favorites

1ong Way Home by Katie Chinaski | Pattern for a Videographer by Shauna Haider
TBT by Martin Azambuja | The Alternate Side S03 • E11 by Marlene Silviera
Best of the City by Alex Perez | Jingling Gate Key Icon by Jessica Levitz

Do you have any favorite shots? And if you’re on dribbble, I’d love to follow you!

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Cosplay | Elsa

You guys. Last year I said that you would never catch me doing a Frozen costume…and come 2015, I was all about creating Elsa! It must have been the snow…but I’m *officially* a Frozen cosplayer now! Is there some sort of club I get to join?

Kyla Cosplay | Elsa
Kyla Cosplay | Elsa

Here in New England we have gotten walloped with snow. The first snow I was super excited to get out and shoot this costume, but now the snow is just excessive. I’m sure feels right at home, but me? I’m a fan of warmer weather.

Kyla Cosplay | Elsa
Kyla Cosplay | Elsa
All photos from skowalz.com

Also, don’t forget to follow along on my Facebook Page! I post lots of progress photos and final shots. I’m thinking of doing a post sharing my Elsa progress…not a tutorial, just photos of the process. Would you be interested in that?

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Illustration Round-Up | Hatsune Miku

Do you guys know of Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid? Vocaloid is a singing voice synthesizer, and you can choose Miku as your voice to use in the software to make songs. According to her official site, Hatsune Miku means “The first Sound from the Future”, and her voice has been featured in over 100,000 songs.

Here are some stunning illustrations by various artists of Miku herself:

Hatsune Miku Illustrations
ShiroKuaku

Hatsune Miku Illustrations
Nanatsuki-Jinko

Hatsune Miku Illustrations
ShiroKuaku

Hatsune Miku Illustrations
Eddy Shinjuku

What do you think of Miku? I’ve never used Vocaloid before, but Mike is featured in one of my favorite, silliest videos on the internet, which you can watch here.

Also: if there’s any specific character/game/show/genre/ANYTHING you’d like to see featured here, let me know! I’m always open to suggestions.

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