lifestyle illustration

One Year Wiser: 365 Illustrated Meditations

The benefits of meditation are very well-known these days but we still seem to ignore them. We’re too busy to take some time just for ourselves. The One Year Wiser: 365 Illustrated Meditations book is an item that can make you start making some time during the day to meditate and find piece of mind.

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for my lifestyle illustration class, the infamous “dolls” assignment - every week we had to draw referenced outfits. I used my comic characters as my models! I used a slightly different style on them to make drawing the clothes easier. 

many of the outfits are from lookbook or polyvore, some are from magazines, a couple I saw on TV shows, and there’s a few I patched together myself!

(funny side note: I didn’t know that Mac Miller was a musician or whatever, I honestly thought that was a t-shirt for a water park…..oops………

side note #2: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY)

in the photoset viewer, you can Right Click-> Open Image in New Tab to see them bigger!

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From my research it looks like tea brewing time depends on what your teas made out of. To put it simply

  • leaf: 1-3 minutes
  • flower: 3-6 minutes
  • stem or stalk: 8-10 minutes
  • root: 7- 9 minutes

I’d recommend experimenting with your tea and seeing how strong you like it. It’s all just trail and error at the end of the day :D

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3D Sidewalk Murals Allow Pedestrians to Interact With the Optical Illusion 

Artist Nikolaj Arndt is known for his composition of impressive 3D street artwork which is drawn by chalk on sidewalks. The optical illusion’s saturated colors and shadows give depth and a psychedelic sensibility to his illustrations.

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Artist Spotlight: Vincent Nappi

The work that I do involves all the things I find interesting. Art is an incredible excuse to pay more attention to what gets you going in the morning. Right now, most of what gets me going involves some combination of pretty girls, slick threads and men of dubious morality.

I’m fortunate enough that people like to pay for this sort of stuff. I plan on having more of them do so in the future so I can continue to eat, drink and be merrily covered with ink. - Vincent Nappi

Vincent Nappi: Webpage | Tumblr | Print Shop | Twitter

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Bar Tabs

It’s the weekend, so here’s a collection of some of the “Bar Tabs” pieces I’ve done for the New Yorker over the past year! They each accompanied a short review featuring an interesting place to have a drink in the city. From top to bottom: The Happiest Hour, 67 Orange Street, Loosie Rouge, Kilo Bravo, Standings, Sunrise Sunset, Threes, Tropical 128, The Duck, and Stay Classy New York. Thanks as always to my AD Deanna Donegan, and the New Yorker!

Now go out and have a delicious cocktail! It’s Saturday!