Sunday, July 27, 2014

Powerpuff Girls

This is my submission for the Shrunken Head Man Gallery Auction this coming fall - Powerpuff Girls! The auction is benefiting the Jules Jammal Scholarship fund for the Animation/Illustration program at San Jose State University (where I went for art school). The art program has been suffering from a loss of financial support from the school, so this auction will go towards helping the program and its students.

I wanted to try a different style that would complement the simplicity of the Powerpuff Girls, so I chose an Art Deco Style, which I have never worked with before. It was both challenging and really fun, especially because Art Deco is more about graphic design and shape. I learned a lot from this one!



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sketches from Europe, Set 2

More sketches from Europe...







Sketches from Europe, Set 1

Went to Europe this past May for 2 weeks and visited Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Paris! These are some sketches I did during our travels. Thanks for looking! 










Lannister Pride


A quick piece I did for the Winter is Coming gallery show at the LTD Seattle gallery this past April. The inspiration came from the books themselves rather than the show, so there isn't any resemblance to the HBO characters. It was a fun personal take of the Lannisters sibs :)


Annnnd....we're back!!

Heyyy all!

Ok, I'm such a noob with this whole social media thing - I'm realizing now that it's best to keep this blog open and running, so I'm BACK! I'm going to try to update here as much as possible, along with tumblr and FB sites. I'm kind of a dinosaur when it comes to social media :/ I love the internet, but it's hard to keep up with all these sites! But, do as the Romans do...I'll try to do it all!!

Will post stuff soon! Stay tuned!

Thanks!
steph

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Heyyy,

Just wanted to let you guys know that I will be moving most of my posts and work to my Facebook Art Page and Tumblr blog from here on out. I've been resisting the move because I'm slow with change (clearly) and have a lot of work on here, but it's just easier to go back and forth between FB and Tumblr. Thank you guys so much for supporting this blog!! If you still want to follow my work and other posts, please click 'like' on my page to continue getting updates from Facebook.

Thanks again for your support and see you on FB!

steph


Thursday, October 10, 2013

APE Sneak Peek


Looking forward to APE! See you guys there!! :))

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I'll be at APE 2013!!



I am returning to APE 2013 at the Concourse Exhibition Center, this October 12-13, Booth #442 (map of exhibition hall below)! I'll be selling prints, sketchbooks, and original pieces this year. It's a great little con to see new creations, toys, art, and more! Please stop by to visit, peruse, or chat - I'm looking forward to seeing you all! :)

Concourse Exhibition Center
635 8th St., San Francisco, CA, 94103 
Booth #442 (towards back of hall)
Sat Oct 12 11:00AM-7:00PM
Sun Oct 13 11:00AM-6:00PM

Badge Pre-Order:
http://www.comic-con.org/ape/badges-registration
$10 pre-order or $15 at the door
 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Please Vote '5' for my design!

I submitted a T-shirt design for the Tegan and Sara Threadless Design Challenge (Tegan and Sara are a twin duo indie band*). Please vote '5' for my design - it's the last 3 days! My motivation behind winning is to donate half of the proceeds to the SJSU Animation/Illustration program, where I studied and received my art education. They are in dire need of funding, and I felt this could be a great way to make some art and donate more than I could normally afford (but winning is necessary to do this!).

Please click the link below to vote for my submission, Heartthrob(s)**:

http://www.threadless.com/ teganandsara/heartthrobs-4/

Below are the final design and thumbnail sketch on a napkin (while eating at Jong Ga House in Oakland - good eats, btw!):





In the spirit of good sportsmanship, please feel free vote for other designs you might like :)

If you would like to donate to SJSU's Animation/Illustration program separately: http://bit.ly/sjsuai_donation

Please feel free to forward! The more votes I get, the closer I get to donating...BIG. Thanks so much for your time and support!!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Finally Joining Tumblr!!! stephdere.tumblr.com

Ok, it looks like I'm coming out from under my rock and joining the rest of the world in web feeds.

I've joined Tumblr!! A blogging site that posts images and writings. Please follow if you like and thanks for looking!!

http://stephdere.tumblr.com/