Friday, July 21, 2017

I'm Art Directing ( Again )

I know, I know, I've been absent here for a long time. So much going on with so many things that I love to do, all happening at the same time. Just when I signed onto a site to promote my art for licensing, I ended up becoming an art director for an indie record label. It brings me back to my ad biz roots, but it seems more fun to me. Here's a promo piece I just designed for the release of an album that was a year in the making. Yep, it takes that long as well as the time and money to promote that includes marketing and PR people.
Check out Cold Roses at your favorite music download site. You'll be glad you did. The album was released today!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ocean Themed Kid's Products

The ultimate fun is designing art separately that can be transformed in Photoshop in different ways
increasing layout variety for products. That, in combination with some really wonderful new products on Zazzle, had me busy for hours applying my new ocean themed images onto products.
Here are some examples of what is available on my TunaBaby store as well as my Laura J. Holman store ( more to come later ).

Great for kids - I love words combined with graphics as I've done here with these sea shells
                         and whimsically drawn starfish. Find it here.

                     Another adorable theme is the happy starfish tee. This is also available
                     for anyone, as well as kids. Choices are in a drop down menu when you
                     are on my Zazzle store page. You can find the link here.

                      Flip Flops are the best summer shoes, aren't they? Fun to design on also.
                      Ocean themed Flips for the beach for the little ones.
                      Click on my store link here.

See anything on my store that you want on a product that's not listed? Feel free to contact me through my Zazzle store. I'll be more than happy to help! I'll be back soon with more product links.
Have a great week! xo

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A Sonoma County Christmas

It's been awhile since I posted here spreading myself thin throughout the net universe. Finding time to create and communicate on the net is a tough one to balance.

I was asked by someone about two years ago if I was going to create a Sonoma County Christmas card since I did one for Nappa Valley. Embarrassed to say, I finally had the chance to create one and I'll have it on my stores in the coming week.

I love working in watercolor. It has such a wonderful mind of its own.
I just posted this on Instagram. Look for me there under "holmanart."

Friday, July 22, 2016

New Art Dresses

After having a presence on Redbubble for years, it's nice to see they're offering some really wonderful products to showcase artist's creations. I'm particularly thrilled with their tee and A-Line dresses. I'm really enjoying updating the products offered on my page there.

You can find this dress here.
And you can find this A-Line dress here.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Palm Springs View - Twitter Art Exhibit 2016

For this year's Twitter Art Exhibit which will occur in March in NYC, I decided to try something different - something I rarely do, and that's to paint something scenic. I was deeply inspired by a photo a friend who lives in Palm Springs posted to his FB page. Luckily, the size for the art for the exhibit is small - post card size. So, if I really messed it up, I would be able to start over without feeling too depressed about it. :-) I sketched free hand ( which I always do, whether from my mind, or reference ) the scene making minor changes. I marked where I will be cutting it to size in pencil, but I always work before cutting out the exact size I need the art to be. This allows complete coverage of the area and I feel it gives me sort of a psychological freedom to extend a bit beyond the area allowing me to design a better piece. I worked in watercolor and gouache, which I love. And for once, I didn't outline anything in black, which I normally love to do. I'm always willing to paint new things, and experiment with new mediums and styles. I feel it keeps me on my toes. I love the challenge.
If you want more info on the Twitter Art Exhibit and have a Twitter account, click HERE.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Quick Napkin Sketch in Ink

Thought I would give my iPhone time lapse feature a try and realized I could have really used a tri-pod for my iPhone. iPod sounds kind of cool. Anyway, a normally fast sketch for me to do seems to go by in a blink of an eye here. Just a little fashiony face I saw in my head while sitting at the kitchen table with a pen in my hand and a napkin that was hanging out on the table.