Dec 20, 2007

Lost Between


Bored at work.

Dec 12, 2007

New Desktop Download


Hello 4 Readers,

I've put together a new section in my other blog, Partners In Design, for free desktop downloads. So why not run over to PID and download a high res version of Lady Day Dream to make your desktop pretty. Also, continue to check back to PID for more desktops from our other fantabulous artists.

Dec 10, 2007

Dec 6, 2007

Fish Tank WIP


An illustration that I am working on for work. This is supposedly going to end up being animated some how either in Flash or AE. It was fun to do, because I got experiment with a different style that I wouldn't normally do.

Nov 21, 2007

The Mummy at a Concert


No one liked the typography on this, all for different reasons. I can understand all arguments but for some reason it feels right to me, and I've grown attached to it because I actually have reasoning for making it the way it is, which I barely ever do. BTW. this is an old illustration that I retooled a bit for my brothers band.

Nov 9, 2007

Nov 2, 2007

Sep 29, 2007

Out of the Moleskins Mouth

I would like to thank Alex for nagging me to the point of no return for me to post my sketches.





Sep 27, 2007

Sep 6, 2007

Dreams


Another work in progress, well sort of. This is pretty much finished as an illustration, but I am currently experimenting with color.

Current Project

I am currently working on an album cover for a friend of mine. Here are some works in progress.


Aug 15, 2007

3 People.

To the three people that read this (and already know this).
I updated my website recently.

www.shalimarluis.com

Recent Randomness


Silly Rabbit.



Aching Heart.


Why I shouldn't Design Receipts

She Said?


Random boredom induced poster.

Jun 18, 2007

Drawings

It has been a while since my last post to this particular blog. Currently I find myself incredibly busy at work and also working on a few projects including putting together a book for my blog Partners In Design, recreating my portfolio, and redesigning my website. Here are a few doodles from the past few days.



May 3, 2007

I mentioned her in my previous post. But I finished rummaging through her amazing body of work, and I think i have developed a serious designers crush on her. The work she has created is the kind of work I dream of creating. Sexy type explosions. (Listen to her DesignMatters interview) Ive chosen some of my favorites that will hopefully inspire ideas for your work and/or the PID Birthday Project.






(this was originally posted on PID)

May 1, 2007

An Ugly Birthday

An Ugly Birthday 15"x17" Mixed Media on Craft Paper


Anyone who knows me knows that I constantly draw these little characters that I have lovingly dubbed "Uglies." They are these little creatures that have strange deformities, arms for legs or something unusual going on with them. In this case it is an overweight Ugly. A big fat head on a big orb of a body, the eyes hidden under huge bulging brows, and a huge nose accompanied by wrinkly mouth and chin area. Not so sure what possessed me to draw this particular species of Ugly, I'd say it was a mistake that I elaborated upon.

This particular piece I have created as a birthday present to my brother who turns 17 on Saturday. Both him and I have a great interested in street art and graffiti, so I themed this one using a drippy effect with spray paint.

Inspiration Overdose

Even though I've finished my senior portfolio and all the work for this semester, I still have a resonating but strong desire to continue to making work. Both painting and design, my mind is wracked with ideas. This sounds scary, but I want to go back and possibly eventually redo my Portfolio book. I have to ask myself if this is just a symptom of the end of school or if this will last all summer. I hope it lasts.

Another Design Blog

In a few days I will be graduating from the School of Visual Arts and taking my first steps into the "real world". I now face the same challenge that every art school grad does- finding a job, amongst other things. My dreams are to run my own studio one day, to become respected in the industry, to have my opinions heard and my words remembered. Which brings me to my next point, it has never been natural or easy for me to express myself verbally- I guess that is why I am a designer. With this blog, I would like to not only practice communicating my ideas in a written format but also post art and photos of mine and others. Basically share my view of the world with anyone willing to look with me.

So, I guess what I am saying is that, I hope this blog becomes a promotional tool as well as vehicle for me to express myself.