And so it begins! I’m working on my design muscles and have given myself some projects to put towards my portfolio :) first up are some fun wine labels here is a sneak peek of how ideas get laid down in my sketchbook. Everything always starts with a quick thumbnail sketch and some key words to help focus on what elements I want to emphasize. #designchallenge #sketch #sketchbookland #gemmamaeart #process

In pretty sure Nikola Tesla was a ladykiller in his youth cause he’s a looker that one. Haha #gentleman #nikolatesla #sketch #sketchbookland #gemmamaeart #forfunsies

Back at it again. 5 min portrait warmup #sketchbookland #sketch #quick #gemmamaeart

5 min poses during the figure workshop at work today. I’m so rusty but it was fun! Going to more figure drawing workshops today I can’t wait! :) #lifedrawing #fig #gesture #sketchbookland #gemmamaeart #forfunsies

My first Pageant of the masters and it’s detective themed! Wooohoooo thanks julieee ahh this is amazing!

Summer Studio Sale! Original Artwork coming soon to my online shop! But for now I’m still selling $10 print sets :) #shop #sale #comingsoon #originals #artwork #gemmamaeart #illustration (at www.etsy.com/shop/gemmamaeart)

#creaturesofclass #gentleman #dandy #sketchbookland #sketch #redlight #gemmamaeart #mrowl

Just dropped off my pieces for this Saturday! Come out and say hello :) #gemmamaeart #artshow #longbeach #art

Yesterday’s dreamy adventure in San Diego! First time at Balboa Park this place is beautiful. By chance, I was happy to see the Robert Henri exhibit they have right now… His book the art spirit has been my favorite inspirations since I’ve decided to become a professional artist. “It takes wit, interest, and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish, and spirits must flow.” I cannot wait to go back for the Sorolla exhibit at the end of this month! #golden #simplepleasures #art #artnerd #dreamydaze #inspiration #life #adventure

spending my Monday night marathoning sailor moon on hulu. So of course I wanted to draw my favorite sailor scout. Rei Hino aka sailor mars! She’s sassy, fiery, & one bad beezy 💖👠🌙 #sailormoon #sailormars #sketch #sketchbookland