Monday, March 2, 2009

An introduction and a challenge!

Happy March, everyone! It's snowing here. SNOWING! This is South Carolina. It is not supposed to be snowing in March!
Ah well. We played outside in the snow this morning. What fun.

I totally meant to have this introduction posted yesterday, woops! It's been a bit of a nut house around here! But this month i'm going to be featuring some of my illustrators for Paper Makeup Stamps. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my illustrators! They are fabulous.
First i gotta start with my girl, Diem! She's the illustrator of the fabulous Beautiful Day Fairies! She rocks my socks off! And she so gets what I want! I barely have to mention the next fairy i have an idea for and she's already in my head! It truly is wonderful to have someone that you click with to work with!

Here she is...



Hi everyone! My name is Diem Bach Pascarella, and I currently reside in Irvine, California where I live with my husband, Nick in a small condo.

Since I was little, I always loved drawing and creating new things. I was inspired by Japanese animation and comics quite early, and it has influenced my style to this very day. Originally, I was planning to become a graphic designer, but I also wanted to draw from my imagination. I graduated from California State University, Long Beach at the end of 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Illustration, a Minor in Sociology and a Certificate in Biomedical Art. Since then, I’ve been freelancing. I dream about making my own children’s books, a stationary and sticker company, and drawing for the medical industry.

Aside from art, I have a strong interest in Asian ball-jointed dolls and cooking as well as video games.

To view my portfolio, please visit the following links:

http://diempascarella.mosaicglobe.com
http://dp-studio.blogspot.com


Please go check out some of her fantastic work! In fact - that is your challenge for this week! Go to one of Diem's sites and find something to inspire you! Now, i know inspiration challenges can be tricky. My advice is to go to here to one of Diem's gallerys and pick a painting or illustration that you like. Use those colors on a card. Easy enough, right? I think so. :)

I've still got to work on my own... i was too busy playing in the snow. hehe. I will upload mine in a bit!

Link your work here!


And if you upload to a gallery, please use PMSIC1 so we can see all of our stuff together!

11 comments:

Meli Mitchell said...

I must say, I am incredibly impressed by Diem's work. The art in her "general illustration" gallery is just amazing. "Wish - The Star" was my FAVORITE. Just gorgeous work.

Shaela said...

hi Diem!! what beautiful work - I will play along this week!

Christi said...

Hi Diem!! I have been a fan since Katie first showed me your gallery and OMG girl do you have some talent! Awesome challenge this week Katie!!

de said...

What a great idea! It was nice to "meet" Diem! Hi Diem! Love the fairies!

Katie, I can't believe you got snow. I think Charleston was the only place that didn't! Not that I'm really complaining... but a little snow wouldn't be so bad! Have fun!

Anita Hovey said...

WOW, I'm first :) Cool challenge. Thanks for the inspiration Diem!

Christi said...

Just got my card uploaded to Mr Linky! Awesome inspiration Diem!!

Tangii Crain said...

Hey!! She lives by me!!!!!!!!! Woo hoo! I'll work on the challenge tomorrow. Nice to meet you!

Tina said...

I loved Diem's galleries!! Wow! Those medical drawings blew me away! I used "Sensual alligator" as my inspiration for my challenge card!

~*Joni said...

Whoa - what fabulous eye candy! Diem is awesome! Her use of colors and balance is incredible. I can't wait to play around with an idea, thanks for a fun challenge Katie!

Diem Pham said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments about my work, everyone! I'm glad that you like what I have to offer at the moment as inspiration. :D

Kim said...

Wow Diem your work is beautiful and I'm posting my project that you inspired me on!