31 March 2011

Cassette Love Alaskan King Crab?

Okay, so when I said that I had just discovered custom brushes in photoshop I wasn't kidding. It kind of ignited me to try something new and I'm kind of excited of the results.

The first piece was just playing around, It needs some changes like adding some height to free up space but it was a fun experiment and is currently hanging on the third floor of the Brown building for the Senior Illustration show.

The second is an infographic on...wait for it...Alaskan King Crabs. Overall, I like it. Now I have to print it. Oh dear.

Cassette Love
Alaskan Snow Crab Inforgraphic

I could really use a decent header for my blog. I shall make one.

30 March 2011

I Made a Book!

     Okay, I'm all for trying new things. Hell, I just learned how to make a custom brush all by myself and use it competently, almost. How I made it through school not knowing this is beyond me. I'm not a painter and well, I don't pretend to be anymore. So this semester I said to myself, I should learn how to make books. It would do wonders for my sketchbooks because I have yet to find one that truly, truly suits my needs. Size, paper, how it takes to a scanner, how it reacts with pencil, travel, what have you. (That and I desperately needed to finish my printmaking concentration). Well this being my last semester and the toughest one, I didn't realize how challenging and time consuming this class was. This isn't my first book, I actually made one of the Nag Hammadi codices (number 6 to be exact) but it's my first flat back book I've ever made. And there's quite a few mistakes, but for an attempt, it's a noble one and I'm quite pleased with the results. Again this photo was taken on my Ipod and subsequently subjected to an Instagram filter. It's addictive I know. I have a tumblr dedicated to my iPod Hipstamatic and Instagram photos.

ALSO: I promise I will be posting my Mid Terms shortly. You can see a few of my patterns on my flickr that. That is, if you can find it.

29 March 2011

Proof I Do Things

Here are some sneak peaks of things I am doing! These lovely shots were taken from my ipod and then filtered in instagram. I'm kind of addicted to that right now. So, see I'm doing things!

20 March 2011

Fine, it's a Raven.

The Crow by Sarah Straub?
The Crow a photo by Sarah Straub? on Flickr.
This little guy has been a fav of mine and keeps appearing in my doodles, so I decided to try something new with him. He will be appearing on my business card.

19 March 2011

How Can There Be a Two?

The Crow 2 by Sarah Straub?
The Crow 2 a photo by Sarah Straub? on Flickr.
Another experiment with my lovely little crow or raven, but I was looking at a crow.

01 March 2011


Okay, so it's been a little quiet here on blogspot. That's because I've been working on making Sarah Straub Illustration a real thing! And it is! Check it out!