'Void Ripper' is the second oil painting I've finished in a really long time. It's sitting in my living room drying right now. You can see a process shot from early July on this blog. It’s ended up less abstract than it started, I can dig that. A sky and a tree is truer to my internal compass of what I paint.

I’m typing in simple English right now since I just recovered from a week long flu, well, barely, still coughing and lethargic. Luckily, getting to the point again where I feel annoyed if I’m not entirely productive. I don’t know if I have anything else to say, just trying to not feel so craptastic about the world and this year on a personal level.

This is an abstract piece inspired by the camphor tree in My Neighbor Totoro. Got to use my blue/green Zigs for it. Happy!

Layer 1 of a giant canvas painting.

I almost refrained from this post because it would push down my Design Agency piece… Life goes on!

Susan’s moving plane studio vs. Howl’s Moving Castle… Mine is way less cool.

But, oh, cotton candy No Face.

Two takes on the airplane wing - Land & Sky

Unfortunately my phone camera couldn’t capture the view and sketchbook!

Beyond Pricing coming soon!

There’s a disproportionate amount of art > design on my process log. I’m happy to be able to start showing more design now that I’m leading this at Beyond.

You can see a few more related screenshots on dribbble.

If you want a sneak peek of the product, target user or not, we’re looking to show a Beta and gather some thoughts. Let me know if you’re interested: susan(at)beyondstays.com

SBP. More progress! Have you ever seen the backside of a marker piece? Sometimes the backside is as interesting as the frontside. Life adage or something, right?

Doodles. Check out this haunting motion piece, Danielle. I sketched that while watching those 5 minutes. She really does have that gaze. The happy little tree sketch is inspired by my Kinokuniya tote.

Supplies. A hoard of various papers from Flax! A little Moomin who will now live on my traveling pouch of sketch materials. Thanks Liz!

[Operation Portfolio] Y’know, it’s the never ending quest of sprucing up your college portfolio. Here we go, a much needed (1) usability update and (2) design clean-up.
I’m keeping the same visual look & feel since it has been successful. Plus, I’m also a junkie for #0099ff and will probably never let that shade of blue go.
Goal: Launch Iteration 1 by 10/31/10.
You can see the beta in progress here (though be warned it’s still a mess right now!).

[Operation Portfolio] Y’know, it’s the never ending quest of sprucing up your college portfolio. Here we go, a much needed (1) usability update and (2) design clean-up.

I’m keeping the same visual look & feel since it has been successful. Plus, I’m also a junkie for #0099ff and will probably never let that shade of blue go.

Goal: Launch Iteration 1 by 10/31/10.

You can see the beta in progress here (though be warned it’s still a mess right now!).

Trees for Soot [Soot = Indie Game developing this semester] and this is a watercolor background that will be fixed under some layers of parallax scrolling snow.

Trees for Soot [Soot = Indie Game developing this semester] and this is a watercolor background that will be fixed under some layers of parallax scrolling snow.

These series of watercolors are all from March.. I just haven’t had the chance to scan any of them due to killer semester!
Here we go: Audrey Kawasaki study. All the women she paints are gorgeous. Who doesn’t love her stuff?

These series of watercolors are all from March.. I just haven’t had the chance to scan any of them due to killer semester!

Here we go: Audrey Kawasaki study. All the women she paints are gorgeous. Who doesn’t love her stuff?

I’m back; lately I’ve been binge painting… Here is some realism: a portrait of a geek.

I’m back; lately I’ve been binge painting… Here is some realism: a portrait of a geek.

If you haven’t noticed, my paper prototype was sitting on a colored pen sketch. I uncovered a few drawings from last year which I never shared. Here is my favorite of the bunch, Set me Free. Quick sketches have a sort of distinct, alluring energy.

If you haven’t noticed, my paper prototype was sitting on a colored pen sketch. I uncovered a few drawings from last year which I never shared. Here is my favorite of the bunch, Set me Free. Quick sketches have a sort of distinct, alluring energy.