Friday, December 20, 2013

New Website!

Here's a sneak preview of my new website:

I hope you like it!!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

First Annual Lankford Christmas Card
Watercolor on paper and digital
December 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Surface Design: Flowers

These are new doodles I created for fabric designs ...

watercolor on paper and some digital
July/ August 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A few projects from Lilla Rogers' class - Make Art That Sells!

Watercolor and digital collage
Plate design
June 2013

Mixed media collage
Wall art design with flowers and words
June 2013

Children's Illustration (double page spread)
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snail and the Rose Tree"
June 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

MATS Week 2 - Home Decor Assignment

Make Art That Sells - Week 2
Home Decor Assignment: Design a plate using florals

Things got a bit out of hand this week, but I like the result. Who says a flower can't have a dinosaur and a high heeled shoe growing out of it! This is hand drawn, scanned into the computer, and manipulated with Photoshop and Illustrator. Hope you like it! Onto the children's book market in class next week.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Make Art that Sells: Assignment 1 - Bolt Fabric

Bolt fabric design with two coordinating fabrics
watercolor, pen and ink, and digital 
June 8, 2013

As mentioned a few weeks ago, I am taking an AMAZING online class with Lilla Rogers (artist, art agent, teacher extraordinaire) called Make Art That Sells. This is the first assignment from the class. I never thought I could make something like this! I have already learned so much in this course. This is a combination of watercolor, pen and ink, and Photoshop. I kind of dislike using the computer, but I am really happy with the end result. I guess I should chill and stop complaining about the computer. I hope you like it!

Children's Illustration Show at Aurora Hills Library

If you live in the Arlington, VA area and you are looking for a good summer read, stop by the Aurora Hills public library near Crystal City! When you enter the lobby you'll see some fun watercolor paintings for kids created by yours truly! Enjoy!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lilla Rogers School!

I just signed up for two 5 week e-classes through Lilla Rogers Studio School. The classes are called "Make Art That Sells" and I cannot wait for them to begin. I just printed all of the introductory information, so now I need to go nerd it up and get ready for class!!! The first session starts in 3 weeks!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Michael Kors Fall 2013

Some of my children's illustrations are big fans of Michael Kors fall line... We can't wait until 2014!
Aren't they fabulous?
Color pencil and Instagram
May 2013


Tuesdays... Time to make up for Mondays
Pencil and color pencil
May 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

IF: Urban

Some concept/ character sketches for Illustration Friday this week!

IF: Urban
pencil on paper
April 2013

Gone for a Walk
pencil on paper
April 2013