Let’s Do the ARTWALK

Hey everyone!

In the last few days I heard some pretty exciting news and would like to share them with you.
Last week, I submitted an application form for the Cityfest Artwalk, part of a festival that’s happening August 23 in Toronto. I found out that my work is good enough to be part of the Artwalk, so now I’m super excited!!

You can check out my feature on their website here:
http://cityfest.ca/blog/item/artwalk-nicole-nicky-clarizio.html

Also, check out my Facebook Page here for some more awesome stuff :)
https://www.facebook.com/nicoleclariziodesign

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At the Aquarium

Today I had the great opportunity to take a trip to Toronto’s new Aquarium :)

I eagerly charged up my camera and shot some videos; here is what I saw with a special someone :)

Inkling

Hey Everyone!

This past Wednesday was December 25 aka Christmas; probably the one day a year that I can ask for anything that I want. In all honesty, I had a difficult time deciding on the gifts I wanted to receive from my family, mainly because I was pretty content with what I already had. Finally, I crafted a short list of items, including a Wacom Inkling.

What is an Inkling you ask?

Just watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXbBA1DRE84

Pretty cool right?

Well, on Christmas, this is one of the gifts I got from my family and it is quite INCREDIBLE!!!

Here’s the step by step of how it works:

  1. Sketch with pen and place receiver at the top of your page.
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  2. Connect receiver to computer and import drawing
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  3. Do whatever you want!
    ImageSo that is how it works!

Food Porn

Food Porn is back!

Yes, I am returning to the project i was planning on doing during the summer but completely forgot to do… NOW I HAVE AN EXCUSE TO ACTUALLY FINISH IT!!!!!!!!

In my Typography class this semester, we have been making books, and we were assigned our final book, which is intended to combine the parts of the first two books into something more interesting. The intention is to create a book that, on the surface, appears to be about another topic entirely, but is actually about typography. My professor, Christopher Moorehead, commented that each year he receives a type of pornographic book. Upon hearing this, my friend Marty and I decided that we would each make a porno! Marty is making his about 50s pin-up girls and me… I’m doing FOOD PORN!

Here are a few of the spreads I have made so far for the book:

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Finding Styles on Behance.net

Lately, I’ve been spending a good chunk of my Internet time on behance.net, a website for people to showcase and discover creative work. It’s a great website for designers who want recognition in their work from other people for potential jobs. Obviously, I signed up so I can get more exposure to other people’s successful work. For example, I started following andersdenkend, a graphic and editorial design company based in Germany. Some of the projects on the profile include:

This project really interested me because I quite like the style of the work. Therefore, I decided to experiment in Adobe Illustrator and I came up with this:

My Sweetheart

Remember, inspiration can come from anywhere, so embrace it while you can :)

New Girl

Last summer, I made a blog post about my Black Swan alter ego drawing I completed for my Grade 12 Art class. Now, after much thought and watching of tv, I have discovered in myself another alter ego…

Jess from the show New Girl

Jess from New Girl

With her bubbly, off-beat personality (as well as her outfits), I can see similar traits within myself.
With that being said, today I got my hair done and decided to get bangs! (Funnily enough, sort of the same as Jess’s…)

So, here is me being the New Girl!

New Girl

And there you have it! Maybe I’ll discover more alter egos… I seem to be getting them mainly from watching tv… good excuse to turn on the tube if you ask me :)