After graduating from college and before starting my first "real" job as a designer, I got into cutting out stencils from old manilla envelopes and handpainting cards (that I cut out from leftover watercolor paper from a life drawing class) using the stencils with colored inks. Colored ink has some shellac in it and the colors were brighter and more durable than watercolor paints. I had a lot of fun with it, and could "draw" with a knife.

I've opened up a shop on called "Animal Stencils" that feature some of these designs on t-shirts, tote bags, and mugs. Check it out!

002 Circle Fish Angelfish Butterfly on flower Cat Conch shell Cry Wolf
002 Circle Fish.jpg Angelfish.jpg Butterfly on flo... Cat.jpg Conch shell.jpg Cry Wolf.jpg
Dragon Egret Frog in water Ibexes Kittens Lioness
Dragon.jpg Egret.jpg Frog in water.jpg Ibexes.jpg Kittens.jpg Lioness.jpg
Newt Orangutan Parrots Pink Dogwood Poppies Racoon
Newt.jpg Orangutan.jpg Parrots.jpg Pink Dogwood.jpg Poppies.jpg Racoon.jpg
Rainbow Zebra Two Fish
Rainbow Zebra.jpg Two Fish.jpg