Monday, April 6, 2015

Party in the Alps :: Gift & Paper Goods

"Party in the Alps"— Illustration © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
Grab a slice of cake and your favorite dance partner and let's have a party :) This latest assignment was to create illustrations inspired by Bavarian or Ukranian-folk art. Mountain goats, lederhosen, Heidi, simple floral borders, and accordions came to mind. It was great fun designing these narrative pieces and playing with a non-traditional color palette.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fly Away with Me :: Scrapbooking Set


"Fly Away with Me"— Illustration © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
I so enjoyed drawing airships, balloons, and love-letter elements for this project. The tea-stained color and texture soften the line drawings and give them an overall vintage flavor. It would be great to flesh out more repeat patterns and make an entire collection based on this theme… perhaps after a romantic flight somewhere far away in a hot-air balloon!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Season's Tweetings :: Greeting Card Illustration

"Season's Tweetings"— Illustration © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
According to my husband, it's never too early to start playing Christmas music… he has a kid-like quality about him when it comes to his favorite holiday! And, I must confess, his enthusiasm is contagious. So when our wonderful Lilla Rogers announced that this week's MATS assignment would be to design a holiday greeting card, I was excited to "get crackin'". While I spent most of my limited time for the project concepting, I was fairly pleased with how the scene came together and the overall vibrancy of the illustration. My fellow MATsians have created some pretty amazing work. If a public group site is formed, I'll share the link so you can enjoy a feast for the eyes! Ta-ta, for now! 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Queen Bee :: Journal Cover Art

"Queen Bee"— Design & Illustration © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
Edwardian jewelry was on the brain this month as it was the assigned inspiration behind January's "Make Art That Sells" Bootcamp course. I so enjoyed drawing sparkling gems and researching the monarchy, jewelry, and styles of the era. Bug jewelry was also on the brief, so I combined a favorite bug with crowns and gemstones to create this sweet little queen bee concept. Don't you think this winged ruler could bring lots of joy and smiles to her wee royal subjects! (Hint hint: Art is available for licensing/purchase.)