Los Angeles City Skyline

19 Mar 2013 8:00am

The Los Angeles city skyline was one of the first city skylines that I ever drew. I’d never been (still haven’t… but at least I’ve been to the West Coast now!), so when I was commissioned to re-draw the city skyline in my more current style, I was excited to re-explore it.

Los Angeles city skyline in process by Architette Studios

Incorporated into this new city skyline version of Los Angeles… you can see the Hollywood hills, down town, Dodgers Stadium and Santa Monica Blvd. West coast!

LosAngeles city skyline by Architette Studios

Looking for a custom skyline? Visit this listing in the shop for more information… or feel free to email me with any questions!

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Little World of Eye Glasses

18 Mar 2013 1:07pm

Happy Monday! This weeks topic for Illustration Friday is ‘Eye Glasses‘. Here is my ‘Little World of Eye Glasses’.

Little World of Eye Glasses by J.Bishop Studios

… okay, back to work! The week has just begun. Visit these posts for more Little Worlds.

See more from my online portfolio for paintings, paperworks, and sketches.

© 2013 www.jbishopstudios.com

Comet Panstarrs at Sunset

12 Mar 2013 11:24pm

In June 2011, Comet Panstarrs was discovered atop Mount Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii. I was excited to hear that it would be visible just after sunset this month, and that the moon would be there to guide me. Even though I still couldn’t see it by naked eye, I knew where it would be in the sky, and trusted that my camera would “see” it for me… and it did! Here is comet Panstarrs just after sunset in San Antonio, Texas on March 12th, 2013.

Comet Panstarrs by Architette Studios

Comet Panstarrs by Architette Studios

UPDATE: Here is the comet taken on March 13th, 2013 just as it was about to set below the tree line in New Braunfels, Texas.

Comet Panstarrs by Architette Studios

UPDATED AGAIN: My last evening of shooting Comet Panstarrs, at sunset in SanAntonio, TX with a blinking plane as special guest on March 14th, 2013. Thank you Panstarrs for being a good sport. Good practice for Comet Ison in November!

Comet Panstarrs by Architette Studios

© 2005 – 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Cartagena, Colombia Save the Dates

12 Mar 2013 8:00am

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was approached to create a custom city skyline for the old colonial part of the city Cartagena, Colombia, and here are the absolutely gorgeous Save the Dates that came from it. Digitally printed on a heavyweight luxe-textured natural white stock, these Save the Dates really capture an old fashioned yet classic feel.

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Looking for a custom skyline? Visit this listing in the shop for more information… or feel free to email me with any questions!

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Images blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Tallahassee Constellation Invitations

7 Mar 2013 8:00am

As of late, I have been working on updates to my online wedding portfolio (as I found that my Facebook Page was more current than my own website! Big no no.) During my digging around, I found an old prototype invitation suite I created three years ago for a client who was getting married in a planetarium. The entire wedding was space-themed and I was inspired to use constellations and the Milky Way.

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios


Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

In soft Tropical Green tones, I oriented the night sky and Milky Way to be accurate in direction above the Tallahassee, Florida Spring night sky. The suite included a gatefold 5×7″ invitation, RSVP postcard and Reception card.

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Images blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Invitations

5 Mar 2013 7:30am

Last month, I had the pleasure of working on a beautiful and quaint invitation / rsvp card set for a client getting married in Washington DC in the spring. Cherry blossoms should be in full bloom, and somehow had to incorporate that into the invitation suite. Also in keeping with Capitol City style, the deep Cobalt Blue envelopes compliment the blues in the city skyline. The pinks in the cherry blossoms offset them with a little pop of color.


Washington DC Invitations by Architette Studios

Washington DC Invitations by Architette StudiosVisit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Image blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Cartagena, Colombia City Skyline

2 Mar 2013 8:15am

I was approached a few weeks ago to create a custom city skyline for the old colonial part of the city Cartagena, Colombia, and I was excited to get to “travel” to South America to get familiar with it. Founded in 1533, Cartagena is nicknamed Door of the Americas, and is a large Caribbean beach resort located on the north shore of Colombia. It’s colonial sea walls and fortress are relics of old battles fought, and are included in my new city skyline drawing.


Cartagena Sketch by Architette Studios


Cartagena Colombia Skyline by Architette Studios

Looking for a custom skyline? Visit this listing in the shop for more information… or feel free to email me with any questions!

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

 

Philadelphia – Save the Dates

28 Feb 2013 8:00am

Custom Save the Date postcards featuring the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania city skyline on heavyweight natural white textured stock.

Philadelphia Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Image blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Paper Quilt Series

26 Feb 2013 8:00am

As far back as I can remember, quilting, knitting and sewing are a few consistent crafts that have always been present in my life… even down to my very first baby blankie that my mom hand made! I have many memories of my mom working on her sampler quilt, full sized quilts for family members on big occasions, aprons, outfits for our Halloween trick or treating… and of course, all of us going to Michaels, JoAnne Fabrics, Hancock Fabrics and other myriads of stores in search of the perfect material for her next masterpiece! I remember her showing me what the thimble was used for… how to thread a needle with a little coin-looking threader she had… how to use a crochet hook (and how I never ever developed beyond crocheting in one long straight line!)… and even an attempt to sew a quilt block of my own!

One might think, that just by osmosis… I might in fact know how to sew and quilt now. Nope, I definitely missed that boat. It just never really stuck! So you can imagine my moms surprise when I told her that I was going to launch a series in the shop featuring different popular quilt block patterns! “Quilting” on paper is just so much easier for me!

MonkeyWrench03

After discussing what my mom and great aunt considered to be their favorite quilt patterns… and a few hours of my own research online and with some quilt pattern books my mom let me borrow, I came up with a list of about 12 – 15 different patterns which will be part of my new Paper Quilt Series!

Paper Quilt Series Sketches by Architette Studios

My favorite block pattern personally… is the Monkey Wrench, so I started with that one and released it as a Limited Edition letterpress printed card.

Monkey Wrench and Pinwheel are also available in the shop as open edition archival ink printed cards of my original watercolors as well. Keep your eyes open for more coming soon

Monkey Wrench - Quilt Block by Architette Studios

Monkey Wrench - Quilt Block by Architette Studios Pinwheel - Quilt Block by Architette Studios

Paper Quilt Watercolor of Monkey Wrench and Pinwheel by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2005 – 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Pattaya City Skyline

23 Feb 2013 8:00am

Quite a bit of research goes into creating each new city skyline for the City Skyline Series. When I was approached to create a new illustration for the city skyline of Pattaya City a couple of weeks ago, I was excited… as this would be my first city skyline in the region. Located about 100 miles to the southwest of Bangkok, Thailand… the resort getaway of Pattaya is nestled into the Gulf of Thailand.

Pattaya Bay

I jumped right in with researching the main tourist attractions, the oldest, newest and tallest architecture, geographical elements (mountains, rivers, etc.) and everything else that makes Pattaya unique. My client also asked to specifically include where her parents live (tall condo highrise on the coast) and the Buddha atop of Big Buddha Mountain (where the panoramic photo on Wikipedia above is taken from.)

I plotted all the locations one by one on a printed map of Pattaya City, and then with the help of researching photos, aerial views and satellite imagery, I found the most “aesthetic” viewpoint. I sent over three proofs along the way: 1. initial layout 2. pencil sketch 3. final ink sketch… all done by hand… and voilà! The Pattaya City skyline was born. Enjoy!


Pattaya City Skyline by Architette Studios
 

Looking for a custom skyline? Visit this listing in the shop for more information… or feel free to email me with any questions!

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Sheeptails – Wool Donation Station

21 Feb 2013 7:15am

This weeks topic on Illustration Friday was “Wool“. Well, what else would be more appropriate than my Sheeptails line! Everyone is lined up for the “Wool Donation Station”! Happy Thursday!


Sheeptails Wool Donation Station
Visit Sheeptails for the latest comic!

© 2013  www.sheeptails.com

Boston Scripted Save the Dates

19 Feb 2013 7:37am

Boston Save the Date by Architette Studios

In this custom set of hand scripted Save the Dates postcards, we see all text and the city skyline of Boston, Massachusetts in a deep, rich Navy color set on an off-white natural textured stock. This stock is always a favorite of mine to use, it takes the inks really well.

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Dallas – Fort Worth Save the Dates

18 Feb 2013 8:30am

Towards the end of December, I had the pleasure to work on a city skyline combination of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Here is a peek at the custom Save the Dates which it was created for. “A Dallas boy marries a Forth Worth girl”.

Dallas-Fort Worth Save the Dates by Architette Studios


Dallas-Fort Worth Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Dallas-Fort Worth Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Dallas-Fort Worth Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Dallas-Fort Worth Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Image blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Flat United States Skyline

18 Feb 2013 7:38am

Happy Monday… and President’s Day! To celebrate… now featuring a flat United States… meaning, I have created a “collapsed” cross section through the entire United States from coast to coast… sea to shining sea, capturing a few of the countries main attractions, cities and geographical features. See if you can recognize some of the locales? Available as flat notecards and folded cards in the shop.

Flat United States Skyline by Architette Studios

Flat United States Skyline by Architette Studios

… the answers!

08

Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

 

London Skyline Thank you Cards

15 Feb 2013 8:00am

A thank you card featuring the London, England city skyline to round out the entire London Cathedral wedding suite completed in October 2012.


London Thank you Cards by Architette Studios
Visit Architette Studios on Facebook, or keep up with the latest on Twitter.

Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2005 – 2013 www.architettestudios.com



Jennifer Bishop of Architette Studios
Stationer, artist, and illustrator located
in the Texas Hill Country.


Pratt Institute
Bachelors of Architecture, 2007

Elsewhere

Subscriptions

Post Themes

Archives


Visit Architette Studios on Facebook:

Visit the tweets of @ArchitetteStu


Visitors in 2014

Map
© Architette Studios. All rights reserved.
WordPress theme: Dilectio