Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sailor Moon + Carbs


New video work to come, possibly featuring this lady.

I made you this to tide you over.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

LOLwork: Finale!


Tonight is the finale of LOLwork on Bravo!

Like a true Shakespearian comedy, we're ending in a wedding. A cat themed wedding of course!
And this wedding has two hella cute brides-- which has special significance for our office because same-sex marriage just became legal in Washington state.
I'm glad the phone banking and nail biting paid off.

It's going to be a funny, touching ending to a great season for our show.
I hope you'll be tuned in tonight.

I love you, thanks for watching our show.
And if you haven't yet, you can get it on iTunes or OnDemand if you have cable.

<3 <3

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

LOLwork: Episode Five

Another installment of my illustrations based on our Bravo show LOLwork!
The second to last episode of the series just aired on the East Coast, and will be airing for me in Seattle in a few hours! I can't believe the series is almost over!

As always, I'll be on twitter talking about the show:


See you at 11:30! <3

Friday, November 30, 2012

Branding for Cute Girls


I'm working on a self-promotional branding package for my sister, Emily.
She used to work at Disneyland, is into cosplay and cartoons, and is down with the social meteor.
 I had fun illustrating her pink hair and adding some girly sparkles to everything.

<3 The finished set will be up as soon as I finish! <3

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LOLwork: Hope Harbor Charity Auction



These fuzzy (and oddly familiar) kitties are part of a project I put together for a charity auction to benefit Hope Harbor, a sexual trauma recovery center. I was thrilled that someone would be bidding on my art! And even more thrilled to help out a great cause.

Can you tell who each LOLwork kitty is without reading the signatures?
HINT: I'm one of the two cats that looks the most upset.


If you're interested in collaborating for a good cause, send me an email or a tweet!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

LOLwork: Episode Four


There's a new episode of LOLwork tonight,
but this time at 11:30 p.m. et/pt and 10:30 p.m. central!
So you'll need to stay up late for it, or make use of that DVR.

And as always, I'll be tweeting and sketching as it airs. This one is going to be a real doozy! Cocktails! Secret meetings! Puppies! Jealousy! OoooOoo!

Cool Things to Find

It's finally here! I've been working fast and furiously with my favorite guys at Cinesaurus to produce this video. I created the characters, and they brought them to life!
We traded our Thanksgiving weekends for this video, and it was totally worth it.
It is a parody of viral PSA sensation "Dumb Ways to Die,"
which you should watch if you haven't yet (but you probably have).
But it stars our good pal, Curiosity, as well as some friends you may recognize.
Stay curious! And watch it in HD!


Like it? Get the audio track, the posters I designed,/
or a cute rover t shirt on our bandcamp page!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Cool Thing



What do this Dalek and Twinkie the Kid have in common?
They each play a role in a new project that I am working on with Cinesaurus!

It will be released tomorrow & I am beyond excited.
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LOLwork: Episode Three



At Cheezburger, we're all winners.
I'll be tweeting about the episode again this week, it's the office olympics.
OH GOOD.
 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

S-U-GAR! SUGAR RUSH!




I drew my favorite character from the movie Wreck-It Ralph: Wynchel the Donut Cop!
And, keeping with the trend, myself as a Sugar Rush Racer. I like ice cream.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Boys who like posters



The quickest way to a man's heart is through 24x36 custom posters.
Or maybe my friends are just really cool.

My friend David Z, a good-looking cinematographer commissioned a poster and purchased a print from me! He even framed them! The first is the mascot for his house, Dwayne Johnson, and the second is a piece I made while watching Breaking Bad.

I also made a print of a friend's dogs which will be up on the blog as soon as I deliver it to him!

If you're interested in commissioning work, leave me a comment with a way to contact you!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

LOLwork: Episode One

Did you know you can watch the first episode of LOLwork on Hulu?
Check it out!

And once you watch, you'll understand why I drew this elephant chasing a chicken!
We'll be live tweeting the episode!
 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

LOLwork: Premieres Tomorrow night!

LOLwork premieres tomorrow night at 11 ET/PT on Bravo!
Follow me and our hashtag on Twitter:

The rest of the cast and I will be live tweeting (and I will be illustrating each episode!)



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween


Party Spock is in the house toniiiiiight...

It's fellow LOLworker and prettyguy Forest Gibson and me as Spock and Kirk.
Did you know we have less than a week to go until the premiere of LOLwork?!

You can watch the first episode here:
http://www.hulu.com/lolwork

What do you think?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sexy Bane does Halloween

[a brief intermission from digital art for some picspam of my Halloween party]

"Sexy Bane" started as a joke, and ended up being my Halloween costume for my Twilight Zone party this year. There's something about a skimpy costume with an awkward muzzled face that I like.
I felt a little more like a rabid puppy than a super villain. But so did Tom Hardy... I imagine.



More photos after the jump.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Say Anything Bane

Inspired by my Halloween costume this year (LadyBane), I give you Say Anything Bane.
Tough on the outside, cuddly on the inside. As per his shearling collar.
I like how this turned out, so I might give Spock a try next.

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Drawin' Dogs [WIP]



Spent most of yesterday drawing doggies for my friend Chris.
These are WIP portraits for a poster.
Above is Josie, below, Milo.
Weuf. Finished poster design to come.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Print Party!


A Color Study of Pokemon 24x36

Are you interested in having a print of one of my past projects?
I will be printing up some work in the next two weeks, so if you're interested, let me know.
I'll print and ship, you cover the costs. Email me and we can chat about it! sarah@sarahhiraki.com

Crystal Walter White


Book layouts 11x17

Monday, October 1, 2012

Getting to know my tablet


A little while ago, I bought myself a WACOM Bamboo tablet. I've been so busy that I haven't been able to practice with it much, so when I was sick last week, I decided to break it out.
I'm definitely still getting used to it, and I haven't decided whether i like it more for illustrator or photoshop yet, but I am having fun practicing. It's weird drawing into photoshop again-- the last time I did that was in middle school when I made a Harry Potter web-comic for livejournal, and I was drawing with a mouse then. In high school, I learned illustrator, and I more or less gave up photoshop for non-photo editing.

I sketched out some ideas that have been sitting in my iPhone notepad.

Top to bottom:
Boring Island is a place where my old friends live, "Shit I'm Late for" is funny,
and why makeup is both dumb and funny: makeup names.
The last illustration is what I'd like to wear for halloween! SEXY BANE!





Friday, September 7, 2012

FOR MY FAMILY, JESSE





Walter White made of blue crystal.

A quick project that I put together today-- I was feeling left out of the Breaking Bad fan art I keep seeing on the blogs. I'd like to turn it into a series. That pink bear is calling to me.

Friday, August 31, 2012

WIP: Animal Friends


What do these cuties have in common?

You'll find out soon. They're part of a new project.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Twilight Zone

Where I sleep:




Stuff on the walls:
Sherman Alexie's ALA poster, Joanna Newsom "Have One On Me" tour poster, collage and monoprints a la me, college graduation cap with pokemon badges, monster poster by "shitbarf,"more of my old block prints, a type painting, a postcard from Oddfellow's, a block print of the highway 16 sign from a friend, a Mad Homes poster from my assistantship with SBC, my pokemon infographic, "DEAL WITH IT," and my pikachu ears from last halloween.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New things:

Lovers of design love to shop, here's what I've accumulated recently:



Okay, so I only actually shopped for the plastic toys and star trek badge....
THE STUFF:
Squeaky shark, whale shark, and plastic dinos (Plesiosaurs! YAY!).
Ravenclaw prefect's badge from Whimsic Alley from my sister Emily, and a science insignia for my sciences blues from the Science Fiction Museum, of which Forest and I are new members!
Also from my sister, these Pantone leggings from BlackMilk omgggggg!
Not pictured, Pure Heroine 6 by Laurie B! Thanks, Emily!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What's in Sailor Moon's purse?


I don't know about you, but I grew up on a solid dose of Toonami.
I love Sailor Moon, and so does my sister Emily. She also loves sewing and cosplay,
and called in a sister favor a short while ago and wanted me to build some Sailor Moon vector graphics-
which she plans to turn into a fabric pattern. Here are the raw assets.
I will post a photo of the fabric or dress that these turn into when it's complete.


Follow my sister's tumblr and twitter for more updates on working at Disneyland, dressing up, and visiting conventions.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Identity Design: 8 Bit Geek


My best pal Forest Gibson does a lot of work on the youtubes (among other things). You can see him here, here, here and here (with yours truly). He was on his way to VidCon last month, and needed some refreshed business cards. We got to talking and I volunteered to help him out. We came up with the idea to 8-bit pixel illustrate him, and came up with this final branding package.

I used more subtle colors for the print, but we ended up ramping them up and adding some fun pictograms into his twitter and facebook assets. How else do you describe a writer, director, producer, geek, gamer, photographer and laser tag enthusiast?


Expect more posts soon. It's been a while since I've updated, so I have a lot of work to share!
Love, Sarah

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Typography Redux


The downside of traditional methods in design classes? No computers for a quarter and a half. I decided to revive a few old projects from my first typography course, which were originally limited to gouache on white paper. Here's the first!


As always, there's more work at www.sarahhiraki.com