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Stephanie Woods
Portland, Oregon
Illustrating life one black line at a time...
Interests: Travel, Illustration, Art, Movies, Parisian Fashion, Graphic Design, Architecture and Interior Design
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At the Beaux-Arts Ball of 1931, at least two dozen architects came dressed as buildings they had designed. They included, left to right, A. Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, Ralph... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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Architectural drawings are an art form all unto themselves. They inform, illustrate and inspire. Among the many forms of architectural drawings none is so impressive as the persective drawing. It gives the viewer a miraculous peak into the physical appearance of a building or interior that has yet to materialize... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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More images from "The Bubbe" project by Dave Anolik. Illustrations of The Lower Eastside in New York City. It's interesting to see how my drawings have evolved from the start of this project, now I think I've finalized a style and colors to use. This is me putting my architecture... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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It's nice to get out of the house every once in a while, the joys of working from home. I always forget there's a Starbucks right down the street from my house and it provides a little get away to induldge in over priced coffee, ambient jazz music and people... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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Live Laugh Love Glass is a new prospective project that I have been working on in collaboration with the very talented designer and personal friend Annie Wise. You can see more detailed images of these designs and some of her other projects at www.anniewise.com as well as her blog here:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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Sketchy portraits of some of my favorite old time musicians: Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and Bing Crosby. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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Gloomy days have kept me indoors, forcing me to actually work on things, and as promised I finally finished my website. Now that the sun is shining again I think I'll head outdoors! I hope that you take a look and let me know what you think. I have a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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I am pleased to say that I have a new website that will be my official online portfolio page as well as provide information on my services and additional project information. Although the main page still says "Under Construction" have no fear! Very soon now my website will be at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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Astronomy has always been one of those fascinating subjects that I like to dabble in, in fact I like to pretend to know more about than I actually do, hey I've got the Pocket Universe on my iphone.... Anyway this is one of my latest drawings that will be featured... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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Right now I'm in the process of designing my website ( for the fifth time) and as I was filling it up with pages of my work, I realized that some of my older drawings I wanted to redo. This was a set of portraits I did a year ago... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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With a new year comes new stuff! I mentioned before that I recently moved and acquired a lovely new bedroom that I could design from scratch. Even though art will be my first love, interior design comes close behind. I miss the days in iarch school where us design students... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2011 at Paper and Ink
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Since we don't get that much a snow here in Portland I thought I might make a wintery holiday image for everyone. Growing up on the east coast us kids looked forward to winter because not only did that mean Christmas was coming, but hopefully snow days where we wouldn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at Paper and Ink
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I finally have moved into a new place and with it came a lovely new studio space where I can happily draw and design till the cows come home. I've never actually had my own office space before so this has been super fun picking out furniture for it (... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2010 at Paper and Ink
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The other day my friend's sister came to visit with her baby, and Appomattox just goes nuts around babies, especially little Joe. Mattox unfortunately got too close and Joey (currently going through the grab-everything phase) caught her floppy lips. Too cute! Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Paper and Ink
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Recently I was commissioned to illustrate a very unique project in which I illustrate one hundred movie posters. The neat thing about this project is that the movies are conceptual ideas which makes for an interesting challenge when coming up with each design. The project was conceived by Quango Marketing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Paper and Ink
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The other day I was flipping through this ancient copy of Bulfinch's Mythology that I have and got an idea to draw the Goddess Nike. When you think of classical Greek deities typically Nike is not the first one that comes to mind, but I find her the more fascinating... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at Paper and Ink
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Today I officially started sketching in the blank moleskin journal that is part of the Sketchbook Project. It took me ripping out two pages to finally be satisfied with my drawing. Thanks to photoshop I've become lazy about hand rendering with real water colors and markers.. . The first page... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at Paper and Ink
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Yesterday I received my sketchbook from the Brooklyn based art project in the mail. It got here really fast and I have yet to decide what I'm going to do with mine. My theme, which was chosen at random for me, was "Under the Surface"... so that could translate into... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Paper and Ink
The Sketchbook Project: 2011 » Art House Co-op | We build art projects and communities. Here's a unique project that I thought would be fun to take part in. For $25 Art House Co-op will send you a blank moleskin sketchbook and a theme. My theme was " Below the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at Paper and Ink
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Whenever I see a sketched portrait of someone I always think how unique it is. Usually you find them on peoples websites or blogs, and I thought to myself "I want one!". Actually I think everyone should have one, and not just one that's a photoshop filter of a photograph,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at Paper and Ink
Stephanie Woods is now following Margaux Motin
Nov 1, 2010
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This is a quick little sketch I did of my Halloween costume. I've always loved those Twi'lek creatures from Star Wars, they're so neat looking with those long tentacles growing out of their heads, no bad hair days, huh! If I had to be one, blue would be my color,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Paper and Ink
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Drawing cityscapes has always been a favorite of mine. Something about all those tiny little windows and the limitless variety of buildings that makes it all so interesting. This particular drawing is just one of many background images for an independent animation project in the works. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Paper and Ink