CAN! Cuban Artists Network

We’ve launched CAN- the Cuban Artists Network. It’s a non-profit campaign to bring art supplies to Cuba, where the artists do AMAZING work with extremely limited supplies. Please consider donating! And if you can’t donate, please post it on your social media- every little bit helps. To read about the organization, go here: www.cubanartistsnetwork.org and to donate, go here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cuban-artists-network/x/10033883

Thanks!!

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21st Century Trad Band!…

…is the title of the newest album by the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet. It is great! But don’t take my word for it. Read about it here, here, or here. GREAT music. And whoa! What’s that? They let me draw all over the album! Front cover! Back cover! Inside on both sides and on the disk too! You got an album surface? I’ll draw on it.

Released by Basin Street Records October 27th! OOOoohhh hello, that’s TODAY! So pick it up HERE right now!

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Graphic De-whaaa?

I do graphic design. My mfa was in Illustration, but I do graphic design and animation too. For a long time I’ve said “Oh yeah, I really should put my graphic design stuff up on my website”, or “Ohhh- I’d have to email you a pdf of all my work…” but NO MORE! I’ve finally just gone ahead and posted it. I only have a few things up there now, but it’s a start. Now that I’ve reconfigured my site it will be easier to post stuff as I dig it up.

But where did the Character Design section go?? Well, it will go under doodles.. or maybe illustration.. I still need to re-edit some things…

graphic design

new graphic design section

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So to view these, and more (as soon as I get to posting more) – click HERE! or go to http://www.susangyoung.com/graphicdesign.php

Dino-girl

Whoa! First blog post EV-ah. Considering how non-verbal I am, this is quite the endeavor. And really, I’m sure people have better things to do than to read my ramblings. Instead, let me post some photos to entertain you, with a brief explanation.

Last week on LinkedIn, I accidentally friend-requested everyone I have ever emailed. Ever. Emailed. This had some varied repercussions. On the downside, I had inadvertently requested professional contact with people that I had long ago deleted from facebook, bought things from on craigslist, ex-boyfriends I swore I’d never speak to again, and people I generally just really didn’t want to request as a business contact. On the upside, I heard from some great clients that I hadn’t contacted in years. One of them, after receiving my email via LinkedIn, remembered that he had promised to mail me one of the toys he made. He had hired me several years ago to make illustrations for use on the packaging of these dinosaur toys. The large multi-paneled packaging ended up a small hang tag, but it’s nice anyway.

Prehistoric Puppets

This tag is never coming off

hang tagI’m actually pretty pleased with how my illustration was used in this instance. For a few other examples of the original artwork sold to puppetoys, go to www.susangyoung.com and click on illustrations, or just click HERE! This particular character was loosely based on my nephew, Steven Young.

dino girlMy niece Eva: “COOOooool!!”