I’ve never been to Paris, but I imagine the bakeries there smell delicious…

I’ve never been to Paris, but I imagine the bakeries there smell delicious…

kaleyhamilton asked: I am absolutely in LOVE with your work! It's so perfect and well-crafted, and the colour palettes are gorgeous! Keep up the amazing work! :-)

You’re literally the sweetest thing ever. You made my day, thank you so much! I love your work too, so whimsical and lovely!

A commission of Scar from The Lion King. I gotta admit this was a blast. I rarely do fan art, but to be asked to draw one of my favorite characters it was impossible to say no. 

A commission of Scar from The Lion King. I gotta admit this was a blast. I rarely do fan art, but to be asked to draw one of my favorite characters it was impossible to say no. 

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for you wonderful and supportive words on my unicorn piece! I really appreciate it all! I wanted to let everyone know a 13x19 (artwork is aprox 7x19) print is now available! 
Just pop over to my etsy store!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for you wonderful and supportive words on my unicorn piece! I really appreciate it all! I wanted to let everyone know a 13x19 (artwork is aprox 7x19) print is now available! 

Just pop over to my etsy store!

foreverafox asked: Caroline! I just wanted to say your paper art is so lovely and one of my absolute favourite <3 I was wondering if you had any tips on paper art and what materials you use? Is it just regular construction or something? I really wanted to experiment this break and go outside my comfort zone so I thought i'd give a shot at paper art! Thanks darling <3

You have absolutely made my night!!! <3 Thank you sweet pea! I’m loving your drawings, school is really pushing your stuff to a great place!! :)

I use heavy card stock, anything acid free works for me! I have a constantly growing collection here that I pick up whenever I see a color or texture I like. Scrapbooking card stock is my usual go to. A liquid acid free glue is my usual, I know of plenty of cut paper artists who use glue sticks but I cannot stand using them. It just depends on what you’re comfortable with. Just remember acid free everything, otherwise it will fade away and not last very long. Also, keep the final product out of direct sunlight. :)

PS- exactos are your best friend!

Meet Prism, a special part of his unicorn herd!

Here’s my latest cut paper piece which I’ve been showing sneak peaks of on twitter all week! It will be for sale at the Philly Phair Christmas Village on December 14! Prints will also be available at the event, and will be available in my etsy on the 15th! If you’re around, come say hi! 

Planning out my next piece&#8230;.unicorns! #illustration

Planning out my next piece….unicorns! #illustration

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Somebody’s watching you…

A tiger made of cut paper! About 6x6, framed. He will be for sale at my booth on December 14th at the Philly Phair Christmas Village! If you happen to be in the Philly area please stop by and say hi!

I never uploaded the final of my banner! I uploaded the drawing a few weeks ago on twitter, but forgot to upload the final! Those of you who visited my table at CTN-X got to see it! But here’s the finished piece!

enjoy!

All set up at ctnx! Come say hi at XT35!!

All set up at ctnx! Come say hi at XT35!!

CTN-X 2013 is just around the corner!! I&#8217;m so excited to be going, and even more excited to have a table with my good friend Rachel this year! If you&#8217;re going, please stop by and say hi! I&#8217;d love to see all of your lovely faces! Booth number XT35!! 

CTN-X 2013 is just around the corner!! I’m so excited to be going, and even more excited to have a table with my good friend Rachel this year! If you’re going, please stop by and say hi! I’d love to see all of your lovely faces! Booth number XT35!! 

Caroline Boyk - Print Designer at Lilly Pulitzer

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Tell us about your work!

I love art. Everything about it, actually. From painting to sculpting to drawing I love creating. Personally, my favorite media is cut paper, everything about it excites my creativity. The ability to create a 3D piece from a 2D media is my idea of fun. I work full time as a textile designer, and usually create designs in gauche and acrylic. So when I’m working on my own, I enjoy taking a break from paint to create in cut paper. I also freelance, and currently am working on illustrating a digitally painted children’s ebook.

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How did you get into art?

As a kid, my mom quickly learned she could keep me quiet for more than three seconds if she put an art project in front of me. My mom, and my aunt (who’s like a second mom) are both artists, I think being around it so much just rubbed off on me. My fascination with art really took off when I saw “The Lion King” in theaters at the ripe age of five. I went home after the movie grabbed some paper, and asked my mom to “teach me to draw that.”


Of course my road as a professional artist didn’t end there. I created my first cut paper illustration when I was seven, but spent most of my time drawing. I pursued art through high school in both private lessons and every class my school offered, and I was constantly drawing and painting. When it came time to apply to college, I knew I wanted an art school and decided on Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. The funny thing was, I was attracted to Ringling for their animation program. I was accepted as a Computer Animation major but switched to illustration before attending. I was afraid I’d be stuck on the back end of animation, rather than creating the designs and illustrating, which is my true passion. In college I really grew and developed as an artist, I am so thankful to have had that opportunity. Once I graduated, I landed a job with the fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer as a textile designer. I still freelance and create my own artwork. It’s great and I’m lucky enough to spend most of my time being creative.

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I was featured on my talented friend’s blog. You should check it out, she features some amazing talent, and I’m so honored to have been featured! 

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