I try to sketch & doodle every day, even if its only a small doodle.
I have an incurable habit of purchasing used drawing books.
I enjoy enhancing a narrative or a message with illustration (or pictures).
I love color.
I’m an emoji aficionado.
I have 23 years commercial design experience under my belt.
I’m in the process of self-publishing several books.
I especially enjoy making thick brush strokes with my oil paints.
I aspire to create my own sets of fonts. Someday.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mayra Ruiz-McPherson is a budding fine artist and illustrator in the process of self publishing various books. At present, Mayra is an Illustration MFA student freelancing as a creative director, marketing designer, and writer in between grad school assignments.
In addition to her art-themed endeavors, Mayra also holds a second masters in Media Psychology and is founder of her own behavior design practice, ruiz mcpherson | media.
The pink ice-cream eating kid doodled above is my adorable nephew Chase. I drew Chase and his baby brother (my other nephew, Maddox, not shown) licking their ice cream cones onto brown packaging paper using markers last Christmas. I then used the doodled packaging paper to wrap their Christmas gifts. Needless to say, the doodled […]