Nirvana Chocolate Designs

June 18th, 2015

A few months ago I was hired by the lovely people over at Nirvana Chocolate to redesign their main line of 4 chocolate bar wrappers. They were looking for a something Scandinavian-themed (with the exception of the coconut bar) and they wanted animals with personality. I thought it would be fun to post a little timeline of my process since this was a fairly typical job, workflow-wise.

 

Every project starts with sketches. My lovely clients and I got together and discuss exactly what they were looking for and I made sure I understood the purpose of the redesign, the client’s likes and dislikes, and their expectations. After that, I headed home to start visualizing the ideas. Here’s a small selection of the first batch of sketches…

Cherry SeaSaltAlmonds

 

After this phase, we met again and narrowed it down to one critter for each label. I did more detailed sketches for each label.

 

bird3 gnomes seal squirrel

 

With a bit of tweaking things here and there…

bird4

 

we move on to the color phase.

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And eventually come out with a product that everyone is happy with!

Squirrel_Final_web Nirvana_Spread

 

 

The best part about this project was the free samples. Every single one is delicious! These chocolates will be available for wholesale through the Nirvana website. I’m not sure exactly when, but I believe they will be in stores for individual sale sometime after that.  Stay Tuned!

 

 

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Apple Pointillism Color Study

December 22nd, 2014

Just thought I would share a color study I did for Color Theory class this semester. The goal was to create a realistic apple with form and light using only the primary colors and pointillism. It’s a completely different way of working for me, that’s why I wanted to share it. This past semester has really taught me to open up my working process and explore new mediums and happy accidents. As I spent time to reflect and process the last year, I’m excited to bring all my newfound knowledge to my working process and create new and more sophisticated work in 2015. Here’s to growing and exploring in the new year. Cheers!

apply color study, red, blue, yellow

Apple color study

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RAW Showcase in November

October 9th, 2014

Big News! I will be participating in another RAW Artist showcase in downtown Boston. I did one in 2013 and it was tons of fun!. Here’s all the info you need:

When: Sunday November 16th
Where: Rumor, 100 Warrenton St., Boston, MA
Price: $15.00

If you would like to buy a ticket, please click on this link and then click on “Buy a ticket for this artist”:

http://www.rawartists.org/sophytuttle

Thanks in advance for your support and I hope to see you all there!!

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Nashua River Mural in Fitchburg, MA is complete!

September 5th, 2014

After many long weeks of working tirelessly to complete this mural, it’s finally done! We are sincerely thankful to everyone who supported us financially, artistically, and morally through the process. It’s been a wonderful learning experience and I’m so excited to continue working outside and painting art for the public to enjoy for years to come.

Photos can be seen on the “Murals and Public Art” page of my website, or you can check it out on Facebook.We are also still accepting donations at our online fundraising page.

 

Many thanks to everyone again and we hope to have an unveiling at the Blacksmith Festival on September 28th. If you have a mural opportunity in the New England area, please contact me!

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Marion Stoddart Mural Fundraiser!

July 7th, 2014

Hi everyone! I am trying to raise funds to paint a mural in Fitchburg, MA along with the very talented artist, Jon Allen. It will be to commemorate the community activist, grassroots organizer, and kickass woman, Marion Stoddart. Please consider donating a few dollars to our cause. We need to buy paint, supplies, and rent scaffolding (it’s a huge building) and this all costs way more money than we can afford. We feel very passionately about this project and I hope you can help!

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Marion Stoddart Mural

Click here for more information and to donate!

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Revival Gallery One Year Anniversary Show

April 29th, 2014

I’m really excited to be a part of the Revival Gallery One Year Anniversary Show. It’s taking place THIS FRIDAY May 2nd, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm.

 

The gallery, located in downtown Fitchburg, MA, is a reclaimed space aimed at promoting community art, projects, fairs, and festivals. Please come down and support a really noble cause and help them celebrate their 1 year anniversary!

 

 

one-year-flier

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Mural in Oaxaca

January 21st, 2014

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to get to paint a wall in Oaxaca. I did it in collaboration with my friend Vlocke (Vlocke Urban Art on facebook). The image I chose to paint is a little homage to all things weird in New England. It includes the skull of Phineas Gage (now residing in a Harvard U. museum), the frog from the Frog Bridge in Connecticut, the albino squirrel from Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain, MA, bigfoots, eggheads, jackalopes, aliens, and the Whale’s Tails in Burlington, Vermont.

If you happen to be in Oaxaca and want to check it out, it’s on the Panoramica del Fortin, en el Centro.

 

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Bigfoot mural by Sophy

Bigfoot

Wall in Oaxaca
Wall in Oaxaca

 

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Sully the Cat (Portrait)

December 22nd, 2013

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a lovely client on the website CustomMade. She had a cat who had recently passed away and she wanted to memorialize him for her boyfriend. Luckily, I was able to help her realize her vision. Here’s the result!

“Sophy was great to work with — she gave me samples and ideas to choose from which helped guide the process toward the perfect end result. I am thrilled with the finished drawing, and would highly recommend Sophy to others!” -Emily

And here’s a link to my CustomMade profile, where you can request a portrait of your own: http://www.custommade.com/by/sophytuttleart/

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Mictecacihuatl – Dia de Los Muertos

October 31st, 2013

Day of the Dead Woman

Mictecacihuatl

This is Mictecacihuatl, the Aztec Queen of the Dead, just in time for Dia de Los Muertos.

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Zanate

October 8th, 2013

Today I drew a Zanate at the request of a friend. The Zanate (or Quiscal) is a kind of crow they have down here in Mexico. It’s smaller and sleeker than our Corvus brachyrhynchos.

 

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