Sunday, February 28, 2016


A friend ordered 4 of my alphabet letters to spell out "READ" so she could frame them and put them in her kids reading area.  She requested them to fit into a 5x7 frame.  I can't wait to see them framed up and displayed.  

Greeting cards for Nate and Brian

the cards were first drawn in pencil than inked.
Then I colored them with color pencils

I used to custom make cards for every birthday I attended but hadn't done them in a while.  I am glad i started making them again.  The person/kid really loves it and it makes it an extra special gift for their very special day.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Birthday and Wedding Aniversary Gift - For my Mom

Drawn with black ink on cardstock paper.

Feliz Aniversario means Happy Birthday in Portuguese.

Dora is my moms name.  This illustrations celebrates her 61st birthday and 43rd wedding anniversary.

The letter D shows her and my dad (the way I always draw them)
letter O represents me and my kids
letter R represents my brother's family
letter A represents my mom's parents and sisters and where she was born, Rio de Janeiro Brasil.

I had a lot of fun drawing up this card/customized Name art for my mom.
She was super excited to see it and can't wait till she hangs it up at her house.
Happy Birthday Mom and Happy Anniversary to you and Dad!
Love you tons!

Here is a picture of my mom holding up her present:

Friday, February 26, 2016

Joyce Illustrations Sample Page

Alphabet Cards

Alphabet Cards -- Girl version. Created when i first started selling my artwork. I wanted to figure out how to print these as a set but couldn't figure out how to keep the costs down in order to sell them on my Etsy shop. I sell them as 8x10 individual prints. Thinking about making a coloring book with these! What do you think?

Southbay Aquatics New Pool Wall Art Murals

The theme for this pool was Hawaii.  Since we went to Oahu for vacation, it was the perfect location for me to design these murals for Southbay Aquatics in Southern California.  Done in illustrator, printed full as full size wall banners.  Pool is still under construction.  Can't wait to see these in real full size.  Pictures to follow.

Happy Friday!

follow me on instagram @joyceillustrations to see more of my doodles!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


check out my custom giraffe art prints!
click here for the aqua version
click here for the navy version

Friday, February 19, 2016

New Instagram Account

Hi Everyone!
Sorry I haven't posted in a while.
I started a new Instagram account were I will be posting all my doodles and illustrations.

Follow me at @joyceillustrations

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Circle Game

I recently got contacted for a custom order thru my Etsy shop.

The customer really liked my artwork but had her own design in mind.
She was looking for a gift for a one year old boy.  An Illustration of a carousel with children on horses/animals and the birthday boy riding an elephant.  Something whimsical and colorful.
She also wanted to add the lyrics to the song "the circle game" by Joni Mitchel.

The process went as smoothly as it could be and I am proud of the final product!

I really hope the little boy and his family love it as much as we do.

The final product was drawn by hand, then inked and colored in photoshop.
The final size ended up being 8.5" x 14"