Nearly forgot to post this here!  Last week, I was surprised and honored to see a really lovely feature on my work on HiFructose.  Caro wrote so insightfully about my illustrations, and obviously I was over the moon to be featured by a publication I’ve been following for many years.  Read the article here.  Thanks so much, Caro and HiFructose!

Cai Vail’s tumblr and website

Today I’m releasing this piece from last year, Against Nature, as a print in my InPrnt shop for the first time!  It’s available in 3 sizes starting at $25.  I’m quite fond of this drawing actually, I may even get one for myself!  

Against Nature, 2013 (original in ink, watercolor, and gouache)  For sale at InPrnt as an archival-quality giclée.  Cai Vail’s website and tumblr

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Got my adorable business cards in from moo.com today. The image quality is pretty damn good for how small they are, I got to use 6 different designs, and they come with this lovely little box. I’d definitely recommend it over vistaprint or another cheap printing site, worth the few extra bucks. Now patiently awaiting my InPrnt prints to sign and sell over at the South Boston Open Studios this Sunday, can’t wait!

For people in the Boston area: I’ll be showing selected new works along with dozens of other amazingly talented designers, artists, sculptors, and jewelry makers on June 1st at the South Boston Open Studios in the Distillery building.  If you’re in the area, RSVP here.  Amazing work, by many multi-faceted artists, it’ll take you hours to check everything out.  And, if it’s you’re thing, I’ll have veeerrryyy limited edition signed prints (of the pieces above and more) for sale at $20-40, plus one-of-a-kind sketchbook pieces I’ll be working on during the open house event for free, if yer one of those lucky folks that drop by in person.  Don’t miss it, y’all, it’s gonna be great.
Cai Vail’s tumblr and website  For people in the Boston area: I’ll be showing selected new works along with dozens of other amazingly talented designers, artists, sculptors, and jewelry makers on June 1st at the South Boston Open Studios in the Distillery building.  If you’re in the area, RSVP here.  Amazing work, by many multi-faceted artists, it’ll take you hours to check everything out.  And, if it’s you’re thing, I’ll have veeerrryyy limited edition signed prints (of the pieces above and more) for sale at $20-40, plus one-of-a-kind sketchbook pieces I’ll be working on during the open house event for free, if yer one of those lucky folks that drop by in person.  Don’t miss it, y’all, it’s gonna be great.
Cai Vail’s tumblr and website  For people in the Boston area: I’ll be showing selected new works along with dozens of other amazingly talented designers, artists, sculptors, and jewelry makers on June 1st at the South Boston Open Studios in the Distillery building.  If you’re in the area, RSVP here.  Amazing work, by many multi-faceted artists, it’ll take you hours to check everything out.  And, if it’s you’re thing, I’ll have veeerrryyy limited edition signed prints (of the pieces above and more) for sale at $20-40, plus one-of-a-kind sketchbook pieces I’ll be working on during the open house event for free, if yer one of those lucky folks that drop by in person.  Don’t miss it, y’all, it’s gonna be great.
Cai Vail’s tumblr and website 

For people in the Boston area: I’ll be showing selected new works along with dozens of other amazingly talented designers, artists, sculptors, and jewelry makers on June 1st at the South Boston Open Studios in the Distillery building.  If you’re in the area, RSVP here.  Amazing work, by many multi-faceted artists, it’ll take you hours to check everything out.  And, if it’s you’re thing, I’ll have veeerrryyy limited edition signed prints (of the pieces above and more) for sale at $20-40, plus one-of-a-kind sketchbook pieces I’ll be working on during the open house event for free, if yer one of those lucky folks that drop by in person.  Don’t miss it, y’all, it’s gonna be great.

Cai Vail’s tumblr and website 

Playing around in Ps and watching the Venture Bros tonight, all of the sudden Dr. Girlfriend emerged.  I’m still not great at rendering solely in Photoshop BUT her lipgloss be poppin’.  Maybe I’ll do the whole cast just for the hell of it.  Helper and Brock would be pretty fun to draw.
Cai Vail’s website and tumblr
*please don’t remove credit, thanks!* Playing around in Ps and watching the Venture Bros tonight, all of the sudden Dr. Girlfriend emerged.  I’m still not great at rendering solely in Photoshop BUT her lipgloss be poppin’.  Maybe I’ll do the whole cast just for the hell of it.  Helper and Brock would be pretty fun to draw.
Cai Vail’s website and tumblr
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Playing around in Ps and watching the Venture Bros tonight, all of the sudden Dr. Girlfriend emerged.  I’m still not great at rendering solely in Photoshop BUT her lipgloss be poppin’.  Maybe I’ll do the whole cast just for the hell of it.  Helper and Brock would be pretty fun to draw.

Cai Vail’s website and tumblr

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A small illustration I did last night, trying to keep to simpler designs and playing around with color a bit. And laser eyes!

Vision, 2014 - watercolor and digital

Cai Vail’s website and tumblr

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WHUUUUT.  Super honored to be featured on Booooooom! today.  It’s been my favorite art blog for years, and remains the only art blog I check daily without fail.  Big thanks to Jeff Hamada for the shout out!

Also, if you’re not looking at Booooooom! every single day too, you crazy.  Bookmark that jam.

Birthday card I made for my boyfriend’s 31st on Monday, in ink, watercolor, and a touch of digital.

Cai Vail’s tumblr and website.  Please don’t remove credit, thanks!

Sketchy sketch sketch

supersonicart:

Cai Vail Prints on INPRNT.
The beautiful and intricate work of Cai Vail is available her INPRNT Store.  You can keep up to date with INPRNT on their Tumblr.

Thanks to Zach Tutor for the feature on Supersonic Art, one of my favorite-est blogs!  Totally made my day. supersonicart:

Cai Vail Prints on INPRNT.
The beautiful and intricate work of Cai Vail is available her INPRNT Store.  You can keep up to date with INPRNT on their Tumblr.

Thanks to Zach Tutor for the feature on Supersonic Art, one of my favorite-est blogs!  Totally made my day.

supersonicart:

Cai Vail Prints on INPRNT.

The beautiful and intricate work of Cai Vail is available her INPRNT Store.  You can keep up to date with INPRNT on their Tumblr.

Thanks to Zach Tutor for the feature on Supersonic Art, one of my favorite-est blogs!  Totally made my day.

Guess what, y’all? You can now buy “Lotus” as a print for your art-thirsty walls. It’s only $20 for an 8”x8”, $30 for 12”x12” (which I’d suggest, as it’s closest to the size of the original art), or $50 for a big ol’ 24”x24” statement piece. All prints are gallery-quality giclee, printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper, with archival prints (so it won’t fade on ya). There’s a >1” border too, in case you’d like to mat and frame it for some real style.  You can also get “Lotus” as a signed print, with a personalized original drawing just for you, sent directly from me, for a limited time (the first 15 queries) by emailing me directly at caivailart@gmail.com with your size preference and mailing address. For these 15 lovely folks, it’s only $10+ the original print cost, with no added shipping or handling. And you get a free drawing and personalized note, because I love ya. Crazy.
"Lotus" by Cai Vail on INPRNT
As always, please don’t remove credit when reposting/reblogging. If you love art and illustration, support your local (and not-so-local) artists when you can by buying their art/prints/products; art is a labor of love and often the artists you admire and appreciate are making a meager living off of their talents and skills, or even working extra jobs just to be able to fund their creative passions. If you’re able, support them by buying directly from their shops and passing along their links, it’s always appreciated. Thanks! Guess what, y’all? You can now buy “Lotus” as a print for your art-thirsty walls. It’s only $20 for an 8”x8”, $30 for 12”x12” (which I’d suggest, as it’s closest to the size of the original art), or $50 for a big ol’ 24”x24” statement piece. All prints are gallery-quality giclee, printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper, with archival prints (so it won’t fade on ya). There’s a >1” border too, in case you’d like to mat and frame it for some real style.  You can also get “Lotus” as a signed print, with a personalized original drawing just for you, sent directly from me, for a limited time (the first 15 queries) by emailing me directly at caivailart@gmail.com with your size preference and mailing address. For these 15 lovely folks, it’s only $10+ the original print cost, with no added shipping or handling. And you get a free drawing and personalized note, because I love ya. Crazy.
"Lotus" by Cai Vail on INPRNT
As always, please don’t remove credit when reposting/reblogging. If you love art and illustration, support your local (and not-so-local) artists when you can by buying their art/prints/products; art is a labor of love and often the artists you admire and appreciate are making a meager living off of their talents and skills, or even working extra jobs just to be able to fund their creative passions. If you’re able, support them by buying directly from their shops and passing along their links, it’s always appreciated. Thanks!

Guess what, y’all?
You can now buy “Lotus” as a print for your art-thirsty walls. It’s only $20 for an 8”x8”, $30 for 12”x12” (which I’d suggest, as it’s closest to the size of the original art), or $50 for a big ol’ 24”x24” statement piece. All prints are gallery-quality giclee, printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper, with archival prints (so it won’t fade on ya). There’s a >1” border too, in case you’d like to mat and frame it for some real style.
You can also get “Lotus” as a signed print, with a personalized original drawing just for you, sent directly from me, for a limited time (the first 15 queries) by emailing me directly at caivailart@gmail.com with your size preference and mailing address. For these 15 lovely folks, it’s only $10+ the original print cost, with no added shipping or handling. And you get a free drawing and personalized note, because I love ya. Crazy.

"Lotus" by Cai Vail on INPRNT

As always, please don’t remove credit when reposting/reblogging. If you love art and illustration, support your local (and not-so-local) artists when you can by buying their art/prints/products; art is a labor of love and often the artists you admire and appreciate are making a meager living off of their talents and skills, or even working extra jobs just to be able to fund their creative passions. If you’re able, support them by buying directly from their shops and passing along their links, it’s always appreciated.
Thanks!

A lovely sunny day. Not the most conducive to drawing in the studio.

Cai Vail’s tumblr and website

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Water Deer, 2014 ink, watercolor and digital

Good news!  Because you guys are rad and love art and illustration, I’ve had more than a few requests for prints of this guy up here, Water Deer, and I’m happy to announce that it’s finally happening!  

Edit: I’ve just joined up with the lovely folks at INPRINT to make this print available to you for a fraction of the original price.  You can now get a gallery-quality giclee art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks (and a minimum 1” border in case you’d like to mat/frame the print) in my new shop, for $25 as an 8”x12”, $35 for a 12”x18”, $45 for a 15”x24” or go crazy and get a big’un for $85 for a 24”x36” (bigger than the original, in all it’s glorious detail!).  

Want a signed edition, with a personalized note and sketch?  You can do that! For only $10 bucks more! Just email me at caivailart@gmail.com and tell me what size you’d like and your mailing address.  Each print will be hand signed and include a special gift drawing, and shipped off to you from me personally within 10 business days.  The price of signed editions is an additional $10 to the prices listed above/in the shop, with no extra shipping/handling costs.  Sweet.  

This original illustration was made in ink, watercolor, and digital coloring, and the amount of detail visible in the limited edition print vs. the digital jpeg you’re seeing right now is a world of difference and will probably look awesome on your wall next to that Hieronymous Bosch poster and over that weird wall stain that has no discernible origin.

Get it now at half the original price, support working artists by buying original pieces and prints directly from them when you can, and please don’t be a party-pooper and make sure you reblog art that you love from the source and/or with credit whenever possible.  Thankyouthankyou tumblr art lovers!

Cai Vail’s website, tumblr, and shop

Catching up on an old drawing, and a new Game of Thrones.

Last night’s sketch.