Jimmy in Paradise  

One of the best things about being an illustrator is that sometimes you get commissioned to paint cute dogs! This is Jimmy the Boston Terrier frolicking in paradise. The client wanted a series of 3 paintings to be displayed together in her home. These were painted in Photoshop. 

If you would like a cute painting of your pet (makes a great gift) , shoot me a message or email me at lydiaguadagnoli@gmail.com 

Fighting Words 
This is just a personal piece I made to get inspired after not making art for a few days. I have an undying love for all things Art Deco, so this was a ton of fun. 

Fighting Words 

This is just a personal piece I made to get inspired after not making art for a few days. I have an undying love for all things Art Deco, so this was a ton of fun. 

Cannonball
I made a cute gif!

Cannonball

I made a cute gif!

The Royal Tenenbaums DVD Cover
The assignment was to pick a movie from the Criterion Collection and make a DVD cover. This is what I did for The Royal Tenenbaums directed by Wes Anderson. 

The Royal Tenenbaums DVD Cover

The assignment was to pick a movie from the Criterion Collection and make a DVD cover. This is what I did for The Royal Tenenbaums directed by Wes Anderson

Al Capone at Eastern State Penitentiary 
I did a design for Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Al Capone was charged with concealing a deadly weapon and was sentenced to one year at the prison. 

Al Capone at Eastern State Penitentiary 

I did a design for Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Al Capone was charged with concealing a deadly weapon and was sentenced to one year at the prison. 

Bubbles 
I did a fun portrait of Bubbles from one of my favorite shows, Trailer Park Boys. He has an undying love for cats. 

Bubbles 

I did a fun portrait of Bubbles from one of my favorite shows, Trailer Park Boys. He has an undying love for cats. 

Angry Orchard Label 
I wanted to redesign a beer label so I chose one of my favorite hard ciders. I am all about vintage lettering so I decided to portray the brand with a retro circus poster look. I’m very pleased with how it turned out. 

Angry Orchard Label 

I wanted to redesign a beer label so I chose one of my favorite hard ciders. I am all about vintage lettering so I decided to portray the brand with a retro circus poster look. I’m very pleased with how it turned out. 

Angler Swing
A cute personal piece. I had a lot of fun making this

Angler Swing

A cute personal piece. I had a lot of fun making this

This is my Senior Thesis. I designed satirical candle labels and packaging. The concept I came up with was recreate Catholic prayer candles that worship vices and sins instead of Saints and Holy people. The message I wanted to get across was that nobody is perfect, and that’s ok! On the back of each candle, there is a prayer I wrote that tells the reader to embrace their bad side. The prayers are below:

A Prayer to Appetency

O’ come all ye whom have appetite. Whom desire sweet indulgent, and calming cigarettes. Whom choose to partake in an extra slice of cake and drinks too much wine. Whom lusts for all foods savory. We shall not bear the burden of others’ judgements any longer. Embrace your hearty belly and pity those who prefer to starve. Thou shalt remember to honor the three meals of the day with snacks in between. Be free and feed your appetite. 

Amen. 

A Prayer to Vengeance

Hail Vengeance! We pray for guidance when wrong has been done. Help us choose our battles. Do we seek revenge, or shall we have mercy on our enemies? Upon choosing revenge, may our enemy suffer as we have. May he feel pain and she feel sorrow. Vengeance, we pray for a forever sharpened blade. We pray for our wounds to be filled with satisfaction and payback. We pray for all of our conflicts resolved.

Amen.   

A Prayer to Narcissism

To whom shall you turn to when you are abandoned? To whom shall you rely on when your friends forsake you? To whom shall you worship? Thyself. Pay no attention to those below you, for you yourself are a God! Your beauty surpasses all of nature. As you look in a mirror, weep for your are too glorious for your own eyes! Soon all will bow at your feet. Do not let anyone tell you are unworthy of such praise, for they are merely envious of your divine aura, and you shall pity them for they will never understand true beauty.

Amen

A Prayer to Thievery 

Thou shalt always hide in the shadows while thieving.  You take because you must survive. If you are hungry, steal your food from your gluttonous neighbor. If you need coin, take your money from your greedy neighbor’s wallet. Do not allow others to possess more than you, for it is you who deserves more. Do not feel guilt while stealing, for you are merely saving the people from their own self-indulgence. Do not allow others to take what is yours. May your hands stay sly and your footsteps quiet. 

Amen

The King of Flock ‘n Roll! 
I painted Elvis Presley as a cockatiel for a t-shirt design

The King of Flock ‘n Roll! 

I painted Elvis Presley as a cockatiel for a t-shirt design