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Meet… Jennifer Hawkinberry

This 29-year-old gets creative with her avatar on the Sharpie Uncapped site.

This Knoxville, MD native gets creative with her avatar on the Sharpie Uncapped site.

  

“I loved the art classes in elementary school, and that’s when I realized with focus and determination I could create beautiful pieces everyone could enjoy.”

This creative 29-year-old draws images that… as she says, “pop.” With a bachleors degree in art history, and a Masters degree in the Humanities from Hood College, this avid reader and movie-watcher makes work that also shows her love for bright colors and animals. Hey, she does have three chihuahuas: Buttercup, Snowy, and Cookie.

Psychedlic Tiger

Psychedlic Tiger

Q: How long have you been drawing? 

 Hawkinberry: I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember.  I loved the art classes in elementary school, and that’s when I realized with focus and  determination I could create beautiful pieces everyone could enjoy.  I took commercial art classes in high school, and in my free time I used to draw huge cartoon characters from coloring books and brightly color them.  I believe my ability to depict objects realistically began with analyzing the lines that made up the characters in my books.

  Q: What inspires you to create the images you draw?    

Hawkinberry: I really want to make pieces that pop.  I love bright colors and patterns, and I love to use them to show movement and perspective.  It’s fun to apply this element to animals, butterflies, flowers, etc, to show realistically depicted subjects in a unique way.  

Q: Why are Sharpie products a good fit for this? 

Hawkinberry: Sharpie markers are great to use if you want vivid colors.  They’re easier to control than paints, and you can put light hues next to darker ones, i.e. yellow next to black, and they don’t bleed into one another.    

Q: What specific Sharpie tools do you use? Markers, pens, etc.Hawkinberry: I use the fine point sharpie pens for details like eyes or thin lines, but I use the regular markers for filling in large background areas.

 Q: How long did it take to create that peacock?

Hhmmm... is it mating Season?

Hhmmm... is it mating Season?

Hawkinberry: The peacock took about a week: a day to draw it, several days of sketches to figure out the right color combination, and several more to very slowly and neatly color the drawing, going back over all the colors twice to make them extra bright.

Q: What’s your favorite drawing you have made? Why?

Hawkinberry: I really love the Psychedelic Tiger drawing.  It completely captures the image I had in my mind of a stalking tiger ready to leap out of the picture. 

Q: If you were a Sharpie product, which would you be and why?

Hawkinberry: Hmmm….I’d be a fine point Sharpie—in yellow.  Yellow is my favorite color, so I could spread brightness everywhere.

Under the sea...

Under the sea...

 

 

Q: Anything else you’d like to share that I didn’t ask?

  Hawkinberry: I’m always up for ideas for new images to create, new color combinations.  Feel free to send me suggestions or anything you think would make a nice Sharpie creation.  

 Want to see more?:   http://showcase.sharpieuncapped.com/users/showprofile/253598

Contact Jennifer:  jhawkin301@aol.com

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Uncap What’s Inside You!

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doll

Sharpie doll

There are so many creative people out there. The other inkterns and I are getting kinda jealous actually. I have never seen, heard or thought of using sharpies in the ways these people have. Artists and Sharpie fans alike have decorated on dolls, furniture, guitars, coffee cups and sneakers. What’s next? I don’t know but the SharpieUncapped site brings them to you everyday.

"Lesuami" and her tall Sharpie chucks!

"Lesuami" and her tall Sharpie chucks!

 

The neat thing about it is that if you or any one you know draws, sketches or doodles with sharpie, you too can download your work for the world to see! Let us see how creative you are! No really! We want to see it!

I told myself at the beginning of this internship that I would take hold of a few sharpies and a pair of white sneakers and see what I came up with. I’m still gonna do it and I’ll show you the finished product!

Alissa Johnson uses Sharpie on her coffee table.

Alissa Johnson uses Sharpie on her coffee table.

  

Many of the indivuduals who upload their images have been featured on the OFFCIAL SHARPIE BLOG! Yep. Sure have. Talk about great exposure and free press (all in the name of Sharpie!)

 

SO DON”T BE SHY…

Uncap What’s Inside !

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Two words…thank you.

 

MJ

I have been wanting to do a post about MJ for a while now. With all of the mayhem about him in the media, I wanted to switch gears and reflect on him as a personal inspiration by doing the one thing I love, write. Thanks to Sharpie, I can attempt to reach the world like he did . So, here goes…a poem I wrote in dedication to Michael Jackson…

I’m not thanking you for your music

Although it was the best

I’m not thanking you for your work as a humanitarian

Because you serve as an example to the rest

Thank you for the inspiration

As you showed all the time

The endless

Ever-so

Unstoppable capabilities

Of a creative mind

Because of people like you

I am able to write this post

Representing a company such as Sharpie

Doing things many could never

Boast

Being in this atmosphere

Fostering my voice and joining with a team

This is merely the start of my dreams

But because of you

I have NO EXCUSES

Civil rights

Segregation

You endured all the abuses

Few are given such a special gift

With yours you made the world spin

If I could touch one life with my words

As you did with your music

I will always…

Always…

Win

-Sharpie Steph

 

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Highlighter Queen

SharpieSusan and the other Sharpie interns already know. ..I love highlighters. They’re not the most fashionable items on the block, but next to the pens, I use them the most. I highlight everything! I think it’s a habit, not necessarily a bad one, but my planners and notebooks look like rainbows at times from all the highlighters I use.

Click this highlighter to see all the ones you can choose from!

Accent Highlighter

Currently, Sharpie is promoting their Accent Highlighters and their “Smear Guard Protection.” No smears? I don’t know about you but I’m in! The protection comes with the many accent highlighters including “Accent Highlighter Mini”, “Accent Highlighter Liquid Pen” and “Accent Highlighter Retractable.”

In this busy world, we all need a way to organize our lives… I’ve already started! Check out these pictures of my DePaul Athletics planner. Obsessed, I know.

Just one of the many ways I stay organized

Just one of the many ways I stay organized

 

I really liked the pink accent highlighter this week huh?

I really liked the pink accent highlighter this week huh?

-Sharpie Steph

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Track and Sharpie?

If you read in the Sharpie411 section, you would have seen that I LOVE SPORTS!!! Track in particulary since I have been running since the seventh

Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix

grade. It has made me competitive, a leader and I think it builds my character because lord knows I have not won EVERY race (I wish!).

But you know what?

I’m kind of curious to see what athletes use Sharpies when they do autographs…. I’m on a hunt to find them! Some of my favorite athletes include Allyson Felix who I met freshman year at DePaul..

 

 

 

Felix and I freshman year at the 2005 Mt. Sac Relays in California

Felix and I freshman year at the 2005 Mt. Sac Relays in California

-Sharpie Steph

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What a Sharpie Can Do

I like sneakers. What I also like is being unique. On the SharpieUncapped site there are tons of unique individuals who have posted links and videos showing the creative designs they have put on shoes. This beats spending tons of $. Every chance I get I try to find a deal, plus at least I know that no one else has them!

 

-Sharpie Steph

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INKtern Here!

Three peas in a pod

Three peas in a pod

Hey World!

Welcome to my blog! I’m one of three of Sharpie’s interns, also know as Ink-terns! I know right, cool name huh? Well lets see. This blog will be about?… hmmm… ME! and of course my experiences with Sharpie. So far, Sharpie is one of THE best places I have worked and already I have been immersed in its’ new “Sharpie Uncapped” campaign where people share stories, “How To” projects, art and other creative ways to use Sharpies. My posts and pics will hopefully give an insight on what it means to work for Sharpie. So far, I’ve never seen so many Sharpies in my life.

-SharpieSteph

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