Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Roommate Life Drawing

There's very little privacy in our apartment

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Yet another sketchbook page

I don't have much to show at the moment, but I'm starting a small project for an anthology that I'm taking part in. pumped.

Here is a sketchbook page of a cowboy doing cowboy things.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Don't Be a Square

My piece for VEND SEND MEND.

Graphite, Ink, Watercolor wash

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Here's a background and a color key for a personal project I was working on about a month ago. I've since scrapped the idea and am now brainstorming for my thesis project. I have a bunch of other color keys that I might post.

graphite, charcoal


ink, graphite

Small drawing I did today. That is all.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


For the past few months Jee-Shaun and I have been developing a fundraiser for Japan called VEND SEND MEND to raiser money for Doctors Without Borders to help victims of the disaster in Japan. We've received an excellent response from the illustration community and had over 60 illustrators from around the country (and Sweden!) contribute original works of art using vending machines as the theme! We hosted the event last night and will now sell the rest of the work online! Stay tuned!

see the work for the show here

Below is the finished version of our poster image. Jee-Shaun painted the actual machine and I handled all the objects inside. It was a fun collaboration!

gouache on paper

I always forget how awful I am with taking pictures of events until it's too late. I forgot to take pictures for most of the show! Oh well, here are some pictures of what the gallery looked like filled with the art. It was a lot of fun and we're well on our way to raising substantial money for Doctors Without borders.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Zankel Finalist

This past week I had the privilege of spending a few days in New York along with the three other Zankel finalists Neiko, Alyssa, and Paige . It was a tremendously awesome time, my favorite part exploring the permanent collection of the Society of Illustrators. The people I met were incredible. The judges were among the nicest people I've met and gave me literally the best critique of my entire life. I feel kind of silly preaching on my blog, but what I gathered from it applies to everyone. My highest thanks to everyone involved at the Society of Illustrators.

Never compromise your personality in your work, and never censor your work to try and appeal to others' expectations. It took 7 highly esteemed professionals for me to truly understand the importance of this.

And a big congratulations to Paige Vickers for wining! Check out her work!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I really don't like baseball, but I love watching pitchers' arms contort when they throw a ball. It momentarily looks dislocated then sends a force rippling all the muscles out of place. It's awesome the human body can do.

Scoreboard of Life:
Artist: 1 Athlete: 0

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kwakiutl spirits

watercolor on paper

Based on Kwakiutl native americans, originating along the North Pacific. Their mythologies and ability to convey them through clothing and dance really fascinated me. I mean look at that octopus on his head.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sketch book

Some spreads from my 2011 sketchbook so far. I'm posting every page in order over on flickr

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tycho Brahe Visual Development

So this past semester I've had an independent study with prof. Daniel Krall, working on some pre production art for a hypothetical animation. I chose the story of Tycho Brahe, the 16th century Danish astronomer who lost his nose in a duel against a rival mathmetician. I wish we still settled feuds this way. When did that become out of vogue?

Character designs

An environment for the ballroom

Side characters. I wanted to emphasize how the female interest contrasts with the globular side characters.

Same with the rooster.

Samurai flair.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Creepy baby paintings

Done for painting class. Left is acrylic, the right is oil.