Monday, November 23, 2009

"strange" series turn out

So I finished up my last portrait, and put some little details in it. It's dark and moody, and I'm definitely going to do more of it. So that's it for the week, no more work until after Thanksgiving! I'll be eating tons of food and trying to get my sleep schedule back to normal.... or something like it.


Thursday, November 19, 2009


I'm working on a series of odd but kind of sophisticated portraits for illustration. They're done in ink and gouache, then finished off digitally. A third is on the way, and there's a couple graphic elements left to incorporate.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Piece from Illest

I finally scanned in the third piece that got in to the Illest of Illustration show last month. It was done in ink, acrylic, and cut paper. I've been digging this process and might do plenty more of it in the future :]


Thursday, November 12, 2009


My buddy asked me to do a flyer for the photo departments upcoming fashion show. It's kinda neat, they have designers who's garments they're photographing and putting on a legit show. I'm actually going to be doing some make-up for the show so I'm pretty stoked. If you're on campus, come check it out!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

1st assignment of the year

I decided that for my first project I wanted to make a fictional magazine cover for their ''September issue." I really just wanted to work on whatever design skills I have and just have some fun with it.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The start of senior year

I know I haven't posted in a while, so I finally brought home some of my figure work from the past 3 weeks today. So here they are :]


Friday, August 7, 2009

today's quick sketches

Messed with pastels,ink, and acrylic on toned paper. Enjoy :]


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

tank girl

We've been having these daily sketch topics on the "doodles and shit" blog, and yesterday's was tank girl. I went out last night and couldn't finish her up, but I finally did today, and I'm kinda happy with how it turned out.


Monday, July 13, 2009


I started this ink drawing yesterday, and had colors and font in mind, but nothing to promote with it. Today I went ahead and decided I'd make a fictional tour for some bands I like, and this is what I got.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009


For the doodles and shit blog we had to do zombies this week. Here are just some color variations :]


demo day


I was asked to do a demo during one of the figure classes I TA for. I did a quick sample this morning before the class, and then I knocked out the drawing in 12 minutes for the demo later today. I'm kinda happy with it since I haven't drawn in white on dark paper in a long time. The cool part is I get to do an art trade with Brandes, so he gets my demo drawing and I get one of his sweet demos in return.



Tuesday, July 7, 2009

check itttt

Since pre-college has started I've been working on a lot of random shit, and it's mostly what the kids have been doing in the illustration class that I TA for. This week they started watercolor so I did a portrait of Anthony Hopkins.


Sunday, July 5, 2009


I was hoping I had the afternoon off and totally forgot I had to be at my studio from 12-5pm. This kept me busy for about an hour or so at least.

Hope everyone had a good 4th of July.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I've always hated working in sketchbooks, and I thought they were stupid. Then I got a moleskin, and they rule..... but now I feel like a total no0b. I got it yesterday and I'm gonna keep working in it as much as I can.... hopefully.


Monday, June 22, 2009


I think I did this Saturday or Friday... I can't remember. But on a cooler note, I bought some cool shit today, so I'm hoping to get a new illustration done sometime this week.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I finally got to scan in the other three pieces that I've worked on, so here they are..... unfortunately some of the mediums make certain spots hazy or shiny and it looks weird. In person it looks a little different and clearer.

Monday, June 15, 2009

after a brief hiatus....

I've done a couple pieces in that past 2-3 weeks that I've been meaning to scan, but all I have at home is a shitty scanner/fax/copy machine thing. This is 1 of 4 pieces that I've worked on recently, and once I'm back at Ringling tomorrow I'll be able to scan the rest.
Lately I've been doing mixed media works on paper, and I rather enjoy the process. I might actually make a few prints of the latest work, if you're interested, holla.


Saturday, May 23, 2009


I was bored and decided to do some ink and digital color tonight. Then I realized it looked too much like some of Erick Jones' and Tomer's work, plus the top face still looks like me. Guh. But hey, its summer already and I'm enjoying the 10 hours of sleep a day. I've been working on a small landscape, a classy portrait of my mum, and working on some shirt designs for a new brand my friend is launching this summer. I'll post them up once they're all done, but for now here's my ink piece and a mock up girls shirt I made for the new brand. Simple stuff, nothing too crazy. Oh, and I can't forget that random kid I sketched off of some article I saw online..... he was just cool looking.
{I miss you guys over in Sarasota.... see you soon}

Sunday, May 10, 2009

end of the year :[

I'm kind of bummed that the year's over. Friends are leaving and starting anew chapter in their lives, and I start my last year of college in a couple months D: ack! But regardless, the summer is gonna be full of new work hopefully, and I've already started.

On another note, I cleaned out my house and laid out all my work from this year.... and it was wayyy more than I expected, in part because it was all huddled together and didn't seem like too much. Craazyyyy.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

hey girl hey!

Ladies and gents, Illest prep is coming early this year. We wanted people to be involved and be able to submit work for us and not have it interfere with school once it starts. Plus this way everyone can spend however much time they want on on whatever it is they want to hand in. The official website will be launched sometime this summer!

The facebook group has been set up already. If you'd like to give feedback, keep up with discussion topics and read updates visit it at Illest of Illustration 09

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I was up all night again.
I decided I'm just gonna do sweet little ink portraits :] It's Coolio, Slug, [the MC for Atmposhere] and Lupe Fiasco. I picked Coolio because he was just fun to draw, then Slug and Lupe because I dig their tunes, a lot. I ended up using them for an open assignment for my illustration class, so I turned my drawing of Slug into a magazine spread.

oh hayyyy

We had another open assignment in Illustration which rulz. I based this one off a doodle for a character sketch and just re-designed her to make the composition a little less crazy. Over all I'm pretty happy with it, its more stylized that what I usually do and honestly, I might do more of it.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

sleep patterns

My sleep patterns are all jacked up because I do two things: I procrastinate and stay up all night doing things that aren't really for class. While doing work outside of class keeps me sane, it's also been keeping me up until ridiculous hours when I don't really have to. Whatever, it rulzzzzz.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I haven't done pastels in a while so I decided I was going to do some decent sized figures studies. This is the first of a series of 4 drawings of Erin.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Book cover and sample

I made a book cover for "The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde" and before it a little sample of how I wanted to execute it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


landscape painting from last saturday :]

Monday, March 30, 2009

day and night paintings

We had to the same image twice, one set in the day, the other at night. It was re-assigned and so here are my two sets :] I worked with black and white photos that were pretty sweet that I found in Russel Lee's photography book. Unfortunately the scanner picked up all the texture from the board on the paintings with the woman /: