Sunday, October 2, 2011

Long time no see

Well. I started a Tumblr for works-in-progress and that's been getting a lot more love recently (also because this blog is on an old e-mail account that's being overtaken by Facebook notifications) Anyway, now that the excuses are out of the way, this is a little self-portrait I did for professional development, intended for use on a bio page. If I was a Saturday morning cartoon it would be decently accurate - although I got at least three suggestions to "make the mouth HUGE" and so that's probably why little cartoon me looks so enthused. That or the cat.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Did these little guys for my internship! The wood-cut inspired one is digital, and the rest are gouache with just a few digital details.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Vend Send Mend

Here's my piece for Vend, Send, Mend! All proceeds from the show go to Doctors Without Borders and the Japan relief effort. The colors on Blogger might be a little bright; the blacks are a little darker in person. It's ink, marker, and gouache (I think you can do washes with gouache, right...?), and I'll do a digital version at some point, too.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Some kids

I recently got an internship at Carus Publishing in Chicago! (I start officially in a few days) As I was applying for the position and conversing with the art director, he asked me if I ever drew anything for younger audiences. After looking over my portfolio, panicking, and spending a night drawing these kids, I was able to tell him yes (or at least that I was capable of drawing a person younger than 15, kind of.)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I think Blogger might have clobbered the quality of this, but anyway - this was a poster illustration for my Lifestyles class. It was part of a diptych showing pride and humility (or superbia and humilitas in Latin). These ladies are a little too self-obsessed, but definitely more fun to draw then their humble counterparts.

Monday, May 2, 2011


Just a little something - gouache and digital.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Thought I would share these one-shots. Scanners are not kind to oil paint.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Style Buddies

This is an ongoing "paper doll" assignment for Lifestyle Illustration. The assignment was to draw three characters and dress them in designer clothes each week. Here are a few of mine.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Just some things from my most recent sketchbook.


Well what do you know - after an hour's worth of scanning I have some things to post. These are all from a monster portrait painting class I'm in; by monster I mean that it's 8 or more hours long, usually requires two paintings a week for homework and an in-class painting, and is 25% lecture. So. I have a few more things I'm going to put up but for Blogger's sake I'm going to upload in chunks.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Narrative Color

Last semester I had the opportunity to take a class with Frank Stockton (who's awesome.) It was basically a life-painting class with an emphasis on using color. I learned a lot and also can now successfully(?) wield acrylics. Woo!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sweater Cat

This was a christmas present for a friend who's a big fan of both cats and sweaters. : ) It was my first time using gouache so I'm still sort of figuring it out, but it's fun and I'll probably work with it more throughout the semester.