Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011


It's been awhile since I did a landscape without any figures.  Brings me back to that assignment with Mark about color and how things go back and come forward.  It was a very frustrating project because I had never though about color that way, but fortunately I learned a lot from it (though I will never fully understand his souped-up color wheel and theories about it).  I was worried that I broke the space too evenly (1/3 1/3 1/3 from top to bottom), but I actually ended up liking it that way.

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Here's the piece I did for Mark junior year.  It's funny how I was trying to solve the problem of perspective in such a mathematical way back then.  Now that I work digitally, it's more of a gut feeling.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Flyin Deerz

An interior piece for the children’s book I’m working on.  I needed some reference for how to make the sparks, so I checked out my old teacher’s painting of an uppercut.  http://www.drawger.com/tonka/?article_id=10090

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Drew a face, drew a brain, then I came up with an idea... talk about working backwards.

"Savant-like skills may be latent in everyone and have been stimulated in people by directing low-frequency magnetic pulses into the brain's left hemisphere, which is thought to deactivate this dominant region (in at least 90% of right-handed people) and allow the less dominant right hemisphere to take over, allowing for processing of savant-like tasks"-wikipedia!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Book Cover-redone

Another Owl

Finally got around to finishing the colors for this Drink-and-Draw piece.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


We had a drink and draw night at my friend Nikkis.  Couldn't think of what to draw, so I just went to the default= whatever I've been drawing lately.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Children's Book

First two finals for the book!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tree House

Tree House (click to enlarge)

    Here's my tribute for The Autumn Society.  I believe cartoon network is collecting art from them based on the show Adventure Time and putting it in a book... or something... I should probably read the email again haha.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bubblegum Punk

Bubblegum Punk (click to enlarge)

    I've been a huge fan of Kick-Ass since I first saw it last year, so it's about time I did a piece based on the movie.  I'm also a big fan of Hit Girl and Chloe Grace Moretz. 


Friday, July 22, 2011

Amp Head

Great Grey Owl
    This piece is about how Great Grey Owls and their amp-shaped heads that provide a sonar while hunting, making them very effective killers.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Portrait of Adora

Portrait of Adora

Put Your Thinking Caps On!

I've recently been commissioned to do a portrait of someone's child.  I could do whatever I want with it, so I wanted to illustrate how kids are sometimes smarter than adults.  Owls are often called "wise", so I decided to add it to the piece.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Collaboration II

Heres another collaboration I did with Kayla Miller.  She's a promising and upcoming junior at the Uarts illustration department.

In case you guys needed explanation, these are dresses based on different meals of the day.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I've been fooling around with photoshop and trying new ways to color things without linework.  The more I do it, the more I realize how much drawing I need to be able to figure things out.  It's tough to try thinking like a painter!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Collabo with Engel

Here's a collaboration I did with Steph Engel.  Her drawing was so good that it did all the work for me!

Friday, May 20, 2011


    So it's been a few months since I've updated because of how busy the end of senior year was.  Most of the time it wasn't even illustrating; it was trying to get our stuff together for the Ely, then for Portfolio Day in NYC.
    Here's a couple of updates!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ill Fri- Cultivate

This is a piece for my Personal Viewpoints class. The job was an editorial in Runners World Magazine for seasonal shoe guides, so I picked Spring. I also thought it fit with this week's Illustration Friday word.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Original painting ("Biondinia") done by Lord Frederick Leighton. What a name!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011


So here are three out of the four Just-So-Stories illustrations for my senior thesis here at Uarts. I decided to submit the top one to illustration friday because the word this week is "surrender."

From top to bottom:
How the Rhino Got His Skin
How the Whale Got His Throat
The Elephant's Child

And here is the revised Ely Poster