Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Frankie.

It's that time of year again...the annual update, huzzah! In the last year, I got a cat and learned Adobe Illustrator, as is...er...illustrated below. Wondering what exciting thing will happen in the next 365 days? Tune in to find out.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

cat scratch fever dream.

Bumblecats? Kitterflies? Your guess is as good as mine.


Currently Playing: "Younger" - Seinabo Sey

Saturday, June 21, 2014

sketch dump.

This was a quick tablet sketch that I did the other night while I should have been getting ready for bed. Sometimes doodle bears are just more important than getting to sleep on time.


Here's another quickie from back in March that I never shared. When posed with the question of what to do for my first attempt at watercolor in well over a decade, a good friend commanded, "Fennec me, baby." And it was so.


That just reminded me, I really need to get back to learning watercolors!

Friday, January 31, 2014

film poster: ZOEY'S GUIDE TO REAL LIFE (2013)

Here's the poster for the short film ZOEY'S GUIDE TO REAL LIFE (2013), a wry satire of the "mumblecore" genre.


This Matt Barry guy keeps giving me work for some reason.

a late recap.

Just a little update with some drawings I did for a project that didn't quite pan out. Lucky for me (I guess) that means I get to share it. These are four sketches for a poster that I designed last year:


Only three of which made it to the final stage (sorry music man):


Monday, January 28, 2013

hooray for gold lamé!

2013 has already proven to be a very busy year indeed. I'm positive that I have done more to put myself and my art "out there" these last few weeks than I have done at all in the last few years. (And it's still only January!) As exhausting as it can be, I find that I'm enjoying the frenetic pace and I hope that it will lead me to a place where I can create full-time. Mmm, dreamy ruminations. But for now: arts!

I recently embarked on a collaboration with Matt Barry to illustrate his critical essays exploring the films of John Waters. The first in this series focuses on MONDO TRASHO (1969). This is a difficult film to pull a "defining scene" to illustrate because it's really more a string of bizarre vignettes rather than a cohesive narrative.  So, I decided to do a simple side-by-side of the film's two leading...er...ladiesMary Vivian Pearce and Divine. Two things about this decision that made it a bit of a challenge: 1. caricatures are not necessarily my forte (they're, like, hard 'n stuff) and 2. Divine is not nearly as "Divine" in this film as she becomes later in her career. That said, I think it turned out to be a pretty successful experiment.  Here's the sketch:



And after some digital bedazzling:



Hooray for gold lamé! Stay tuned for the next installment.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

mind the pocket square.

Tonight's meditative sketching seems to have produced one rather dapper lizard. To be fair, I did have a serpentine voice coaxing me earlier today. So that explains it?

Indian ink pen and pastels.


Media: The West Wing - S4E3