Category: creative output

doodles from between periods of the nashville predators home opener against the blue jackets.

these are some costume sketches i’ve been doing for Paula Rogers. she’s a costume designer, and wanted a way to help her film and tv clients visualize her specific intentions for various characters before building the actual costumes, so she’s been hiring me to do artist-renderings based on her designs (some of the ones below were done retroactively for her promo).

it’s a super fun project for me– they’re not intended as final illustrations, just fast and informative production art, so it falls right into my sweetspot between “detail-oriented” and “super easy.” :-)

tonight in thesis workshop, my classmates and i all did short presentations about our artistic influences. this is the diagram i made to explain myself. (click through for larger version.)

anyone following me on twitter last month was treated/subjected to my attempts to interpret the sketch i’d left for myself last spring, which was full of blank or incomprehensible panels with helpful labels like “HOLY SHIT ROBOTS,” “UNWELCOME IMAGINARY MOUSE HAT,” and “BIGGEST BOOM.” well, i mostly puzzled it out, and it’s finally done!

if my comic from this summer, Overtures, was me indulging my delight in both hockey and opera, then this one is my love song to vintage buddy cop shows. i’m really going to have to start listing “man from u.n.c.l.e” and “the professionals” as artistic influences.

anyone in nyc should definitely come to the student book show to see it and my classmates’ amazing work, september 21 — october 18. details here.

click on the image below to see an exerpt from the story in the comics section of my website.

the fruits of my summer class! v productive: i learned what a t-square is for, which white ink is most opaque, and what an ‘ames lettering guide’ is. also managed to shoehorn two of my favorite things– hockey and opera– into a 16 page comic book!

click on the image below to read the whole thing in the comics section of my website.

self portrait in four-year gaps

i just found a self-portrait from four years ago, comparing myself-then to myself-four-years-before-that. i’ve updated it with myself-now, so everyone can enjoy how little i’ve evolved over the last eight years of my life.

playboy asked my class to submit illustrations for the winner of their college fiction contest. my entry wasn’t chosen for publication, but it was still a fun project! this image is from a scene from the story, in which our protagonist licks a fellow rehabber’s feet while she’s passed out drunk on the lawn, because he’s really into how high her arches are. :-\

i originally drew this for a call-for-entries contest to design an aids awareness poster. i never actually submitted it, because i never came up with a good way to make it have anything to do with aids. instead, it stands as a monument to my deep deep love of drawing string.
and hands. i like drawing hands, too.

illustration of hands coming out of an ocean of tangled string

drawn-type experiment, from a poem i wrote last month.

click here to see the full series in my illustration gallery!

no doubt, some famine prompted prayer is being answered
some drought, long abated, claimed the tongues of holy men...
and now, the sky is an egg above us. it holds a growing flood...

for my drawing class, we were assigned to do a series of drawings centered on a specific location or theme. i chose live music, and used the project as an excuse to hang out in bars and clubs. featuring Pete’s Candy Store in brooklyn, the High Watt/Mercy Lounge in nashville, and the Bowery Electric in manhattan. bands featured: Hortonia, Old Mill, Railbird, Antennas Up, James Wallace & the Naked Light, Heypenny, and Super Water Sympathy.

click here to see the whole series in my sketchbook gallery!

antennas up @ the high watt / nashville

antennas up @ the high watt / nashville

super water sympathy @ the bowery electric / manhattan

super water sympathy @ the bowery electric / manhattan