Busy busy busy...

A quick piece about Fall for my comp ill. class.

Another for my Cthulhu project... I'm still altering the colors on this one, not sure what I'm settling on just yet.

A piece based on an OPed article in the NYTimes about the trials in Jena. No sketches this week for the sketch section. :P


A quick piece for Vooy's magazine. These two images are connected to the same novel. The top piece has to do with the death of the main character and the thoughts imposed upon him from the writer(who becomes an actual character in his own story near the end).... and the second piece has to do with the ambiguity of whether or not the main character had his lower leg taken from him by God (who is the cricket in this image... you'd have to read the story). My favorite part of these assignment's from Vooy's magazine has to be the freedom of expression and the exposure of my work to an audience that otherwise wouldn't see it. The magazine is based in Sweden and it's nice to think of my work "transcending" language.... hopefully that doesn't sound too cheesy, lol.

This piece was a lot larger originally but I cropped it down to a more to the point composition... it's rare for things to work out that way. I imagined the character dying of old age sort of and his brain..well, wilting? I love to draw tree-like elements so I had a lot of fun with this. If I had a bit more time I would've added more details but my class schedule ran into my deadline. (Started near midnight with the original drawing, completed at 6am... they're 6 hours ahead so I had to tie it up that night.)

The part of the story where the main character loses his leg, I played with a lot of textures in this piece, I wanted it to feel natural. This was completed awhile back but thought I'd post it now to connect the two assignments.


It's been a long time since I've posted.. (don't I always start off this way?). I FINALLY started grad school!! Sooo I've been busy being well... a grad student. My schedule isn't too busy but it is very very dense, I only have class on Tues (9am-12)/Wed(10am-10pm)/Thurs(1.5 to 9pm), but of course I'm expected to be working on my days off. Tuesday is a short class, Computer Illustration portfolio-- which is also my favorite at the moment. It's only from 9am-Noon, but so much information is packed into that small span of time. The class is primarily a re-intro to photoshop, but having not had a formal introduction to Photoshop it's nice to refresh on what I know. The teacher is Matthew Richmond and he runs a Design Company that uses a lot of illustration and exciting designs . He literally knows ... basically all there is to know about pho'tochop...orr definitely enough to get everyone started on a professional level. The variety of talent in the class is really amazing and I'm looking forward to growing artistically with my classmates. Below are some sketchs, all of them done during critiques.... don't get me wrong, I pay attention during crits! And give my own advice when I feel its necessary, but I can't seem to keep myself from drawing during lectures and crits. Old habit I guess?

This last drawing was actually partially for an illustration I made about what it was like to be stung by a jellyfish, its like part ant bite, bee sting(though i haven't been stung yet), skinned knee and burn x10 in one tiny location... it's a type of pain you really have to experience to understand, and I don't recommend it to anyone.