Monday, November 28, 2011

50 Things

We were assigned to draw 50 individual organized items for a poster, and I really enjoy doing little drawings of desert plants. I would have preferred to have the time to hand-make this via printing, but Thanksgiving break cut down on my time before deadline.

However, I did spend a little time turning this into a pattern. Making patterns is actually surprisingly easy to do in photoshop, and I'm definitely going to experiment with this more in the future. Hopefully I'll get into screen-printing next semester and I can start handcrafting instead of relying on digital painting.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Product Placement

Another illustration for my lifestyles class based around integrating products for an ad illustration. I definitely thought about doing jewelry or some other clothing ad, but found I was generally bored with any ideas I had surrounding these objects. I found a DJ magazine full of hip cool stuff, and used a pair of Original Fake heaphones (, and a high-tech sound mixer called the DN-MC6000 (www.DENONDJ.EU). This was meant to be a horizontal spread, but my class generally agreed that it looked way better turned vertically. I could mess around with the colors in this for weeks if I was allowed the time.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'm Not Sick But I'm Not Well

Cd Booklet design for Junior Illustration. The cd sleeve part is at the top of the drips of the cover. The belly band would protect it from falling out. I mainly wanted to create a design that was as much something you would want to hang on your wall as well as something to document the track list, and I tried to draw in a stream of consciousness style so that you could continue around the whole thing in a fluid way. When I listen to music, especially these songs, I can see so many images, many of them not syncing up perfectly, but somehow working together. I also prefer to draw this way, rather than cutting up images drawn or found separately. The prints are on white arches cover, and the belly band is chartham.
The title of my mix CD is “I’m Not Sick But I’m Not Well.”
Track list is as follows-
All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down - Elliott Smith (covering Hank Williams, Jr.)
Saturnine - Polaris
Harsh Realm - Widowspeak
Broken Horse - Freelance Whales
Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quick Fashion Illustration

45 minutes from idea to final. 
Clothes from Betsy Johnson RTW Fall 2011 and Emanuel Ungaro RTW Fall 2009.
(based on the shape of a heart)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Iceberg in Radioactive Water

Illustration of the cocktail "Iceberg in Radioactive Water" for lifestyle illustration. The dress is Givenchy Couture. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This is an illustration about the three fates or Moirae in Greek mythology. They were made up of three women, one who spun the string of life, another who measured it, and another who cut it at it’s end. In Ancient Greek tradition, a family would wait seven days before deciding to accept an infant into the Gens and to give it a name, cemented with a ritual at the hearth.
etching/drypoint/aquatint on zinc