Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Zines for Comic-Con + Jughead Poster

Three fresh new zines for Baltimore Comic Con 2011, this weekend! limited editions, come grab em while they last! I'm sharing a table with Melody Often, Michael Clayton, and Aimee Fleck. Come visit us!

The Point of No Return is a fan zine + poster made entirely with my post-graduation depression energy.
Travels is an 8 page mini-zine containing 2 true stories of my time abroad.
And of course, QUICKIE issue 2, a collaborative zine featuring me and my tablemates as well as some lovely drawings by Christina Barrera. I will be selling these and a number of prints!

jughead is (c) archie comics inc.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Herculean Woman

This is a painting I did as a commission, it's about 5' by 4' and was a lot of fun! Acrylic on canvas. I don't have a good shot of it yet, but here are some process shots.

The inspiration for the piece started with vintage comic covers like these.

Here's the tight sketch for the painting, and then the basic colors, laid in with photoshop. then I transcribed the image onto the canvas and started laying in basic colors. 

 And here are some shots of the finished painting! I loved putting in the details, it's like icing on the cake, it's the sweetest most indulgent bits that are worth all the build-up.

This was a fun project to work on, and I would love to continue doing large paintings like this occasionally. It was helpful to have a patron who backed the expenses! This was thanks to Mr. Andelman's support.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Crossdressing and Love-Bites

Last piece for my tiny erotic illustration series. She's not going to stop 'til she's got him/her covered in hickies. Also, bloomers. mmm.

Polyamorous Love Affair

I wanted to draw a three-person intimate scene. This needs some tweaks, but there you have it. Trying something new with the coloring technique. Kind of mixed-media.

Sweet Sweet Couples 1 and 2

Here are the almost-final versions of these two. THESE WERE REALLY FUN. I want to do more couples! Like same sex couples, or tall/short couples, or other contrasting couples...What kinds of couples should I do? Want me to draw you and your s/o?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Roma: a map

A map of a man peeling away the years of foggy memory surrounding his old home on a seedy street in Rome.
Based on an essay called "Intimacy". Unfinished.


I enjoy using Google SketchUp to build spaces and then populate them with drawings. For example, I made this image:
with this model:
I've played with SketchUp a lot. It can build really detailed models, but for the purposes of drawing, I like to leave the models simple. It's also faster.
Here's an unfinished drawing of my studio!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Convention

A poster of an anime convention, although it has parts that one can find at any con. I've been to my fair share in my youth. It was always so much fun. Nowadays I feel like an old-timer, surrounded by overexuberant awkward youngsters and adults who are more comfortable shedding their dignity. You can usually find me hiding in the artist alley.

By the way, Society of Illustrators

I got 2 pieces into this year's student competition show.

 The opening reception with on May 6th, starting at 6pm. If you're in the area (NYC), come see the show! admission is free at the reception. The show is up from May 4th through May 28th.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Beginning in the End

A half-page illustration for an essay on transitions in parenting, including sending kids off to college. I drew a mom and two kids on a road trip to school. The car is based on the classic Chevy Impala. 

Resume Makeovers

editorial illustration for an article on resume makeovers.

The Universe

I started this, but I don't know if I should finish it, and furthermore...I don't know how to finish it. after i draw and paint all the little eyeballs, they are supposed to become seeds that sprout into flowers along the green mass. but I didn't draw that part yet.

anyway, this was supposed to be part of the Death project, its a map of the universe, kind of. The Stream of Consciousness, The Living, Eden/Atlantis, Heaven and Hell. And Death and a swarm of souls in the center. a failed attempt, perhaps?


I'm not sure what this is supposed to be, but there you have it.

Girls Smoking

I worked on this for like a ridiculous amount of time. like, a whole day. and what? it's not even that good. sometimes you just need to take the tablet away from me, and say, "you can't hide the fact that you didn't reference those hands darlin. go to sleep."

based on mailroom workers. burly smokers. so cool~

Graphic I made based on a project I'm doing with Squart Club. This is a diagram of the thoughts in Death's head.