Saturday, May 30, 2009


I wanted to do a piece that involved combining historical costume and themes with animals. The result was the previously posted "Otto Pug Bismarck". I guess that didn't quite get it out of my system, though, so I came up with this- and Orangutan performing Hamlet. 
I produced this with graphite on vellum, the method I have been working with for the past few months. It's been great for fixing tonal problems before going into photoshop and trying to fix it there. This way I get a good mix of traditional and digital work together.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Otto Pug Bismarck

I've wanted to draw this for a month now, and I finally forced myself to do it this week.

I would like to note that I am a huge fan of spiky helmets.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Seminar Post!

I was recently reminded that I should post some of my seminar work on the blog. I apologize for goofing in this instance and would like to make up for it now. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sketching it Out

Made it out to the SLAM today and got sit and sketch for a few hours. I love going out and drawing, so this was a great break for me. Here are some of the highlights.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Iraq War Journals

This is a piece from my last project with John Hendrix. The assignment dealt with illustrating scenes form a series of iraq war journal postings from an issue of the New Yorker. 

This was a somber subject to deal with, and a real departure for me from my typical fare. I enjoyed drawing the car, and the military uniform, as well as working on a subject with more weight behind it. 

I want to take a second to thank my teachers here. John Hendrix and Doug Dowd have been a godsend this year, and a great follow up to the illustration Academy last summer. I'm getting ready for the future, and I'm both terrified and excited in the best way possible. I can't wait to start the next chapter of my life, and look forward to keeping you informed.