My final assigment in Concepts was a "Secret Santa" assignment. I was given "Draw a romantic scene using corpses. Make sure the scene adds to the romance."


It's ink and acrylic on paper, 22"x 30." Click here to see it larger, though I definitely need to scan it in for a better image. Many hours went into this... I'm sure I could put many more in, but for now, it's done.

Egor the Brave, page 5

This is my last box construction of the semester. While I definitely had a good time... I'll be glad to have a month-long break from whittlin' little horses and the smell of wood glue.



Egor the Brave, Page 5 detail

I might try to add another layer in front of the trees on the left to add a little more depth, and put a few more highlights around the house frame shape at the top.

I also tried using a new technique that I found here to put text on wood panels that will accompany the box constructions.  So far I've made five, one for each of the boxes I've made so far.

Egor the Brave, Page 5 Text

And to close, as always: 
better, updated photos of everything will be posted when I complete this project in May!

Art Market!

The semester is finally over, and I could not be more excited to be sitting around and relaxing today. I have been super busy these past couple weeks.  Art market went incredibly well!  I am officially sold out of ewok shirts. I got screenprints of the Wanderin' Mind from Chris at Apothem Prints, and my new friends at Southpaw Prints!  People were surprised to find out they were screenprinted because they said they looked too perfect!

The Wanderin' Mind, Screenprinted!

The Wanderin' Mind, Screenprinted! detail

The Wanderin' Mind, Screenprinted! detail

The Wanderin' Mind, Screenprinted! detail

I still have several left, so feel free to email me if you want one. Five color screenprint, $30!

I also sold some zines, and the wrestler cards from my previous post! They went over way better than I expected. I still have a couple packs of these left as well (but just a couple) so get them while you can!

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Hand scored and folded, and cropped. Oof!

The cards also got a mention on Public School, and they definitely said some nice things about them! So overall, Art Market was a big success. I'm glad alumni can participate... I might have to do it again next year!


Words of Wisdom

So, I've been working on these cards for weeks now. They are just for fun, not class, but I'm selling them at school. Packs of greeting cards, five in each pack! The cards will be banded together with a little cardstock belt:

Words of Wisdom Belt

Wrestler Card Back

Hulk Hogan

Ravishing Rick Rude

Macho Man Randy Savage

Ric Flair

The Ultimate Warrior

Pretty excited about how they turned out! The colors are a good bit more acidic on the screen than they will be once I get them printed tomorrow.  I'll have them ready for MICA Art Market on the 8th.

Time for bed. I think I've driven myself insane looking at nothing but these screaming men for the past 48 hours.


Egor, Page 2

Ongoing work on my thesis, illustrating Egor the Brave, a Russian folktale.
This is page two, where Egor and his three sisters are being captured by the evil tsar and his army.



Better photos of all of these will be up at the end of the year!


E. Wok T. Shirts! ...(T. Rex rules)

Motivational Ewok T-Shirts!

Women's Ewok Shirt

Men's Ewok Shirt

Hot off the presses, just got my shirts from Scott Archer, and they turned out great!
A big 'ol print on soft 100% cotton shirts.

The blue is for the ladies, natural for the dudes. I only had one mannequin (of the busty female variety) so guys, no worries, this shirt doesn't actually give the illusion of DD breasts.

Come pick one up at MICA's Art Market, Dec. 8-11!


We're In Bidness, Baybee

My business cards came in, and I think they came out great!
Business Cards!

Business Cards!

Sorry for the chipped nail polish. Will be remedied for the holidays. Have a good one, y'all!


I'm with you in Rockland

James Franco in "Howl"

A small (about 4"x6") goache painting of James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in the movie "Howl."

I'm moderately happy with it, though I think I would do it again differently if I had the time.

Plus, it's really the color that sells it... and much of that gets lost in the upload to Flickr.
It's nice to do a little practice with some figural painting every once in a while.


Page one of "Egor the Brave"

Egor the Brave Page One

In the seventh year, in the eighth millennium,
In the reign of Tsar Feodor,
Sofiia the Wise gave birth to three daughters,
And the fourth was a son, Egor the Brave:
His legs were in pure silver up to the knees,
His arms in red gold to the elbows.



Ewok Shirts!

People seemed to really like my "Motivational Ewok" drawing from my Star Wars-themed project from a few months back. So I'm going to get some shirts printed for Art Market!

They will be available on sky blue for the ladies, and a 'natural' colored shirt for you dudes:




Geek Love

So I'm going to be participating in MICA's Art Market this year, and I'm pretty excited.
I'm working on having many fun and functional items to sell, ranging in theme from Motivational Ewoks to Motivational Professional Wrestlers. It will be totally inspiring.
I'll also have 5-color screenprints of The Wanderin' Mind for sale! 

In the meantime, A spot illustration for an article about "Nerdcore" hip-hop:


Fall Fun

Unfortunately, Fall means that Winter is approaching. Aside from that, it's a fun time of year. My boy and I went to Gettysburg this past weekend to climb on some big rocks and enjoy the weather.

On the way back to Baltimore, we grabbed the most misshapen pumpkin we could find from a farmer's market. I carved it that night!

I gave him ears and sideburns.
I think the opening I made to scoop out his brains kind of looks like a yarmulke.

He's not as cute in the dark.


High Grounds Coffee Label

Last semester I took a class called Handletters. We were given an assignment to design a hand-lettered and illustrated coffee label for a locally-owned Baltimore coffee roaster, High Grounds.

My design was chosen to be printed on their coffee bags,
and they are now on sale at two Whole Foods stores in Baltimore!
Click to enlarge!

I was so excited, I had to take a picture of my bag on the shelf in the store!

There was only one of my design left (I guess that's good) and I bought it.
Hopefully they'll restock soon!

I brought the bag home and immediately put it in the freezer, next to some tater tots:

Mmmmm, coffee.


The Wanderin' Mind

After three weeks, The Wanderin' Mind is finally complete!

India ink and digital color, 18x24. Click to enlarge!

Also though, some details:

I'd like to screen print this. If you'd like one, please comment or send me an email. 
If enough people are interested, I'll do a small run!



Senior Thesis

So midterms are quickly approaching, and I have yet to blog about Senior Thesis! I've been working on making box constructions that will be used as illustrations for a Russian folk tale: Egor the Brave.

My hope is that these will be readable as illustrations, but also interestingly esoteric and strong enough to stand alone as individual artworks.

This is my messy studio. I get lots of splinters, and occasionally glue in my hair.

The first two boxes I've completed are actually the third and fourth pages of the story. They both occupy the same construction, though for the final presentation (which will be in book format) they will most likely be seen as separate pages, like so:

Page Three, Egor's torture and imprisonment scene.

Some details:

Page Four, Sofiia the Wise appears as an apparition, setting Egor free.

And some details:

If only blogger didn't make all my photos look extra washed out. 

Oh well, more on Egor soon!