Another installment of my illustrations based on our Bravo show LOLwork!
The second to last episode of the series just aired on the East Coast, and will be airing for me in Seattle in a few hours! I can't believe the series is almost over!
As always, I'll be on twitter talking about the show:
These fuzzy (and oddly familiar) kitties are part of a project I put together for a charity auction to benefit Hope Harbor, a sexual trauma recovery center. I was thrilled that someone would be bidding on my art! And even more thrilled to help out a great cause.
Can you tell who each LOLwork kitty is without reading the signatures?
HINT: I'm one of the two cats that looks the most upset.
If you're interested in collaborating for a good cause, send me an email or a tweet!
It's finally here! I've been working fast and furiously with my favorite guys at Cinesaurus to produce this video. I created the characters, and they brought them to life! We traded our Thanksgiving weekends for this video, and it was totally worth it.
The quickest way to a man's heart is through 24x36 custom posters. Or maybe my friends are just really cool.
My friend David Z, a good-looking cinematographer commissioned a poster and purchased a print from me! He even framed them! The first is the mascot for his house, Dwayne Johnson, and the second is a piece I made while watching Breaking Bad.
I also made a print of a friend's dogs which will be up on the blog as soon as I deliver it to him!
If you're interested in commissioning work, leave me a comment with a way to contact you!
[a brief intermission from digital art for some picspam of my Halloween party]
"Sexy Bane" started as a joke, and ended up being my Halloween costume for my Twilight Zone party this year. There's something about a skimpy costume with an awkward muzzled face that I like. I felt a little more like a rabid puppy than a super villain. But so did Tom Hardy... I imagine.
Are you interested in having a print of one of my past projects? I will be printing up some work in the next two weeks, so if you're interested, let me know. I'll print and ship, you cover the costs. Email me and we can chat about it! firstname.lastname@example.org
A little while ago, I bought myself a WACOM Bamboo tablet. I've been so busy that I haven't been able to practice with it much, so when I was sick last week, I decided to break it out.
I'm definitely still getting used to it, and I haven't decided whether i like it more for illustrator or photoshop yet, but I am having fun practicing. It's weird drawing into photoshop again-- the last time I did that was in middle school when I made a Harry Potter web-comic for livejournal, and I was drawing with a mouse then. In high school, I learned illustrator, and I more or less gave up photoshop for non-photo editing.
I sketched out some ideas that have been sitting in my iPhone notepad.
Top to bottom:
Boring Island is a place where my old friends live, "Shit I'm Late for" is funny,
and why makeup is both dumb and funny: makeup names.
The last illustration is what I'd like to wear for halloween! SEXY BANE!
Stuff on the walls: Sherman Alexie's ALA poster, Joanna Newsom "Have One On Me" tour poster, collage and monoprints a la me, college graduation cap with pokemon badges, monster poster by "shitbarf,"more of my old block prints, a type painting, a postcard from Oddfellow's, a block print of the highway 16 sign from a friend, a Mad Homes poster from my assistantship with SBC, my pokemon infographic, "DEAL WITH IT," and my pikachu ears from last halloween.
I don't know about you, but I grew up on a solid dose of Toonami.
I love Sailor Moon, and so does my sister Emily. She also loves sewing and cosplay,
and called in a sister favor a short while ago and wanted me to build some Sailor Moon vector graphics-
which she plans to turn into a fabric pattern. Here are the raw assets.
I will post a photo of the fabric or dress that these turn into when it's complete.
Follow my sister's tumblr and twitter for more updates on working at Disneyland, dressing up, and visiting conventions.
My best pal Forest Gibson does a lot of work on the youtubes (among other things). You can see him here, here, here and here (with yours truly). He was on his way to VidCon last month, and needed some refreshed business cards. We got to talking and I volunteered to help him out. We came up with the idea to 8-bit pixel illustrate him, and came up with this final branding package.
I used more subtle colors for the print, but we ended up ramping them up and adding some fun pictograms into his twitter and facebook assets. How else do you describe a writer, director, producer, geek, gamer, photographer and laser tag enthusiast?
Expect more posts soon. It's been a while since I've updated, so I have a lot of work to share!
The downside of traditional methods in design classes? No computers for a quarter and a half. I decided to revive a few old projects from my first typography course, which were originally limited to gouache on white paper. Here's the first!