Monday, March 23, 2009

Tate Publishing Online Gallery link

For those in the know..and those about to know, here is the link for Tate Publishings online gallery to view the Voodoo Doll painting that was selected for their Annual International Illustration Competition.


Sunday, March 8, 2009


I made this poster for last semesters Typography class. It was my favorite assignment( I love posters/propaganda), and I had fun making it look like a Russian Constructivist piece too, big fan of the softer more nuetral color and fist. Alain Blunt was a badass instructor, and I learned so much more about hierarchy of text as well as use of negative space to enhance composition. Typography is just as tedious if not more anal-retentive then Illustration in my opinion, and I feel a greater comfotabillity utilizing it along with images now.

Football Helmet Pinball Machine

A painting done in Gouache with a graphic technique. This was based on an editorial article about peewee football coaches putting wireless transmitters inside the kids helmets during games in order to monitor where they were taking hits frequently and resulting in concusions. Thought the Helmet Pinball Machine was humerous and took a stab at it. I think this was the third time ive used gouache maybe. It's an odd media that creates extremely luscious hues, however it has a tendencie to dry a slightly darker shade then mixed normally.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

mfa sketch night

went along to the mfa last night, heres a couple portraits. My old Butterphobia painting from sci-fi. This is how I feel about butter. pure, grotesque, vile lipids.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

more from last semester

Here are a couple more editorials from last Fall and summer. The Spider was derived from an article about the various ways to keep spiders as Pets for Boys Magazine and I thought the concept was fairly universal and straight forward for its general audiance. It was always a childhood dream of mine to keep one as a pet but never got the chance so this was the turnout. Who doesn't love pirates??? I like that I used a more nuetral color pallete for this pianting as it maintains a more comicbook type appearance.

As for the snow man at the bottom, I came up with this concept from an article about making kids lunches cool and fun during the summer. This concept is also fairly universal, the only nit picky thing for both Mark Hoffman and I was the positioning of the kids heads which could have been a alterred slightly but for the most part it was pretty successful. both are watercolor, pen and ink.