December 15, 2008

December 11, 2008


Op-art piece based on the cost of civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan and the actual claims filed in for non-combat related deaths.

November 24, 2008


Just finished this op-ed piece based on a recent New York Times article on the recent uptick of pirate attacks along the coast of Somalia.

September 10, 2008


I just found out that this first piece I did for a Coastal America competition was selected to be on display in the Smithsonian from December 1st of this year through the end of March 2009, coinciding with the opening of the new Sant Ocean Hall to the public.
And in local news, I was given the opportunity to create an installation of work alongside the always impressive student gallery for the fall term at Art Center College of Design here in LA, which will be up through the beginning of December.

August 19, 2008


The artwork for a short story I just finished about a guy trying to leave town to quit his numbers job, and a scrap handgun he can't sell.






July 15, 2008

Ocean on the edge

Just finished this poster proposal piece for an ocean science exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Still a work-in-progress, but it went from sketch to here relatively quickly it seemed like it might be worth posting.

July 3, 2008

Silky Shark


Thought I'd post this process sheet just to blow whatever spontaneity the final silkscreen may exhibit. The concept was sort of a love letter to Los Angeles, the beauty and toxicity of it all, for a three-color silkscreen assignment. At the left are the thumbnail roughs, taking the Super Fly approach for a minute, then something about water, then some type. From there the three rough color sketches revealing how increasingly muddied the idea had become.

Finally I went back to try some ink sketches in the hopes of salvaging it using the limitations of three flat-colors. The far right top and bottom ink drawings became the basis for the black and violet screens, and the cropped final silkscreen, the second from the bottom right was one of the alternate color compositions based off those drawings.

June 16, 2008

May 17, 2008


Finally got some figure painting hours in today, can't wait to do it again.

May 7, 2008


Sorry for the slow news week, here are few sketches from the past few days, falling back in love with the crowquill pen of all things. Also found out that I had pieces selected for both the Society of Illustrators Student Competition and this years American Illustration annual, which was a great surprise and honor to be included alongside such killer work.

March 3, 2008

Ten Trophies

Here is a series of illustrations I just finished for an article in Aeroflot's In-Flight magazine on the "Ten Oldest Sports Trophies."

March 2, 2008

Marching ahead

Sorry it's been a bit since I posted anything. New work has been happening in fits and starts, but still doesn't quite seem quite presentable, but here it is anyways. Also, after 600 consecutive days at Twango (which has now become some weird tool of Nokia) my daily drawing project has migrated over to Flickr and will stay daily here until I finish school, or school finishes me, whichever comes first.

January 5, 2008

Happy New Year!

Hey, hope the new year finds everyone well. Here are a couple pieces from a series of illustrations I finished last month for Aeroflot Premium in-flight Magazine. Also wanted to mention I'd added a second page of work to my portfolio site, and also plug the good people over at Molokoplus Magazine, who were kind enough to include me alongside some really cool artists in their latest issue.