Friday, May 23, 2008

5 Second Freak Out!!!

Here's a tiny sample clip from an animation I've been working on. I'll post the entire thing when it's done to my satisfaction. It takes so long!




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Sunday, May 18, 2008

WRAP issue 1: Serious Play

The first issue of Wrap is now out! Eight teams of illustrators and designers worked on this book which coincided with the Serious Play Design Conference which was hosted by Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Each team worked on three spreads based on the theme of serious play, and together as one big team we compiled the work and designed the book. My design partner was Annessa Braymer who also designed the cover and intro essays. I also contributed illustrations for the intro essays.













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Saturday, May 17, 2008


3x3 award!

I am honored and excited to have been awarded the Bronze medal in the annual 3x3 student competition, and will have four illustrations published in the next annual which will be out later this year! I'll make another post when the book is available.
(www.3x3mag.com)

Here's the four illustrations that will be published:



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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Spiritualist Series
This is a series I was working on last month combining my current obsession with transparency and layers with my other obsession on themes of spiritualism which includes mediums, ghosts, and ectoplasm. I really like the mystery and blurring of line that happens with the layers which seems to reflect the blurring of reality in spiritualism.

They were made with various media including oil paint, grease pencils, graphite, and various layers of tracing paper, and were designed to be seen against a light box. I created a 5' by 3' light table in which they are layed out flat underneath a large pane of glass, and are meant to be seen in a dark room to mimic the atmosphere of a seance.


detail from a larger piece:


detail from a larger piece:






alternate version:




alternate version:





detail:






detail:


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