Monday, September 29, 2008

vector obama

Dear blog,

Here's a sketch of Obama I vectorized for practice. I'll think of something clever to add later.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Dear blog,

Here is a flyer I did for a client of Bernadot Studios. I did a pretty rad comp with roots coming out of the bottom of the buildings, but my director told me that it looked too arty for the client.

JMP is a building company out in the Midwest that toted as being green and Eco-friendly. Coincidentally, they're also on of my father's competitors. Go figure, right blog?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Noble Desktop

Dear blog,

for years I harbored a dark secret. I was not a pro at Adobe Illustrator. It has haunted me ever since graduation and ruined a few really positive job opportunities for me.

Thanks to Kristin Varner and the good folks at Noble Desktop, that is no longer the case! I strongly recomend this place if youre in the NYC area and need to bone up on your creative suite. They also offer tons of free seminars, 6 of which im signed up for next month with classes ranging from Intro to HTML to Advanced Fashion Retouching. Should be a blast

I just graduated from their 1 month Adobe Certified intensive Illustrator CS3 course and I have a strong working knowledge of the program now, so expect to see a lot of new vectors out of me in the coming months.

Here are some examples of exercises we had including one that I took some liberties with. (I hope I'm allowed to post this stuff)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

the dog, now in vector

Dear blog,

I finally vectorized the dog I always draw.

Monday, September 22, 2008

productive day

Here's more. The drawing of the girl next to the windmills comes from listening to Boy's Life and Ranier Maria obsessively for the last week or so. It also kind of makes me miss Chittenango a little bit. We have some killer windmills.

more subway sketches

Here's another Alex inspired drawing. I really like the way the sketch came out and I think it's going to turn into a finished piece. Nay, it SHALL turn into a finished piece. Maybe it will even go on some sort of shirt. I got hooked up with a fledgling young clothing company called MischEVEous that is geared toward marketing NYC artists. It's going to be a lot of fun because I get to make clothes that aren't trendy and lame

ie. 90's revival bullshit, Christian Audigear Ed Hardy bullshit.

The folks on top are Tim and Danielle. The bottom was inspired by my new chicken, Suki. What do you mean it comes off as really gay?!? You don't know anything about art, blog. yeah, now that I look at it more, that guys left shoulder is way off. it should be more toward the front of his body. Sometimes though, you have to break the laws of anatomy to draw a nipple. AND THAT'S THE MAGIC OF ILLUSTRATION! Cha cha cha!

Suki and me

Dear blog,

Here's just a little glimpse of how awesome yesterday was. Ask me about it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In my village

In my village, crocodiles sing to me.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Feeling reinvigorated

Deer blog,

I had a great weekend. Here is a happy deer to commemorate.