July 28, 2015

Ninjadump!

I’ve been working on a long-standing barter project that’s very near and dear to my heart. My 13-year-old son just received his black belt hapkido at Portland’s Ninja School, a martial arts academy specializing in Heuk Choo Kwan style that’s dedicated to their students’ transformations and sense of personal empowerment. The owners are really awesome folks, and we worked out a trade for my son’s tuition in exchange for a comic book to promote the school. It’s been a great project, and the storyline they’ve been cooking up is expanding well. Here’s a sample of the work we’ve done so far.

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June 25, 2015

It Snowballed

I had some time during a webinar at work today to doodle and ended up doing a little self-portrait for a new Facebook profile image. Two of the DJs at work fell in love with it and asked for their own.

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June 10, 2015

Reddit Gets Drawn

I recently joined Reddit (woohoo, time waster!) and discovered a subreddit in which people around the world post photos in the hopes that one of the artists in the community will draw them. It’s a surprisingly good drawing prompt. I wish people posted more pet pictures though.

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April 2, 2015

Dat Town, Tho

Portland Map

 

Check it out! I made a giant (slightly accurate) watercolor map of Portland!

November 5, 2014

Warm-Up Doodle

La la la, I haven’t drawn in forever… la la la…

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July 22, 2014

More KINK Live 17

The culmination of the last week, plus some process shots.

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July 9, 2014

KINK Live 2014

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Thumbnails for the next CD cover design I’m doing for work! I got together with our staff photographer Bennett Dewan with just a few loose ideas. He took a series of gorgeous photographs of our friend Joe playing the guitar and sent me the best ones to illustrate. Updates soon! This thing is a quick-turn job.

 

May 3, 2014

Tee Designs

I had the most fun job ever land on my desk the other day: designing new staff t-shirts for the rock radio broadcasting station I work for. The directive? “Do what you think would look cool and we’ll go from there.” I’ve always loved iconography, so I whipped out some sketches to vectorize in Illustrator.  I knew this was a laborious process, so I started to play around with the program (I haven’t used it since school, which was a few versions ago) and had a glorious epiphany. Illustrator CC has a grown-up version of the infamous ‘live trace’ tool. It’s basically a two-click process that allowed me to finish a day-long process in a matter of minutes. I’m satisfied with the product and I learned something new along the way. Color me tickled.

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March 26, 2014

Sketchdump

I’ve finally gotten a new laptop, huzzah!  I’ve had a slew of art to upload, but I was without a scanner for a long time.  I’ll start to trickle out some watercolors and whatnot I’ve done over the last few months.

I’m also pleased to brag that I got a brand-new shiny job at a fancy building in downtown Portland doing graphic design and web work for a radio broadcasting company! I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve learned more in my first week than I have since I graduated from school, ha.  It’s going to be a fun journey.  Stay tuned for updates!

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March 26, 2014

Puppet Bucket

Meet the crew!  I’m pleased to announce that my crew and I will be performing April 11 & 12 at Imago Theater in Portland for the next Portland Puppet Slam.  Clockwise from the top we have Uncle Shelby, the Calistoga Kid, and Pearly Sweetcakes, everyone’s hippie darling. We’ve been hard at work fabricating these guys and piles of props to perform a rendition of a little-known Shel Silverstein piece from the seventies.  Come see what all the fuss is about!  Tickets are available here, but get yours soon.  They sell out fast.

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