Monday, June 22, 2015

Where am I posting my blogs now?

Hey! I haven't posted here in a while, because I've been posting on: 

Just in case anyone was wondering where I've been posting newer work these days.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Berlin Drink and Draw The Great Gatsby

Last Saturday was the Berlin Drink and Draw and the theme was The Great Gatsby. It was a super fun night and everyone dressed up in the theme!

I was glad I was able to go since the past week I have been sick with a cold and messed up my upper back. When Saturday came I was super worried I might have needed to stay home for the night. Luckily I was able to pull myself together.

I met up with my pal Mirsini and got ready at her place. She watched as I put on my make up. Long eyebrows, tiny cupid bow lips, and heavy eyeshadow. The look is definitely bold.


Then came Mirsini's turn for her makeup, I told her "Get ready to travel back in time!" When we finished it really did feel like a time warp.

Now onto the Party. We were greeted by other party goers in some amazing suits that fit the era. The elevator's frame was taped up like an art deco entrance. You felt very much like you were traveling back in time. When we got to the party floor the live swing band's music enchanted my ears and filled the room with a classy ambience ( Everyone was dressed in the theme it was so awesome.

We walked over to where the models were to begin drawing. It started with five minutes poses with some 10 minute poses thrown in.

I was inspired by the artist next to me to draw some stronger lines with some of the poses. There were many impressive artists there!

My cold started acting up later in the night, becoming dizzy, losing my voice, and headachey. Unfortunately we had to leave earlier than what we would have liked. But overall we had a blast, and hope to attend the next one in July. I won't have a cold then and will be able to actually talk to people without losing my voice.

My favorite drawing of the night. He had awesome pants!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Last Week of May Drawings

Drawing myself with a hedgehog, because hedgehogs are cute. They also come out in warm weather in Germany... when in the US we don't have any wild ones. 

 Unicorns, because why not? They're fun to draw!

Sketch of my friend's Great Danes. Luke is the older one and Enzo is the new pup.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Guardian Wyrm

This guy was inspired a little by the dinosaur skull I drew last weekend, and some of the stonework on the houses in Potsdam, Germany. I've been focusing on tightening my painting technique.

My portfolio:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Natural History Museum taxidermy sketching

 Drawings from the museum. This was a dinosaur that looked like a freaking dragon.
 Echidna, I didn't want to draw the quills on it's back so I drew their line of motion
Owl... I loved how this came out
Parrot... I've never seen such colorful taxidermy. I did my first gouache sketch.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

About Me

A little bit about me, the way I work, and the type of work I love to take on

I am a trained illustrator with years of drawing, observation, and design experience. I attended Cleveland Institute of Art to gain professional knowledge as an Illustrator. I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and a Minor in Creative Writing. In that year I created two projects; my thesis Amelioration and my Game Design project Space Train.

Since then I have become a full-time Illustrator who has worked on games like Buildy, apps like Kidglyphs, and logos like PlaytestCloud.

What I can do for you

As a professional illustrator I can solve your illustration dilemmas with creative visual solutions.

I work starting with sketches, thumbnails, then move on to B&W rendering, and finally color. Through every stage I incorporate your input.

The programs I use are Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash. I also work traditionally in Watercolor, Gouache, Graphite, Collage, Acrylic, Pen and Ink.

If you're looking for me to work on your...

  • Game: I am experienced in character design, objects, concept art, art assets, animation, avatars and logos
  • Children's book: Illustrating full pages, spot illustrations, cover design, characters, and creatures
  • Company's look: Logo, promotional material, flyers, and business cards
  • Greeting cards: For all occasions, holidays, and business related needs
  • Wedding Invites: Classic, themed weddings
  • Wedding toppers: Classic Bride and Groom, or themed like a zombie movie themed wedding I sculpted for
  • Comic books: Online, print, short comic strips
  • Cover Design: Dvd, games, books, magazines
  • Illustrations for presentations: Slides, pamphlets, animations

Contact me for a quote on your project!

But do not contact me for free work, contests, or any type of unpaid work.