Saturday, July 30, 2011

Eye can't think of a witty title.

Drew this eye on the subway on thursday night.. and found this old painting I did in college on my computer. So using them as an excuse to post Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Closed Shapes are fun! (and some funky funk)

So I'm addicted. Creating pieces using only closed vector shapes is challenging and freeing at the same time. The cutout look leaves room for less precision, but forces you to focus more on stronger character development... ie... recognizable silhouettes... rather than creating visual interest by using a plethora of detail lines (I'm guilty). I'm by no means a master at this style yet, but I can see it really helping my future work. I got the idea from falling in love with Matte Stephens' art and his mastery of Cartoon Modern. (check out his shop on Matte Stephens). I wanted to created pieces that mesh my style and Cartoon Modern... simplify and reduce my line work while making recognizable and distinct characters.

Below are two unfinished and close up samples of the style, along with an initial sketch, Sherlock and Watson (Watson is a bit weak in design) and Ishmael from Moby Dick (posted before). I want to give them a bit more love before posting fully, and I keep getting ideas for new cutouts to start!


Saturday, July 23, 2011


Hi all,
So I thought I'd let you know about some of the projects I'm working on. First off I've started working on a mobile game. It's in the very preliminary stages, but I'll keep you updated on it's progress. If you know any programmers please let me know. I'll be in the market pretty soon! Here's a quick sneak peak at some rough concept art:
I've also been trying my hand at a couple different styles. Below is a sneak peek at a construction paper (texture to be added later) purely shape style I've started and am really enjoying!
I just started shopping around for an Illustration/Writing agent, and I'm finally at a place where I am being constantly productive on my children's books and personal projects! It's very exciting. If anyone wants to collaborate on a project let me know. I'm down to get as much done this year as humanly possible!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Brother's Restaurant OPENING!!!

So good news... my brother's restaurant, Root 174, is opening up this Tuesday (5-10)!!! He's an amazing chef and a strong supporter of local farmers and giving back to the community.

I was lucky enough to get to design his logo for him and I think it turned out pretty well. He even got a sweet sign made for the front of the building (check out below).  Check out for a sample menu and to read up on the restaurant and staff... site's a little rough, but I'll get it fixed up soon.

Also go "like" his facebook page if you want to show him support.