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character sketchbook 31

character sketchbook 31

It’s fun looking back on the Character Sketchbook series. This was one of the first drawings in the series where I felt like I was getting the hang of it. The drawing is of Gemma Ward. I hope you all…

Gemma in the Sky

Gemma in the Sky

I’ve been loving going back through my old drawings and re-drawing them. It’s been very interesting to see the changes in my style and approach. This piece I originally drew back in 2009, you can see it here. It felt…

The Red Lady

The Red Lady

I was taking an exploration of charcoal & chalk on different color tone paper, and this piece happened. For some reason, something just clicked when I was drawing it, and the textures and tone came out exactly the way I…

My Influence Map 2019

My Influence Map 2019

I’m currently taking the Schoolism class “Story-Driven Illustrations” by Djamila Knopf. One of the first assignments is to produce an influence map. I’ve never heard of an influence map before doing this, but it’s a cool idea. I’m planning on…

Love – Harajuku Lovers

Love – Harajuku Lovers

It being Thursday, I thought I would do a “Throw Back Thursday” of one of my first client jobs I’ve done. This illustration is of “Love” for my second collaboration with Gwen Stefani‘s Harajuku Lovers. This is my favorite illustration…

Under Water Collage

Under Water Collage

This collage was a fun little experiment I did with my friend Photographer Chadwick Tyler. We had wanted to play around and try things to merge our two styles. One of the first experiments I was curious about trying was…

Amina Muaddi

Amina Muaddi

I just finished up this portrait of shoe designer Amina Muaddi a few hours ago. I’ve been working on this over the last few days. For the portrait I used watercolor, chalk pastel, color pencil, and gold paint pen. I…

The Autumn Ballerina

The Autumn Ballerina

I never know when inspiration is going to hit, but I’m very happy when it does. The inspiration for this piece came from my friend Katie Rodgers‘ (PaperFashion) Instagram story a few months back. She had hosted a sketching workshop…

Finding Yuki through Trail And Error

Finding Yuki through Trail And Error

Finding the right balance of styles for “Lost in the Crowd” has been a lot of trial and error. I’ve been trying to find my drawing rhythm. When I say rhythm, I mean my natural flow when I draw. I…

Insta Coffee Sketch

Insta Coffee Sketch

I know I’ve said it before, but coffee really is my favorite medium to paint with. It has such a soft rich color. This Study Sketch is from a series I started 2 years ago. I call the series “Insta…

Linda Vojtova

Linda Vojtova

Back in 2011, I was asked to be apart of the Linda Vojtova‘s New York Exhibit highlighting her amazing career. This painting was one I did for it, but ended up using a different one. Looking back, I still really…

Lucy & the Cupcake

Lucy & the Cupcake

In honor of seeing my friends Max, Sherri, & the Bemis Family tomorrow… this sketch of their daughter Lucy seemed like the right post. Lucy really needs her own comic book. I am starting on a handful of commissions today…