Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Here's some sketches for two upcoming projects.

The first one is for Bay State Parenting.   The illustration will accompany an article having to do with states whose teachers are hired without background checks.  The article also discussed the risk associated with parents being too proud of their childrens' achievements, when the reasoning behind the special treatment could be a teacher who's a predator.

Instead of drawing students getting molested, I drew a bite taken out of an apple (ideation courtesy of Nate :p) 

This next one is a sketch for a company looking for a mermaid design to put on their soaps and bath salts.  They are going for an etching look, which I'll add to the final.  I'm definitely am not going to make the piece as cartoon-y as this sketch, but it was fun to draw:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Here's my mailer packets :) 20 of these babies will be sent off all over the country this Friday.

Here's all the printed materials

And here's what went in each envelope (with a few exceptions, some had an additional tear sheet with package designs, not pictured here)

I'm excited to send them off :)  

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Le Rodney

No Respect!

Check out some Rodney classics at here :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WNC Bluegrass

Here's some sketches for WNC  .....yeehaw!

A story about how a man grew to love bluegrass in North Carolina

Which stemmed from this idea :p
 A possible cover, featuring "ramps" a weed that tastes like garlicky onions that's considered a delicacy in Appalachia
 Cover with a freaking scary texture in b/w
Cute little truck selling ramps.  Lots of negative space puts the text down here.  How provocative!
Truck also with scary texture (I promise in color these don't look nearly as terrifying)
Back to work, lots to do.  Upcoming things to expect:  Rodney Dangerfield, gorgeous envelopes, mermaids, and bath salts and soaps

Monday, May 16, 2011

Screen Print Bathtub

Hey boys and girls, my envelope mailers finally came in, so you know what that means .......time to screen print!

I made my own little screen printing lab here in my dorm room (which is why I really need to get a steady job, so I can have a real studio {or at least another room} to do these sorts of things in :p)

Here's some pictures of the process.

Here's the photo emulsion being swept onto the screen

My little logo transparency, an envelope, and some inks.  I'm debating on whether or not to stick with classic black, or to use a nice dark maroon or red to contrast the lime-y color of the envelopes.  

My image cooking.  Right now I'm waiting for the timer to go off, 45 minutes is almost up!

My makeshift lighting center.  Oooo baby!

Alarm just rang, time to move the screen to the tub :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

10 Minute Concept Sketch

.... for Bay State Parenting!  Sad article about a girl's dog dying, and her in the car being nostalgic to be a kid again.