Tag: characters

Bronze Warriors I & II • 7 7/8” x 9 7/8” framed

Bronze Warriors I & II

These two are random sketches based on a couple of interesting frames I found. I started with the owlish mask of what became the first weary warrior woman.

Boondocks Triptych • 23" x 13" framed

Boondocks Triptych

I figured if the comic were going today, Huey and Riley would be Black Panther fans so they’re doing the Wakanda salute here…or trying to.

Flaming Carrot • 5.75" x 5.75" framed

Flaming Carrot

It’s been a little while since I’ve drawn in a comic style, so I decided to go for one of my standbys: Flaming Carrot.

Cats in the Cradle series • 3 paintings • 12" x 12" each

Cat’s In the Cradle series for “Extended Play”

I went with the first thing that came to mind since it had a few distinct images in it: Cat’s In the Cradle by Harry Chapin (or Ugly Kid Joe, depending on your era).

All four Peace, Love, and Understanding illustrations

Peace, Love, and Understanding series

Not too much story on these; I mostly picked it as an excuse to draw different people and to think through the meaning of tattoos.

3 of 30 original watercolor portraits • 3.2" x 4.2" each

Creepy Ancestors

Because it’s Halloween, and I wanted to loosen up a bit, I leaned a bit more towards caricatures and intentionally skewed them to look creepy.

How to Be Small • 23" x 13" framed

How to Be Small

I’m feeling a bit weary of the daily outrages this political season and opted to focus instead on more universal follies: how lack of critical thinking and/or empathy can shut a person off from the world.

Editorial cartoons for the Mustang Daily

Over the course of four years I drew editorial cartoons for the Mustang Daily, the student-run daily newspaper for Cal Poly State University (San Luis Obispo).

Bathers Series

It’s the first day of summer, an excellent time to debut more work in the Bathers series. There are now six!

The Raven

The Raven

It occurred to me that both this Alice in Wonderland riddle and Poe’s poem “The Raven” reference the same themes: writing, ravens, and a touch of madness.

Character moods, created for a Weight Watchers customer journey map

Compelling Characters and Customer Journeys

Though normally there isn’t much crossover between my artwork and my experience design work, this project fell squarely between the two.

Peace, Love, and Understanding • 7.5" x 8"

Peace, Love, and Understanding

I found these little frames with comic-strip-like sections and thought it would work well with a three-part phrase.

Bathers I & II

I found a few frames with an art deco feel and decided to make a few illustrations to fit.

Hues/Muse: Toys & Musicians

Here’s the full set of vinyl toys & musician portraits I made for the Hues/Muse artist takeover at Chromatic Coffee last month.

Musician portraits in progress

Preview for an upcoming show: Hues/Muse

I’m joining artist Celeste Young for an artist takeover of Chromatic Coffee. The theme of our show is Hues/Muse, a collection of works organized by the moods of eleven different colors.

Jar of pixels

Jar of Pixels (and Looney Tunes)

These “pickles” are made from Pixelblocks, which are a bit like translucent Legos.

V for Vendetta • 2.5" x 3.5"

V for Vendetta

Rather than try to black it out entirely, I added an extra layer of crosshatching which gives it a nice depth.

Killers Lyrics in Cartoon Form

I was trying to make sense of some of the lyrics from new songs by The Killers. So here is the most immediate, literal interpretation that occurred to me.