I did my first ever drawing challenge for the month of October, called #drawlloween!
Click below to read more about this project!
Yet another GIF experiment. I’ve been trying to push myself to learn new things, one of which is the timeline/animation feature on photoshop.
Much respect to all the animators out there, it’s such a tedious and time consuming art form
Commissioned design for LACC’s “Dead Philosophers Club”
"A ______ Group Show"
My Contributing Piece “Glambo the Flame Bearer”
Mixed Media Xerox Lithograph on Paper
"A _______ Group Show"
I was in LA during the month of March, and thought it was the perfect time to organize another group show at a local spot called The Crest. After a successful turnout last year, I had decided to gather an even larger group of talented friends this time around, which proved to be a great success. A big thank you to the artists and those who stopped by to show support and shared a drink!
This was a mini project of mine I started a few months back. I’ve been going to many live shows since my time in New York, all of which have been amazing. I feel like now taking photos/videos and instagraming aren’t enough to preserve the amazing memories of these performances, especially from some of my favorite bands. So I came up with the idea, for portfolio sake, as well as conceptual practice, (and hopefully some sort of possible recognition from the bands) to create illustrations based off the shows that I see live. I’ve started by creating mock-merch for myself and some of my friends. Because I have access to a printmaking shop, I figure I might as well take full advantage.
Back in February, My friend Dorothy and I went to see Local Natives at the Bowery Ballroom in the Lower East Side. This was a pretty big deal for me 1. because they are an LA-based band and 2. I’ve never got a chance to see them live
So at first my initial approach to this project, was to create the illustration(s) after seeing the band live, based off the experience, mood, etc of the night. Dorothy had instead suggested I print a few shirts beforehand that we can wear at the show, and maybe gain some sort of promotional benefit. Having just a few days before the show, I had quickly cranked out a simple design and was luckily able to print the tees just in time.
As far as the design goes, I had based this idea from their new music video of their single “Breakers.” One of the characters in the video (Their drummer, Matt Frazier) was wearing an astronaut helmet, which led me to create this “abstracted” crescent helmet shape, fixed on top of this walking character. Being a big fan of split-fountain printing (using multiple colors to create a gradient) I had sampled the colors from the “Breakers” single cover art to tie in with the Breakers theme.
All in all, this project seems to be off on a great start, although I didn’t get them to sign it, maybe with enough reblogs and reposts, hopefully it’ll eventually reach them in cyberspace!
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DAILY SUNDIAL ILLUSTRATION
I’ve returned as freelancer for my university’s daily newspaper, “The Daily Sundial”
After a brief hiatus since graduation, Visual Director, Jennifer Luxton was gracious enough to allow me to illustrate the front cover of the printed issue on 2/28.
The article was based on LA council candidate Josh Post, who vowed to abide by the “People’s Pledge” a proposal which initially denies any 3rd party financial support for ad campaigns, etc.