Friday, June 11, 2010

Seems like everyone wants me designing reunion t-shirts this summer.

That is, if your sister and your uncle count as "everyone"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

baby deer

I drew this baby deer for absolutely no reason at all, other than the fact that I wanted to and I thought that it would look cool. I used the same texture as I did in the Geog 250 Splash and Pangur Ban pictures. There is still a definite Secret of Kells influence here, though I think that it is also very much *me*, and heading in the direction I would like to take my artwork.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A few random pictures I made recently...


Animals I drew for dads business presentation. You'll have to ask him what they're all supposed to mean because I only vaguely remember.


Fanart for Megan Whalen Turner's A Conspiracy of Kings.

Pangur Ban

Fanart for The Secret of Kells, and I guess you could say also for the poem Pangur Ban.

The poem, grabbed from (, so you don't have to wonder what this picture is supposed to be about:

Pangur Ban

I and Pangur Ban, my cat,
'Tis a like task we are at;
Hunting mice is his delight,
Hunting words I sit all night.

Better far than praise of men
'Tis to sit with book and pen;
Pangur bears me no ill will;
He, too, plies his simple skill.

'Tis a merry thing to see
At our task how glad are we,
When at home we sit and find
Entertainment to our mind.

Oftentimes a mouse will stray
Into the hero Pangur's way;
Oftentimes my keen thought set
Takes a meaning in its net.

'Gainst the wall he sets his eye
Full and fierce and sharp and sly;
'Gainst the wall of knowledge I
All my little wisdom try.

When a mouse darts from its den.
O how glad is Pangur then!
O what gladness do I prove
When I solve the doubts I love!

So in peace our tasks we ply,
Pangur Ban, my cat and I;
In our arts we find our bliss,
I have mine, and he has his.

Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade ;
I get wisdom day and night,
Turning Darkness into light.'

Friday, April 9, 2010

Because I can.

Brought to you by my cameraphone (that means this is a really poor quality photo) I give you: Alice, falling down the rabbit hole: IN PROGRESS! (that means that I'm not done with this painting yet.)

Because I felt like it.

The end.

The passage illustrated:

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as she fell past it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I need more space!

I JUST BARELY did this illustration, and nobody else has critiqued it or looked at it or ANYTHING... so I'll probably come back to this and see some horribly glaring error, but ah well. I haven't put much up on this blog in awhile since mostly I've been working traditionally, and I don't have a decent camera for taking pictures, so I just wanted to put this up for you all to see.

This was our most recent assignment in my Narrative class. We were each given a copy of today's New York Times and told to choose an article, any article, and do a black-and-white spot illustration for it. The article I chose was about a couple who were both writers, but they only had room for one of them to have office space to write in, which they decided that the husband needed more. Therefore, the wife had to squish herself into the living room in order to write, before they had an interior designer come help them arrange and decorate their apartment. Most of the article was about the whole interior design bit, but I chose to focus on the beginning.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Art 43

This was my idea for the Art class I'm making the spash for--we'll see if the idea gets approved.

ETA: its been approved! FORWARD MOMENTUM!

Geog 250

These are the web banners for the Geog250 class. I actually like the print banners better, but they're EPS files and it would take me awhile to save them all as JPEGs to put them up here.