Friday, July 6, 2012

New Summer Project

I'm working on a new project. My plan was to not really talk about it, but I'm excited, so I'm posting a little preview anyways.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Bird Book QR code

My friend Jai used a QR code on his business card, and I thought it was a really cool idea. So, in my promotional materials for The Bird Book (shamelessly now on sale on Amazon and Createspace!), I think I'll include one too. I hope this works? I don't have a qr code scanner. . .

Prince Kidnapped at Sea

Granny Murder

One of my friends was annoyed with me for not showing any of my newer work on this blog. So here's some newer work.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Bird Book

After 2 months of work, I'm done with my first book!
If anyone wants to buy it, I will love you forever. Createspace made it easy and relatively affordable to do.

Here's the link to my estore on createspace:

I'll also have a page on Amazon, but it takes 5-7 business days for them to build.

Also, just as a disclaimer, it has to be around that price to sell in the distribution channels I wanted. Otherwise, I would've made it a lot cheaper.
I'll also have some copies in person by next week, if anyone in Rochester is interested.

P.s. of course as soon as I approve everything for print, I realize the cover bothers me. Please just ignore the bottom (even though I can't and it's driving me crazy).

Sunday, April 22, 2012

So Long, Studio

I am in between photographing and scanning all my current projects, so I figured now was a good time to record what my first studio looked like. Posted on the wall are some of the illustrators that inspire me, including Adam Rex and Peter Brown. I also love Charley Harper, and got that book for Christmas.

The environment was great; our space has skylights, storage space, and a lot of awesome company. It has been a lot of fun working with all the other illustration students, but I am also looking forward to working in a new city and a new space.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Crunch Crunch

Please excuse the computer cord.

Slurp Slurp

Sorry I've been missing from this blog. I've been busy trying to find some place to live, pursuing graduate schools, and much more. But I haven't stopped painting! I'm doing a book about birds. Hopefully it's semi-funny but probably not. Here's a sneak preview:

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Art and Nature and Fractals

I'm working on an illustration for an article about art and math. It starts out with a mathematician on a hike, talking about seeing everything in fractals, and how beautiful it was. I might have to add more math-y stuff to it. I just don't like math.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012


I'm megasick, like everyone else on the planet right now. Everybody feel better.

P.S. I think my best drawings when I was little were done in church when I was either sick or bored. Sort of like John Hendrix, but not good.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tibetan Monks

This is my little illustration for an article in the Reporter about Tibetan Monks self immolating. Completely different subject matter than I'm used to, but I'm okay with the end product.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Lunch on the Bus

This is the first version. I have a couple of things I think I want to change for the next time around.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I don't think this one needs color, either, but I might change my mind. I still like drawing in class, even though it isn't fourth grade any more. The class was interesting, but sometimes i just like drawing, then writing my notes on top.

Bighead on a Plane

I drew this guy's head way too big originally.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sweet Vermouth

This is my grandpa saying grandpa things. I didn't think this one needed to be colored, but I might change my mind later.

My Sickly Hand

Sometimes when you're bored it's fun to draw your hands. I don't think I have any future as a hand model.

Monday, January 16, 2012


I visited Iowa recently to see my grandparents. They have this morbidly obese cat named Bumper. Still, even fat cats move a lot, so none of my sketches are that fantastic. It was still fun to play around with coloring them.

Watson (from "Sherlock")


Over the holiday, I also watched the show Sherlock. The main actor's face is extremely angular, and lends itself to a more stylized approach. It's really fun to draw from tv, because you have to come up with a likeness of actors without any still frames.

Marian the Librarian

Over the holiday, I watched The Music Man on tv. For those who haven't seen it, it's a musical about this swindling salesman in Iowa. I watched it a lot growing up, probably because my dad's from Iowa originally and it's the only Iowan pop cultural nugget they have. This also probably explains why I like Clerks . . .Anyways, Marian (the librarian) is his love interest, and she's the typical dreamboat stuck up librarian.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Tree Test

I'm at a crossroad. If I continue developing the background like I did with those two detailed trees, I will have to continue and develop the animals and foreground in more detail as well. Does this illustration look better with semi-flat color, or a more thorough rendering?


This is a work in progress shot of the book I'm working on. It's been a lot of fun so far.