Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Spring Painting

Sorry the picture isn't the greatest. I'll post a better one sometime soon. I just wanted to get it up online to show i've finished the series.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Summer and Fall paintings

I forgot I didn't post the final product of my Summer and Fall paintings so here they are:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bellamy painting DONE!

After months of slaving away...not really, it was fun, I present Matthew Bellamy in all his colorful glory! :D

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Holidays cards for Noel Night

Besides the multiple intaglio prints I'm selling at Noel Night, I'm also selling these cards. I also want to print the rest of my seasons paintings on cards, but I don't know how well they'll sell since it's winter. We shall see. I still have to scan them/photograph them. Soon.


So I learned today that the Anthropologie spring internship application is due November 29th...And the summer one is due December 4th. Wonderful... I really thought I'd have more time to get my portfolio to where I want it, but no. So I'm working hardcore to get these seasons paintings onto the pictures I took of my sister! AHHHHHHH SO MUCH TO DO! Oh by the way this is winter if you couldn't guess.. and the painting is pictured also.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Patterns ON stuff!

I finally took photos of my sister to photoshop my patterns/designs onto! This one isn't final, it was just for fun. Now I can't wait to make more patterns!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rosie Etchings

These are some of the prints I made in intaglio to sell at Noel Night. They are hard ground etchings on a copper plate. In the version with the darker background, I did a spray paint aquatint and etched the lines a little deeper for more contrast. I think it turned out nice for my first time etching. I'm pretty excited for my next etching, it's going to be 12''x18'' and it involves a deer and hand designed type yay!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Almost done!

This is the epic painting of the epic Matt Bellamy that I've been working on since the end of summer. I took a break from finishing it but now I just need to finish the top of the guitar, add more detail to his face and one hand and maybe add some paint dripping to the bottom (think Sean Barber style). It's very different from what I've been working on for my portfolio this year, but it also shows that I'm versatile and that I am not strictly an animal/ornamentation designer. I'm pretty happy with it, I'm glad I'm leaving it "unfinished" thanks to friends and teacher's input.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Pattern number one of what will be many, for my portfolio. After three years of not knowing what direction I want to go with my illustration, I've finally figured out that I want to do surface and pattern design. I'm very excited to pursue this avenue with my art, but i'm creating my portfolio from scratch this year, so i'm going to be very busy! But at least i know what i want to do now! Finally! :D

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Just a little illustration I did this summer. It's water color and micron marker on illustration board.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Vector iphone

In my digital class last year I finally learned Adobe Illustrator inside and out. In the class I had to construct the Apple iphone in Illustrator as a vector image. I have to say, before the class I would have never believed it was possible for me to create something like this. Matt Lebarre is an excellent teacher, though I was pretty stressed while in the class, I learned SO much valuable information.

Little Owls

I found this while I was looking through my files. This was originally part of a larger portrait painting that I did sophomore year. I wasn't happy with the portrait but there is a part of the piece that I like...the owl figurine that I painted in the background :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jumping fox, Falling cat

Just a fun little design I drew and brought into photoshop. I'm very fond of the aqua and warm brown color combo right now.Add Video

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pride and Prejudice book cover

I was inspired to do a series of classic book cover illustrations after watching an episode of "Work of Art, The Next Great Artist" (http://www.bravotv.com/work-of-art) where the artists did just that, for Penguin classic books. The winning cover of "The Time Machine" done by artist John Parot was put into print by Penguin (http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780143118411,00.html).

My first attempt is the Jane Austen classic, "Pride and Prejudice". I decided to put the iconic Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett on the cover in a very bold way, since they are both very bold characters. I wanted their profiles to be the focus of the cover, and to show their complicated relationship in the simplest way I could think of, which was to put them face to face. I've found in researching effective book covers that the majority are simple yet eye catching. A customer browsing a bookstore only has a second for a book to catch their interest on a shelf with hundreds of choices. So this is what I came up with. The hardest part for me was the color choice and type, because I'm still hesitant when it comes to graphic design. I'm currently doing other variations of this cover as well as coming up with ideas for other novels so check back!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Sketchbook

Just some random pages from my sketchbook I've been keeping this summer.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Joshua Petker

I came across this illustrator earlier this summer and I really like his style. I'm really trying to incorporate looser brushstrokes into my current paintings, it's really difficult for me because I always smooth things out and have clean edges. You should check Joshua Petker out: http://www.joshuapetker.com/

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Megan June

Photoshop painting of my friend Megan June about to eat her bird Lucky :) The first image is the finished painting, the second is a screenshot of a step in the process.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I did this painting on a slice of a tree that I bought at the craft store (Thanks Jongmee for telling me about it!). It's just acrylic and a thin micro marker. I'm starting to experiment with creating more graphic style images. And I've realized I really like painting on wood.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

This triptych was done for Erik Olson's Tech. 2 class. The assignment was to paint a triptych that was your interpretation of a particular song. I chose to interpret the Beatle's, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds using self portraiture. My roommate Megan Marsac is a wonderful photographer and did the reference photoshoot for me. I think the three paintings work well together without being too similar, because I wanted to work out of three different color keys. The first painting is depicting "Cellophane flowers of yellow and green, towering over your head." The second painting depicts "The girl with Kaleidoscope eyes". And the third painting is "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."


A painting I did in Chuck Gillies's book cover illustration class first semester of junior year. The assignment was to create an illustration of a dream, or something that was dreamlike. I opted to do a dreamlike montage.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My pets

I love my pets. Rosie, Norman and Oliver.

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