For my first Inktober, I created 31 digital ink drawings of my top character picks for the upcoming video game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. View the series» Limited Print Run A limited run of these illustrations will be available as 8″x10″ art prints by pre-order only. Contact me by December 2 to order a print.
I recently did some illustration work for a friend from my Arkansas days. He’s in New York now and working on a multimedia project about population density. Hence, walking strategies. Check out the final videos.
What a busy May it’s been! Not great for drawing, but I did find some time recently to try out a lovely new brush. The bear drawings is based on a character a friend of mine developed. View more in the sketchbook.
Ink + Digital, 2014 I drew this as part of a recent collaborative project with some fellow Goddard students. A very cool collection of pieces, and the semi-secret process we went through to make them was fun, too.
Part of my graduate work with fairy and folk tales led me to make this comic adaptation of the Masai folk tale, “Who’s in Rabbit’s House?” (for those who keep up with children’s illustrated books, you’ll notice references to the previous adaptation by Verna Aardema). The comic follows a performative format like you’d see inContinue reading “what’s up with rabbit’s computer?”
This comics essay recaps reflections I made during my graduate program about cartoonists and audience, including an unexpected connection between cartoonists I had never held in the same light. I chose a straightforward layout, partly to account for the essay format’s consistent narration, but also as an additional reference to the work of R. Crumb.Continue reading “watterson, crumb, and conversations of 1”
Flat / Color Samples: Etoch, Gren-Louis, Kiddig Ink + Digital, 2014 Such a busy, busy time! But I couldn’t help myself – I miss these characters and haven’t done anything with them in months! I love silhouettes and wanted to try something rooted in that aesthetic. Once I did, it just seemed right to colorContinue reading “sketchbook: silhouette-style samples”
More fruit from an ongoing collaboration with a friend! Read the comic.
To add one more layer of reflection to my environmental recreations from Bill Watterson and Jeff Smith, I attempted a Calvin & Hobbes drawing in a Bone-like style and vice versa. This really helped bring to light the physical and psychological differences when drawing from each artist. Read on for reflections on the work.
Next in my reflections on drawing environments in the working style of some of my favorite cartoonists: Jeff Smith and his classic Bone. (Read my Bill Watterson reflections in case you missed them.) JEFF SMITH, BONE Tools and Process (gleaned from an interview of Jeff Smith by Sardinian Connection) Really loose or sparse penciling, moreContinue reading “wattersmith part 2: reflections on drawing jeff smith”