17 February 2011

It's time for a change! I've been looking for a fresh, cleaner layout for my blog and so I'll be saying goodbye to Blogger. Tumblr has won me over at last! From now on, you can keep up with my work, sketches, and ideas over at my new blog, Leaping Buffalo. There will be lots of new stuff to see, so be sure to check it out!

06 February 2011

Star Map

I did this cover for the March/April 2011 issue of Cicada all about Maps. I find map illustration difficult. Maintaining accuracy, and in this case, for a kids'-young adult magazine, infusing some liveliness into that can sometimes be a little tricky...But! this was a fun change of pace and I was given pretty much free reign. So, accuracy goes out the window as the constellations are definitely not in their places, but this was fun and I'm happy with the result! Orion is my favorite.

And here's a detail:

09 January 2011

08 January 2011

Muse Magazine

Here are a couple pieces from a handful that I did recently for Muse Magazine on an article about the deceptive nature, or rather the deceptive use of numbers. The first image is about the strange idea a few years ago that the blond gene was going to die out in the future, which was believed mainly because of the number of years tagged on it. It was an interesting article! And you can read all about it in the Feb 11 issue of Muse. Thank you to my very wonderful AD, John Sandford!

14 December 2010

painted robe

I painted this from that sci fi sketch down there for a gouache demo surrounded by a bunch of deathly quiet high schoolers. Demoing is a little scary! so afraid I was boring them, but they were very nice.

04 October 2010

24 September 2010

Oh! Tintin!

My brother Marty was in China recently, and, due to the fact that we're a family of Tintin-lovers and knowing how excited I get about it, he brought back this bizarre-o box of Tintin-themed matches for me. I love them because they're so strange! First of all, Tintin as matches? I guess! And Red Sea Sharks is apparently also "Coke en Stock"? I LOVE IT

So now I have this odd new box of objects I'll likely never use, but I'll always admire and show off. I decided to do some quick Tintin doodles! They're from the first Tintin book Marty and I ever read (or had read to us), The Seven Crystal Balls. I should do more of these!

12 September 2010

etsy favorites

One of the things I've realized I do a lot is procrastinate by browsing through all the lovely things a lot of people make on Etsy. This can mean sifting through some, uh, not-so-lovely things...so I actually have a pretty extensive list of favorites. I decided to make some thumbnails of a few of them one day.

peruvian spice gourd

I have this hanging in my kitchen. You put aromatic spices or something in there and it makes the whole room smell nice! At least in theory..

face and fox

I keep drawing this girl. I like her silent-film eyes and weird teeth. I don't know, I'm thinking of making an animation of her.

Also I found this fox and I like him: