07 May 2010

Vancouver Opera

I've been given the go ahead to show off my recent freelance work for the Vancouver Opera's 2010-2011 season. This was a very exciting project to be offered so soon after graduating, thank you Doug and Annie!
Find out more here: vancouveropera.ca

Here are the pieces as they appear in VO's promotional flyer:

14 July 2009

Tooling Around

An unfinished Kerouac portrait that I've been playing with.

06 May 2009

Portfolio Review

I'd like to thank all of my portfolio reviewers today, all of your advice and observations were very helpful and motivating.

21 April 2009

Jean Louis


The three mailers have been redone:
(The Alan Moore [top] piece was reworked from scratch.)

Also, my business card:

More soon ...

05 April 2009

Irwin Allen

Graphite, acrylic, gouache, and digital.

16 March 2009



Three pieces donee for Experimental Illustration.

26 February 2009

Society of Illustrators

I got a piece into the Society of Illustrators student competition, specifically the W. Burroughs portrait above. Holy crap!
Congrats to Lindsay and Will, who also got pieces in!

UPDATE: I've received a Society of Illustrators Education Committee Award! I've never been so honored.

18 February 2009

Three Postcards

These are concept sketches for my three promotional mailers. The vague theme they share is either senses or "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". They make zero sense, and can be thought of as surreal visual puzzles ... maybe?

UPDATE: These are no longer going to be used, I've chosen to focus on more portrait driven mailers. Stay tuned. 9 April 2009

29 January 2009

Alan Moore Finish

Here we have the finished Alan Moore piece. I'm encountering that unholy phenomenon of finding my sketches more appealing than my finishes again, perhaps because I spend too much time on preliminary work and not enough on the finish. I'm thinking scale worked against me here as well, I prefer to work vastly smaller. (This piece = 20" x 30".)

17 December 2008

The Magician

Finished comp for Alan Moore piece, beginning finish tonight.
(Paul, why 20"x30"?!)

07 December 2008

William Seward

Graphite, watercolor, gouache, and digital.

04 December 2008

18 November 2008

UCF Cover

Here we have my finish for the UCF Anthology Cover.
And a detail:
Although disappointed by the piece not being accepted many valuable lessons can be drawn from this experience and I am grateful.

11 November 2008

World Record

Came across the humorous "record" set by a chimpanzee named Raven who chose an internet stock portfolio by throwing darts at a list. She defied expectations and was hailed a financial whizz (not saying much for the human financial gurus), and at one point had a website monkeydex.com, detailing Wall Street's first index of publicly traded Internet and new-economy stocks selected by a chimpanzee (wtf?)