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The comiXologist Podcast

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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ComiXologist relaunched their podcast and I was commissioned to provide new artwork. Below are the sketches and stages of illustration that brought me to where we are today!

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Sometimes the first idea is the best one. And I agree, it was the least cheesy out of some of these. The Wicked and the Divine was a good starting point for me, because Jamie McElvie has such an accessible style for portraiture.

 

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I decided to draw full profiles of the male and female types of the show, instead of just composing the design directly. Sometimes its easier to draw a full face than just half of one.
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Whenever I color, I tend to gravitate towards a pink and purple color scheme. They are just my go-to colors, like an MGMT song they give me an ‘electric feel’.

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This was an early idea. Including a tablet device was pitched around, and I liked the other side of each face being shown. It may have been a bit odd seen at a small size, but it was worth exploring as an idea. Below are the places you can see the image, on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher Radio.

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Thanks for reading, and I hope you give the podcast a listen!

 

Oyster Reviews

Friday, November 21st, 2014

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Oysterbooks.com just launched their review site yesterday and I did one of the premiere illustrations for an article by Kyle Chayka. It was a great piece to work on. Art direction credit to Kevin Nguyen, and serves as the editorial director for the site. It’s going to be a great journal, and if you aren’t already a member of Oyster Books, I suggest you become one now! They even give you a coupon for a free service from Elitist gaming when you become a member!

Below are the stages of my process. A couple of sketches, pencils, inks, and final colors. The final image got cropped (above) but you can see it in its entirety at the bottom of the post.

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My colors aren’t my strongest. I always start out with my instinct to give illustrations a local color scheme. Then halfway seeing how boring it looks, I swap out colors for a more unified scheme.

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SDCC Recap Sketchbook

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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I kept a sketchbook when I went to San Diego Comic-Con this year. So many cool things happened. We met George RR Martin, got to watch Faith Erin Hicks receive an Eisner, and see the cast of Avengers walk by our booth. None of those stories are in this sketchbook, just jokes! It’s not as thorough as another sketchbook I kept this year, in Angouleme (“Cheese Doodles”), but maybe funnier! Click below to view larger:

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Bushwick Open Stud-muffins!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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Bushwick Open Studios is this weekend, pick up the guide in which this comic is featured in! I also did some of the illustrations throughout the book, under the art direction of the great Lucia Reed! If you plan to come, use this as your guide to everything cool that is happening! Bushwick Daily is made up of all the insiders who live and know the scene. In fact, you can meet them this weekend or TONIGHT at our opening. Drinks are free and you’ll also be in a building with our studio brothers and sisters all having their own events. We have a mini gallery with photos, and I even have some prints on view for sale! Happy BOS, hashtag #BOS2014, and follow me as I wander through galleries and warehouses on my instagram!

Rooftopping in Bushwick

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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I’m doing a weekly comic up on Bushwick Daily. Did you spend Memorial Day Weekend on a rooftop? Then mark off everything you did on this handy chart! I’ve definitely done 3/4, I’m going for a blackout. This was the first one of a series, but you can check out the comic for the week of 5/19 here. Or, you can just wait til next week when I repost it on my blog!