May 3, 2009


Finished a new piece! Last one before portfolio review.

April 29, 2009


I submitted a few of my pieces to AI28 a couple of months ago and was pleasantly surprised yesterday when I received this email:

We are pleased to inform you that work you submitted to American Illustration 28 has been CHOSEN to appear on TRIBUTE our web gallery at

On behalf of the entire jury, I thank you for your submission and support of American Illustration. This year’s distinguished jury included Luis Blanco, INTERspectacular; Max Bode, The New Yorker; Ken DeLago, Golf Digest; Kelly Doe, The New York Times; Matthew Lenning, Bon Appetite; Mitch Nash, Blue Q; Justine Strasberg, Nickelodeon; Michael Uman, INTERspectacular.

…it was one of only 200 images from a record-breaking 8,100 submitted to receive at least 2 votes in the student category and is therefore eligible to appear permanently on our website - where over time illustrators build an online portfolio of their AI winning images and where creatives make direct contact with them. TRIBUTE is being redesigned with new search capabilities and will be launched in November.

The piece that got chosen was "Bully":

Congratulations to Charlie and Kim for getting work chosen as well!! You guys are awesome.

Also, if you're in NYC, please come check out the SVA Senior Open Studios-- my classmates have worked SO hard this year and I'm REALLY impressed with the quality of work that we have generated over the past two semesters-- I'm so privileged to be graduating with some of the most talented people I know.

I've got a massive workload over this weekend-- my portfolio review is on Monday, on top of a freelance job due on 05/07, and with graduation and family visits coming up, I doubt I'll have any time to breathe until June. Either way, I'm really looking forward to attending some of the senior shows and seeing the hard work and effort pay off for everyone, especially the animation thesis shows that I've heard so many good things about this year.

April 21, 2009

Persephone pieces

April 7, 2009

No Cars Go

April 4, 2009

A Softer World

Sometimes funny, sometimes ironic, sometimes downright sad-- I'm addicted to the sequentials on this website. They're beautiful, a bit reminiscent of post secret but in the best way possible. :]

Glory Box

I'm so tired, of playing
Playing with this bow and arrow
Gonna give my heart away
Leave it to the other girls to play
For I've been a temptress too long

Just. .

Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be a woman
I just wanna be a woman

From this time, unchained
We're all looking at a different picture
Through this new frame of mind
A thousand flowers could bloom
Move over, and give us some room

March 27, 2009


the finish. :>

March 24, 2009

Sisters - WIP

Personal piece I'm working on :) I wanted to use some lighter, more pastel like colors. Also trying to figure out a way to do this 100% digitally without having it look like vectors-- I draw and ink everything by hand so it's a little weird when I zoom out and it looks like something I did in illustrator with the pen tool... Trying to fake "brush strokes" with default brushes is proving to be a bit of a pain though. I would ink traditionally, but I hate working large because then I have to scan the thing in 8 pieces or something, and if I work small, there isn't enough room for detail! hmmmm.

March 22, 2009


I'm on a roll today! Hmmm.

Epic Battle!


a work in progress. :)

finished listening to all the harry potter audio books... Jim Dale is awesome!! I'm SO late on this..

March 15, 2009

Tree Spirit


March 3, 2009

Ryohei Hase --Pieces from Ryohei Hase, a phenomenal Japanese artist that is a source of endless inspiration for me and probably for you, too! Check out his work, he's truly amazing. Digital, too-- I think he's one of the few artists that manages to work digitally and make it look utterly traditional... The power of photoshop-!

March 2, 2009


A sketch I did quite a while ago that I kind of want to take to finish... I wish I had my own friendly tree monster.

Snowed in..

Hello, world. So I woke up this morning a little early, looked out the window, and realized that we received somewhere around 12 inches of snow in last night's snowstorm. SVA is canceled, and that must mean that it's officially nuclear winter or something, as SVA doesn't cancel for anything or anybody.

Anyway, here are some illustrations I've finished recently!