Thursday, December 20, 2007

046. (grant squiers.)

y'all should go visit my friend grant's blog:

he's an amazing designer, plus he'll kill you.

Friday, December 14, 2007

045. (posh suicide.)

posh, 2007. (ink and pencil.)

044. (westie.)

one of the cutest girls ever, chis, or westie:

westie, 2007. (ink and pencil.)

043. (girl.)

girl, 2007/ (ink.)

042. (sharon.)

my bffl, sharon:

sharon, 2007. (ink and pencil.)

041. (tattoo idea.)

pickles, olives, and diamonds, 2007. (ink and pencil.)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

040. (good and evil two.)

aaaaand done!

good and evil, spot illustration, 2007. (cut paper, ink, photoshop.)

039. (good and evil one.)

last project of the semester, woo woooo.

good and evil, part one, 2007. (cut paper, ink, photoshop.)

there's a spot illustration to go with this one, i just need to finish it.

Monday, November 26, 2007

038. (the reverse cowgirl.)

this has nothing to do with illustration, but you should look at it anyway:

i found it throught salon's broadsheet, which you should also read.

037. (cut paper again.)

the arts, 2007. cut paper, photoshop, a teeny bit of ink.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

036. (dierdre)

it's been a while.

i'm trying to figure out what to do for my thesis. maybe portraits. with cut paper. of people i like? here's the first attempt:

dierdre, 2007.

tell me what you think.

Monday, October 15, 2007

035. (matty and marky.)

two of my good friends, and fellow academy alum, matt and marcus have a blog.

they are wicked funny, and totally nerd babes. check it.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

034. (hand too.)

hand too, 2007. (acrylic and ink.)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

033. (white tea ad.)

chinese white tea ad, 2007. (cut paper, ink, photoshop.)

i had to listen to a junior illustration student sing showtunes while making this, so i'm surprized that it didn't turn out looking like i was clinically insane. i'm actually really happy with this piece. i plan on working with cut paper from now on. s my d, jerks.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

033. (goo.)

long time no post?

goo, 2007. acrylic and ink.

school kind of blows. most of my time is spent getting told i suck or working.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

032. (webcomics nation.)

i have a webcomics nation account.

there's nothing up yet, because i just made it. but you should look at it anyway?

Monday, August 20, 2007

031. (my gang tattoo.)


you should go visit the official AOTU blog.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

030. (florence project phase two.)

on further consideration (and the help of one matthew strong), i decided that my prints hanging flush up against the wall didn't quite look like laundry. so instead i will use a corner. this kind of makes the piece more of an installation, but it's beginning to take shape. i'm also going to employ backlighting, as seen in the photos. there will also be two rows (one above the other) of the photos, and not just one rope of them.

what you think?

029. (florence project phase one.)

i studied abroad for a month in florence. one of the tasks of the program was to do a project on some facet of italy that influenced or struck you. mine is about the roma, or gypsies. living in milwaukee, i can barely step out of my house without someone asking me for money. what struck me about the italian homeless were their hustling tactics. most american beggars i encounter either play on your pity, or have some weird sense of entitlement. the roma's hustle was far more intriguing. every day i saw something different, from musicians to women laying in the street, to children trying to pick pocket you (apparently, thats way worse in rome than it is in florence).
how i went about taking their pictures was i gave them money, and then asked them permission. i only got one refusal the entire time. each picture has a story, every person i met was completely individual, and immensely facinating. i woman with the sign who's frowning was very gracious and smiley until i snapped her picture. the boy with the accoridian instantly posed with pride for the camera. the three men played only elvis songs. the woman with the dog was one of the sweetest people i encounters, and her dog was really friendly too. the two old men playing accordion were almost identical. the woman in the street was completely unresponsive, so i gave her the most money.

these photos are the first phase of my project. i'm working out kinks, deciding whether i want them in a straight line or to mix it up. wondering if i should double up the twine. the purpose of me hanging them with clothes pins is because i saw tons of clotheslines from window to window. i'm also trying to decide whether or not i want to rough up the prints with sandpaper. we will see.

if anyone wants to purchase (or trade for) a print, let me know.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

028. (vainity one.)

self, 2007. (ink, pencil, antique paper.)

somewhat weird angle= me less hippy than i am normally. (and by hippy i mean less thick.)

027. (lydia.)

lydia, 2007. (ink, pencil.)

026. (photography.)

please go look at my photos.
i have a lot from my study abroad in florence. DO IT!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

025. (some girl three.)

again, photo collage.

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some girl three, 2007. (photo from a magazine, gauche, ink, photoshop.)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

024. (some girl two.)

another experiment:

some girl two, 2007. (photo from a magazine, ink, pencil, matte medium, photoshop.)

Friday, August 3, 2007

023. (some girl.)

i used to do a lot of collage work. i couldn't think of anything to draw, so i did this:

some girl, 2007. (photo out of a magazine, pencil, ink, matte medium, photoshop.)

there may be more of these.

022. (bffls.)

these are two of the most amazing people i've ever met in my life:

mattie and wae, 2007.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

021. (meg white.)

i think all i draw are girls that i have crushes on.

meg white, 2007.

i need some boys to draw. who wants to model?

020. (suicidegirls three.)

mike told me i'm good at drawing titties. well, here's some more:

wendy, 2007.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

019. (britney spears.)

i can't decide whether i love britney spears, or i hate her. alls i know is that she provides me with endless amounts of entertainment. i saw one of the grossest pictures of her i've ever seen of her today, so i made some fan art.

brit brit, 2007.

i can't wait for her next breakdown. you should go to the warship link in my links section for some jawsome brit news, and the original picture i drew this from.

Monday, July 23, 2007

018. (suicidegirls two.)

i never noticed you could post pictures from this instead of other hosts. fucking how bout yeah.
this means i can post all the sg's i've been sketching.

based off of eliska, 2007.

also- one of my thesis ideas is to do pinup girls that have physical deformities/disabilities. so, here's practice.

based off of helena, with a claw hand, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

017. (tegan and sara.)

i am completely gay for these girls.

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you should listen to them too.
i just realized how vaginal this thing looks. very appropriate.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

016. (comics two.)

i just worked a ten hour day on four hours of sleep. i have one day off this coming week. i'm dying.

so, here's another old comic, since i don't think i could be creative right now if i wanted to be.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

015. (jaynee two.)

i really need to draw her from life, because i don't think this looks a lot like her either.

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jaynee (two), 2007

014. (suicidegirls one.)

SG Adaline is a sweetheart, and she's super cute. also- she's an amazing artist. i did a sketch of her:

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adaline, 2007.

a little washed out, again. i need a scanner. xmas in july, y'alls?


oops, you can't try to host nude pictures, even if they're drawings, through photobucket. smutty!

013. (kelly clarkson.)

i don't know why in my old age i've started listening to music that is aimed towards fifteen year olds, but i can not stop listening to kelly clarkson. and that is scary. also, girl is looking thicker everyday. basically, she's a babe.

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kelly, 2007.

i have such a huge crush on her. i think i could've made her more smiley in the face here, but eh.
holla at me mike cook. i heard how much you love 'since u been gone' from mike.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

012. (tattoo flash and outcome.)

in december, i designed a tattoo for my dear friend emily.

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this is a little washed out, but you get the idea.
on xmas day, she got it done:

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tattoo done by isaac velasco at fuzion studios in rockford. he's also done most of my tattoos, and i've know him for years. he's probably the most talented person i've ever met in my entire life. here's the link to the studio's myspace:

011. (AOTUnit!)

my fellow aotu members mike, mike and nick have a blog, and since they linked me, you should go look at them. seriously awesome stuff.

Monday, July 16, 2007

010. (tattoo sketch.)

this is a near-finished piece of flash for a friend of mine. i need to darken up some of the black, and actually scan it in instead of taking a picture of it so it doesn't look all jacked up if/when he gets it tattooed on him.

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zombies (two) 2007. ink and colored pencil.

fun fact: i used his idea of having a zombie film director, but then i added meg white from the white stripes and myself because i got bored. some say vain, i say shut up. also- i finally lived out my dream of drawing meg white's titties.

009. (sketchbook scans four.)

this is probably the last i'm going to post from italy. i'm going to try to draw something new every day.

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carlos (two), 2007.

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vodaphone, 2007.

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wtf(?), 2007.

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birdie, 2007.

also, you should probably listen to the new interpol. it's pretty great.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

008. (comics journal one.)

last fall i took a class on sequential art. we had to keep a daily journal of comics. the journal i kept is probably one of my favorite sketchbooks, if only for the violent mood swings recorded. anyway, here's one of my favorites- a testiment to how truly unstable and unpredictable my moods are.

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at least i find it funny?

Saturday, July 14, 2007

007. (jaynee.)

since she asked me to draw her:

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it doesn't really look like her. maybe i will try again.

006. (sketchbook scans three.)

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self (two), 2007. ink in moleskin.

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ashley, 2007. ink in moleskin.

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ponchos, 2007. found photo, made to look like carlos and i, permanent marker, moleskin.

okay, maybe that last one doesn't exactly qualify as art. suck it.

Friday, July 13, 2007

005. (zombies.)

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zombies (one), 2006. acrylic and ink on board.

i did this for a project my sophomore year. it's one of the only pieces i still like from then.