From a super fun and awesome sketch exchange for Ten Paces and Draw, with MICA students. The theme was strange #hashtags. I was lucky enough to get paired with student Jessica Chen. You can see all the rad students and illustrators work @ http://www.tenpacesanddraw.com/portfolio/swap-hashtag-pt-1/
A poster for fictitious Japanese movie staring David Bowie as a Mecha Pilot battling Kaiju on Mars. It is kind of a space opera with giant robots and monsters. Plus a lot of great original Bowie songs on the Strife on Mars soundtrack.
My contribution to this weeks swap at Ten Paces and Draw “Made Up Medals and Monuments”. I was really luck to swap with Peter M Clark, who did this awesome fun medal, but me being me I took it to a dark place. He did an awesome job with my sketch too! Definitely check it out!
I Have always thought Wonder Woman should look more like a warrior, and less like a pinup. The Amazons of Classical Greek lore were from the region of Scythia. I wanted her outfit to reflect that culture and be almost ceremonial.
I know her lasso is one of her Icons. But it comes from the lurid bondage themes of pulp comics, and felt to pinup to me. So I modified it to an exotic warriors weapon, a Meteor Hammer, a length of rope with weighted ends, think Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill.
She needs a way to protect her identity, so I gave her a Ceremonial Death Mask she could wear into battle. It would be good for headbutting too.
Awesome all around person Rachel’ghul @DarthRachel did this unbelievably great cosplay of my Wonder Woman redesign. It looks perfect! It’s a really amazing thing to have someone bring your imagination to life so wonderfully! She has an fantastic blog you should check out to! scienceofdiscontent.tumblr.com/
An illustration of Smaug I did for the Ten Paces & Draw Hobbit artists swap. I’m so psyched I got to draw Smaug, he kicked off an obsession with dragons I cultivated as a kid and nurtured into adulthood.
PS- I saw the Hobbit in HFR I really liked it, a bit long but lots of fun. The HFR was interesting, not as bad as has been reported, though it did look a little televisual during fast motion sequences. I’ll be happy to see it again in 2D.
My piece for The Light Grey Art Lab “Girls: Fact or Fiction” Show. You can buy it here!
Why did I pick Santanico Pandemonium as a subject? Firstly, I love the blending of European vampire mythology with the pre-Columbian Aztec art and culture. This in many ways is symbolic of the multi-ethnic culture of Mexico. Which I tired to capture symbolically in the background elements. But also, she is just a great over the top pulp character. The classic femme fatale, an exploitative blend of empowered femininity and sexual objectification.
I designed this logo for the fictitious beer brand Cerveza Chango, is a background element that is pretty hidden in the final
Is that an Aztec Vampire Queen? A hint (tease?) of my contribution to the super awesome Light Grey Art Labs GIRLS: Fact or Fiction gallery show. I’m super excited about this show, it features over 100 rad artists creating works based on women real and fictitious. The whole show is also a book you can own! Get it HERE!
It is a more rendered version of a background element of my final
A birdhouse I designed, built and illustrated for WeMake’s ‘Put a bird in it’ event during Portland Design Week 2012. Dozens of brilliant local and not so local artists, illustrators and designers created an awesome array for Birdhouses. They were auctioned off on the closing night of PDX DW to benefit Portland public schools arts programs. Overall the event raised over $6000 and it was a lot of fun!
You can check out some of the other awesome birdhouse submissions at wemakepdx.com