Saturday, November 29, 2008

IF: Balloon

The Illustration topic for this week: Balloon.
If Penguins could fly I hope it's like this.

Monday, November 24, 2008

One scarlet letter concept sketch

Okay, so I'm doing a series of covers for Penguin American Classics. This is a concept sketch for a cover for the The Scarlet Letter. The type is very rough and misaligned, and the first "T" is an experiment for capitals, but that's the basic gist of the it, style-wise. I was trying to subtly show the secret relationship between Hester Prynne and the young minister, I forget his name. I feel like focusing on the actual scarlet letter "A" is kind of overdone. Instead I would incorporate the scarlet in the color scheme. This is only the first sketch I've done so let me know if the concept itself is lame, or if not, what could be improved with this one. I'll do more though. Also, no color yet, in case you didn't notice.

Friday, November 21, 2008


My intentions are to do a mural-ish horizontal. narrative like, sunset scene. With a church, old, and new building, and a vacant lot with kids playing in it and a painted mural to represent hope and an old man sitting in a chair, and construction guys working. I am a tad lost, but I will get back to it. I slightly changed directions, and got another idea, more poster-like. But I want to pursue idea 1 [nothing posted for that yet]
-Also, my apologies, for not being in class. I honestly overslept, woke up on my own at like 10:30ish and got to school at 12 and class apparently ended early. But I just wanted to post something up to show where I'm at. And the image was badly scanned and cropped.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

IF: pretend

Black Aggie

I spent all morning at the bank trying to get my money back, but I have my homework. I chose Black Aggie of Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville (Northwest side of the city). Here's a link to her story:

Fraternities would use the spot to haze pledges and so I focused on the rituals surrounding the legend of the statue at the height of its fame, and ultimately, where it was going.

It is not finished, I bit off way more than I could chew in two weeks. Any incite would be awesome.

because of blogger size.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... a fox?

Mhm... Mica Fox :)

balimore piece

drawing and photoshop.
spots to accompany a story.
i took the idea of decaying abandoned property
and poverty and placed into my life, using 
it as a metaphor for my
relationship, or now,
lack there of.
hope you like it.

ballimore piece

words to come.


This was supposed to be for the narrative assignment but it kind of works for the editorial too.'s what I've got. Any suggestions?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Baltimore Piece

"Little Demon in the Church" Pg.3 - swimming in the holy water.
Just one page, but the color pallet will basically be the same.
Trying to make a small book for the project.


dis wat i got so far

gotta paint both images, then lookin to collage the crabhobo into the scene, scan it, and paint it somemore, suggestions at this point would be optimal

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Color Palette

Random, and somewhat pointless, but mostly so I don't have to carry my laptop to class tomorrow... Combos: 1,2, & 3

Monday, November 10, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008


portrait of friedrich nietzsche
drawing and photoshop

Thursday, November 6, 2008

fecal face free fridayz: fighting

water color
colored pencil

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fish Fish and Politics

Watching the coverage and doing some final touches... here's the product so far. I dig, you dig?

A different version with the letter placement... still not sure about where the subtitle should go...

Sunday, November 2, 2008