Monday, October 1, 2012

Have you been reading my webcomic?

NIMONA is a webcomic that I've been working on since this summer! It's also my senior thesis for school. It updates twice a week on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS and follows the adventures of supervillain named Ballister Blackheart and his shapeshifting sidekick, the titular Nimona. I'm having a lot of fun with it! Check it out!

Recent work - fall 2012!

Three designs for my Advanced Character Design class! These are for a "final boss" character.

A wine label for Illustrating the Edible - this was for a wine label for Cabernet Sauvignon.

(click to see full, I guess)

An illustrated recipe based on a family tradition or memory, also for Illustrating the Edible! The story is that my little brother and I used to always make the poppyseed muffins together, and pretend that the flour was a mountain and that there were little people on it, and we narrated their voices as we dumped ingredients on them. This will be submitted to They Draw and Cook.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring 2012

I've been up to a bit this semester, too! Most of my illustration projects have been for Junior Illustration II with Alan Comport.

This piece was an editorial illustration for an article called "The Upside of Being an Introvert." (Also: it's for sale here through Society6, along with a few other illustrations!) Here are two spot illustrations from the same assignment:

This is another piece for Junior Illustration, based on the song "America" by Paul Simon, particularly these lines:

"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleeping
"I'm empty and aching and I don't know why."

(some of my personal all-time favorite song lyrics!)

This was an in-class assignment. We put our names through a "Blues name generator" and then drew our blue personas! This is mine, Peg Leg Legs Davis.

Feral Sweater Boy on a Rooftop

Sorry for getting out of the habit of posting here! I'll make sure to be better about that in the future. Here's a piece from the end of last semester!

This was my final for Lifestyle Illustration. It was actually one piece of a pair, but the other one never did get finished to my satisfaction. Anyway, this piece explores my fascination with "Feral Sweater Boys," a term I coined based on the disheveled, layered looks that were all the rage in the fall. He is enjoying a little stroll on a rooftop with his friend the cat.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stripes stripes stripes (everybody)!

Our assignment was to draw 50 things and then arrange them in a poster. I chose People Who Wear Stripes!

Top row: Sailor, old-timey bathing couple, Captain America, the Lollipop Guild, strong man, Abed
Second row: Tattooed lady, Timmy from Jurassic Park, mime, Harry Potter, scene kid, Rocky, Audrey Hepburn, Bananas in Pajamas, me
Third row: Marvel Sandman, Isabella and Hugo Cabret, Juno, pirate, Coraline, Charlie Pace, Mathilda, referee, Waldo
Fourth row: Freddy Kreuger, Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett, Raggedy Ann/Andy, the Fourth Doctor, Margot Tenanbaum, BBC's John Watson, a stereotypical Frenchman, Rat from The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fifth row: inmate, Miette from City of Lost Children, a gondola man, Bumblebee, Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum, a preppy bro, and a barbershop quartet.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Jewelry Armor

A piece for Lifestyle Illustration. We had to collage photographs of products into our illustration, with the understanding that it would be for advertising purposes. I wasn't super excited about the prospect at first, but then I discovered animal jewelry, and went a little crazy! I decided to draw two Amazon ladies battling it out, with jewelry as armor.


This was for Sam Bosma's Digital Illustration class. The project was about doppelgängers, and it turned out to be a huge challenge for me for some reason; probably because I have an irrational fear of monsters that look like people/me.

I kept going back to this image of an eyeless doppelgänger stealing someone's eyes, though, and it was creepy so I went with that.