Howl's Millrace-ing Castle

Howl's Millrace-ing Castle

This was done entirely in 0.2 and 0.01 Copic Liner pens. I think I can now crown myself a master stippler, or at least, that's the pet name I gave the carpal tunnel I got rendering this. That aside, I had an amazing time with this homage to one of the greatest artists of all time.

The Ties That Blind

The Ties That Blind

Pen, ink and digital color. This is an illustration I did for a friend's tattoo shop, the runes are all symbols of things I wanted the shop and the people in it to have like inspiration, strength, success, etc. I like to make the illustrations I give to people sort of like talismans of success and happiness.

Divinely Flawed

Divinely Flawed

You know it's going to be a fun project when your client opens with, "I want, like, a subtle uterus." And great it was. This project was stuffed with symbolism, every detail is important to the overall narrative, the overarching one being, that a woman's beauty comes from her flaws. Hence, the right hand side of the image being a bit torn up, and, you know, the uterus.

An Insubstantial Mountain

An Insubstantial Mountain

Vine and compressed charcoal, at a casual 5 ft. tall. It's surprisingly frustrating working with a subject that refuses to defy nature and not wilt for a drawing of this scale.

Symbols

Symbols

This was a painting done in oils, using a limited earth tone pallet. It was meant to be a loose representation of one’s self, the stag was a representation of my family (as there is one on top of my family crest) as well as my fascination with Celtic legends and lore. White stags in particular were seen as harbingers of adventure, or leaders to the other realm. The stag on my crest if chained to a crown, I never liked that, so in my version the chains are broken.

Road Trip

Road Trip

These illustrations were for a book about a road trip. I wanted to capture the solitude and introspection I think many search for when they set out alone on the open road. I wanted to do that by making the viewer a sole spectator, by including elements of humanity (the guard tower, the balloon, the shrimping boat) without showing any actual humans. Giving you the sense of being alone, without feeling lonely. This is also the very first illustration I did exclusively in vector.

The Salt Water Cure

The Salt Water Cure

Dan's

Dan's

This illustration was is actually part of a renaissance man's personal branding. It was my very loose take one old school flash tattoo's, because honestly, who among us don't think of that when we think of mermaids and anchors?

Pizza & Panty Party

Pizza & Panty Party

This was an illustration done for the front of a, and yes I'm serious, a pizza and lingerie themed bridal shower. Coolest. Job. Ever.

Pizza & Panty Party

Pizza & Panty Party

This was the pattern for the back of the card. And the answer to your question is yes, it was extremely fun making a pizza, and sexy underwear vector based pattern.

Tom Party

Tom Party

Why yes, that is a seamless pattern comprised of renowned actor Tom Hardy's characters. And in case you're curious, it was made into fabric, which was then made into a shirt, which was then given to my twin brother as a gift. He's a big fan, if that wasn't apparent.

Hart of the Forest

Hart of the Forest

Done in graphite and digital color, this illustration was done to be applicable to an array of products.

Monster Hair Day The Kraken

Monster Hair Day The Kraken

The purpose of this projects was obviously to play to your strengths, to make images you’d like to be known for, and (dream of all dreams) get hired to create. So while thinking on what I would like to do for a series of post cards, I was looking at some old illustrations of French rococo hair styles, and how ridiculous they were, when I saw one with a giant ship on it, then the idea of creating monsters out of hair to interact with these opulent hair pieces seemed like the logical next step.

Monster Hair Day The Bridge Troll

Monster Hair Day The Bridge Troll

Monster Hair Day The Dragon

Monster Hair Day The Dragon

Eve's How to Home Brew

Eve's How to Home Brew

This was done to accompany an instructional article of some kind. I decided to do how to home brew apple cider. Which got me thinking about apples, and how they are often depicted as the forbidden fruit, and how if I were Eve, and I got kicked out of Eden, I would certainly want some libations to ease that blow.

The Princess of the Sea (cover)

The Princess of the Sea (cover)

The Princess of the Sea, is a traditional Japanese folktale, one of many I heard as a kid growing up with our Japanese exchange students. It was always odd to me that in elementary school we were read folk, and fairy-tales, from almost every part of the world except Asia. So I thought it would be awesome to expose kids to more tales from different cultures, starting with one of my favorites.

The Princess of the Sea (spread)

The Princess of the Sea (spread)

Mucha's Witch

Mucha's Witch

Graphite lines, and a digital texture overlay

Celtic ABC's

Celtic ABC's

A storytelling, gaelic teaching, alphabet game for kids! Each letter of the alphabet is associated with a celtic god or creature and a word in gaelic, the reverse side has a story about that god or creature as well as the translation and pronunciation of the gaelic word.

The Foragers

The Foragers

Pen and ink line work, and digital colors. How is it we can 3D print a human heart but beer seeds aren't a thing yet? Get it together Science!

Spring Campaign Van

Spring Campaign Van

Spring Campaign Bug

Spring Campaign Bug

Spring Campaign

Spring Campaign

The purpose of this project was to create a series of illustrations that could be used for many different purposes. I chose the brand O’Neill because I was feeling a little bit nostalgic for those foggy spring mornings on the beach in my home town of Santa Cruz, and wanted to generate a spring campaign that captured that feeling.

Spring Campaign Mural

Spring Campaign Mural

Another important aspect for me was that I could create different illustrations depending on which shop location needed them. So, the campaign would be unified through the mermaid and the VW van, but the Santa Cruz location could have a mural of The Hook (a well known local surf spot) and a San Diego store could have one of Imperial Beach.

Dragon-Fruit Punch

Dragon-Fruit Punch

Pen, ink, and digital color.

Bubble, Boil, & Trouble Trading Card

Bubble, Boil, & Trouble Trading Card

Graphite and dital color.

Bubble, Boil, & Trouble Trading Card

Bubble, Boil, & Trouble Trading Card

Graphite and dital color.

Almost Mermaids

Almost Mermaids

Ink, photography, and digital color. A fake add for Jolyn Swim Suits, done in Illustration class.

Info Graphic

Info Graphic

Pen, ink, and water Color.

Spring Campaign Bug