Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wrapping Things Up

I am in my final week here at PLU and I am excited to be moving to the U-District after break! I
have been finishing up stuff around here in Parkland, and unfortunately that means ending my job at Impact. I'll miss it, it has been fun. I took two projects on a couple weeks ago and here is how they turned out:

Also, the business director for Impact sent out a request to some people to make a logo for a fake medical company for her capstone project. They are going to hold a contest i
n January to pick one. This is the first logo I have done in a while, and my first ever time creating my own font! Here is my take:

And finally, I have been added to the design team at Mars Hill U-District, where I will be going to church when I move to Seattle and I have been working on some blog headers for them. Here they are:

I am also in process of some personal pieces, so those should be coming soon. I have just been busy with the stuff above and finals to do much other stuff!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Art Dump

Been doing art kind of like a mad man the last couple weeks. Lots of failed experiment, some that are still in process but I am just still toying with them, and a few that make the cut for this blog.

This is my woodcut print that I did in printmaking:

This is my most recent project for Impact (the graphic design job I have at PLU):

And finally, one I did just for fun. It's that time of year :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Over the past few months, I have been shifting my art interests towards the graphic design side of things. I got a job at Impact, which is the graphic design company at our school, so I have been doing designs for them and loving it. Here are a few of the works I have done:

I am pretty sure I am going to switch my major from Drawing and Painting to Design. I think I just like it a lot more. So I have been doing some practice outside of Impact. Here is something I have been working on:

It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from the Chronicles of Narnia, in reference to Aslan:

"Of course He's good. But He's not safe. He's not a tame lion!"

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Let's get some shoes!

My sister wanted some custom done converse hi-tops done by yours truly. She loved them, which I was happy about. Here are some pictures:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Epic Fail

Last year, I did caricatures at C'est La Vie, a local Edmonds shop that my mom is a manager at, during one of their Art Walks. Last year, I raised over 100 dollars for boys and girls club doing that. My Mom invited me to do the same thing this year, and I agreed. However, the outcome was much different. After 2.5 hours of sitting there, I only got to draw one caricature. I got asked by every old person in Edmonds what school I went to, and they said what I was doing was a neat thing, but no one wanted to get drawn. They were all afraid of how I was going to draw them...

Anyways, I ended up having an okay time just sketching while sitting like an idiot in the store. I did what I like to call scribble drawings. Basically, I just scribble random lines on a page until I start to see something. As you will see in the pictures, sometimes the results are quite bizarre.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


My final project for my Drawing class. Black and white charcoal on toned paper.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Follow Your Nose... Whever It Goes!

I recently received a scholarship from the Edmond's Art Festival Foundation, and so they want me to put a piece on show during the festival. I am looking to sell some art this summer, so I wanted to paint a new piece to put in there. I came into this weekend knowing I needed a piece, but frankly having no idea what to paint. Under those conditions, I am very happy with the results. Here you go:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Life Drawing

Our assignment the last few days was to draw the face of a live model that came in for us. I am pretty happy with my drawing considering this is my first time ever doing something like this. Here it is:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Will the real edmonds beach man please stand up

Here are some drawings from art class today. My favorite day of class so far today. We just did life drawing all day, which was sweet! The model reminded me of the Edmonds temperature checker guy who combs the beaches. He walks around shirtless, letting all his hairiness show off wearing cutoff shorts. Sounds hot right?

Here are my drawings:

And here is the Edmonds beach man:

Now excuse me while I go take a cold shower...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Art 150

So I actually have an art class this semester, which is pretty great. I am already learning a ton. I tend to work mostly from my imagination when making my art, so drawing realistic still lives is a big stretch for me. Here is an exercise he had us do in class to practice proportion and basic value (only using one level of shadow, like cartoon shading.). It's nothing special, but I was pretty happy with the results considering my experience with realism and still lives

Monday, February 15, 2010

Journal Comics

I was browsing art blogs a few days ago and I came across Jason Bradshaw's (http://boredompays.blogspot.com/). Upon looking at his stuff, I saw this really cool style where he would basically make comics about things he was thinking about or whatever; Like things to ponder and such. And I liked them a lot, so I decided I would start doing my own form of journal comics. Here is my first attempt. I am ok with how it turned out, but doing comics like this really makes me realize my weaknesses in drawings. Its good though, how else am I gonna get better? :)

Monday, February 8, 2010


Yeah, I know this one is more realistic than I usually work, but I realized that if I am gonna get better, I have to draw realistically to improve my skills. Cartooning is really what is fun for me, but lots of the principles you learn from drawing realistically transfer to cartooning. So here is my first stab in a while at realism. Also trying to learn how to use photoshop better to paint as well...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some New Stuff

Haven't posted in a little bit, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working!

Here are some scribble-drawings I did over Christmas that I just didn't get around to posting. When I say scribble-drawings, I mean that I start the pictures by scribbling on a piece of paper, and seeing what it looks like to me. It can often yield strange results, but it is super fun!

Also, I have started getting into watercolor a little bit more. Watercolor and I have had a difficult relationship thus far, but I am started to make terms with it, finding ways I can use it and enjoy it. I have been admiring Corey Godbey's (check out his stuff at http://lightnightrains.blogspot.com/) art a lot recently. He is one of my favorite illustrators and has such a whimsical way about his work. Some of the style is drawn from him in this picture.