I got invited to create some work for the 2013 St. Johns Bizarre here in Portland— last year they had Carson Ellis turn out an amazing poster , so I was doubly thrilled to get to work on this year’s poster. This will be a four color screenprinted poster, and there will be some other merchandise I’ll be designing too. Can’t wait to attend the event!
A couple recent pieces for Storey Publishing— I did some lettering for this month’s Fresh Picks column (click over there to take part in a neat giveaway if you’re a gardener-type!) as well as found a cover I did an illustration for last year. They changed the design quite a bit so when I was scrolling through the thumbnails I thought it was a photograph at first! I like my little tomato sapling roots.
This weekend I took a fabulous pattern design and printing workshop with Lizzy House— I drew a ton of patterns and this otomi-inspired one (I’ll name it ‘Otomeg’) wound up being screenprinted on cotton— so fun! I liked it so much that I turned it into a repeating pattern in a few colors. Enjoy!
I might toss this up as a design on Spoonflower once I sort out a really fun colorway! It’d make for awesome fabric or wallpaper.
Illustration for the March issue of Plansponsor— it’s about looking for guidance. Mint and neon? Yes please! I had so much fun experimenting with shapes and washes on this one. The unicorn body started out as a black shape with white charcoal drawn on top.
A recent commission from Context Partners, I was invited to create a ‘collage’ of Oregon for the website of a local community oriented non-profit called Oregon Unlimited. Thanks to stellar CD Jensie Miksich for the project!
It’s been a little while since I got to post anything on the blog, so a sketch will have to do until I can share more! It’s been raining cats and dogs today, so why not share some dogs I’ve been working on in the sketchbook too? Trying to push physicality, movement, anatomy, personality and shape of the things I make— really push and exaggerate motion in these things.