Tuesday, September 22, 2009

forced marriage

every two weeks i'm going to try to do an editorial illustration based on an article of my choosing
. anyway my first assignment is an article about muslim school girls in France who are sent off over the summer and are forced into marriage. this is the article: New school year puts French on forced marriage alert

a couple sketches:

i ended up going with the second sketch, i liked the composition more. and then i did a more detailed sketch, and some digital experimentation which i think is kind of funny, not really my style...

and for the final i worked in layers which is a new way of working for me. not digital layers but velum layers, which was fun. first i did the drawing in pencil on velum, then i did two color layers with color pencil on velum, and layered them in photoshop...

i cropped the drawing a bit and the final is at the top...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Illustrophile did a feature on me.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


this is my childhood cat, mipsy who recently passed away.

Friday, September 4, 2009

back in action!

hello, i am back in new york and back to the real world. but things are in disarray. my scanner is broken, my camera cord is in cyprus, and so i have no way to post drawings at the moment. so instead i will post some pretty pictures i took in cyprus. can you see the mountain goats?