Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ain't she a beaut?

Sure, I have a lot of feelings/comments/criticisms about the Kanye movie, but all I really care to say is Hot damn! It's beautiful!

Friday, September 24, 2010

BOXhead: post-grad edition

It was about a year ago when this whole journey began. Though IP has wrapped, I'm still drawn to BOXhead and his charming ways.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

color: mustard

Hate the condiment, love the color. Photo courtesy of Archival Clothing.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Box Seat

Be a peach and score my design, "Box Seat," to help it get printed on Threadless, will ya?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

invent yourself a home

After upgrading from an 8 ft. x 8ft. bedroom in Ann Arbor, I needed to set up a workspace in my new room here in Chicago. It's a little bare yet, but is organized and functional. No excuse not to draw.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

'Portraits of Women'

Ikenaga Yasunari. Repetitive pattern. Muted color. Drawing-like paintings. What more could you ask for?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A big, warm welcome to...

Robert Longo. FFFFound his stuff a few minutes ago and I'm hooked. Precise charcoal drawings that are large and full of action. Men In The Cities? Genius.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

my kind of shop drop

I've invaded the Michigan Theater's concession stand once again. Let's hope the Coke representative doesn't visit for a while to ensure a longer exhibition life this time around.

first run

second run

give + take

I only have twelve drawings from my senior thesis, this is the worst. That's twelve original, hand-drawn, can't-be-replicated drawings that I have trouble parting with. I art-swapped my first one with a good friend, Charles, and came up with an idea: You take my Boxhead, I take your picture.

Friday, July 30, 2010

calligraphy much?



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

why did i think to leave?

Sporadic posting and the threat of a long-term hiatus from this blog over the last month was all due to me getting a tumblr. A tumblr where writing doesn't take place, only drawings. No matter how much I call myself an illustrator, I do like writing (even if I'm the only one reading it...).

Here's to never leaving you again, blogspot.

Monday, June 14, 2010

morning buzz

Four Barrel. A San Francisco coffee company.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

On a Neck, On a Spit

Just thought of a comic idea about a part of this song. Click the first link to hear it!

(and yes, my blog is becoming a series of virtual post-its)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

this was bound to happen

Started out as a joke between 2 coworkers at The Michigan Theater. It was too easy, I had to make it.

HIPSTER DICKS: inspiration

Cool guys with cool mustaches doing cool stuff in slow motion. Courtesy of the amazing Nick Campbell.

Luke Byrne's photography is key. Beautiful imagery, saturated color, subjects that couldn't give a damn if they tried.

Sweaters and fixed gears. Centered framing and animal obsession, too.

Shitfaced nights.

more to come...


A summer project with some kids I know in Ann Arbor. This is me taking full advantage of having a free video camera and mics for the time being.

It's COPS meets Urban Outfitters...

Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Moni Lewandowski

Lively, yet simplified. Her figures have such expressions of pain or dullness (which I love).

(courtesy of BOOOOOOOOM!)

oh sam jones

He photographs famous people. He's probably famous now, too. Becoming what you photograph. How strange.

compare and contrast

First sketches + final drawings (dark images due to poorly taken photos)

It's shake & bake, and I helped!

In an attempt to eat something that didn't come from a box, bag, or restaurant, I cooked (baked?) some bruschetta. Alright, alright. It was for a potluck, but I do mean to start cooking more. You know, going to the store, buying ingredients, learning about spices, the whole shabang.

Jenna made mac & cheese (from scratch!) and learned what paprika was...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

missing Canada and Marcel

Today, the 25th of April year 2010, marks the end of the largest collection ever to be seen of Mr. Marcel Dzama's work at Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. It hurts me to have not made it out to see the exhibition.

On the bright side, he is only 36 years old. There have got to be more collections like this in the future, right?

Friday, April 23, 2010

extra ordinary

Clean(er) desk + roosroast + monsters of folk =

ps. Drawing noodles is not an easy task.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

first day of freedom

Today is the first day of my never-ending summer. I celebrated by sleeping in and watching Lost. This life of leisure will quickly end as I realize all the projects I'm taking on aside from having more than one part-time job. This is what I chose for myself. My life as an illustrator.

Here's my new workspace that needs sprucing up now that A&D is taking away my studio (thanks a lot, ya jerks!).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

it's pronounced ash-lee

Here are a few photos of my I.P. project from made from scratch at Spare House.

Being as smart as I am, I forgot to scan my drawings before hanging them. Enjoy the nice 'orb' effect before I go professional on ya.

Boxhead slams a sandwich

grandfather's chair taken from my studio

bathtub full of free books

Monday, April 19, 2010

Matt Shlian, I had no idea.

I always knew Matt Shlian (young, bearded professor here at A&D) was a master of paper folding, paper cutting, and the like, but I had never seen his drawings...until now.

I'm in one of those don't-study-for-your-last-university-exam-ever-and-procrastinate-instead moods. I was perusing blogs that make me feel excited about creating art, found but does it float, and saw the name 'matt shlian.' CLICK -- drawings galore!

Here's to hope in the future of drawing at A&D...

'women are heroes'

Today I discovered the work of JR in Rio de Janeiro. At first I thought it was graffiti, but boy was I wrong. PHOTOGRAPHY!