Sunday, January 24, 2010

Signal Test EP + MSCED #13

Two things today - album cover work for Little Satellite's "Signal Test EP", a little precursor to their upcoming full length "First Broadcast".

Also, here's today's "make something cool every day" piece, "Engine of Ruin 3"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

MSCED #10 - Wagon will not move

Found this amazing page from some weird book about evolution I got from Baltimore's The Book Thing - it was just dying to be very subtly changed and pasted into a sketchbook. What a weird world.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

MSCED #5 & #6

Yeah, so I missed a couple days. I'm sorry. Things were a little hectic the last couple days in California. However!- I am resuming posting now that I'm settled back in in Baltimore for my final semester (eek!) Above we've got a sketchbook spread from the past couple days, and below, the result of eating Taco Bell and watching some football with some friends.

More coming tomorrow, along with some non-MSCED work coming very soon.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MSCED #4 - Widney High

There's a bit of a story behind this spread -

Last night I was flipping through a stack of Ranger Rick magazines from my childhood, and found the "Look into these eyes" paragraph on the right page of the spread, next to a photo of a monkey. Thinking it was funny, I tore it out, and made that little collage on the right page.

I was about ready to scan and post that page when my brother Dory invited me to tag along to Widney High, a special needs high school, famous for "The Kids of Widney High", a group of students who perform original songs - a Widney High tradition since 1988. (Some of you may be familiar with their song "Pretty Girls"). Dory teaches two groups of developmentally challenged and blind children musical appreciation and listening, coming in once a week to play and discuss music with the children.

Today we played for them a few different versions of Beethoven's 5th and 7th symphonies - full orchestral versions, as well as solo piano renditions. It was a very interesting experience for me to see how these children reacted to the music. The first group responded with such enthusiasm - when the famous BUM-BUM-BUM BUUUUM opening of Beethoven's 5th symphony kicked in, the students laughed and clapped with glee, and most had something to say about the music and about the differences between the versions. The second group was made up of more severely disabled students, many of whom cannot communicate verbally, but a few students danced to the music.

As I drew a few of the students from the first group on the left page, my goofy little collage suddenly became a little more meaningful to me. It was a pretty great experience, meeting those students and listening to some good music with them.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Sketches from a hockey game I attended last night (my first ever!), and a drawing of a friend (kinda)

Saturday, January 9, 2010