Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sketchbook drawings + Life of Pi

Cold Pizza

Here's some recent sketchbook work.


This is Audrey. Audrey's been a good friend since I was a snotty teenager, but I've never been able to draw her accurately. Some likenesses are just naturally elusive. I was talking with Warren Linn once (Warren was one of my professors in college, and a huge influence on my philosophy and work ethic) about the pursuit of the accurate likeness - we agreed that sometimes, you just have to give in to the drawing, and let it develop independently of the need to accurately represent something. Sometimes a portrait can fail as a description, but succeed as a drawing, and that's okay. At the very least, it's a comforting excuse for when I fail to nail down a portrait.

Life of Pi

This piece was made for my friend Alyssa's new blog project, Ten Paces and Draw, in which illustrators sketch based on a theme, and swap those sketches to let someone else finish the image. The theme this time around was "Literary Characters" and this drawing is based on a sketch by Erica Sirotich, who chose the book "Life of Pi". Check the rest of the drawings (including my Captain Ahab sketch) out here

Sunday, April 10, 2011



This is actually a couple months old, but upon reviewing my sketchbook I decided it might be worth sharing.

I hope everyone's having a great weekend.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Big Moves EP Release Show + T-Shirt

Big Moves' EP Release Show

Hey! My good friends Big Moves are releasing a new EP (which I also did the artwork for) called "Lanterns" and are having their EP Release Show at LA's Bootleg Theatre on Saturday, April 23rd. If you're in LA you should definitely come and see some good music. Available at the show will be this t-shirt I designed for them:

Big Moves T-Shirt

Friday, April 1, 2011

Valley Life

Valley life

My buddy Nick sent me a sketchbook from NY Central Art Supply. It's a total pleasure to draw in.