Friday, December 26, 2008

jewish holiday cheer

two holiday themed pieces - one I used as a holiday card (the one with the orthodox jews). what inspired me to draw my own people....i may never know. i enjoyed doing this b&w piece.

the other was for the Yellow Bird Project - a charity program based out of Montreal - basically they ask bands and artists to design t-shirts - and then choose a charity that the profits will go to (for that particular shirt).

they asked me to design a holiday website banner for their site - follow the above link to see it!

Friday, December 19, 2008

sleeting and snowing

its a terribly snowy and sleety day here in nyc - i'm lucky enough to be on the 37th floor right in times square - and its very beautiful.

here's a quick little sketchy sketch of a basketball player - based on a photo of steve nash.

in other news, my work was recently accepted into Fontanelle Gallery in Portland, Oregon! My stuff's not up on their site yet - but will be soon.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


this illustration was done recently for an article about the additives and chemicals put into various beer products. wouldn't it be fun if these colorful creatures really did live within every bottle of beer?

also, I've made available high-quality prints of my illustration "Tattooman" - which recently got into the Society of Illustrators 51.
simply go to the illustration section of my website - and click on the Paypal "buy now"-button - and the print will be yours!
printed by IO Labs - on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310g/m2 paper.

Friday, December 5, 2008

a date.

mexican wrestlers arm wrestling. and a strawberry milkshake. <3

Sunday, November 23, 2008

angels and machines

two collage/marker/digital combinations.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Society of Illustrators 51

I just found out yesterday that I got two pieces in the the Society of Illustrators!!!
Below are the two winning pieces - the tattooman got into Editorial and the crazy face got into Uncommissioned!
I'm so excited to go to the openings for both nights!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

photoshop face

all drawn in photoshop with mouse only. i guess this is related to yesterday's post- with limited supplies (or technology).
its simple - but i enjoyed making it - although my mouse skills are not quite up to par.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

angel love

A quick little piece done in pencil and crayola crayon (believe it or not). I did this one when I didn't have my usual supplies at my disposal. I think its fun to sometimes create something with limited options.

Monday, November 10, 2008


i may or may not color this in the future. i like it in BW

Bellamy Brothers

A concert poster done for The Bellamy Brother's concert coming up in Texas. It was enjoyable working with an client with a nice southern accent. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008


a bit of hand drawn lettering for Worn Magazine up in Canada. The article is a series of photos featuring modern prom fashion - (but don't think cheezy high school style - think more along the lines of hipster - style).

Friday, October 24, 2008

two more

two more collage/drawings. this time i altered some of the colors just using marker straight on the photo itself. these may or may not be submitted to the "Europe by Designers" competition - once i figure out whether I'd be infringing on any copyrights. i'm new to this whole collage thing - so I've never really had to worry about that before!
either way - i am enjoying this process very much!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

deaf in NYC

another illustration + spots for time out NY. this article was about all the different activities for the deaf in new york city! all the spots are letters from the ASL alphabet. i had a really good time with this assignment!

Monday, October 20, 2008

tigers and brains

t shirt and tote bag graphic for Princeton University Radio

Sunday, October 12, 2008

collaboration time!

approx 16" x 20" acrylic painting + marker. a collaboration between ahu sulker and myself. (you can probably tell who did what, haha).

Sunday, October 5, 2008

the king

wanted to try my hand a painting again - and was inspired to paint the king himself. although this ended up being a mixed media piece (acrylic and marker).

Saturday, October 4, 2008

meeting jeremyville!!! and new work

this past week i got to meet Jeremyville at a KidRobot event promoting his new dunny.
he was incredibly friendly and nice (and has an austrailian accent!).
besides that - working on a couple freelance jobs - one for plansponsor (soojin buzelli) - and another for time out ny. these can also be seen in the illustration section on my website!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


part 3 of this little mini project. i'll be on the lookout for more funny magazine pictures!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


this is part 2 from the series inspired by old how/print magazines. these two lovely davids were pulled from an old ad for the program "Poser" - which I guess was some dated version of an computerized anatomy book. i'm assuming you could "pose" a 3d model in any which way possible.....and for the advertising they decided it would be a good idea to bastardize michelangelo's david. i was lucky enough to come across two - and used them - as seen below, haha.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


part 1 of old how/print magazines. TRUE WARRIORRRRR!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

charm city roller girls!!!

upcoming poster for the Charm City Roller Girls Season 3 Championship! there was a TON of text i needed to include (as you can see) - and even extra text i needed to add last minute. i had a great time making it though - posters are my favorite thing to draw and design.
also - thank you to IllustrationMundo for featuring my website on their site! check it out.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


illustration for baltimore citypaper on kimya dawsons latest album release.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


this was inspired by a small 2" x 3" ad i saw in my local newspaper - for an actual club/casino called "rumba" in NJ. so this place actually exists. i just thought all the copy and the people were hilarious. so i did my own version.

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two freelance jobs - one for the stranger (about the band 'built to spill') - and one for time out new york (about student id discounts in nyc)

Friday, August 29, 2008

sketching at the Met

spent a day at the metropolitan museum of art - got to see the superhero exhibit (which was excellent, way better than I expected it to be), the turner exhibit, and a really awesome show of Buddhist painted manuscripts.
and of course no visit to the met would be complete without sketching a little bit from the greek and roman sculptures.
this one was my favorite.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

roadtrip art

so, i just returned from a very exciting and fun roadtrip to houston with my brother. we stopped in columbus, nashville, new orleans, then houston (of course). i found that a good way to pass the time in the car was the draw on newspaper pictures!
here are two of my favorites.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

square skull

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

lunar colonies

this is a cover illustration for a book that is a collection of essays on lunar colonies. type may or may not be placed in the sky, so i left room just in case. this is a pretty hypothetical collection of colonies - but I fact checked with the author to make sure none of the structures were physically impossible. i wanted my illustration to be a departure from the typical technical illustrations done for books like this - and i wanted to focus more on making the colony a place that someone would actually want to live! despite being hostile - it should look inviting!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

last judgement

i seem to be on a religious bent with my illustration - or at least for these last two posts. although neither would be very traditional depictions.
both were made with acrylic paint and india ink.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Sunday, August 3, 2008


figured i'd draw something i don't usually draw....teenage girls! these were done relatively quickly. i'm going to try and make drawing female faces as exciting as drawing male faces (for me, that is).
coming up are pictures of a new pair of sneakers I painted for my brother's birthday!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

boats boats boats

2 page spread for Chesapeake Bay Magazine. A text box is going to be placed over the water and the title in the skyline.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

derek jeter & taxes

another palette turned into a face (this time, part of the W2 tax form, haha...i didn't even do that intentionally).
then, a portrait of derek jeter. not sure what inspired me - maybe it was the all star game that i didn't watch.
everything is acrylic and india ink.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

sketchbook remix

hello all! i thought i'd update with some of the latest stuff from my sketchbook. you'll see i re-visted the acrylic red boy - it was just a little too normal looking for my taste. so i thought it would only be appropriate to add vampire teeth and blood.
then there's another portrait of a very sexy man with a receding hairline, my favorite type.
and finally - i recently bought myself a beautiful book of fra angelico paintings. one of his paintings was the inspiration for this more rendered pencil drawing (something I haven't done in a while). the pose is taken from one of the paintings - face/clothing/and tattoos have been altered! i dont think this piece is too far out of my visual vocabulary - even though it is rendered. I think i've included enough pattern and 2d elements to make it fit with the rest of my portfolio. but maybe i'm not the best judge of that? i may or may not try to add color to this piece in the future.
anyways - enjoy!

Monday, June 30, 2008

hand painted sneakers!

In preparation for the ICON5 Roadshow, I decided to finally buy myself a pair of white sneakers that I could paint on and customize. I've been meaning to do this for a while - so I figured now was the perfect time.
These were originally a completely white pair of Reebok high-tops - and now they are painted on with acrylic. The shoelaces were dyed with acrylic ink.
I had so much fun with this process that I definitely think I'll be making more in the future!