Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Three-eyed rabbit


a christmas present for my boyfriend. graphite and sharpie, colored digitally.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sketchbook Dump!

a cute little skull to start out with. graphite and sharpie.

A couple of new mandalas
Graphite, micron, and sharpie. text is from the Voltaire song "Dead Girls"
A sketch i did today at work. heavily influenced by the work of Jime Litwalk, gonna color her later this week. copic marker and graphite

David Bowie

graphite, levels altered in photoshop to enhance contrast.
same image, painted over digitally.
Still not quite happy with the color bowie, it's overwhelmingly cool-toned, i feel like it needs some reds or oranges to make it better.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sweet Zombie Jesus! - Tattoo Design

watercolor, acrylic, ink, gesso, and sharpie on moleskine
Because seriously, no one should like praying hands tattoos.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

possible new logo design

started off as a sharpie sketch, turned it into a vector in illustrator.

Mandala 2

copic marker on moleskine
these are fun to draw, albeit nerve wracking.

Tattoo Flash Designs, Part 2

acrylic, sharpie, copic marker, and tea on moleskine
watercolor, gesso, and sharpie on moleskine
watercolor, acrylic, gesso, and sharpie on moleskine

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tattoo Flash Designs

watercolor, sharpie, and sharpie paint pen on moleskine
watercolor, acrylic, sharpie, gesso, and sharpie paint pen on moleskine
a couple of little flash designs i churned out on friday. i had recently found the sharpie paint pens i used to make our sign and discovered that they didn't bleed through moleskine. good information to have.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Grizzly

gouache, sharpie, ink
i'm gonna re-do this when i have the motivation. D:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Leatherface

watercolor, sharpie, digital on moleskine. Font is "Dead Hardy"
A quick little doodle i did for the short amount of time i was at work today. i've been decently ill lately and have been having a lot of ideas but haven't been up for a lot of good final results.
text is lyrics from "Keep on Driving" by the horror rapper Necro. may do another piece inspired by the same song.

Monday, October 3, 2011

shop clock




acrylic, sharpie, gesso, watercolor, and graphite on a plastic clock.
my boss is painting the clock face and the temperature and humidity gauges.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hunger Pains, Forget Me Not - Tattoo Designs

india ink, gesso, sharpie, and watercolor on moleskine
the text is from the song "became" by atmosphere. i'd suggest a listen. the style was heavily influenced by the work of the tattoo artist Derek Noble.
sharpie, acrylic, and watercolor on moleskine

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mandala

sharpie on moleskine
i finally found my sketchbook, and we had a slow day at the tattoo studio, so i did this. possible tattoo design, possibly me just being bored. either way, i enjoyed it although the stippling was pretty tedious.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dragon and Yin Yang - Tattoo Design


pen and marker
This piece is actually going on someone. i'm not crazy about the design, but it's just not personally my thing.

Mexican gangster back piece - Tattoo Design

graphite, digitally altered.
heavily influenced by the art of Steve Soto.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Russian Outlaw Chest Piece - Tattoo Design

pen on layout bond
the text is translated as "The Church is the House of God," which in the context of a prison or outlaw tattoo metaphorically means "Prison is the Home of the Thief."
The subculture of Russian prison tattoos is pretty fascinating, i just ordered this book in hopes of learning more about them.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rocket Surgery - Tattoo Design


graphite and pen on printer paper
This is the second design inspired by a movie quote. The quote in this piece was taken from the second Boondock Saints movie at the encouragement of a friend.

Hannya - Tattoo Design

india ink on printer paper
a flash piece of a hannya mask.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stunt Cock! - Tattoo Design

graphite, sharpie, and digital. font is "Geomancy."
My tattoo assignment for this week was to draw two designs based on quotes from movies without actually referencing the movie in the drawing. This line is courtesy of Matt Stone and Trey Parker's "Orgazmo," which is about a Mormon porn star. you can infer from that what the line meant, i should hope.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rage - Tattoo Design

graphite on printer paper, levels messed with in photoshop
my boss asked me to do a realistic-ish (style, not subject matter) cameo design. i came across a GREAT stock photo of someone screaming from ww-stock on deviantart.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The End of Times

mixed media on bristol
did this a while ago, can't believe i never posted it. ._.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Leaf Sleeve - Tattoo Design

back and front of a sleeve design, graphite on printer paper, levels bumped in photoshop.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pacino and Strummer

2 realistic portraits in graphite.
Joe Strummer, 1st attempt at realism (not too satisfied with this, especially because his hair looks highlighted)

Al Pacino, 1st attempt (i like this one much more)
both are graphite on printer paper, i messed with the levels in photoshop to up the contrast.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Are You Afraid?



My final editorial design project, paired with Alison Schantz as my designer. i really liked how these illustrations turned out, they are both pencil and digital.