Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Thought I'd share a character concept currently in progress that I'm working on for fun. Still have a lot to do, but I've got the overall form pretty well blocked in — now it's time to light the rest of the image, tweak color, add texture etc.





Monday, November 16, 2015

"The Nightshade Council"












Hey there, it's been a while! I've had a busy year working as a graphic designer for the past 12 or so months, and it's nice to slow down for a tick and to get back to drawing, and some of my personal studies — thought I'd share a little peek of what I'm working on.


For this piece, The Nightshade Council, I chose to focus on pansies, magpie ink-caps, and most specifically bats. Did you know that bats, who are not blind in fact, are able to tell you apart from me just by the differences in how we breathe? And though generally feared in the Western world, they're often considered to be good luck in many other cultures across the globe. Another interesting thing is that in a healthy ecosystem, bats are pest controllers and pollinators. Like bees — essentially, they literally are putting food on our tables for us to eat.... The darker side of the coin is, in environments where habitats have been destroyed from excessive deforestation (i.e. no place to roost, no presence of fungi/plants = no detoxifiers), disease runs rampant, and the bats become nature's little helper in restoring balance. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The New England Deflatriots

So.........I felt kind of bad for the Patriots in light of the (ahem) recent allegations, so to cheer them up, I decided to spruce up their logo! Still needs a little work, but feel free to share, or if you're feeling sassy, add your own meme! Go, Seahawks!!




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Progressssss...


This week I wanted to learn more about snakes - here's a little screenshot of what I've got so far:





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Why, you little streetrat.


This weekend I got stuck on an environment concept that I was working on, so to give my mind a break, I figured that making an avatar of vermin would solve all of my problems (which it did).



Friday, May 30, 2014

Fremont Art Walk!

 
I'm excited to announce that a couple of my pieces are being shown as part of a group show with featured artist Alex Pascual at Tiny Ninja in Fremont, WA! Come check us out on Friday, June 6th for our first art walk! 
 
 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Brahmi (Centella asiatica)


This herb also goes by the common name "Bhrami" (like the herb in my previous post) but you'll notice the "h" is in a different place. Weird!



Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hooray for Plants!

 
I recently got an incredibly fun side gig doing botanical drawings for a company that specializes in Ayurvedic medicine. All of their herbs are grown in the Himalayas in Dharamsala, India. Below: Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata) and Bahera (Terminalia bellirica). Mmm!
 



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Life is Full"


Love nature, so for this piece I thought it would be fun to focus on the western cottontail for the fauna, and the Destroying Angel (Amanita virosa) for the flora.  





Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Thistle Born"


Happy Halloween! I've spent a lot of time in the woods this summer and have been learning more about spiders. Our eight-legged friends are so misunderstood, and I'm finding the more I learn about them, the more my own apprehension toward them seems to melt away. This piece includes pholcidae (true daddy long legs, which are born indoors and are often confused with harvestmen), the black widow, and Pholcus phalangioides, commonly known as the cellar spider (and also confused with pholcidae!). And, it would be rude not to mention my little fungi friends, the conifer psilocybes. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013