Ink and digital coloring, 16" x 20" 2017
This was my final project for Illustration Topics, based on the topic "invisible world". The invisible world in question here is that of the lives and headspace of teenage girls, the world they are living in is one of their own, completely intertwined with those they hold close, as shown with the physical closeness illustrated here.
Gouache and watercolor, 12.75" x 12.75", 2107
This is an illustration series for class displaying three steps, I chose to depict how to eat a pomegranate. This less of an instructional guide and more about appreciating their unique beauty, drawing out the process of picking seeds out one by one and appreciating its beauty and history. The settings go from where the fruit is commonly grown to where is is more sparse, the first setting being a pomegranate grove in Iran, the second is a family celebration of Rosh Hashanah in France, and the third is a small apartment in the United States.
These illustrations were then printed at 8.5" x 8.5" and presented as a wall decoration together with a bundle of dried flowers on each end.
Photo documentation done by Isaac Passwater
Ink and digital coloring, 17" x 22" 2017
The prompt for this project was to make a tote bag for a local business, and I chose to work with Tangletown Gardens. After taking a trip to the store for ideas, I saw that even in November, it was still full of life, and I thought than an illustration of a bulb was a great way to show the potential of gardening, and show movement and growth even within a single object.
Gouache and watercolor, 17" x 22", 2017
This is a poster design for the food truck/restaurant Foxy Falafel as an assignment in school and not officially associated with the business.
Ink and digital, 19.75" x 12.25", 2017
Mock Children's Book spread depicting a night time scene where a family is all camping together, and playing with the funny shapes people often contort into at night
Watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil on paper 18" x 10" 2017
This was a project for my Children's Book Illustration class. We were given some randomly assigned words to work with to create a compelling scene that speaks for the story. I was working off of words such as "ruins" "expanse" "sea" "stars" and more.
Gouache and Watercolor, 2017
18" x 24"
24" x 18"
"6 x 6" (5)
This is a large personal project based on old pictures of my parents in the beginning of their relationship I only recently found, upon my dad's death in February 2017.
This series combines the surreality of the setting, Joshua Tree, California, with the surreality of my parents being in love. It's a fever dream of the past, seeing both of my parents with a unique energy and excitement I've never seen. It's an ode to their youth, as seen in the first large painting where it all starts, and the smaller studies, and the second large painting is what comes after this incredibly formidable trip to the desert that put my parent on the path that lead them to the rest of their lives. The second one is different in that it features two people other than my parents, my mom's mom, and myself, both on the far right.
After my dad's death, I was focusing a lot of creative energy and contemplation on him, but after doing so for a few months, I wanted to make something that focused on my mom.
Watercolor and gouache on paper, 12" x 16", 2016
These were for a two part portrait assignment in class about good vs. evil, and I wanted to show the gray in between the two with my pieces. In this alternate dystopian universe, demonic angles are attacking from the sky, forcing people to seek underground options for living, where that option is still not wholly preferable.
Ink on paper, digital coloring, 5" x 8.5", 2017
All based off of images from the Como Conservatory in St. Paul, MN, some drawn in person, some based off of photos
Digital, 11" x 18", 2017
Practice concept artwork for a child banshee in a Savannah-esque graveyard
Watercolor and gouache on paper
This is an illustration for the class Concepts and Metaphors. The prompt was to depict the idea of an identity crisis, and this piece is meant to be able to be interpreted at any orientation of the frame.
Colored pencil on paper, 2016
An illustration for the class Concepts and Metaphors. As an exercise with word association, we randomly picked two words to depict in a piece. Mine were "repeating" and "bench", so here a poor boy is shown rpeatddly being benched at a sports game.
Drawing 2016 - 18 x 24 colored pencil on arches paper
A series for the class Drawing 2. These three pieces focus on different memories and experiences of being a teenager, especially quiet moments of introspection in a crowd
Digital Illustration 2016 - Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Made for the class Introduction to Illustration, the assignment was to show a variety of international cities at different times of the year. This depicts Buneos Aires in March