Winter Soldier

Trying to draw more/improve my likenesses... so expect a lot of my faves from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Somehow Bucky Barnes has become one of my favorite characters from anything ever? (It might have at least a little bit to do with his insanely good & evocative theme music.)


Recipe Cards for Alex & Alex

Two of my friends and all-around favorite people, Alex (W.) and Alex (B.) got engaged in July, and threw a lovely engagement party at the end of August. As they were planning their celebration, they asked if I would design them a set of recipe cards to send to all their guests, to fill out with a favorite recipe and return at the party along with a dish to share potluck-style (or through mail, if they couldn't be there in person). In their words,

"Food is a language that transcends time zones an generations and cultures. It brings people together. We want to bring you and your traditions with us as we continue to build our kitchen and our home."

I was so happy to oblige them! The version for the engagement party has a space for guests to write in their names, so they will always know right away who shared that recipe with them; I also designed an alternate version, that simply say "From the kitchen of Alex & Alex" so they can save and share their own favorite recipes for many years to come.


American Pharoah


Part of a larger illustration for a poster that's in progress and also AWESOME. Had to share because I'm completely jazzed about how he's come out - stay tuned for the rest soon.

(Watermarked on the off chance my pony drawin' turns up on google images and someone decides it's worth using in their article or blog post or whatever - figure it could be one the tribulations of being/drawing a Triple Crown winner)


Avengers – WIP

Some practice with digital painting and trying to solidify more identifiable, accurate portraiture. Skipping around a little bit between them (story of my life) but just working on more painterly rendering in Photoshop - Kyle T. Webster's amazing brushes are a big help. Of course I still have 3+ more Avengers to go after my 3 favorites here...


How I Mostly Use My Skills

Obviously it's not to blog. I am the worst at regular blogging. I'm going to try again now, though! Because I'm revamping my website for the twelve billionth time.

So, at work I do keep busy, doing the designin' thing, making all sorts of posters and whatnot. And I've even been drawing lately (more on that soon)! But sometimes, outside of work, when life gets busy, those extraneous creative pursuits fall by the wayside in favor of Ben & Jerry's and consuming entirely too many episodes of television in one sitting.

Luckily for me, I have good friends who love coming up with ridiculous things for me to Photoshop for them. These creative excursions are the subject of this post.

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