Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Featured on 3D Illustrators Blog!

Liz featured me on her 3D illustrators blog today! Check it out here. Thanks Liz!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hey Baltimore! Vote for me in the Baker Artist's Awards!

This year I'm participating in the Baker Artist Awards. If you don't know what it is, you can read a little bit about it here. Basically it's a competition for all kinds of visual, sound, and performance artists in Baltimore City. It's a way to gain exposure for us and celebrate the rich art scene here in Bmore.

I've made a page with all my 2D and 3D work for people to vote on. You only have to vote for an artist, not their individual work. To see my page (and vote for me if you like it), please click here.

Thanks for checking it out!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Liz Lomax's 3D Blog

Liz has started a new blog called "Working in the 3rd Dimension", in which she profiles new and established artists and illustrators working in 3D. The first artist she profiled is Chris Walsh out of the UK. His work is really amazing!

Here's a link to the blog. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New 2D work!

This is something I'm really proud of... I think it represents a style that I would like to pursue, which is really exciting for me. This is a pen and ink piece that I coloured digitally. The colours are a lot different from what I would have chosen in the past (I don't think I've even ever done anything that involved the colour yellow!) It's called Foggyhead and it comes from an idea I had after a summer night of possibly drinking a little too much. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Maryland/DC/Virgina Face Painter!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am available for face painting at company picnics, birthday parties, holiday parties, and anything else you can think of in the MD/DC/VA area. I use professional make up artist paint and have been working for About Faces Entertainers as a face painter for a while now.

My rates are reasonable and I have many happy clients! Below are some samples of my work. If you would like to book me for a party, please go to the About Faces website and email them or contact me directly at Most dates in October are booked now, but November and December are still wide open!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Some Sketches of England

I just got back from a big long trip to England and France to see my family. I had an incredible time and I wish I was still there with them! It's also good to be back though, and I'm going to start a new project soon. I came back feeling refreshed and ready to get to work. Below are some sketches from the plane and a drawing of Bart, my cousin's lovely little kitty, who passed out on the piano just long enough for me to get a few details.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I took a trip to Boston

This weekend, I took a 10 hour overnight train ride from Baltimore to Boston, and then back again. It was complete with drunk soccer fans from the one Chelsea game ever to occur in the US, screaming children, and a dining car that closed before 10. Needless the say the actual travelling was not a good time.

Once I got there, however, I got to see my best friend from my childhood get married, go to my college room mate's graduation party, and see my parents for the first time in 6 months. So, all in all, I think it was worth the 20 hours of agony.

On the trip back, in between working on freelance projects and catching up on back issues of Scientific American from my dad, I managed to do this little sketch of myself from the reflection in the window. Looking forward to doing it all again in a few weeks...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monopoly floor

Back when I used to work for an event design company, I was asked to make a 30' by 30' Monopoly themed dance floor out of linoleum. Recently, one of my lovely co-workers dug up some production and final product pictures and sent them along to me. Since the dance floor was destroyed the night of the event (although most of us kept a battered section of it), I thought I would share some images.

The floor took about three weeks of on and off working on it. I painted the mint green base and all the lines and colors, while the words and symbols are vinyl laid by the other talented members of the team. I painted the center logo with the help of a mask. The Chance and Community Chest cards were my favorite part. I painted the rectangles, then used the airbrush to make the shadows so they looked like they were really stacked.

Monday, June 29, 2009

I haven't posted anything in a while, mostly because I haven't done anything in a while. But that is all changing starting today! and to prove it, here are some sketches from June. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Towson Arts Collective Fall Illustration Show

I just got word that 2 of my pieces were accepted into the Towson ARTS Collective Illustration show. Thanks so much to Diane, the coordinator of the event, and the two jurors, Warren Lin and James Warhola!

The show will be up from September 3 to October 23rd in the gallery at 406 York Road in Towson, MD. The reception is on Friday September 11th, from 5:30 to 7:30 and you are cordially invited, so mark it down!

The two pieces that were accepted are "King Kong" and "Animal Farm". You can see them on my website, under 3D illustration. They will be for sale and part of the proceeds go towards supporting the Towson ARTS Collective.

It should be an awesome show since there are so many talented artists in the area, and I can't wait to meet everyone! More info when I have it...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fugue Update

I just got the Fugue in the mail and it looks great! Here's a shot of the cover. Thanks again, guys! I'm currently accepting other freelance projects like this, so if you have something you think I might be interested in, drop me a line!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Nudashank Opening

My good friend Morgan Blair is going to be part of the new show opening up at Nudashank, a downtown Baltimore art gallery in the H&H Building. The show is called 'Picture Plane' and it opens this Friday, May 15th from 7 to 9 pm, so you should be there if you're in Baltimore and looking for something to start off your Friday night right!

The Fugue

I am excited to say that my work is going to be on the cover of this month's Fugue Literary Magazine. Many thanks to Andrew Millar, one of the senior editors at the Fugue, for making this happen! I was really impressed with the work they chose for some of their other covers and honored when they decided to use mine. I'll post a copy when I get it in the mail!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Warrenton Wine and Arts Festival

Dave and I are participating in this years Warrenton Wine and Arts Festival in Warrenton, VA. It looks like there will be lots of interesting artists, musicians, wineries, etc. there so I think it will be well worth checking out. It's going to be April 25th and 26th at the St. John the Evangelist School, which is who the proceeds will be benefiting, along with the Knights of Columbus. We'll be leaving from Baltimore early on the 25th, so if you want to go but don't have a ride, you can come on down with us!

Dave and I will be selling original paintings, sculptures, and drawings, along with prints. Here's a map of where it will be:

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Sugarloaf Craft Festival - Timonium

The Sugarloaf Craft Festival is a Craft Fair that travels up and down the Eastern coast between Connecticut and Virginia and it's coming to Timonium soon! From April 24th to April 26th you will be able to get unique, handmade items from (somewhat) local artists and artisans. Tickets are $8 and they are good for all three days. If you're in the area, I highly recommend stopping by. Here are some images of what will be there:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Society of Illustrators West 47

The Society of Illustrators show in L.A. was this past weekend. I was supposed to have a piece in it, but apparently some UPS delivery guy decided to deliver it some unknown address instead of the Gallery, so I wasn't included in the show. So now, my framed print is missing, I missed the opportunity to possibly sell something or get some work, AND the return postage was in the package so I wasted $20 on that. Great.

From what I hear, however, it was a good show and a few of my former classmates from RISD had some awesome work in it. If you're in Alhambra, you should go check it out. And find my piece for me!

If you would like to see my work that was supposed to be in the show, you can go to the Nucleus Gallery website. You can also see all the other wonderful work that was in the show on their online gallery... it's pretty cool.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New 3D Illustration!

I finally finished it! This is a piece I started when I got laid off from my previous job and was considering a career change at 22. I decided to stick with illustration a while longer and make this, and I'm glad I did. You can see this image and all my other 3d illustrations here.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dr. Sketchy's Sexy Ladies

Just thought I would post some sketches from a semi-recent visit to Dr. Sketchy's Anti- Art School open drawing. It's held at Dionysus in downtown Baltimore. I think they usually get some ladies from a local cabaret show to come and pose for people. It's a nice relaxed drawing session where eating and, more importantly, drinking are allowed and encouraged. I had forgotten how much I enjoy figure drawing, especially in a relaxed setting like this. Here are some of my best drawings from the most recent session I went to.

Monday, March 2, 2009

American Craft Council Show: Baltimore

Hello! I took a little break to find a new job but now I'm back!

Yesterday I went to the American Craft Council Show right here in Baltimore. Some kind soul gave me and two of my friends free tickets right outside the show so we poor artists could save some money!

The show itself was really inspiring. The fact that people can still make money on craft items in this economy is completely mind-boggling to me (and obviously very uplifting to someone who can't find an art-related job to save her life). But, there was some really amazing work that I definitely would have bought myself if I had had the cash.

As a 3D illustrator, I was really drawn to the sculpture artists, although there was some incredible work across the board. I think my favorite artist was Nicario Jimenez, the 'Artist of the Andes'. He combines traditional retablos with modern-day ideas or scenes. Not only are they interesting to look at, they are really beautifully made. At the Show, he had a massive one chronicling the important events that took place in America that allowed Obama to become president. There were what looked like thousands of little people in it, which he says are made from boiled potato and gypsum. Awesome.

Some other notables at the event for me were Tom Nussbaum (who told me I could eat an Aquaresin sandwich and live to tell the tale), G Todd Vaughn, Tom Wargin, Carol Owen, Mary Miller, Dona Dalton, Chris Antieau, Reina Mia Brill, Marilyn Andrews, and Jeff Hall, but really there are too many to mention. I would recommend going to the Craft Council website and looking through the exhibitors page if you're looking for something beautiful and unique to buy.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sketches for February

Here are a few of my favorite sketches from the first couple months of 2009. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Puppy Painting


Whew! I just finished a painting for a couple of friend's of mine who are getting married on my birthday this year. They have an adorable lab puppy and I have no money so I thought I would just paint them a picture instead of buying them something useful.

I'm really hoping they don't look at my blog, but if you do (you know who you are!), just act surprised when I give it to you, ok? I hope you like it...

I haven't used acrylics in a very long time... probably not since before college. They present a lot of challenges, but they are so much faster to work in. The drying time can be infuriating, and it can be a godsend, depending on how you look at it. It's a lot easier to make something look dry-brushed, but then again, it's a lot harder to blend colors without getting muddy.

I'm going to make a commitment to work in acrylics more though, since we don't have a studio and I don't want to harm our little kitty's brains.

Here's the image, sorry for the glare, my studio is not ideal for picture-taking...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Jobless Sculpture - Update

I was feeling industrious last night and decided to pull an all nighter and work on the new sculpture. I baked it (super sculpey requires that you bake it before you paint it), painted it in acrylics, and made some hats out of papier mache.

It's coming along really slowly, but hopefully it will look that much cooler when it's done!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Sculpture/Illustration

For the past couple of weeks, I've been working on a new sculpture. It's been keeping me busy while I wait for calls about jobs, and it's been a good creative outlet while I'm home. The final illustration will be about choosing a new career, but that's a few weeks off I think. It's made of Super Sculpey, but I'm adding paper mache elements and some other stuff as I think it needs it (as you can see I don't have a very solid plan... just sort of letting it develop organically).

Here's a mid-way picture...

Hopefully by the end of next week it will look a lot more finished!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Artist for Hire!

Do you need a last minute valentine's day gift? birthday present? a little something for yourself? I'm offering my services as an artist for any ideas you might have. I can do caricatures:

pet portraits (real or imaginary!)

or more realistic portraits:

I'm open to pretty much anything, if you have an idea, email me and let me know! I can give you pricing info and a time frame. For caricatures, I would charge about $25, for other things, email me and I can give you a more accurate price guide. Thanks!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Self-Promotion Postcard

I just took advantage of's sale on postcards and got a new mailer made. I didn't have a ton of time to design it, but I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I used my latest 3d illustration, and then an older one for the back to show some different styles of 3d.

I also got a new business card made, this one has one of my illustrations on it, tweaked to hold my personal information! here's a picture....

Monday, January 19, 2009

What do platypi and underwear have in common?

A couple of fellow artists and I are going to start selling handmade underwear (men's only to start) on Etsy. They'll be embroidered with our own illustrations. Intrigued? Have a suggestion? Let me know! The site will be up shortly and I will post developments here as they happen...

Here's a sneak peak of one of the illustrations that will most likely get embroidered...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Unemployed! (Thanks George Bush)

I am now officially a starving artist. I was laid off from the event company I worked for because George Bush was to busy choking on pretzels and turkey-bowling to do something about the economy.

That being said, if you or anyone you know in the Baltimore or DC Metro area are looking for illustrations/paintings/graphic design/web design/your house cleaned/ your laundry done/your dog walked etc, etc, etc. let me know. I'll do it. For serious. I'm broke.

Also, I've posted some more hand-made stuff on Etsy, including several different sets of coasters!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

ACEO's on Etsy

I just found out what ACEO's (Art Cards, Editions, and Originals) are and have started making my own and selling them on my Etsy site. They're business card sized (3.5 by 2 inches) pieces of art that you can buy or trade. It's a great way to own some original art by someone you've always enjoyed without breaking the bank.

Here's a sample of the series I just created. The rest are up on Etsy.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Society of Illustrators Acceptance!

I just found out that the cover I did for the Fall of the House of Usher has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators LA show and annual catalog! Thanks so much to Susan Doyle-Shed for submitting my work via RISD and to Jon Foster and my former classmates for the critique and suggestions to make it better! The show is going to be at Gallery Nucleus in LA from March 28 to April 3, so if you're in the area... stop by and see what I'm sure will be a great show!

Here's the piece that was accepted: