Recently, I had the honor of illustrating the 'Mouth of the South' section of South Magazine. In every issue South has a section where they feature a person of local significance or notoriety. It's also one of the magazine's few sections where they utilize illustrations. April/May's issue featured Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman. You can read all about Mayor Buelterman when you pick up a copy of your own but the gist is that he's considered as sort of a laid back surfer dude! Speaking from experience, it's all too easy to create a portrait that's stagnant or too straight-forward, so I thought I'd challenge myself and attempt to make this portrait more dynamic. I think it turned out pretty well (if I say so myself) and when you end up staring at the computer screen for as long as I do, it's always pretty gratifying to actually see your work in print! Thanks again South!
March 30, 2012
March 24, 2012
I think Spring finals had me a little out of sorts because I made this uncharacteristically (for me) cute portrait of Zooey Deschanel for my Portfolio class. I think the reasoning behind this was that I felt my portfolio lacked a softer touch. That, and I can't lie; I'm sort of a fan! Anyway, just don't expect to see stuff like this very often. This is just a little too adorable for my taste. (The illustration. Not Zooey).
March 19, 2012
Hey everyone! Exciting news today! Some classmates and I submitted to the New York Times to be published in their Summer Movies feature this May. I've been fortunate enough to be selected in the top 10 and now YOU have the opportunity to vote for your favorite online! I've posted the illustration below and if you like it, please do me a solid and go vote! It takes no time at all but if you have a second let NYT know what you liked about my illo. Feel free to reblog this and to tell all your friends to do the same! This is an exciting opportunity for me and my classmates and I wish all my friends at SCAD the best of luck! (Sorry for all the exclamation marks. I'm obviously very excited about this).