Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Biannual Post

So I honestly don't have a good excuse as to why I only updated twice this year (so far). I will continue to apologize on my lack of posts in every post so don't worry! I've been out of my artsy loop I guess. I found out a while ago that 2 of my greeting cards I worked on at American Greetings were published! You can buy them online at or at your local Target ;)

Oh I randomly sent out letters to friends and made doodles for them. I took some photos with my crappy phone beforehand. I was also part of a Halloween "Monster Mash" art show at The Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery. It was really nice to work on something all the way through and get all nervous about prepping it for the show and finally seeing it on display. Maybe I'll get that same feeling about this post and want to update every week and show you all my work. Let's hope. Anyway, here's some stuff. (Click on them for a bigger view/slideshow!)

Anniversary Card

Baby Shower Card

"Gossip Ghoul" My piece for the Monster Mash show! I've been obsessed with Gossip Girl lately so I wanted to do bitchy monsters hanging out at a lame party.

Doodle for a friend.

Doodle for a friend in NY :)

Doodle for my sister I think.

Found this from a trip I took to Chicago / NY. I looked good obviously.

fashun sketch

another fashun sketch 2

I'll just leave you with this.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2012 update bro

So I know it's been a while. Life has been good, I can't complain. Lately I've been working on some interactive business cards for my best friend and developing another friend's professional site. As far as personal projects go, I've mostly been sketching hot girls, doodling hip kids, attempting more graphic design and trying out handwritten type. I've managed to fit my drawing desk in my room so I definitely plan on making new work and updating this more! I'm also excited/motivated because my friends and I are having a group show in May. The details are still being finalized but it will be amazing/fabulous/everything you've ever dreamed of and more. Anyway, here are some doodles from my sketchbook! Click on the pics for a larger view. Enjoy!

chica bonita

quick studies of fashionistas

cool people

"oh hayyy"


St. Vincent

Actress Anna Karina

Beginning of a possible new series. Portraits and patterns.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Post graduation work

OH HEY!! A lot has happened since I last updated. I finished an internship with American Greetings in the Alternative Humor Department and it was such an eye-opening and awesome experience. I got to work with some of funniest illustrators I've ever met all while learning the process of creating funny greeting cards. Illustrating silly characters/handwritten type everyday that fit a joke was more than I could ask for. I even got pied in the face for a video! I miss the Alternative team so much!!

Anyway, since I created up to 15 cards for them and we can't let competitors see our work before it's published, I can't show you the work I did there. I can show you all the silly doodles and weird things from my sketchbook while I was there though. So enjoy that. Another update: I recently got a job in Miami at a printing and engraving company as a graphic artist/ promotional products manager. It's going really well so far. Hope you enjoy these sketchbook pages! Click on them for a larger view ;)

I forgot how to spell creepy apparently

on the plane ride to chicago lol

I can't stop drawing these girls with bitchy expressions. aw yeah

I'd hang out with this girl..

my friend antonio being a mojon

my attempts at fashion illustration

Friday, August 5, 2011

Senior Thesis Project at Ringling

So it took a while for me to find the time to upload this, but I can finally show you my Illustration Senior Thesis!

my display

me hanging out with my thesis

To quote my artist statement, "For my senior thesis project, I created editorial illustrations based on articles that dealt with psychological issues such as interpersonal relationships, personality, happiness, confidence and willpower. I took the main idea of the article and created a simple image for the viewer to think about and possibly reflect on how it relates to them. Psychology is an important subject because everyone is on a path of self-discovery, and understanding why I am the way I am or why people act the way they do is an enriching part of life."

It was such a great/grueling learning experience. Since I put this update off for about 2 months and I'm looking at my thesis with fresh eyes; I'm truly proud of what I did. Enjoy.

“Together Alone”
Original Dimensions-13 x 15 in
Acrylic and Photoshop

This image is about how technology has negatively affected relationships and how we are losing the desire to interact with others in real life because we are hooked to the internet.

“Food Addiction: Ice Cream”
Original Dimensions-13 x 17 in
Acrylic and Photoshop

This image is about how food addiction is just as bad as drug addiction.

“Food Addiction: Donuts”
Original Dimensions-13 x 17 in
Acrylic and Photoshop

This image is about how food addiction is just as bad as drug addiction.

"How Optimists and Pessimists View Their Worlds”

This image is about the different viewpoints an optimist and pessimist have when overcoming an obstacle. The pessimist can only see the roadblock while the optimist sees the potential after.

“Spreading Happiness”

This image is about how easy it is to spread happiness. A mundane commute becomes a great start to the morning all because of a clown nose.

“How Failure Makes You Stronger”

This image is about how a person who dealt with the weight of failed relationships is able to be strong in her new relationship.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Synergism projects

I took a class called "Synergism" which was basically a class where you combine more than one thing together to make your concept stronger. We did different assignments, a lot that didn't make sense at first but challenged us to brainstorm and think thoroughly to come up with a piece that was compelling! Here's my work.

Porcu-Sheep. We had to combine animals together that had a function. I figured a sheep could use protection from wolves by having porcupine quills. It also didn't hurt to put in an old lady using the wool and quills to knit. Needed that cute factor!

Kiwi dude.

This assignment was fun because we had to take a dictionary page and combine the words on that page into an illustration that made sense (kind of). So I wanted to have a flightless kiwi, and a flying kiwi. I also had words like kite, and kitchen that helped with the setting, and flying kite kiwi concept.

This was a sketch for an open assignment called "Connections".

I chose to illustrate the love connections that happen over the internet.

The assignment was to create an "Awesome Thingy" that would better the world. I chose to create machines that would help the economy and the environment, all in one go! The machines were supposed to resemble moneybags (kind of) and I researched the processes for making paper, coins, and plastic and simplified it inside the machines. The machines recycle paper for cash, cans for coins, and plastic for credit cards. It would be a great incentive for people to go green to get green.

Paper/Cash Machine

Metal/Coin Machine

Plastic/Credit Card Machine

This piece was a quick one. I chose to illustrate the possibility of cellphones giving you cancer. A month after I did this, new studies came out that it's actually TRUE! not that anyone will give up their cellphones, but whatever. Oh well! I'll be updating my thesis soon so watch out for that... and be careful with your cellphones!