Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Deaf Poets - All Your Lies from Mupalia Pictures on Vimeo.

This summer I asked my cousin if he needed help with a logo for his film production company, Mupalia Pictures. They had a few things under their belt and had just released this video by the Deaf Poets who are an up and coming band from Miami that are really great performers.

I wanted to see what it was like to do a piece without the help of a teacher. His team said they wanted to have something iconic, and involving a cool guy with a beard. It's funny because my cousin usually wears wayfarers with his an Al-Queda looking beard so it matched haha. The first one is the one they went with, and the second is something I came up with tonight after not seeing it for a while. I figured the black beard makes the words easier to read.

Also, check out The Deaf Poets!

(Judging from my header, can you tell I like drawing Wayfarer sunglasses? lol)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Throwback Junior year Illustration

This is some work from Junior year. I realize I like primary color schemes a little too much lol. It was a busy year and I was able to get some great work for my portfolio.

Remember this first doodle? Well she turned into the next two pieces!

My pretentious girl character sheet. Her name is Michéle and she is a recent NYU drop out who first came here from France. She felt she was too good for school. She's was inspired by all the cool hip art students I've come across.

Her favorite spot to judge people who pass by.

This assignment was to create a poster for a job. My job was sheep shearing and my teacher suggested I have the text sheared into him.

Sheep Shearer final. During critique classmates thought he was in a bubble bath lol. I was having a pattern/ texture phase last year so I spent about 1 hour drawing those swirly circles. The piece is about 20 in by 30 in so my hand was tired. Acrylic and color pencil.

This was an assignment to create a series where our pieces had to be develop from monochromatic to complementary to triad. The subject matter was self consciousness among women and their body image. I wanted to focus on those parts they try to hide and use color to glorify them because women are beautiful yo! Acrylic on 16 by 16 in canvases.

This was a sketch about a femme fatale and her relationship with her loser dancing partner.They are using each other to get something they want. She uses her boobs to get to his wallet. Ain't that the truth. The final wasn't great, but the line drawing is cool.

This was in advanced media and the theme was fantasy/ folktale. This cute satyr is just chilling with other kids during lunch and no one cares that he's different. yay!

Portrait I did of my friend Lindsay. Oil is awesome.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Throwback sophomore year

This was a repackage project I did for Intro to GIC sophomore ear. I recently did a hands on project with sewing so it's funny to look back on the other things I've constructed. Wouldn't you prefer this on the grocery shelves?!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Throwback post

oh hey blogger!

Senior year has been busy! I've been in the labs almost every night and my bed times are ridiculous. It's all good though. Anyway, I feel like I have to update last year's stuff before I can update new work. I am running on Cuban time so I apologize for the lateness. I'll start with figure paintings from junior year. I had the class for a whole year with Hodges Soileau who was an amazing teacher. He would point out things I didn't see, and really helped me understand shapes, value and color, even though I still have value issues. It was a fun class. These are pretty much in chronological order so enjoy :)

my stylized face

I thought this would be safer in case children were around... but watch out for the next one!

mr. boner has a tendency to stare down girls in the class with an erection. I was unfortunate enough to get a spot right in front -_-

my favorite part of this piece is her booty.

this chick played a guitar with no strings! It's not like I forgot to paint them in or anything...

this guy was in a weird position that he couldn't hold for more then 5 minutes at a time before shaking and having to rest. I felt bad, but it was a cool pose.

I was taking art history at the time, so maybe I was influenced by the baroque period? Old school chick.

Anyway, I had fun in painting class and hope to continue with oil when I have time.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Long time no see

Hey everyone!
I'm not going to acknowledge the fact that I haven't posted in forever. I feel like junior year was great and I'm going to miss Advanced Media and Figure Painting because I learned a lot. Summer was fun in Miami- taking summer classes, working for a month as an office assistant and getting a CAR FINALLY!! Went to LA for a week and loved it. I also had my fair share of TV with Man vs. Food, Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, Cupcake Wars, and DC Cupcakes. You know, a variety of things. I'm so excited for this year! Enjoy some stuff from last semester I finally updated :)

Balloon Boy Hoax editorial. This was a double page spread about how the parents wanted publicity and their own reality show and could care less about how they were exploiting their kids.

Song Reader Book Cover. The story is about this therapist in a small town who asks people what their favorite songs are. From there she can tell how they are truly feeling and can give them life advice based on that.

Open Assignment Editorial about a girl's reading preference. This is about a girl who is surrounded by superficial beauty and fashion magazines, but decides that she prefers to read the newspaper. It was a bitch cutting out all this stuff but the collage look is really cool.

This was for children's book illustration class last year! My story from creative writing in high school was the basis for the Lucy Mckay adventure. I was going through a phase of patterns and textures if you couldn't tell lol.

Man Pet Machine pen and ink. This is what I came up with for the infamous Advanced Illustration project Brandes gives out. I went the cutesy- children's book-Shel Silverstein route.

Linoleum cut of MIA. I had so much fun with this and we started the project the day before MIA's video for "Born Free" came out. Good thing Ron Weasley wasn't in town!

Linoleum cut of MIA with color. This took me forever to wipe the color out correctly. Printmaking is still awesome though.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Some computer Illustrations

Computer Illustration stuff I've wanted to fix and finally had time to. Illustrator is such a nice program!! I don't want to go completely digital but it's doesn't hurt to know your stuff.

Fixed this old piece. We had to do 3 vector icons with a common theme and I chose Fatty Foods. My teacher thought they should have something to sit on so I made plate shaped circles.

Vector portrait of my sister! The shadows were more blue before but I sorta fixed it. I took away some weird shapes too. I'm content with it now!

Corel Painter Project!! We had to take a picture of a still-life, draw it, scan it in and paint on top. This was the beginning stage of my thread themed piece.

This was what I turned in and my teacher thought I should incorporate more color into the other objects to unify the piece.

This was the final where I "unified" the piece by putting color into the other objects. I think I like the original better.

So I work at the Office of Development and they asked me to design an Annual Giving postcard for faculty. My boss Heather sketched out what she wanted, I refined it and finished it up in Illustrator. She wanted something cutesy for spring and I tried my best.

Final postcard design. I had a small taste of freelance? It wasn't that scary...


Monday, April 12, 2010

any way

Double exposure mess up from cvs.

I can't wait for summer so I can do all the things I've been meaning to do but had no time for. I feel weird and it's probably my sleeping schedule that's messing it up. ughh I want to take pictures again.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Here's something to tide you all over.

pen and ink self-portrait shouting


first doodle for character design of "Pretentious Girl".

I hope I update more soon!