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.