15 9 / 2014

I drew a cat

I drew a cat

12 9 / 2014

Starting to add color to my portrait of Jo!

Starting to add color to my portrait of Jo!

08 9 / 2014

Drawing of my D&D character - Raiann Kimbatuul. She’s a Dragonborn Rogue, ex soldier (scout). AND I didn’t die my first time playing so yeah.

Drawing of my D&D character - Raiann Kimbatuul. She’s a Dragonborn Rogue, ex soldier (scout). AND I didn’t die my first time playing so yeah.

08 9 / 2014

So I’m doing a project with the new Baltimore LED board (the one that replaced Mr. Boh proposing to the Utz Girl for Smythe jewlers, you know the one!). It’s a huge collaborative project featuring Baltimore artists, and paired artists create original portraits of one another.

I am thrilled to be one of the artists participating in the project. I also could not be happier with my partner, Jo. She is so talented and a really cool person. Here are a few preliminary sketches I did of her and the skeleton of my final piece!

Learn more about the board here: http://ledbaltimore.com/

30 8 / 2014

Some great advice for all you creatives out there!

30 8 / 2014

28 8 / 2014

So I designed a logo for my brother’s band - not the album cover (that was done by band member, Jason Valis) but the image on the CD!

If you like death metal, i highly recommend checking them out! Like their new facebook page to get updates when they share music!

26 8 / 2014

My friend nominated me for the A.L.S. Ice Bucket 2014 Challenge. I weighed my options carefully - donate $100.00 or donate a smaller sum and record myself telling my viewers to go to alsa.org … while dumping a bucket of ice water over my head.

I appreciate that the stunt’s viral nature is meant to encourage spreading the cause, but truthfully I’ve felt conflicted as to whether or not the message is getting lost in the icy shenanigans. Honestly, I didn’t know what A.L.S. was and the videos didn’t teach me a thing about it.

As a recent grad working part time and struggling to get my career off the ground, $100 is my entire month’s paycheck once my bills are paid — I’m 23 and still live with my parents and don’t have a car. I am more than happy to donate money, and I will be giving what I can, but $100.00 is more than I can afford.

So, rather than play by the rules I made my own. I invested my time and skills into researching A.L.S. and taught myself about the condition. This is my solution. This page is 11x 8.5 ” and can be printed and folded into a booklet. Assemble and pass around. Share knowledge, encourage empathy, understand that people affected deserve a cure. And if you can, donate! Create your own solution to generate interest and understanding!

And if you partake in the Ice Bucket Challenge, be sure to include information and stress what this trend is really all about!!

Peep these links:

Donate Here!

ALS Association!

Mick Ebeling’s TED Talk, Not Impossible Foundation, & The Ebeling Group

24 8 / 2014

Little doodle of Lisa Simpson.

Little doodle of Lisa Simpson.

23 8 / 2014

MORE comic WIP!!! having fun teaching myself to color and play with PS techniques

MORE comic WIP!!! having fun teaching myself to color and play with PS techniques