Thursday, July 31, 2014

His Terribleness invades Print Magazine

Just found out a logo/t-shirt thingy I designed/illustrated will be in Print magazine’s Regional Design Annual! The root beer shall be flowing tonight!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Illustration and design concept for a chess app for iPad

For some reason, I've been really interested in user interface design (probably because I'm a graphic designer and I'm practically inseparable from my iPad). And when I run across an especially bad design in a app, I really get an itch to "fix" it. Problem is, the vast majority of them are poorly designed.

Chess games being no exception. Additionally, though, I thought the subject matter would lend itself to some pretty fun visuals and illustrations.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Joker: A Dark Descent

Another bit o’ Batman fan art. Based, though not entirely, on Heath Ledger’s version of the Joker, which is certainly my favorite. All the others to me are far too cartoony to be taken as a serious threat. But Ledger’s Joker, boy, you KNEW that guy was unhinged and f-ing dangerous.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Batman: A Dark Descent

Just a bit o' fan art (not a real book or anything).

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Collab of Fire and Ice

I recently did a simple piece for the upcoming "A Collab of Fire and Ice" zine, featuring illustrations off all the characters from the books and show by various illustrators.

I was a bit late to the party to snag any of the main characters, but with the lovely Roslin Tully (née Frey), I—much like Lord Edmure—can scarcely complain.

Friday, May 16, 2014

iPad app design and illustration

I love illustration. You may have guessed that already. I also love design. Also, probably somewhat self-evident.

I have discovered over recent years, however, that I also like designing for interactive format, or GUI (Graphical User Interface), such as web sites and apps, etc. 

On top of that, I've also discovered that I like designing and/or illustrating stuff featuring wildlife or any other zoo-ish or safari-esque subject matter. Who knew.

This project, then, was a pleasurable combination of all of the above. It's just a concept, mind you, so don't go looking for it in the App Store just yet.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Longform stories from Storybird

I have loved the idea of Storybird ever since I first heard of it. If you haven't, it's essentially a site where illustrators could contribute a number of images, whatever they liked, and users (mostly kids and students) would get on and write their own stories using those illustrations. That, in and of itself, was a big hit with educators.

Then, Storybird made it possible for you to create printed versions of the stories you made (the illustrators receiving a certain royalty) which was also cool.

Now, the good folk at Storybird are introducing a whole new concept—not just to their site, but to the publishing world in general—longform books.

I happen to be fortunate enough to participate in their initial go of it, and have been working on illustrating a fun YA mystery by Eliza Osborn called "The Mystery of Dogwood Cross."

Four chapters are up now, with more to come!