Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New sketchbook

I finally got time to take another bookbinding class this past semester. It's very relaxing once you have all your pages and boards cut, and holes punched. Here's a Coptic bound sketchbook I made in the class.It's one of my favorite structures. I'm going to be making one for my roommate/friend/classmate Traci. It's gonna be similar to this one, unless I find different paper for the cover that I think she'll like more...dark colors of course :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Edge of Winter book cover

Here's a bookcover i designed for my portfolio class.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Here's an editorial piece I did bout 2 weeks ago in my senior portfolio class. It was for an article called "Terrified to Testify" which is about how witnesses are scared to testify because their lives are being threatened.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Here is a poster I created about two weeks ago based on the Butterflies exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences. I included some shots of the painting while it was in-progress.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Book Cover

Senior year is in full flux and we just started the Ely (illustration senior thesis) which is very exciting.

Here is a book cover I did earlier in the semester. I'll post others as the week goes on.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Play time

Here is a little bit of randomness for your viewing pleasure...

I started this piece last week before I went on a very short (and very fun) vacation. I sat down ready to do a self-portrait, but ended up drawing an ostrich instead...ha ha ha talk about weird huh? (The first picture is kind of dark...but the second came out a lot better)

It's coming along. Just having fun with it. Can't wait to see where it ends up!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Here is a random sketch I did while waiting in Penn station. I never really liked drawing in ball point pen until now. I started because I forgot my pencils at home once and it was the only thing to draw with.
As i mentioned before, this summer I had an internship (a very cool one at that). I interned in the media division at Scholastic. It was the the best experience ever. I was able to work on actual projects the entire time, such as packaging for audio cds. I will also be getting samples of the projects I worked on...YAY!!! I love samples. The team I worked with was so wonderful. They were very helpful and everyone I encountered was extremely nice (we also had cupcakes on a few occasions..and if there's anything i love more than blueberry muffins it's cupcakes).

If you ever have a chance to do an internship go for it....there is no such thing as a bad internship.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


WOOHOOO! I just figured out how to change my header...i created it in photoshop first, saved for web, then uploaded it. Now that I did it it wasn't that hard but technology doesn't really like me.

I love watercolor

Here are some more sketches.. the first one is the little guy i posted previously. Finished him off with some more watercolor and a snippet of collage. I named him Bryce.

This second sketch (the page on the right) is also watercolor and collage. It was raining that day and my shoes were soaked (they had holes in the heels. i really liked them still, but had to admit that they needed to be put to rest. ha ha)...maybe that's why she looks sad. The page on the left is a host of amusing faces. they make me laugh.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's the small things...

The small things in life tend to make me extremely happy. For example... Sunday night I was on the bus on my way back to Brooklyn to get ready for another week of my internship (i'll explain later). Across from me sat a girl around the age of 6 and her mom. When the bus got closer to the station I took off my headphones annoyed and tired from sitting in traffic for an hour. Just then, the girl turns to her mom and says: "You know what?... when I grow up i'm gonna make art! and I'm gonna write books too! I can write and color....and you know what else? I'm gonna open an art museum!" 

That made my day. Little kids can be so fearless. It's wonderful.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I won't have time to post much today, but here's a few sketches that i've done in my new green sketchbook (which i absolutely love). It's square...didn't think I would like the square format, but i adore it.

The first two were done in ball point pen and the bottom sketch is red pencil and watercolor.

This little guy isn't completely painted in yet, so i'll post him again when he's finished.


So I finally started a blog. Long over due I would say. I will be using this blog as a way to share my process, random sketches, and creative adventures with the public. Hopefully I can get some pictures up today or later this week.