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Illustration

There are three categories in this section of my portfolio:

Digital Art  ||  Video Work  ||  Pen & Ink

Naturally I spend most of my art time drawing: drawing comics, designing worlds and characters, and just drawing to practice. Here I have collected some of my best drawings in digital art, videos and animation, and pen & ink.

Digital Art

Given that almost all my comics are digital media, I have the most experience with digital art. Most of it, however, is for the purpose of comics. Some pieces below showcase what I draw when I find a bit of free time.

a digital illustration of Picardie sitting on a tree branch, overlooking a forest and tall blue mountains capped with snow

Desperation in the Shadow of the Mountains. 2019. Picardie, on her way home- or maybe on the way back.

a digital illustration of Calais, worried and in their first outfit from Cocoon, standing in front of their current life, including a dark night among trees, blue lilies, and the cocoon

Calais panel introduction: their present and future. 2018.

a digital illustration of Occitanie, a main character from Cocoon, in front of panels showing her present life in Valley Forest in all seasons

Occitanie panel introduction: her present and past. 2018. You can figure out these scenes by reading Cocoon.

a digital illustration of two kids playing on the banks of a river with a waterfall, in autumn

Waterfall Days. 2019.

a digital illustration of a young Calais, a main character from Cocoon, sitting among fallen leaves and thin, tall tree roots. Everything is purple-blue under a small moon.

Calais and the roots. 2018. This is a younger Calais, who has just moved to Valley Forest from their home.

a digital illustration of many hands lit with bright yellow light on a red background

Hands. 2019. I like drawing hands.

a digital illustration of a black woman sitting on the edge of a cliff, overlooking rocky mountains and a dark blue sky

The Letter You Sent at the Dawn of Winter. 2019.

the character Hashbrown standing at the entrance to a library full of books, the image is mostly orange and blue

Hashbrown's Library. 2018. Tied to the comic To Become a Witch, although Hashbrown's library was never fully explored.

a digital illustration of Occitanie from Cocoon on top of a pink lily, floating down a river full of green and pink fish.

Occitanie and the moon lilies. 2018. This is more of a symoblic representation of Occitanie's feelings than a realistic one.

a digital illustration of two characters standing in a wintery forest, where the snow is purple

Looking Between the Trees in a Frozen Forest. 2019. Another Cocoon illustration, focusing on the feelings during winter of part 1.

a digital illustration of two hands holding wisteria, but one has unbloomed flower buds

My Love Has Not Bloomed Yet. 2019. Just some more hands.

A young Occitanie stands in a field of golden wheat amind a dark storm in a digital illustration. The whole image is in shades of yellow.

Occitanie prepares to leave. 2018. Readers of Cocoon will have to wait a bit to find out the significance of this illustration.

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Video Work

The Master of Arts in Social Innovation Program

A video showcasing my Master's program at USD. I helped brainstorm the images and then drew it for the video. A fellow student, Emily Pasnak-Lapchick, voiced a narration about her path to the program.

Pen and ink, 2017.

Animated GIFs

After learning to use Adobe After Effects, I made a few animations. They take a bit too much time away from comics, but they were fun to make. Please click the link below image to view the animation.

Pancake and the Robot

a GIF of the character Pancake commanding a small robot to fly

Watch the animation

Dancing Flame

a friendly fire burns above clasped hands wearing plenty of jewelry

Watch the animation

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Pen and Ink

After learning how to use my first brush pen- the refillable Pentel- I got very interested in portraying everything in black and white, with just a pen or two. That doesn't mean I refuse to add color- one of these works has some color- but there is a major interest in creating pattern and texture with only a pen. No whiteout, no "undo" button! As Bob Ross would say, some of the marks are "happy little mistakes."

a pen and ink drawing of a red panda

Red Panda. Drawn at the San Diego Zoo. I got very lucky that morning! 2018.

a pen and ink drawing of a hippo underwater

Otis the Hippo- forty years old and a relaxed guy. Drawn at the San Diego Zoo. 2018.

a pen drawing of a guanaco smiling

Guanaco, not llama! Drawn at the San Diego Zoo. 2017.

a waterfall amongst many tropical plants, drawn in pen and ink

Waterfall. Drawn at the San Diego Zoo in one of the aviaries. 2017.

a girl recoils from a large dragon in a cave

"Chicken"- an Inktober prompt. So much for exploring caves! 2018.

a small girl wearing a floppy hat looks out over the roofs of stone buildings

St Emilion and Hat Girl. Do not ask how she got there. 2016.

you look through a glass door at a small girl wearing a floppy hat looks out over a balcony

Out the Window. The place is the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris. 2016.

a girl with messy curly hair looks very tired, wearing a baggy sweater with a complicated pattern

"Exhausted"- an Inktober prompt. Not only an exhausted person, but an exhausting pattern to draw. 2018.

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