This is my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s show Animystics. Over 100 artists have depicted their familiars, animals that guide or inspire them, and written up their stories. The fabulous people at LGAL will be putting them all together into an interactive quiz you can take to see what your animal is. If you’re in Minneapolis you can check out the show opening on the 25th. You can check out everyone’s incredible work here!

These are the Karkaras, two dogs who can start and control fires. Whenever one of them is killed, they both die; however, they always return to life eventually, springing back up when the grass turns brown. Whoever they acknowledge as their keeper can ignite herself from within.

 

Drawin my family for warmups. Happy Easters guys!!

A little sneak peek at what I’m working on for Light Grey Art Lab’s show Animystics. It opens April 25th in Minneapolis and it’s all about animals. Check out more info here!

Here’s a little piece to accompany an article written for kids called “Who were the first artists?” Prehistory is super cool, and the human impulse to create is crazy interesting to me (for obvious reasons).

Also I feel like I’m starting to hit my digital stride

Here’s two adventurers in a dystopian society on a quest to find guy-on-the-left’s mom, who vanished two years before and who is rumored to be heading the resistance. Formerly-wealthy-guy-on-the-right was saved by his buddy after his whole family was killed in an uprising, so he’s coming along too.

There’s all their stuff.

This piece is in anticipation of World UFO Day. Aliens freaked me out as a child, but UFOs I always found a little less fundamentally terrifying. I like imagining the cute little laser sounds as they destroy our planet.

A little redesign of Mr. Owl from the old Tootsie Pop commercials for Character Design. His tongue is getting perhaps a little too lascivious.

Sketches from the past month. There are also some cameos of my friends during class

My piece that’s just been hung in the show Technotwonic: A Candy-Coated Technicolor Fever Dream. If you can make it to MICA, it’s hanging in the Third Floor Gallery in Fox! 

This piece was loosely inspired by a story I read when a long time ago about two brothers who together form the Dawn. I’m trying to make my digital a little looser, and in many ways this piece is one big sketch, so we’ll see where this takes me. I’m not used to all these bright colors!

So I drew 50 monkeys and made them into a big poster. Technically, they’re primates and all, but there was a hell of a lot of monkey research involved. I used mostly traditional with this in order to speed up the process, and I’m surprised that it actually worked. 

(I’ve gotta say, humans start looking a lot more like monkeys when you look at monkeys all day)