Thursday, September 12, 2013

On Fire Print

Let the rooftop be our mantel because we are on fire--The verse is something I wrote. Available at my Society 6 shop

Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Wedding Serge and Sarah!

I made this little invite for the wedding of two close friends, Serge Berg and Sarah Relander that is set to happen this weekend. Their identity involved two bear heads and surrounding fun.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Series: Sloth-Buddy

This Sloth-Buddy apron is available as part of my Summer Series of limited edition kitchen goods at Envelop. Clouds of  strawberries, kiwis, and oranges adorn this happy and delightful sloth.

This delicious sloth would be happy to be your friend. Surrounded by summer fruits sloth-buddy likes to rest in your kitchen.

You can purchase your buddy here.

There is much more cuteness to come on the horizon, check back often. I am working on launching my own brand of things as well as a new mural/print.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cherry Flamingo Sunrise

This delicious Cherry Flamingo Sunrise is available on a handy Oven Glove for the summer over at my shop on Envelop. He is part of a limited edition of illustrated products I'm making.

I had the pleasure of bringing the little guy to life from a picture I took of a flamingo at the MN Zoo and I proceeded in surrounding him with cherries and lemons--the result is like bright pink-lemonade.

A few more summer-themed kitchen materials are coming from my studio soon for I am sure that you, like me, are in the mood for the sun.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Noble Heart

A golden heart as a shirt design for Noble Collab. This is a quick update as I work on a larger project involving shaped divs that I've called DivDiv.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bravery--Ten Paces and Draw

This is a quick piece for Ten Paces and Draw, a collaboration in which illustrators swap sketches and make finals from someone else's sketch. The new pieces were posted last Monday and my partner John Lee unfortunately didn't complete a final for my sketch of a lion and bird, but here is my final for his sketch of an EMS.

Elsewhere, I am developing my own project involving shaped div art right now that I will be excited to report on soon. Also, I am creating new designs for Noble Collab, an awesome growing environmentally-conscious clothing company.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Four Scenarios From the Union of Mrs. Lemody and Mr. Alfred Mooshka

This piece, elaborately titled, is a part of the Macro and Micro show at the Light Grey Art Lab going on through May 10th. If you are in Minneapolis, please stop by to see all of the amazing naturalistic work exhibited.

I spent the better part of a week huddled in to the books at the University of Minnesota Biomedical library, studying DNA and transcription. I have always had an interest in genetics (Gattaca was my favorite movie for a long time) but just recently I've started to comb over the specifics. It has been incredibly enlightening as I had always thought the topic to be too heavy duty.

What I find interesting about Mendelian (and even cross) inheritance is the regularity with which particular traits can be predicted in offspring. With these mice I wanted to take two coat patterns not found in typically found in nature and recombine them in to a study with a mouse family, exhibiting four possible outcomes of the birth of Mrs. Mooshka.

Here is the result when stars are dominant, spots are recessive. I plan to create more work in this vein in the future because I believe that this fascinatingly complex topic can be made accessible to everyone. If you would like to check out the other pieces in the show or buy a print you can purchase one here

CatCat Shortcake

Here is an update from the world of CatCat: sugar, rainbows, sparkles, and sugar. All of these things are part of the CatCat's natural habitat. I want to add more soon, but this will do for now.

Good things will soon be available at an online store. Check back often.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Prism Explosion Mural for Very Inc.

Last summer I had the pleasure of working with everyone down at Very in MPLS. I created a mural for the studio using clovers, eagle and bunny cyborgs, and a massive color explosion. It was a dream project and I can't wait to see it produced, this is a quick mockup I made of the final result.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Married to the Sea

  With this piece I started three weeks back, I wanted to make a commentary on a statement that had often crossed my mind, Married to the Sea. What attached me to the idea of being married to the sea was its classical and romantic overtones as well as its application as a method of existence in a variety of contexts. I wanted the sense of adventure and tenacity of a voyage in a ship. I also wanted to create the sea's poor wife in layers of lace and water.

I feel like I succeeded in making a vector painting. Below is a gif with the full process from image, something that I haven't recorded before now--from reference to capture the basic outlines of the face and ship to the creation of my own lines and layered pattern and color.

I am hoping to show this piece some time within the next year. It was designed at 3 1/2 ft but the unique benefit to using vector is that this painting can be printed at 40 ft. I am pretty happy to see this finished so I can share some of my process with you as well.