Initial color palette of claw and figure. I ended up painting them red to complement the green.
Painting the background.
Final scene setup.
Digital painting about marriage in the digital age. December 2015.
Original layout placement.
Experimenting with format and a side character.
Faces from the Road
A graphite drawing series of people I met during my four month backpacking trip through Central America. Fall 2014.
Digital painting exploring the theme of captivity. September 2014.
Sketch thumbnail #1.
Sketch thumbnail #2.
Fruit of the Loo
An illustrated ode to the bathroom. If you would like to order a copy, please go to: http://www.blurb.com/b/4007305-fruit-of-the-loo-softcover. Fall 2012
During college, I became close friends with a student from the Gaza Strip. As a Jew who spent time living in Israel, I had many preconceived notions of Palestinians. After spending a year living together, engaging in many late discussions about each other’s lives, I learned an important lesson about listening to both sides of a narrative. Hearing his remarkable story about growing up within a war zone was a point of view I had never heard before. Subsequently, I felt obligated to share both his experience and my cultural awareness through art. The friendship and dialogue between us eventually developed into my story, The Other. Writing and illustrating this story helped me understand not only my friend’s “otherness” but also the ambiguity and complexity behind the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Although The Other, was based upon events relevant to my life, the human experience of ostracism is not specific to my friend. Creating stories that encourage viewers to think about their own lives is a responsibility I feel as an artist.
All the illustrations are tiny sets that I built and photographed. If you would like to order a copy, please go to: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3835181. Fall 2012.
Illustrated golf tournament ad sponsored by VHB. Spring 2014.
Illustration inspired by trips to the Museum of Fine Art. Summer 2012.