After always using Micron pens, I’ve decided to explore what brush pens can do. Below you can see a glimpse into the hiking adventures my wife and I go on as well as an uncanny portrait of my special little cat dude, Petey Checkers.
I have always admired tattoo artists. The traditional flash style is by far my favorite. It is straightforward and most effective with fewer lines. Each stroke inspires the next, eventually lapping back. It’s especially fascinating to see this developing in real time. I like to take this approach on the page, rarely drawing with pencil beforehand. I prefer to let the drawings create themselves.
My work has been “published” on both friends and family, and I consider it to be the highest honor as an illustrator.
Dumpster Dive was a free outdoor concert in downtown Atlanta organized by WRAS Atlanta. It got its name from its unusual venue — a road beneath Courtland St. (Collins St.) literally in front of some dumpsters. It featured performances by TV Dinner, TWINS, and Blunt Fang.
I illustrated the four Dumpster Dive rats and used them any chance I got, such as these handout and poster designs. We even screen-printed limited edition t-shirts.
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There were only loose brand guidelines, so I referenced existing materials to guide my hand: the logo, team colors, and previous poster designs accessed from the Classic City Rollergirls Archive.
Oddly enough, I had to be careful with the “punk rock” aesthetic that many associate with roller derby, as it is becoming phased out. Since the sport is leaving its adolescence, many teams are opting for a more “pro sports” aesthetic to establish themselves among other professional leagues.