Bottoms Up!

Espresso shots are more of my poison than whiskey, but I'd still rather sip on a latte than throw them back.  This one is inspired by those with braver taste buds than my own!

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The Year of the Dog

The bulk of 2018 falls in the Chinese Zodiac calendar's Year of the Dog.  As a dog lover, I modeled this image after my dear puppy.  He's an old man dog, but he's always and forever my best boy!

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Sticker Design

Started out with a drawing of a scissortail coming out of screen printed ink for this sticker design.  Updated the drawing slightly, added some text and re-imagined the company's logo into some groovy shape language to pull this FLY sticker together.

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Scissortail

Inspired by a mixture of blue and white porcelain and folk art I created this little scissortail.  Then I flipped the script to make it more summery and chose some playful, painted sunset colors.

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Alphabet Soup

Challenged myself to come up with some trippy type and then applied it into a design for a tank.  

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Artist Collabs

Had the opportunity to collaborate with the lovely and talented Sarah Gilstad on a shirt design for Oklahoma Shirt Company's Shirt of the Month subscription.  I started out drawing this yellow, orange and brown number, pictured below.  Then Sarah did her magic to switch up the design colors and typography.  Fun times!

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Learning to Animate

I've been teaching myself how to animate some micro-animations (emphasis on the MICRO).  I'm fascinated with how fleeting memories and thoughts can be and wanted to translate this idea into some new experimental pieces.  A gif seemed the perfect medium and so here we are:

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Take me out to the ball game!

My pops is a huge, hugE, huGE, hUGE, HUGE baseball fan!  Like the biggest.  He's working on hitting (pun intended) all of the MLB baseball stadiums and as a result we've seen quite a few games over the year.  He's also a big ol' Giants fan.  From an early age he ingrained the values of rooting for SF deep into our impressionable kid brains.  Go giants!  (It worked.)  On top of that, Willie Mays is his all-time hero, man crush and favorite player, so I decided I would put together a baseball/Willie Mays flavored Christmas gift for the old man.  I'm pleased to report that he was happy with it.  Happy Holidays!

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Patterns Galore

I love patterns.  I've used found fabric patterning in the backgrounds of many of my mixed media paintings, but I wanted to try my hand at designing my own.  These are a handful of the designs I generated in 2017.

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