Rose Colored Glasses

This is actually an earlier sketch, with a bit of photoshop added. I decided to revisit it because it has more significance in relation to the rest of my illustration, as its main purpose is to convey emotion, rather than just to say “Hey, here’s a face I drew.” A wonderful piece to look at. I’d love to trace it and turn it into something more complete, but it would lose the sublime, spontaneous style that can only really happen in the moment.

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The Fairer Sex

A girl in a hijab I saw texting at a coffee shop. She was so pretty and had such elegant lines that I found myself in a good mood for the rest of the evening. Despite what looks like an annoyed expression, I don’t think she noticed me drawing her. . . .
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A little smudgy. but I’m happy with how this one turned out, despite the fact that she looks way younger than I intended.



More dip pen goodness. . . . she wasn’t originally intended to look frazzled, but her hair came out messy and then everything else naturally had to match.

Snow Garden

Snow Garden

Another portfolio-related piece. This was to be the poster for a vinyl record set I designed for a fictitious music group called Snow Garden. The girl is loosely based on Snegurochka, the snow maiden of Russian folklore. I’m not sure if she normally dumps wintery wind out of a cup, but it works quite nicely for the ambience.

Formosa Girl




One of my favorite projects. I did the original one over a weekend, after learning I was way behind on one of my class projects. For my portfolio class I added two more to make a set, with color and pattern variations.

Formosa was a vintage fashion line for the sake of the project, but for me its a reference to an aesthetic paradise where everyone dresses well. ( see the link on my homepage. )