Saturday, February 28, 2009

Children's book illustrations --- in progress

spot illustration in progess. I'm still trying to figure out the color palette for this one

Shoboshobo for H&M

Alright, I feel a little ridiculous blogging about the company I work for, so I'm going to start off by saying that I am not using this post as a means to promote H&M (even though they are a pretty great company) I merely would like to share with you some new, TOTALLY BOSS, "Art By" garments, which just so happen to come from H&M, one of the companies I work for.

H&M's latest Art By (a collaboration between H&M and up-and-coming creative talent) is from Shoboshobo - a French fine artist (Mehdi Hercberg) whose work teeters between cute and disturbing (a fine combination)

We got our shipment of Shoboshobo's H&M line earlier this week, but today was the first time I had seen it, (although apparently it was released in Europe and larger U.S cities on Feb. 12th) and was totally amazed. Pretty much everyone I work with thinks the line is a little "too weird" or "gross", which is funny because that's exactly what I think is so great about it. Thus, I am now the proud owner of 2 Shoboshobo garments.

Each shirt comes with a different button, on a tag with the artist's name and website.
Here is the full line (image taken from

Designs are for both Men and Women, in H&M's Divided line. Women's sizes 2-12, Men's sizes S-XL

Check out some other work by Shoboshobo



Monday, February 23, 2009

Greg Kadel video film

We all know that I am a huge fan of Mel Kadel and her lovely drawings but perhaps I am a little behind, having just discovered she also has a very talented brother, Greg who is a famous fashion photographer.

I wanted to share with you a video from Greg's site, titled "Catherine"
So beautiful. So Amazing.
Also reminds me of Sean

Anyway, enjoy!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

T-Shirt now on

So just a quick note.

Awhile back I was contacted by Palmercash about designing some t-shirts for them. Out of curiosity I looked on the website tonight to discover that one of my shirts is now up for sale
Personally, I'm not so sure about the mustard yellow t-shirt it's being printed on, but perhaps there is an option to change that (I must do more digging to find out, but I don't have the time at the moment)

I'm not sure when the other shirts will be up for grabs, but I'll certainly make a note of it when they are.



Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Work in Progress


Sorry for my lack of blogging these past couple of days. I have been a bit pre-occupied with life. For starters, my dear friends Lil Ric and
Nate came for a visit. We mostly did a lot of wandering around, and I even got to see some parts of the city I hadn't discovered yet.

The first night that Ric and Nate got here, we all went took the BART to Glen Park to meet up with one of Ryan's co-workers for some delicious Mexican food and Margaretta's. The night ended a little early because we had to catch the BART back home (they stop running around midnight) and none of us wanted to be stranded in Glen Park.

The next day we did a lot of wandering around. It's the most cost effective way to see a new place. The weather was perfect, so first we headed to the Warf for a little sunshine and sea.

followed by an excursion up telegraph hill, then back down again into north beach and Chinatown.

This is for you Joe

a little gem we passed in Chinatown

Their visit ended well. Chinese food, beer, a visit with Ryan's uncle, more beer, a trip to Zeigheist to sit outside and enjoy each other's company and the strongest vodka tonics I've discovered in this city. Followed by more drinks and board games at home till the wee hours of the morning and finally concluding in hitting the alarm after about 2 hours of sleep and heading off to work.

A day later, another of Ryan's Uncle's were in town for a night. This particular uncle really enjoys putting a few back (for lack of a better way to say it) We had a great time eating sushi at our favorite place, and drinking beer and sake. And again we ended up back out or place for more drinks. This time, however I had enough sense to stop after one. Ryan however... well. Let's just say he won't be in the mood for Gin and Tonic for quite some time..

Other than getting blasted with visiting friends and relatives, I have been working hard on illustrating both my dream's and my Mom's story. Also, I put together a portfolio completely last minute and now I am proud to say that I now am referred to as design intern! As of next week I will have no life, as I will be working about 60 - 70 hours a week in order to just barely have enough money left over each month to put something into the savings account. Aaahh, the life of an up and coming artist. Even though I will be working full time for minimum wage, I am excited to have this opportunity and a chance to learn new skills and work with like-minded individuals.

Thus, to make a long story short, I haven't had as much time these past 2 weeks to really work on my illustrations or to post them on this blog. And sadly it seems, that the future holds even less time. So bare with me over the next four months of this internship as it's been awhile since my life at MCAD, and I have gotten a little rusty at working on 20 different projects at once, being active and social/hanging out with friends, eating sporadically, and paying all of the bills on time all on just a few hours of sleep a night. I knew that going through all of that would help me in the long run..


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Miss (princess) Freddie

I was getting a little antsy and decided to do a final illustration for the book I'm working on before I continue with more sketches. I hope you like it, as there will be many more to come. I'm really trying to focus on environments because that's something I always enjoyed looking at when I was a kid, and I have a tendency to avoid them with my personal work.

Anyway, this should give you an idea of what the final book is going to look like.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Children's Book - sketches

Here is a continuation of what I've been posting periodically (it's a children's book that I'm working on with my Mom