Friday, September 30, 2011

Frustration Beyond Belief

The internship is really stressing me out. I'm so aggravated/hurt/AGGH!!
But aside from that, the freelance work may be picking up. I'm working on the cover for Barbara Meyer's first book of her new series. I also am doing promotional things for her; I just finished making some pretty bookmarks :) And I should be hearing soon from a girl that I'm painting custom shoes for within the next week. And my Morpheus Tales illustration is done and has been sent in. Here's the finish:

Thursday, September 29, 2011


On November 11, I will be participating in a show at Black Vulture Gallery in Philadelphia, which will feature only black light paintings.....awesome right! So here's my in progress black light painting. I need to get a picture of it up here soon under the black light, it glows so bright!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reflections Art Show

Come out and see some new work!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I am now the intern for Girl Approved. I went on an interview with the lady behind the company, Heidi, and she really liked my work. I will be interning with her for two months. I'm pretty excited :)

Also on the topic of news, here's what I've been working on lately:

-The illustration for Morpheus Tales. Almost done, just have to do more tedious detail work.

-Designs on shoes for a girl starting her own shoe company. All the shoes she gets made will be custom painted, and hopefully if she likes the job I do on these trial pairs, she will come back to me for the real deal.
-And, just started tonight, a painting of Claudia from Interview With A Vampire. I love that book (and movie), and I love the concept of her being young forever, like the porcelain dolls Louise gives her. I just did a quick under-painting, which I never do, and hoping to get more into it tomorrow. Here's a picture of the under-painting, done in oil paint thinned out with liquin.

And yes, she is done on the back of an illustration board. I'm recycling :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Morpheus Tales

So here's the progress on my illustration for Morpheus Tales Magazine. The story it is going with it called The Brother of Death, and it is a pretty badass story if I do say so myself. I won't get too much into the detail of the story, but the moral of the story ids basically the age old saying "curiosity killed the cat", or in this case, the boy. Another moral could be "Don't talk to strangers"...especially creepy old women.

She is done in oil paint. This is about an hour into the painting.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Plant Healer

So the issue of Plant Healer featuring my work is out! You can download it at

Here's the pages with my work.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Trying to Dig

Well, after work today was spent doing more research, applying to more things, trying to contact more galleries etc. An illustration of mine is going to be used as a book cover for Bizarre Books, so there's good news. Unfortunately two shows of mine got pushed back. The Reflections Show is now October 22nd, which I will write up more on that, and I'm not sure when exactly I will know about the Lucifer Philly solo show, hopefully within the next two weeks, so I will post about that when I find out. Also have two more weeks until I find out if I got the internship at Penguin Books....fingers crossed. Agh, and my book cover job from NY got pushed back until November...hopefully I'm still getting it. So it's really a lot of waiting. My plan is on Saturday to go around to some Philly galleries I looked up and hand out my promos like crazy. I just a getting so tired of waiting around in Limbo.