Monday, October 24, 2011

Lil sketch

Meet Julie.
She's about 3 years old.
And adorable.

Monday, October 17, 2011

New artist!

I recently found this guy in a book about graffiti artists.  I immediately admired his work.  The combination of soft portraiture and aggressive marks "had me at hello."  I seem to be seeing him more and more every day (even in Korea!).

Name: Conor Harrington
From: Cork, Ireland
Lives in: London, England

Visit his website here
and be sure to also check out his girlfriend's work (its equally breathtaking)

Monday, October 10, 2011


Yet another finished book!  I've never made a book where the stitches of the spine we so close together.  It was a bit of a challenge, but it worked out.  The outside paper is similar to the skin of a reptile, and the inside paper feels a bit like Africa.  Not that I have been there, but it's just a guess.  Enjoy!

The book is about 8 in by 5 in or so.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gold serpent

I've had some time to work on a number of books.  I've also found a wonderful selection of paper here in Korea for rather cheap too.  However, things usually border on the side of tacky.  Which could work in my favor or well, not.  I'd say this one is debatable.  However!  It has a pocket on the inside covers.  I will have to master my pocket making skill, but this one was fun to start with.  

Its about 20 cm by 16 cm. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Natural Beauty

A while ago i had the idea and feeling that i should to make some art for a band.  A dear friend plays the violin  and sings in this band, they are called The Sassafras Union.  I felt a compulsion to just  create some art for them, not that they have to use it, but its there if they desire to.  So my thought was these could be used for their first album.  The sketches act as frames for portraits of each band member to be in or song lyrics.  They are still very rough and probably in need of many changes, but they are are supposed to be things you can find as you walk through the hills of the valley... and maybe a couple of extra things.   Such as succulents, feathers, horns, skeletons of animals and things you would see wandering the hills of Santa Barbara County, or at least the US.