Friday, November 23, 2012

. M . O . T . O . R . C . I . T . Y .

From my Tumblr:

"To Chris P, Titmouse, and the whole Motorcity fandom: I love all you guys! Here’s my gift to all of you!

I’ve made so many new friends in this fandom and that is so very precious to me. I feel like I’m a better person from interacting with all of you and I’m a better artist from seeing all the art that gets produced from and because of this show… I’m serious… I’ve become bolder in the things I draw and talk about, subjects I never thought I could. You all have inspired me to be a more awesome human being and that’s something that can never be taken away. Thank you so much!

Here are wallpapers for each Burner, all of them smiling and hopeful…  If you need wallpapers in bigger/smaller sizes or at different dimensions, please let know. I hope all of you enjoy them! And guys:

Live fast, live free. ♥"

I have a strict rule about posting fan artwork up on this blog, but I try to make an exception for art pieces that I feel adequately showcase what I want to display as an artist and creative thinker in general. With the creation of the show Motorcity, marked the first time I have ever been able to actively interact with others who had a major hand in making it. To me, Motorcity was more just an animated show, it was an artistic muse, challenging me to push forward and draw things I never thought I could. It also gave me the idea of the kind of community setting I would love to work in... A fun, vibrant, place, with wonderful people, where I can grow and help others grow as well.

All wallpapers were made in Photoshop CS3, with the pen tool. Each took about 2 hours to complete. To view the full-size version, right click then choose "Open Link in New Tab"

Logo work!

Yay! I can finally put this up! About a year ago, I become the sole Graphic Designer for a company called Community Labor United, they wanted me to design their new logo. I'm not sure if they'll ever use it for anything, but I learned so much working with them, as it was my first professional commission.

I will admit, I had a lot of fun coming up with the design, since I love creating logos. My clients asked for a "sketchy, traditional" feel, which is why this logo was not vectorized, I did every thing by hand. I got to work with ink which is always fun!

They were looking for a "Russian Propaganda Poster" type logo, with determined looking folks, stating next to each other looking up. Eventually, my clients told me to remove the people, and asked that I instead include a strong, "feminine" arm to symbolize labor. The background is suppose to symbolize the connection of the downtown community to the urban community, linked together by The Zakim Bridge.

I was super excited with how the background came out, as don't work on backgrounds often. However, this project helped me learn what I'm capable of and that I shouldn't limit myself.

General Commissions!

I'm not sure anyone views this blog enough for this to be useful for me to put this up here, but I am taking general commissions! Click to enlarge photos.

Commission info in text format is available through -my Tumblr blog-

Have questions? Please send them to my commission email at


This is the new theme for this blog. I’ve been meaning to make one for a while now. It’s partially based off of a dream I’ve had many times. I want to draw more of my dreams… It is also a partial self-portrait.

"Truthfully, I was afraid for to complete this picture for a number of reasons I currently cannot disclose. However, I pressed on for the sheer drive of creativity, while also striving for individuality… I don’t know if I succeeded, but one thing’s for sure: Mistakes and all, I am so damn proud of myself for completing this picture and I have absolutely no shame in that. My passions will always push me forward, assuring that I will never give up… ♥"

My friends helped a lot with the thought process of this piece... Thanks guys!

Created in Photoshop CS3 with the pen tool. Took about a week to complete.