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03
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30 Day Challenge // Day 25 // Something From Mythology

Though I’m not really a fan of where the story has gone, I’ve always loved the mythology of Doctor Who. Recently the 50th Anniversary depicted a Gallifreyan painting which was a moment in time captured in a picture, literally. So, I was curious about what a Gallifreyan sculpture might look like. I imagined it as a TARDIS in a time where everything is gone and all that’s left of these relics is the box of time they contained and the shell has withered leaving only scrambled, fluctuating moments in time from when it was alive. Almost like it’s dreaming.

03
24

30 Day Challenge // Day 24 // Something That Represents Your Favorite Culture

I’m Buddhist and I’ve always loved the imagery even before I was. The wrathful deities from Tibetan and Mahayana art always fascinated me as a kid. They were like transformations the gods took on in battle. Like a monster magical girl I guess. His is name is Mahakala. Power Prism Make Up.

03
22

These were sketches for the cover of Time Out NY. Unfortunately it got killed. It would’ve been cool though.

03
22

'Addicted to Apps' sketches

I thought I’d show you guys the sketches for some pieces you’ve seen too! So this is the NY Times job with the girl scout and the pixel fire. This was a really interesting job because didn’t know the size or dimensions of the piece before I started so I had to think of all the situations. And there were so many themes of the article it was hard to zone in on one.

My first idea was showing a message in a bottle, a very archaic means of communication, juxtaposed next  to a very modern means of communication, the email. I wanted to show how things have changed

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Next was about the omnipotence of technology, and it hit me that the google pinpoint marker looks like an eye in the center, and I decided to make into the all seeing eye. Still one of my favorite ideas.

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For this one I decided I wanted to show the intrusion of privacy so there’s and IPad with a peep hole in it and a guys is spying through it.

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Lastly, of course the scout with a pixel fire. This last idea was about nature being shown digitally to show that technology has taken over, even in ridiculous places.

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And this is the final piece. I had a little less than a day to hand in all the sketches and the final was going to be a day turnaround, but the article got pushed back so I got a few extra days. I dig it. It was eventually what showed the focus of the article the best.

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03
22

supersheepskin asked you:

Can you please share some process work or incomplete works? I’m fascinated by your work, it’s very impressive!

Of course! Thanks, I’m flattered. I think I’ll make a few of these posts.

These sketches were for an article that got axed in Fortune magazine, about technology in the fashion industry. I did one of a girl with pixelated clothing, and one of a high heel wedge as a QR code. The story got killed so I don’t know which one they would’ve used but I think it was leaning toward the QR code.

Real talk though, someone should make that 8-bit clutch with the new notification pop up. I’d get a laugh out of it.

03
10

30 Day Challenge // Day 23 // Something That Makes You Happy

I’ve learned how to cook since I moved out to California. It’s therapeutic. And delicious~ I garnish everything with a fried egg, and I never regret it.

03
10

A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!

UPDATE: Sorry I fixed the list. There was bunch of dummy text in there. It’s all good now

01
01

'Dysphoria' for 3rd Annual SUPERSONIC ELECTRONIC INVITATIONAL

My piece for the Supersonic Electronic Invitational!

It’ll be at Spoke Art, you can chech them out here

And you can check out the website for the show here

As well as the facebook here

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01

Oh 2013 You Raggedy Bastard

It’s been a long year. The busiest of my career so far. It’s been my first full year out in Cali. And I converted to Beyonce. I don’t know if they’ll let me put that on my tax returns. Hope you all have a great New Years, and enjoy the list of things you pretend you’re going to turn around this year!

Speaking of which. Sorry to all the people that have sent me interviews and questions over the year. I used to answer them all, but it’s gotten to the point where I really can’t. So I’m going to start answering questions publicly this year since a lot of people ask the same questions, and hopefully word will get out to people I can’t always reply to.

In the meantime though, I did an INTERVIEW with Supersonic Electronic a while back but never posted it here. It was fun, I liked answering some questions that aren’t so dry. By all means ask me stupid questions I will try to answer them!

Happy New Years!

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'Soapy Water And A Couple Of Sponges' For Gallery Nucleus

Gallery Nucleus is having a Big Bang Theory Tribute called, ‘The Physics of Friendship.’ It opens tonight at their gallery in Alhambra. So if you’re a fan check it out! More info here

In the ‘Rothman Disintegration’ Amy has a massive painting of herself and Penny made which is supposed to be awful. And right at the end of the episode she tells her ‘we were originally painted nude’ and that if she was interested all it would take is ‘soapy water and a couple of sponges.’

I thought it’d be funny to show the ‘original’ but give it censor pixels. The Pixels that bleed onto the frame were actually sculpted. Hope you like it!