Washington Post: Exit Strategy
A new illustration for the Washington Post. Thanks to Christian Font for the assignment!

Washington Post: Exit Strategy

A new illustration for the Washington Post. Thanks to Christian Font for the assignment!


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Oct 5
12:05 pm
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Sketchbook Roundup: Summer 2014 pt. 2

Some more materials research. These guys are all done with india ink on bristol board, colored with watercolor wash. I’ve been trying different nibs, but the best for the sort of lines I like to make so far is the Tachikawa G Model. The bristol board is great for the ink, and OK for watercolor, but you can’t really put down more than 2 layers before it starts to get super grainy (which is actually kind of nice in some parts.)


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Aug 30
1:17 pm
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Sketchbook Roundup: Summer 2014

I’ve been experimenting with different materials for the last month or two in my sketchbook, looking for a good material for replicating the kind of line based stuff I would usually color digitally. These are all done with Noodler “Bullet Proof” ink in a LAMY Safari fountain pen and watercolor wash.  


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Aug 29
6:02 pm
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UT Arlington: Bio Engineering

This was a fun one for a story in “University of Technology Arlington” magazine about their Bio Engineering program. I’ll be on the lookout for more excuses to draw pipes and control room displays. Thanks to Brody Price for the assignment!


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Aug 5
12:18 pm
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NY Times: Film Industry Gossip

I got the chance to do this little illustration for the Sunday Styles section of the NY Times this week. This was for a story on a few websites that are trying to capitalize on the hollywood rumor mill.  A big thanks to Barbara Richer for the great assignment!


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Aug 4
5:31 pm
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Tufts Magazine: Tufts Goes Hollywood

I always forget how much I like drawing landscapes until I get an assignment that calls for one. This time the opportunity came via Tufts University’s alumni magazine “Tufts.” Thanks to David Horton for the assignment!


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Aug 4
5:29 pm
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NY Times: On The Road

This week marked the end of my year long run as weekly contributor for Joe Sharkey’s “On The Road.” These last two spots were for stories on the TSA’s response to potential “phone bombers,” and the liability issues for companies whose employees are killed during business travel. A huge thanks to Bob Goetz and Joe Sharkey for the great opportunity! 


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Jul 21
4:17 pm
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NY Times: Drinking on Planes

A new illustration for a NY Times editorial suggesting tighter restrictions on drunken airline passengers. Thanks to Bob Goetz for the assignment! 


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Jun 30
5:39 pm
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Experience Life: Happy Walker

Two versions of an illustration for “Experience Life” Magazine. This was for a story on the mood benefits of exercise. Thanks to Stephanie Glaros for the assignment!


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Jun 27
3:52 pm
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NY Times: Crowded Flight + Bad Hotel 

Two recent illustrations for the NY Times Travel column “On The Road.” Thanks to Bob Goetz for the assignments! 


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Jun 27
3:51 pm
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NY Times: World Cup Promos
Topical for at least a few more seconds. This was an illustration I did for the NY Times blog, The Upshot to promote their coverage of the USA v. Germany game. Thanks to Luke Shuman for the assignment!

NY Times: World Cup Promos

Topical for at least a few more seconds. This was an illustration I did for the NY Times blog, The Upshot to promote their coverage of the USA v. Germany game. Thanks to Luke Shuman for the assignment!


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Jun 26
2:06 pm
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NY Times: World Cup Promos

I got the chance to sneak a portrait of my friend Juan into this series of illustrations promoting the NY Times coverage of the 2014 World Cup. These are based on poll responses to the questions “which country has the most devoted fan base” (Colombia) “who plays the most beautiful game of football?” (Brazil) “which team are you routing against?” (Iran, USA, Argentina.) Thanks to Luke Shuman for the assignment!


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Jun 16
4:46 pm
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