An illustration I made for the Winter 2016 issue of Colorado Summit Magazine, about how "a serious shortage of worker housing turns apartment hunting into a joke." Check out the article here!
Two versions of an entirely mechanical vending machine; one which rotates the product in front of a hinged opening (above), and another which added a bellows-powered nozzle that could be aimed at a particular bag of chips and blow it down to the drawer below. It was super fun working with Figure Plant on the design, and then illustrating it in this style.
Here’s a photo of the final piece before the glass and frame went on. I’ll show you some of the steps along the way.
After adding color to the characters, cutting them out, and inking all of their edges, I added some paper armature to the backs to keep them rigid. This also gave me more material to tie into for the paper ‘posts’ attaching them to the background.
I pulled out an old trick for the numbers. I wanted them clean and well spaced, and done by hand. The matte board was too thick for a light box, so I printed out the numbers and made a carbon-transfer with pencil; shading in the reverse of the print and drawing the contours on to the board.
I made a digital version (from the hand-drawn characters) and there are prints for sale!
Thanks for checking out my work, and check out what they’re up to at 555!
I’m honored to have illustrated a feature for Portland Monthly’s Fall Arts Review featuring collaborations from a diverse field of local creatives.
Here are some pen and ink illustrations for the Portland Monthly Magazine‘s “Best of the City” issue, included in a guide to Portland’s many vintage shops. One for each decade from the 1920’s to the noughties.
Portland’s creative class has a strong affinity for all things DIY, and zine culture is no exception. For the last 13 years the Independent Publishing Resource Center has been helping artists and writers of all kinds put indie ink to paper in Portland’s SW. This month the IPRC starts a new chapter; crossing the river and growing into its new space in southeast Portland.
To help them celebrate, and for a chance to say goodbye to the old space, folks are gathering at Sizzle Pie (west), March 14th from 7pm – 10pm. The event will also serve as the release party for the appropriately themed Stumptown Underground #21, Memory & the Past.
Spot illustrations for Portland Monthly’s March 2012 issue “Hot Breakfast Spots.”