Sunday, February 19, 2012

Beatrix in Marchesa

A picture of this dress from the Marchesa Fall 2012 collection showed up on my tumblr feed, and I thought, I must paint that. Because if I were the type to run through fields in a ball gown, this would be the one.

Also inspired by the song Beatrix Runs by Elizaveta, which I happened to be listening to.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Warm-up exercise from work today. We has some really sweet vintage fashion photos as reference. I shall probably need to do some more...

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Hazel and Augustus

In honor of that coming Valentine's holiday... Hazel and Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, which I read this week.

Terribly lovable characters and beautifully written.

(And in case you're concerned... Augustus doesn't actually smoke. He carries the cigarette around for "metaphorical resonance" incidentally... the book is dripping with metaphorical resonance.)

Friday, February 03, 2012


My take on cover art for Chime by Franny Billingsley. It was one of my favorite books I read last year. So I thought I'd take a stab at it.

Without the type treatment:

And a detail:

Started this several months ago after doodling a super rough color study and thinking hey... that might be cool. I've worked on it every once and a while since then. Stretching it out over so much time resulted in lots of repainting and an appreciation of how much my style has shifted in the past few months as a result of my internship. Also of the difficulties of calling something done when there is no deadline...