I submitted this poster for my program's senior show, the 2014 Ely Competition. I didn't exactly win, but I made it to the final five and into the 2014 Society of Illustrators Student Competition. I can't wait to see this hanging in the show at the Society of Illustrators this summer!
Take a look at this and the UArts works chosen for the Society of Illustrator's Student Competition here.
2014 Ely Competition Poster (front)
Since this thesis competition represents the completion of a pretty big challenge for most of us, I decided to use an image of a mountain climber about to reach the summit. However, graduating puts you on the top of one heap and the bottom of actual life, represented by the reversed figure on the bottom. Or something. Mostly, getting to do whatever I wanted, I chose to go pretty crazy for this poster, so my vision for it includes die-cut edges and a fictional star map on the reverse side.
2014 Ely Competition Poster (reverse)
Fold it up four ways and stick it in your pocket. This is an imaginary star map that showcases both the worst names for constellations I could come up with (e.g. Krebulon) and pretty specific instructions for when and where to see our thesis exhibit.
These are all illustrations I made in a Children's Book Illustration course I took with the wonderful artist Bob Byrd.
This is an image for a Chinese creation story. In this illustration, Pan Gu ( 盘古) a giant, has broken out of a giant, cosmic egg after 18,000 years of sleep. Chaos rushes out. The heavens rise up and the earth pools down below, and Pan Gu stands between them, pushing them apart. Every day, he grows ten feet taller, the earth ten feet thicker, and the sky ten feet broader. After another 18,000 years, the earth as we know it has been made.
Aesop's Dancing Camel
From Fable 40:
"The beasts of the forest gave a splendid entertainment at which the Monkey stood up and danced. Having vastly delighted the assembly, he sat down amidst universal applause. The Camel, envious of the praises bestowed on the Monkey and desiring to divert to himself the favor of the guests, proposed to stand up in his turn and dance for their amusement. He moved about in so utterly ridiculous a manner that the Beasts, in a fit of indignation, set upon him with clubs and drove him out of the assembly.
It is absurd to ape our betters."
(For the record, I admire the camel in this story. The beasts of the forest are total haters.)
A little alliterative alphabetical illustration:
"Antsy armadillos accost arrogant, affluent anteaters after acting at an amphitheater."
Halloween Cat Card
A seven-panel folding card celebrating the holiday of Halloween and the art of dressing cats up.
Old King Cole
My Old King Cole is a jovial man who loves ermine, good times, and symmetry.
Old King Cole
I recently got to take a seminar with Charles Santore. Can you even. It was awesome, and this Old poster was the result of it.
I made this puzzle out of laser-cut masonite, paper, and a whole jar of shellac. It's an alphabet memory game, where the back of each sheep is printed with an individual letter, upper or lower case. It can be played as a flip-over game to match the letters, or as a fun puzzle. The sheep-shaped pieces are interlocking tessellations.
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
This is is a scarf design I made for my mom that tells the story of three unusual men in a tub. I printed it on silk and gave it to her for Christmas.