My illustration for the 2020 Tugeau 2, Inc. artist look book.
gouache, water color, colored pencil, pan pastel, white paint pen on hot press watercolor paper
An illustration for Bravery Magazine’s Bessie Coleman/Amelia Earhart issue.
This full-page illustration teaches kids a few French vocabulary words and shows Bessie in France where she studied to get her pilot’s license!
I illustrated this—kid lit inspired—medieval, sleeping dragon and made it into a repeat pattern for a series of washi tape!
These will be for sale in my shop (coming soon!)
A look at three witch friends out to the pub enjoying the good stuff (candy!)
Personal promotional illustration from October 2018
“Friends at the Fire House” is a novelty lift-the-flap book published by Chronicle.
Written and illustrated by yours truly; this board book is die-cut in the shape of a fire house and is part of the Chronicle “double booked” series. It uses a gate fold to expand the book and let readers explore all the parts of the fire house!
Did you know that Thomas Jefferson loved hosting dinner parties? And that he had a “macaroni machine” (aka pasta machine) shipped to his home in Virginia from France?
personal, self directed piece to explore history through illustration
Promotional illustration for Tugeau 2, Inc. and in anticipation of the Great Backyard Bird Count 2019
A three page illustration for Bravery Magazine’s Mary Anning issue.
This three page spread shows Anning’s Fossil Depot and some of the fossils that Mary would have found and displayed there!
"Trying Again" written and performed by Emily Arrow, (illustrated by me!) published by Cantata Learning, is out now!
Follow along as the main character fails again and again at plant care, but just keeps on trying until she gets it.
"The Fox and the Crow" a retelling of Aesop’s classic tale, (illustrated by me!) published by Cantata Learning, is out now!
Promotional piece for Tugeau 2, Inc. on showing “grief” in kid lit illustration.
This is one piece in a series of reading comprehension companion illustrations for McGraw-Hill Education.
A retelling of “The Little Red Hen” published by Trillium Publishing
This is a taxonomy poster I illustrated for Artists for Education, an organization dedicated to bringing fun, beautiful, educational artwork to classrooms.
18" x 24"
More to come in this set!
personal drawing exploring interaction and expression between animals
gouache and colored pencil
for the Light Grey Art Lab Color Anthology show
I chose the color ochre.
Prehistoric painters used 'earth pigments', such as ochre, that were available in the vicinity. These pigments were very important because they would not fade with the changing environment. Men traveled far and wide to maintain their stock of these earth pigments. In fact, historians believe that the motive for all prehistoric mining was man’s need for ochre.
The prehistoric artists used this ochre pigment to create a variety of figurative and abstract images; they mostly depicted hunting scenes or arrangements of animals. Images of humans were rare and even then they were only human-like.
These are a few selected illustrations from the zine I did for Light Grey Art Lab's Tobeyou exhibition.
2 color risograph, saddle stitched
Signed limited edition of 35
5" x 7" - 12 Pages
Being by a fire is one of my favorite places. This zine is a small, illustrated collection of a few [mostly funny] thoughts, conversations, and memories I have had while sitting fireside.
A drawing I did after watching Return to Oz for the first time.
Bilina is my favorite.
gouache and colored pencil
This "Nashville" chicken is a spot illustration I did for Third Coast Comedy Club's show "Really, Nashville?! A Roast of Music City".
It was used to promote the show in print and on the web.
graphite and digital
A memory captured from early October 2016
This is the first in a three painting series about what it would be like if Squirrels went to college. Take a glimpse into of one their many classes--Nut-trition 101!
gouache and colored pencil
A collection of illustrations for Potter Week leading up to Harry's Birthday
Day 1 - No Post On Sunday
Day 7 - Favorite Character (Hagrid)
The idea for this cool viking musician came while I was at my day job (processing book covers). I had the sketch just sitting unfinished for a long time and finally decided to finish it after watching Lydia Nichols’s Skillshare class.
This was a lot of fun and I’ld like to add more illustrations to have a whole Viking band.
(bottom: circle layout for a sticker version)
Personal work for the Alumni Art Show at The University of Tennessee at Martin
18″x27″, ink and photoshop
This is the first illustration in a series of predator and prey themed illustrations that will be used as the card art for Skull, a fun game I learned to play while in Minneapolis.
This illustration was actually inspired by a snowy day. I was sitting at home thinking "what kind of animal enjoys the snow?" "A mountain goat!" Then I started thinking about what would happen if a young, Russian mountain goat from a small town decided to travel the world.
gouache, colored pencil
This is the product of an unexpected creative burst. There are usually horrible puns involved when I have a creative burst.
ink, photoshop, illustrator
I made this poster at Sawtooth Printshop in East Nashville. I did the design and layout and carved each dinosaur in a linoleum block. This is a 3 color poster using a pressure printing technique.
"The wolf loves the moon so much he had to find a way to it. But, once he got there, he was so tired that he had to take a nap."
I’ve been looking for any excuse to create pieces as gifts for others. This one is for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law; I made it to go in the nursery for their first child.
pencil, ink, photoshop
This is my first real lettering piece. “Come Hell or High Water” is one of my favorite southern sayings. I’m hoping to make this part of a series and letter more southern sayings in the future.
(Bottom: alternate, more vibrant, version for a light background.)