I’m suddenly feeling very nostalgic…
Just thought that this would be a fun throwback. So much has changed since this piece when I was 17—design-wise, stylistically, aesthetically, life. I can’t imagine sitting down and doing a realistic, straight up self-portrait now. It’s as if I’ve become bored and restless with realism. If you asked me to do a self-portrait right now? It would probably turn out to be one part cubist and two parts crazy.
Self-Portrait at 17 (2009). Graphite on Paper. 18” x 24”.
Taken from the 2nd highest point on a roof of the Citadelle Laferrière, also known as the Citadel, in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti.
I realized I haven’t posted any pictures from my Haiti and Dominican Republic trip over winter break! I guess this is a teaser for the photos to come, then!
Tools: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Color Pencil, 18” x 24”.
I’m obsessed with motion and how we can capture it. This piece captures the motion of an arm shooting a basketball. The ripple in the muscle, frozen for just a moment.
Side note: Traditional work is so fun! Nowadays I mostly do digital/graphic design. I think I forget about it so often, even though these are my roots.
Just a little about my traditional work style/aesthetic/interests? I’m obsessed with lines, motion, perspective, lines, and lines. I am in love with the aesthetic of cubism and futurism. I aim for power, creating something striking—something that catches your eye and immediately commands your attention. Something out of the ordinary—fusing the boundary of the familiar (realistic) versus the abstract. I hope you guys like this kind of stuff—I’ll be uploading more of it!