Fanciful Fox

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I used to be really apprehensive about digital drawing, but I learned it has been holding me back, especially with color. I drew this fox in the tablet app Procreate. I think I’m pulling from a few influences here, but this is a start.

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D93BBE35-CAF3-4FD3-9F5E-BF43BA18B684Drawing of an RBMS (Rare Book & Manuscripts) conference reception attendee.

Librarians are a diverse group of people with so many interests and backgrounds. However, there is something about library fashion that screams, “Hi! I’m super cool and I really love books.” It might be the vintage vibes, but a cardigan is also a giveaway.

OPENING TOMORROW!!

 

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The Philadelphia Cartoonist Society is showing at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, New Jersey. I will have no less than EIGHT new pieces in the show and will be in the fine company of my fellow PCS members. Above is one of my new pieces.

If you can make it, please join us tomorrow for our opening reception :

PCS takes Millville!  // 6PM – 9PM // Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts // N High Street // Millville, NJ 08332

There will be refreshments and merchandise available at the opening. Hope to see you there!! Also, big thanks to Kyle Margiotta for spearheading this exhibit.

 

What I Wore July 25, 2014

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I know I know. It has been FOREVER since I posted anything, and you know what? It’s a crying shame. I have lots to share from my last show, Future History, and hopefully will be able to update on other happenings soon. For now though, let’s get back into it with a good old What I Wore Today. Sometimes when you are feeling rusty or out of the loop, draw what you see, and I saw me. Enjoy!

FUTURE HISTORY – Opening Tomorrow!!

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Hello hello! I know I haven’t posted here in a while, but I have indeed been a busy bee making art for FUTURE HISTORY that opens TOMORROW at The Art Dept. in Fishtown. I will be showing alongside the talented Stefanie Fuoco. For more info check out the flyer below. I hope to see you there!!

PS above is one of my mini cities –
Gouache and Pentel Brush Pen on Panel
$75

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The Day of the False Weather Report

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OR What I Wore February 18, 2014 OR Taipei Sketchbook #4.

I mentioned this day trip to Jiufen with a photo of a Confucian Temple. Well, this was a day that promised sunny skies and mild temperatures so we dressed the part. When we arrived however, the town was heavy with fog that slowly crept from the lowlands up the mountain. In fact, my lovely host Lauren and I were sharing some traditional tea as the fog began to permeate all of our surroundings (it made its way inside the building!). I affectionately called it the Jiufen Mist. I felt it lent the proper atmosphere that inspired the market town in the spirit world of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (one of my favorite films). Although, I would have loved to see the ocean views from this historical town, I will never forget this experience. Beware the Jiufen Mist!

The above, I sketched in Taipei, but colored in Photoshop.

Taipei Sketchbook #3

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On the first really nice day I had in Taipei, I went for a hike up Elephant Mountain with my lovely host, Lauren. We were hilariously out of shape, but determined and made it to the top fairly quickly. To celebrate our success we had a picnic sushi lunch and beer promptly undoing all our hard work. Side note: pork floss is a weird idea, especially in sushi.

After the mountain we stopped by the Simple Market, which is a sort of indie craft and arts market (defo my thing). I also found an adorable cat that the owners graciously let me photograph. You can peek him above.