JUNK FOOD TATTOOS!!!
Hey guys! I’m putting together a magazine centered around junk food for a school project and need your help! If any of you have or know someone who has a tattoo of something related to junk food, or bad food, or food brand type of products and could send me a photo of it that would be so awesome.
I will be either drawing the tattoo and appendage it’s on, or including the photo in the magazine so if you’re okay with the image being reproduced then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It would also be very helpful if you could include your full name and the story behind the tattoo so I can include that as well and give you credit. Once the magazine is finished I will be posting pages on here, but to all those that contribute I will email you a PDF of the pages so you can see what became of your tattoo!
"This shit is getting old"
Messages made out of paper.
Here’s a memory from when I was a bored teenager and things were kind of easier.
ZAFTIG #8 - Abundance
Illustration & Essays ZAFTIG issue #8 “Abundance” is live, with a delightful cover by Taryn Gee
I contributed a piece to this zine that just got released. Check it out!
"The skater scroll"
I took a media experimentation class with the Clayton Brothers (Please check them out - it’s worth it) and was given the opportunity to choose the topic and medium for a large project we would work on most of the semester, so I dedicated myself to visiting different skate parks in and around LA while taking reference photos, exploring the environments around the parks, and seeing the different types of skaters that occupy them. It was definitely something out of my comfort zone to tackle a project this big and I failed pretty hard in the beginning. I have a tendency to be very precious and controlling of my work and it really wasn’t working with the content. About a month ago I totally restarted the project and it turned into this, which I’m pretty happy with.
I worked on glued together pieces of Rives BFK with micron pens and printmaking ink, and the total size of the piece is a little more than 15 feet. If any of you are in the LA area and would like to see the piece in person, then stop by the Art Center College of Design student gallery in Pasadena where it’s on display all summer :)
Here’s the final for my textile design class where I designed a pattern based on skateboarders in Venice Beach. The bottom photo is the final version printed on fabric which we received yesterday.
Here’s a stop motion animation I did for class. This was the first time I’ve done any sort of video so excuse the lack of skill! Maybe someday I’ll get better at animating.
I hope it entertains you at least!
A piece I’m working on that is going to be veryyyyyy long.
I feel that I’ve been working on a group of larger projects that will take till the very end of the term to finish, instead of last time where I was just producing smaller pieces every week. I know I haven’t updated as much as I would like, but hopefully next month I’ll have some cool (and some of my largest to date) pieces to show.
Until then, if any of you are interested in progress shots or a million pictures of my cat, follow me on instagram!
One of my teachers has a connection at McSweeney’s and is sending off the comics we made for them this week. I wanted to make mine stand out a little more, so I made this and included some business cards. I don’t think anything will really come from this but it’s cool to try!
Monoprints with colored pencil
Here’s my scholarship wall I just put up for judging! I’m so much happier with the presentation and my work this time around, I feel like I really learned a lot from when I first did a wall.
(Not the greatest quality pic, I apologize)
Last week’s assignment for my Illustration for Publishing class was to create a book proposal as if you were pitching it to a publishing company. It had to be a biography, but it could be about whoever you wanted and in any form. Mac Demarco is one of my favorite Musicians and characters so I figured it would be pretty fun to make a fake graphic novel about his life. I’m looking forward to his new album this April!