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The Wave of Kagamawaga: Recreation

Illustrator, 2019

I’ve recreated the famous Japanese painting The Wave off Kanagawa in Adobe Illustrator. I chose this piece because I liked the layered affect Katsushika Hokusai created in the orignal print. I am proud of the way that vision and concept came together. Fine details became tedious, but it was worth it for the final product.

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Book Covers: The Hobbit

2020

I created two book covers to J.R.R Tolkien’s fantastical The Hobbit. The first cover is image-heavy, and the second cover is text-heavy. 
For the overall looks, I wanted the covers to both bring a more modern element to the classic tale. Using flat vector images for a clean look and simple gradients for aesthetic interest, I created two covers that pull the best elements from previous book covers.

For the text-heavy cover, I wanted to do a play on the main character’s title for the book, There and Back Again. I incorporated both the official title and the fictional title into the cover by playing with font color and proximity.

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Cat Emotions

Illustrator, 2020

Cats are my favorite creature. I admire their many qualities and aspire to have as much audacity as they do. Cats are generally quiet in demeanor, but have so many more emotions to offer. I created a set of eight cat portraits that capture the different attitudes of cat while holding on to a playful whimsicalness. I first sketched with pencil on paper to get my ideas out of my head before drawing them on the computer.

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For Kevin

Krita, 2018

This piece started as a parting gift for my co-worker. I created this towards the end of my time using the digital art program, Kritta. He really enjoyed this quote by Angela Davis, and even took a photo of it on a calendar he was giving me. I thought recreating and framing that for him would make a good parting gift. I decided to draw a bird, escaping the metaphorical cage that is “the things I can’t control”. Once we let that go, we are heading towards the freedom of things we can change.

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A Night In Blue

Krita, 2018

This piece demonstrates my abilities with a digital paint brush. I wanted to create something fun with my brand new Huion drawing tablet using Krita, a digital drawing software.

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