My finished BFA Thesis! This is Raven’s Tale, a visual concept based on a screenplay that I wrote fall of 2015. The story is about the Raven from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem of the same name. When he gets tired of acting out the poem over and over with the drunk poet, the Raven decides to write his own story using the poet’s cursed pen. As Poe’s study dissolves into a magical forest, the Raven meets an ornery child of a heroine, Gerda, and as the story plays out realizes that he may have written himself in over his head.
Since my source material for this was Edgar Allen Poe and classic fairy tales, I was using two somewhat conflicting historical inspirations to inform my style. While Edgar Allen Poe’s world takes notes from 19th century etchings, the Fairytale world is inspired by German folk art in honor of the Brothers Grimm, as well as the flat and textured backgrounds from Tom Moore and “The Secret of Kells.”
Based on Rebecca Sugar's animated series Steven Universe. I was inspired by the massive summer event going on this summer! Each character is paired with the flower associated with the month of their gem. These are all available on material items on my Redbubble.
Environment designs of Laura's bedroom, based on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's novel Carmilla, in a daylight and nigh-light treatment.
A portrait of Florence Welsch of Florence and the Machine, inspired by her album "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful."
Surface design of desserts! I created 6 icons and arranged them in various ways to create different patterns. These are available on my Redbubble shop!
Watercolor portrait of a peony. A personal favorite of mine, even though the original painting was unfortunately lost.
Cincinnati Super Squad
The Cincinnati Super Squad Thrill a Minute Book of Fun is a Cincinnati, Ohio themed activity book that I worked on with a group of young artists under ArtWorks Cincinnati a few years ago. It features six kid-heros based on various aspects of the city like Music Hall, The Genius of Water on Fountain Square, River Boats, Fort Ancient Native American culture and the Observatory. Together they must find the scattered pieces of Cincinnatus' Fasces and return order to the city.