Pacific San Diego Magazine Cover

Pacific San Diego Magazine Cover

This  was the cover illustration for Pacific San Diego Magazine's Art Issue. They wanted some graffiti-themed art that would reference some local San Diego landmarks. I wanted to connect these themes as well as illustrate the underground, sometimes subversive nature of graffiti art in general. Placing the art beneath the Coronado Bridge served both needs, and draws (heh) a nice…
“Marcos”

“Marcos”

Roughly one year after I made "Luna," I decided to do a male companion piece. At that time the mixed media process I used to create it was a departure for me, and I replicated it for this one - pencils, markers, colored pencils, acrylic and digital. It's a little more time-consuming than my normal process, but I enjoy the…
“Like Mother’s Milk”

“Like Mother’s Milk”

This is a continuation of my recent "Evil Friends" piece. I guess something about the character struck a chord with me, and is yet another opportunity to spoof/skewer (skoofer?) 1950's suburban Americana.
“Rita”

“Rita”

This was a fun, fairly quick project I started at the Day of the Dead Festival in Old Town, San Diego. Obviously, that time of the year is big and busy for me, and for some weeks leading up to the holiday, I had been feeling a little worn out on Dia-related art. But the great (and at times exhausting)…
“Corazones”

“Corazones”

Although there is a pervasive oddness to my work, I haven't dabbled much in actual surrealism (even though I identify with the lowbrow/pop surrealism movement). My work (and brain) tends to be fairly literal-minded, grounded mostly in a stylized reality save for a divergent detail or two. With this piece, a concept I had in mind for a while, I…
“Evil Friends”

“Evil Friends”

Another entry in my music-inspired "Artistic Audities" series, this is an illustration of the title track off Portugal. The Man's latest album. The indie rock band, despite its bafflingly obtuse name has quickly become one of my favorite groups in the past few years. Evil Friends is arguably their strongest, most cohesive album to date and contains an above average…
“Muerto”

“Muerto”

A companion to the "Muerta" one I did several years ago, this one is equal parts artistic exploration and transparent cash grab. Just kidding ...mostly! "Muerta" is by far the most popular piece I sell, and it seemed not only logical from a business standpoint to craft another one to capitalize on that popularity, but a fun exercise and one…
“Columbia”

“Columbia”

The United States is a relatively young country, and although it has had an eventful history in its 200-odd years as a nation, it does not have a great amount of mythology in comparison to other, more ancient civilizations (not counting Native Americans, of which the less is said about, the less depressing a discussion of American history will be).…
“Barn Owl”

“Barn Owl”

It had been over eight years (!) since I last drew an owl, so it was high time to do another. Animals are a favorite subject of mine, in particular birds. And to break it down even further: owls. They're fascinating creatures, these birds of prey that are so highly evolved and specialized for silent, nocturnal hunting. Visually, they're so…
“St. Shakespeare”

“St. Shakespeare”

This was a commissioned piece from a client who is writing a book involving Shakespeare and the Catholic Church, which naturally played to my strengths and interests in religious imagery. The concept was to depict Shakespeare as a Catholic saint in the classical style, surrounded by various objects of symbolic meaning. The client had a very clear idea of exactly…