Play: drawings + experiments


Picked back up a little pixel art piece from a year ago. Swansonia Apartments, Seattle, built in 1925. I liked the stained-glass branding.

Nov 07, 2020

Lil Wave

Finally started 3D for Designers and made a flappy wave! It is similar to everyone else’s flappy wave, but it is MY flappy wave! Also, my S.O. pointed out that the colors are very similar to our new Microsoft Edge logo, I have been incepted.

Aug 04, 2020

The Sound

A blank notebook with a paint pen drawing of a bay with mountains behind it. Green and blue paint pens are laid next to the notebook.

First experiments with paint markers; a view of the Puget Sound

Mar 18, 2020

Pixel House

A blue beachy house rendered in pixel art. Pixel details show a palm tree from the front door and a "for rent" sign.

A little house in my parents’ town which I thought was cute. I was laboring over a larger version of this on and off, made a tiny version this morning and liked that better, haha. More in the spirit of #pixelart anyway! (at Melbourne, Florida)

Jan 28, 2018


A redo of the Geographer Innocent Ghosts album, with collaged strips of horizon lines forming a rectangle

My re-do of Geographer’s Innocent Ghosts is up on FUTURALBUM today. The challenge from Troy DeShano was to redesign an album cover using only Futura and imagery from Flickr Internet Archive Book Images (ooh, cool moths up there now). Lines and other similar design aids were allowed.

Innocent Ghosts as an album is more subtle than Geographer’s later, more-indie-techno music. When I listen to it, I feel a nostalgia for something I can’t quite remember. It’s the same sublime sense I get when standing in an old place: that I’m squinting to see something or chasing a memory in my peripherals and just barely failing. If only.

It’s a bit New Age-y and possibly obnoxious to talk about this sort of soul travel when it comes to listening to indie bands, but that’s the inspiration behind the re-make. To echo this never-quite-getting-there feeling, I pulled horizon lines (some more defined than others) from old photos of fields and barns and lakes. Two layers of color add a glitchy-ness to the artwork. And lastly, add a couple of trees for some discordant forest fun, lest the artwork suffocate from orderliness.

Feb 18, 2015