Thursday, June 05, 2008


This blog is dead.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

call for entries!!!

Hi guys!
Sorry it's been so long! I hope everyone is doing well and keeping busy; the work on the site looks great! I wanted to let you all know about a call for entries for the Richmond Illustrators Club 2nd Annual Juried Show. Last year it was a "regional mid-Atlantic" show, but we got such a large response, that this year it's open to everyone, everywhere. You guys should definitely enter! It went so well last year, and with the art directors, ect that we will be specially inviting [and mailing free drink tickets to] it's a good opportunity to try and get some important people to see your work. Some people definitely got gallery work as a direct result of the show, and we want everyone to have that opportunity! Below is an email the club sent out with lots of info; please email me at if you have any questions.

[updated Jan 20008]

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to give a reminder of the Richmond Illustrators Club 2nd Annual Juried Show, and the fact that we are currently accepting entries! Entries are due by April 5th, so start getting your favorite work together now! This is going to be a great show -- it will be held at Ghostprint Gallery, and it will open with June's First Friday Artwalk on Broad Street. We're also honored to have some really great judges this year -- Anita Kunz [], Greg Swearingen [], and Josh George [] have all agreed to be a part of our show. We will be awarding gold, silver, and bronze places, as well as The Phil Meggs Award for Excellence in Design. Entry forms and more info are available at Check out more about the gallery at

Katie McBride and Holly Camp were recently interviewed by MashUp, the Richmond Time's Dispatch's video summary of what's going on about town, to talk about this show and illustration in general. Go to to see the archived video if you missed it the first time around, or go directly to

Last year's show was a great success, and we're excited about outdoing it this year. Please be a part of this show! Enter your work to be seen by our specially invited art directors, gallery owners, art buyers, ect. Please spread the word to everyone you know and to everyone you don't know. This is a great event for Richmond, and we'd love to include everyone that we can.

The Richmond Illustrators Club

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Active Minds Poster Contest

I won this contest at school! It is a poster that promotes mental health on college campuses through awareness. 8x10 watercolor and ink.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Spike Lee portrait

Spike Lee came to Sarasota to speak. I couldn't meet him, but he got it through his manager.
8"x10" scratchboard

Thursday, November 29, 2007

30 Faces

Here they are!
Lindsay: acrylic. Fran: micron pen. Mike Rowe: oil rub (used him twice!). Pamela: crayon. John: digital. Cat: oil. Sally: torn paper. Mike: charcoal. Kevin: ballpoint pen. Matt S: sequins! Abby: conte crayon. Jihad: watercolor pencil. Katie: fingerpaint. Kyle: chalk. Jordan: pastel. Kirk: colored pencil. Sarah: watercolor. Nick: value scale markers. Brian: froot loop dust. Sarah: thread. Perry: stamps. Erika: gauche. Jasmine: marker. Keith: scratchboard. Me: lino cut. Andrea: wood with staining markers. Jesse: carbon copy. Mike: stencil. James: oi pastel. Matt C: graphite.

Thanks for the reference photos, and forgive me if I did not do a flattering likeness--time and materials were against me!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Hallmark Card Contest

Here is my entry for the contest.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Hallmark Card Contest

This is extremely short notice, but they just sent it to us at school.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fahrenheit 451 Cover

We had to read the book and re-do the cover. I used acrylic, oil, and string for the cage bars. Unfortunately after I finished it, and after we had the crit, I realized that the books didn't need to be birds. It was also suggested that I stack cages up the whole way, more like a city.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Mike Rowe: Dirty Jobs

I love watching the Discovery Channel, especially the show Dirty Jobs hosted by Mike Rowe. They are having a portrait contest and you can submit until Dec 5, and the winner will be announced Dec 19. It is a really great show! Here is my entry with the good ol' oil rub technique and collage garbage.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Speaking of Portraits

Good evening all,
Lately i keep focusing on the likeness of a figure that it feels like i have lost the ability to distort from my imagination. I wanted to fix that. So i am on the road to recovery thanks to the help of the Photo Booth distort features.
I am very much looking forward to the 30 Ports project of yours Heather.
till next time

Thursday, November 15, 2007

two exciting things:

Pratt's assignment is to do thirty faces, 5"x5" each in thirty different mediums. I would love to do portraits of all of you! Also, medium ideas would help a lot, I couldn't come up with more than twenty. If you want to get your portrait done (the sooner the better!) just send a high resolution, well-lit photo of yourself to me at

Other exciting thing: I made myself a website!! It is Please let me know what you think! And I have some new things on my blog, which is also under news on my website.

Hope all is well! Miss everyone!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

it's been a while

Hello my friends,

the activity on this blog has certainly died down. I have been posting my own stuff on my little blog so I have neglected this one. I have been working on a few things that I thought I would share:

First of all, I have started an ambitious project called 99 Paintings of Beer on the Wall. I have been wanting to learn oil painting for a long, long time, so I thought I should just pick a subject matter and go with it. I chose beer! I love beer and I always find them interesting - bottle shapes, beer color, labels, bottle caps, the light shining through the beer.... Plus, I'm not gonna lie, people wouldn't mind owning a painting of a beer they like so they are marketable. Unfortunately, this also means that I am making the paintings themselves rather large, so they are taking a long time to do! Here's one I did for my brother. I haven't figured out how to photograph them so all I have is shitty scans, I swear this one looks pretty darned good in real life:

I also completed a cool piece for a company called Terressentials. This was supposed to go on their shampoo bottles, but they put a halt on the label redesign project so I'm not sure if it's going to be used. It was still a fun project and I like the way it turned out:

And finally, another illustration for Louisville Magazine. This was for an article that dealt with how boys and girls learn differently and how some public schools might switch to same sex classrooms.

I am also working on an illustration for Realms of Fantasy magazine, but it will be a while before I can post it. I am enjoying the illustration work, but I'm also enjoying learning new things and experimenting. I still think that learning to keep a sketchbook is the most valuable thing I learned at the Illustration Academy.

So what has everyone else been getting into? The Society of Illustrators show is in Febrary - see Erika's post below - but I don't think i am going to be able to get to New York this year. My cousin's getting married in Louisville 2 weeks after the Gala in New York and I just can't swing both trips. Such a bummer.