Monsters & drawings

I started drawing the monsters in college. They’ve evolved over the years from paint to cartoons and every doodle in between. The monsters are both a horrifying and adorable portrayal of the human condition. The monsters are generally not very nice, not very good at loving each other, and not great at taking care of their planet. They often die quickly, though they do have moments of fun and mischief. The dead ones grow wings and can fly, though that’s all they can do, so they’re forever looking down on the mess below.

A couple of these pieces were for music site Hype Machine’s annual best of list, where each artist name was illustrated by a different creator.

I love the medium of drawing. Drawing as a way of seeing and thinking is still a big part of how I design. I almost always start with a sketch.

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