The image we have of ourselves transforms over time, constantly remolding through success, heartbreak – all of life’s events. Any new experience can alter the destination of the journey illustrators embark on to uncovering their unique drawing style — much trial, many error.
This is a chronological curated collection of my self-portraits; a visual summation of my voyage through illustration.
Ink + Digital
A short story of the 10 days I was unemployed post ad internship, until I was hired for my first real ad gig.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl made with sugar, spice, and nothing nice at all. Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing nice about "surprise" pregnancy. The bald pile of chins that popped out nine months later was called Rachel.
Over the years, Rachel went through many phases. She wanted to be a cosmetologist. She wanted to be a doctor. She wanted to be a really, really sad doctor. But creating artwork had always been her most consistent passion.
She began to be absorbed into what society calls "the art world". With their Macintosh computers, and their cool haircuts, and their emotional music.
And after years of living by the saying "Sleep Comes After Death", helping to alter the public’s perception of an agency, and becoming a Photoshop wizard, she finds herself here. In front of all of you. Hoping there’s nothing on her face.
Exhibited at Boulder Community Hang(out) (2017)
My family and attitude during my final year at SCAD.
Graphite + White Color Pencil
Grand Prize Winner — 2011 Congressional Art Competition
Exhibited in U.S. Capitol Building (2011-2012)