This is the new year

Posted in Illustration, Ramblings, Sketchbook with tags on February 11, 2014 by Gabriele

Image My step-father once told me that addiction is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. Obviously this wasn’t his knock-down definition, but it stuck with me. Every year I make resolutions hoping for them to stick, and they never do, but ever year I go through the same tired ritual. …maybe this year will be different. A friend and I have set ourselves the project of drawing the same thing every day for a week. It doesn’t matter  how badly they are drawn. We decided on frogs (obviously). I’m hoping that this project will keep me interested and allow me to improve this year. To try and keep myself on the right track I’m going to mention my goals here.

  • Keep committed to the drawing project for the year. (draw every day)
  • Complete 4 graphic design tutorials per month.

Here goes.

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Plucking feathers

Posted in Illustration, Sketchbook with tags , , , , on January 17, 2014 by Gabriele

Plucking feathers

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Yet another new year, with very little to show for the last.
Hopefully this year will be better.

As a starting gesture towards this hope, or goal, here are some sketches I did this week.

love yourself and the rest will follow

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2012 by Gabriele

love yourself and the rest will follow

ok. so it’s been a dry few months since my last post in March. Here’s something that is going to accompany a piece I wrote for a friend’s start-up publication. nice to do something that isn’t a birthday card. this is the first and final draft. I had 12 days to work on it and left it until the last minute as usual. sexy face (c.) Emil

Something old & sad news

Posted in Sketchbook on February 12, 2012 by Gabriele

I found this lurking on my hard drive. I didn’t have the heart to trash it without giving it a second life here on the blog. I always feel a strange attachment to my drawings. This is my rabbit who now lives with a friend of mine actually. He is still very dear to me.

projections

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration, Sketchbook with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Gabriele

Here are some t-shirt design ideas for The Dykeenies. They are the only productive thing I’ve done in the past few weeks. L.A. Noire has systematically destroyed my life, and I regret nothing. Actually that’s a lie. If I’d never played the game I’d never have gone into this ridiculous depressive slump from finishing it and the fantasy having to come to a vicious end.

back of the rack

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration on November 28, 2011 by Gabriele

Here’s an album cover I did for a digital mixtape called Back Of The Rack, for the music blog Our Vinyl. You can see it here

 

appetitive

Posted in Graphic Design on November 15, 2011 by Gabriele

Two versions of the twitter badge I designed for a blog project I’m working on with the cat. I am the fox. More on this when we have something to show for it.