Butterfly Lifespan

The average adult butterfly will live for a month. In the wild, usually less, due to predators and environmental risk. The smallest may live a week, and some, such as the Monarch, can live up to nine months (source).

A piece finished for the RAWartists show this weekend. Hopefully one more to come by Saturday.

Happy Tuesday, all! 🙂

NEVER – just a little movie about love

A couple of months ago at an art walk down in Pioneer Square I met Brett, a boy from California who was up in Seattle doing some filming for his independent movie. Cool, people make movies all the time, I thought. We talked about the possibility of me designing their official t-shirt. Fast-forward a few weeks and, after reading the script, seeing some stills and the pre-edited trailer, I fell in love. I can’t wait to see the final cut, and there is a kickstarter project up now in order to do color and sound design, as well as get it into the independent-film-festival circut. You can help make this happen!


And here is their official t-shirt design, with Nikki and Denim.

From their kickstarter page:

What is NEVER?

Never is an independent feature film about Denim (Zachary Booth, of Ira Sachs’ Keep the Lights On and TV’s Damages), a twenty-something new to Seattle who falls in love with a struggling, gay singer-songwriter named Nikki (Zelda Williams, who starred alongside her father, Robin Williams, in House of D). But more importantly it’s about the way their resulting friendship blossoms, complicates, and ultimately redefines their understanding of sexuality and modern relationships.

The film co-stars Nicole Gale Anderson (from TV’s Jonas and Make It or Break It) and Angela Sarafyan (Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part II), featuring original music by Nora Kirkpatrick (of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros).

Here are the rough brainstorming sketches:



Dinner and a movie

Now that it’s after Valentine’s day, I want to show off this super-sweet custom drawing I did for a lovely couple, who obviously know how to have a good time!

I’m an incredible homebody myself, and ordering takeout and watching movies at home is one of the most romantic things I can think of. Especially this time of year. Brrr.

Custom portraits are so much fun to do. My clients are amazing. 🙂

One vine… thorns, blossoms and falling petals

Yet another one about love.

sumi ink and watercolor on 140lb watercolor paper, 9x11in.