Ashley’s Island

Ashley’s Island

I checked two major items off of my bucket list last week – driving to Maine, and visiting Ashley Bryan on Little Cranberry Island. When Deb Taylor asked if I wanted to drive up with her, it was a no brainer. Prior to our departure, a large hurricane had barreled up the east coast causing […]

Ready? Set. Draw!!!!

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 in Books, Drawing, Sketches

Super excited for my new sketchbook, 642 Things to Draw, by Chronicle Books. What a great way to expand one’s visual vocabulary. Often I find myself drawing some of the same things over and over. This book is a great way to draw outside of my self. Excited to share this with my students and […]

Trusting your gut

Posted on May 5, 2012 in Books, Design, Drawing, Uncategorized

I am a huge fan of design. Those who know me, know that I majored in communication design before I moved completely to illustration. Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to further my design practice along with my illustration and am now able to find balance between the two disciplines. In NY, I sharpened my […]

Drawing at the Baltimore Detention Center

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Drawing, Uncategorized, Visual Journalism

On Friday, I took my students to the Baltimore City Detention Center to draw and interview some of the inmates in Cell Block E. I am most grateful to Dr. Kevin McCamant for working all semester to help make this a reality for us. Dr. McCamant is a psychologist who works with MICA’s community arts […]

Baltimore City Circuit Court

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 in Art, Drawing, Visual Journalism

On Friday, Visual Journalism observed and drew a possessions trial (by jury) in Circuit Court. Here are my drawings. You can see some of my students’ work here. We didn’t stay long enough to hear the verdict. Mr. Regis, the defendant, is a young African American male facing a possessions charge. Detective Reiser stopped him […]

Baltimore City Fire Station

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 in Drawing, Visual Journalism

On Friday my Visual Journalism class took a trip to the Third Batallion, Baltimore City Fire Station. Here are my drawings. Stay tuned for a link to my students’ work. It was a great day of drawing. Engine Company 30, Truck Company 8, Medic 12 3220 Frederick Ave. 21229

Fun with crayola

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 in Drawing, Experiments, Visual Journalism

Here is today’s rockin’ drawing from rockin’ Lexington Market. Below are a few experiments with Crayola and watercolor. Me likey.

Polar Bears at the zoo

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Drawing, Visual Journalism

Two weeks ago I took my Visual Journalism class to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The assignment was to gather as many drawings as they could and use them for reference to create a poster advertising the zoo. Here is my favorite drawing of the (freezing cold) day.

Historic Ships of Baltimore

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 in Books, Drawing, Visual Journalism

This week I took my students to the Inner Harbor. My dearest, Taeeun Yoo, was with me after having spoken with my Advanced Book Illustration class and we braved the elements together to get some really great drawing done. Check out my crown jewel of the day, The US Frigate Constellation~ To learn more about […]

Visual Journalism

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 in Drawing

Last week I took my students to draw and interview protesters at Occupy Baltimore. Though we went during a slow afternoon, we were still able to talk to people who were passionate about the movement and their hopes for our future. Here are a couple of the drawings and a link to the rest of […]