Saturday, December 20, 2008

no slacking

winter holidays are here. i give you: fff blog, in which becca stadtlander, ken d'amato, claire clayton and i give each other assignments in order to keep busy.

Friday, December 12, 2008

blue's clues redesign: steve

everyday + costume change for fun in the snow

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

blue's clues redesign

character development

vincent gallo


Sunday, December 7, 2008

indiana jones

and the temple of doom

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

toy design

for character development

toy design two

illustration for the package

Sunday, November 23, 2008

autumn + winter mix

Saturday, November 22, 2008

vicky cristina barcelona

the latest woody allen film


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

paper cult, part two

Friday, November 14, 2008

paper cult, part one

i am working on the window display for paper cult, a new paper and stationery boutique which will open sometime next week in tysons corner center in mclean, virginia. the main color is slate grey, with the fuchsia as an accent. i purchased about 40 large sheets of paper yesterday, and from now until sunday i will be cutting, gluing, and origami-ing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

good news

i have been accepted to the academy of arts, architecture and design in prague (vysoká škola umělecko-průmyslová v praze) for the spring 2009 semester!

Monday, November 10, 2008


folkloric russia

Saturday, November 8, 2008

twist and shout

Monday, October 6, 2008



little rooms

a couple of things for a couple of friends

Sunday, October 5, 2008

live at the 8x10

poster for the 8x10 club in federal hill.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

murakami-inspired, in progress

i am working on something new, and being extra slow and careful because this is my first time working in a bigger size (8 in. by 10.5 inches) in such detail, and also putting one of my people into one of my environments (first time!) this has something to do with haruki murakami's "the wind-up bird and tuesday's women," and "the elephant vanishes."
i did a pencil drawing on bristol and went over the lines in a .005 black micron pen.

and now i taped off the edges and did a very thin wash of blue-grey watercolor. this is also new; i feel like this would eliminate the necessity of having to color in every object in the room, and also it would make the white border look nice when i pull off the masking tape.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


one of my favorite poems is "letter" by lawrence raab. i feel far off, and cannot seem to be able to get anything done. (sketchbook)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

odd couple

character development, in-class work

Monday, September 15, 2008

put a little science in your life

op-ed about regaining our natural curiosity
because science is everywhere, and it's cool

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

пiдманула, пiдвела

character development
pen, watercolor, white gel pen
on vellum bristol

Monday, September 1, 2008

ocean city

took a little mini break and went to fenwick island, delaware.
music: "cape cod kwassa kwassa" by vampire weekend

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

guy of the month


drawings of summer homes outside of saint petersburg. our house is on the bottom row, second from the right (with open top window; i was inside there when i drew them). i later colored the houses on the left page, but stopped because i think i liked it better without color.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

home is the most important

i moved to charles village. this will be good for creativity, productivity, sanity (in theory, of course).

Friday, August 15, 2008

historical crush

this cut-paper napoleon is three years old today. the real one is 239.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

i wish for autumn weather


Monday, July 28, 2008

kitchen at night

this kitchen was real once. then it only existed in my memory, far away in space and time. and now it is real again, still far but only in space. something has been lost.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


the city of saint petersburg and the green pastures just outside of it. music: "comptine d'un autre ete : l'ap" by yann tiersen.


i am back. in the middle of my three weeks, rather spontaneously, i also bought tickets for a sleeping car in a night train to moscow and spent a weekend there. (in moscow, not on the train.) a few drawings coming soon.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

i can't sit still

my suitcase and i are off across the pond again, to saint petersburg this time. be back in three weeks.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

israel sketchbook: one

Saturday, June 28, 2008

israel sketchbook: two

Thursday, June 26, 2008

israel by bus

a short film i made about israel through my bus window. music: "nava" by yair dalal with ömer faruk tekbilek and azam ali

south of the border, west of the sun

shalom! i am back from israel, after ten days of traveling by bus through tel aviv, yaffo, haifa, tiberias, sakhnin, tzfat, and jerusalem. this was truly the best trip in my life. sketchbook pages coming soon.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


ten days in israel! i am flying to tel aviv tonight and will return on june 24th, hopefully with many notes and drawings.

Friday, June 13, 2008

hello arctic circle

on my mind this week: kolymá, the port city magadan, and the cold and lonesome vastness of the russian far east. although i am not entirely sure what he has to do with it, the rooster in a sweater says "goodbye."

Sunday, June 8, 2008


figure drawing from my sketchbook, text is a passage from m. bulgakov's master and maragarita. i am in sunny (wind, green grass, dandelions) ohio, on my newly grandfather-fixed bicycle, with my summer music (listen!). it feels like an optimistic soviet film from the 1960s, the kind that can make anyone want to live in the ussr.

Friday, May 30, 2008

lazy morning

that's me just before i make up my mind to get out bed.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

testing emissions

this man was doing just that at the emissions testing center
somewhere in hunt valley, maryland.

somewhere in east berlin


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


this is the charming city of siegen, germany. this winter was my third time in siegen and every time, i am amazed by how agreeable it is. the houses all look like lego pieces. i will send this illustration to our nice friends there.

das leben der anderen