How to make a zine -again

Recently learned that David Pescovitz over at Boing Boing posted this “How to make a zine…” piece featuring Austin Kleo, who gave a nod to a template I posted a while back. Much appreciated too, as they say, get some ink from the artist community.

Updated Bear iMessage Stickers – In Production

I’m having a blast using Sketch to create an updated version of “Lil’ Bear” iMessage Stickers. Symbols make it much easier and, obviously, there’s the vector advantage. Sadly, the previous was done bitmap. :\

Gif by: Cloudconvert

Foaming “Little Space Studio”

Several months ago I volunteered to create a foam model of a shared office space layout designed by my wife and her team. It’s actually a business she will be launching soon called “Little Space Studio.” Had I ever created a foam model before? No? Had I been dying too forever? Yes! And while I may not have been honest about my lack of experience up front it’s really about the process, right?? That said…

Little Space Studio Foam Concept

…here’s the concept sketch. This earned me jus’ enough points to be given a final floorplan to begin. So with a fresh x-acto blade, foam, and a glue gun I got to work.

Here’s the final with the lid.


A close-up of the lid and 1 of 2 corners used to help hold it in place.

Here’s the “presentation stand” which helped aim the model towards the audience. There’s a narrow strip of non-slip liner where the stand meets the model too.

Label maker in action.

Finally, a jump scare angle. Oh, and that gap between the wall and floor at the end of the hall was obviously intentional. How else do you expect people to pass emails between the rooms?


Mia the Farmer

A few concept sketches from a project involving a farmer and her unique, electric-powered utility vehicle.

Back To Backs 3: Hands

Part of a new anatomy study routine I have now via the iPad Pro + Apple Pencil and Procreate.

Back To Basics 2: Hands

Part of a new anatomy study routine I have now via the iPad Pro + Apple Pencil and Procreate.

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