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DANDELION DAYDREAMS
2012 - Present

This is a collection of the many illustrations and concept works in my repertoire. There are many styles and stories that inspire me and I enjoy bringing out their thematic elements. This is how I approach all my projects, divining the essence of things and allowing color, shape, and texture speak to those deeper realities. This collection is a little random, hence my title, as my imagination glides along the winds of ideas like the seeds of the dandelion.

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No Greater Man

In Scriptures Christ has said, "I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John." Luke 7:28. John the Baptist, a crazy wild man and prophetic who ate honey and locust and wore clothes of camel hair. What manner of man is he that he should be considered the greatest?

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Curio Cabinet I: Dancing Ribbons + Wreath of Gossamer

This is part of an art prompt series inspired by my collaboration with freelance artist and owner of MUXER, Maribel Navarro. Our collaboration has brought forth many inspiring and fruitful creations. She also designs beautiful artisanal t-shirt designs. I would highly recommend visiting her shop.

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Hades | Persephone and Hades

Here I am exploring how I would conceptualize the myth of Persephone and Hades. I love the idea of thinking of Hades as a Byronic Hero, rakish but melancholy.

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Three-Eyed Crow - The Daughter of Winterfell

I am a fan of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, and I was inspired to do a series of character illustrations from his novels. The approach could perhaps be compared to work by Harry Clarke, as I have aimed for a more minimalist and Gothic aesthetic.

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Take What Is Mine
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Snow
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The Giant of Lannister
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Cersei
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Oathkeeper
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Theon Greyjoy
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The Kingsguard
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Nymeria
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A Song of Ice and Fire Character Concepts

Here are a collection of more concept works I did exploring the various characters.

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Prodigal

An unused concept art piece done for a script by Alexis P. Johnson.

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The Raven King

Who would not be a fan of the lush and haunting goth fantasy and satire by Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell. One of my favorite books and tv series, this was my own conceptualization of the mysterious fay monarch the Raven King.

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Maximus Somnius

My original character from a detective story I was thinking about writing one day. I don't know if I ever will, but I do love my moody detective, Maximus.

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GOD

The manga and anime Death Note is a compelling psychological detective drama, wherein our protagonist Light Yagami is a self-righteous serial killer. I have some medieval influences in this piece, particularly Hieronymus Bosch, who often inspires me.

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The Farthest Shore

This 18 x 24 charcoal piece was inspired by Ursula K. LeGuin's novel, The Farthest Shore. This image depicts a haunting scene from the novel. I don't usually work with charcoal,

but I loved the challenge of this piece.

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Curio Cabinet II: Caterpillar Queen

This is part of an art prompt series inspired by my collaboration with freelance artist and owner of MUXER, Maribel Navarro. Our collaboration has brought forth many inspiring and fruitful creations. She also designs beautiful artisanal t-shirt designs. I would highly recommend visiting her shop.

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