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Khruangbin
Digital Sketch, 2024
Photoshop


This is a digital portrait of a band from Texas, Khruangbin. With this piece, I tried to capture the awesome psychedelic energy of their live concert experience.



Preliminary sketch. Pen and markers.

I started by drawing a preliminary pen and marker sketch (above). Once that was established, I gathered different reference photos from their live performances - compositing together individual photos of the band members. I had a lot of fun experimenting with exaggerated color intensity and using ripple effects to mimic sound waves throughout.


Process video




Portraits of Vivi and Millie


Digital Illustrations, 2023
Photoshop


These two portraits were done as a personal commission, for which I was tasked with creating digital portraits in an oil pastel style. I enjoyed the challenge of digitally emulating the look and feel of a pastel drawing, and furthermore creating two portraits that hang well together side-by-side.





Two-State Solution
Digital Illustration, 2023
Photoshop


This piece is a digital illustration that I created in response to the senseless genocide happening in Palestine, which has been perpetrated by Israel (with help from the United States). I’ve represented the symbol for peace - a dove with olive branch - covered with blood, signifying the continued lack of effort towards a peaceful resolution. It’s called “Two-State Solution” because the use of that phrase has been often used as a false call for peace in the region.






J Dilla
Digital Sketch, 2023
Photoshop


With this quick digital portrait, I wanted to pay homage to arguably the most influential Hip-Hop producer of all time, James “J Dilla” Dewitt Yancey. Although he tragically passed away from a rare disease in 2006, he still managed to have an incredibly prolific career in such a short amount of time. He left behind not only an expansive disography of solo work, but also produced and rapped on timeless classics for artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Common, The Roots, Erykah Badu and Slum Village. His innovative use of irregular drum patterns left a heavy influence on not only Hip-Hop but music as a whole, as detailed in Dan Charnas’ book “Dilla Time.”






Aztech
Acrylic on canvas, 2023
24” x 30”




Preliminary digital sketch