Three years ago, and several incarnations ago, I made a website for my portfolio work. It was clean, and it worked. That’s all it had to do.
Now, it’s more in line with what I want to present myself as an artist. It’s laser-focused, pixel perfect, and shows my artwork the way it was meant to be seen.
Quality Art. Medium Irrelevant.
So going by news outlets, the click wheel iPod is dead. RIP old friend. This was my first one, that I got with my first paycheck of my first job. Still works to this day. I remember being attracted to the fact that it was black and red, less the U2 association. Funny now, 8 years later, the latest incarnation of its successor debuts with a new album. Everything goes in cycles.
Sketches I’ve been working on as of late.
Went back and made some changes to it.
I know it’s been almost a year since you’ve seen any work from me, but it’s all been for a REAAAAALLLLYY good reason so I hope I’ll be able to show off some of the new stuff I’ve gotten around too soon :D
In the meantime! I have been obsessed with just how grand Peter Capaldi’s performance as the doctor has been so far and I felt like I needed to really show some support, so here he is, in all of his whovian-glory.
Stay tuned. Hope you like the new piece, and I’ll see you all next time.
Illustration of Kimbra. Inspired by The Golden Echo.
"Emmy Portraits" - illustrations by Sam Spratt
A handful of golden portraits of my favorite nominees this year that I’ve been working on: Laverne Cox (OITNB), Ricky Gervais (Derek), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Matthew McConaughey (True Detective), and Kerry Washington (Scandal).
Prints available here
This is The Beginning of the End, a series of tracks that I’ve been working on. In an attempt to get back to basics on production, figuring out what makes a good song, and how to arrange better, the series takes pre-composed loops found in the DAWs Ableton and Garageband, with a few notes from myself, to make a complete song.
At the end of it, I’m still in control of how it sounds. The samples that are picked, how they move in and out of the arrangement, how heavily they are compressed or not… all that matters in relation to the final sound. I’m hoping to continue the ‘story’ as long as I can… or until I run out of minutes on SoundCloud, whichever comes first.
Everything is free for download. Enjoy.