Illustrations for a spread about plant migration in the Amazon. Increased temperatures are forcing seeds to germinate at higher elevations, damaging tropical ecosystems. This evolved quite a bit from the very busy color comp I was working with, for the better I think.
Read about it here!
Trying to balance clean lines and loose strokes for a book cover. Still experimenting on that front! Inspired by the beautiful Colosso dell’Appennino.
A short story cover illustration for a very talented writer, Nadia Caffesse. From the original rough thumbnails, we collaborated on the final cover hoping to highlight the theme of transformation, as well as the many different settings in which the story takes place.
The Ashoka Wheel in the center of the white is the wheel of the law of dharma. Truth or satya, dharma or virtue ought to be the controlling principles of those who work under this flag. Again, the wheel denotes motion. There is death in stagnation. There is life in movement. India should no more resist change; it must move and go forward. The wheel represents the dynamism of a peaceful change.
Former Vice President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan on the Indian flag’s symbolism
An image I drew based on the Indian rape protests earlier this year. I hoped to signify the fight against rape culture in India with one of India’s most famed national monuments, the Pillar of Ashoka.
(Ah, and I swear I know there are four lions, but since only three are ever visible at a time, I took a little artistic liberty with that.)
The next woman warrior (and a familiar face, ha). Trying to use color to push the environment and mood.
Women Warriors, part one.
Attempting to translate traditional fantasy illustration in a slightly more graphic manner. Kind of the beginning of my women warriors drawings.
An illustration based on New York Times’s short documentary, Bodies on the Border. It highlights the difficulties and importance of identifying the many human beings who die every day while attempting to cross the US-Mexico border.