Happy New Year!
2015 is going to be a very different year for me, and I'm pretty excited about all of the upcoming new experiences. In the meantime, here's a piece for a digital illustration exhibition called Future 52. It's a really fun concept: 52 different artists--one per week for a year--each design a technological futuristic device. The devices were assigned, and I super lucked out and got exactly the device I wanted: a hoverboard. Like most children of the eighties (and virtually everyone on the internet), Back to the Future is ingrained on my being. I highly recommend checking out the site and looking through all of pieces--they're a lot of fun and they're paired with an ongoing narrative by the curator, Alex Griendling. Plus you can see this piece at a much bigger, much better size. The site is really beautiful :).
I really wanted to make an urban environment for this one. I love the wilderness of the northern midwest (I grew up in it), and I think it shows up in my work a lot. Cities don't pour out of my pencil the way a forest does, and I'd like to change that. Since moving to one I think they're the most beautiful things on the planet.