I got tired of looking at stock images on other people’s posts and articles that almost, but not quite, fit the content. And I got tired of scrolling for stock images trying to find one that fit my post or article. So I started making my own illustrations. They’re definitely not as polished as a professional illustrator’s images, but it’s my own original content and it makes me happy to knock out a few illustrations while I’m watching a movie or episode.

Illustrations also includes drawings for other projects like The Tarot of Michelle.

The Tarot of Michelle

A card deck featuring illustrations of things that remind me of values, lessons and priorities.

Ono cats

From an extremely weird dream about the various ways one can say “Oh no cats” and what they mean. (I still don’t understand that dream.) I worked from a publicity or album photo of Yoko Ono.

The leap of the 20-foot woman

Some illustrations are just very quick impressionistic sketches, dashed off before I can overthink or overwork it.

Exercise or die

I haven’t used this one in an article yet. I worked from a photograph of someone’s tattoo. The mouse doing pushups with a mousetrap is a popular meme.

Encrypting the cheat codes: exercise rewards

I wanted some pictures that combined the idea of laboratory rodents, rewards, and exercise with humor.

Things I learned from personal trainers

I did some quick sketches that tried to capture the idea of interchangeability between personal trainers.

The Nymphricuse

This dream was so weird, there was no way I’d ever find a suitable image online. I just had to draw one. This was one of my first article illustrations and I enjoyed it so much I decided to keep doing it.

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