BEST OF 2016

Double Exposures of all my favorite moments and adventures this year:  I found real love, true happiness, and the greatest gift of realization that I will have to be my own artist if I want to pursue the Creative.  I used Photoshop and my iPhone photography of all the locations.  Good luck to everyone who is trying to pursue their own dreams~

Serenity Gathering - Joshua Tree, CA - March 2016


Burning Man - Black Rock City, NV - August 2016


Family Vacation - Venice, Italy - June 2016


PINK PROMISE: Cotton Candy

I imagined eating her hair every stroke I painted...


PINK PROMISE: Peace Lightning

I initially though about rendering this a different way, but...it came out like a female David Bowie~


It is currently three-quarters of the year 2016.  I drew "Pedi Baby" while waiting for clients at my secret side job I started in 2013.  "Social Paranoia" was drawn because I didn't trust my long-distance partner after 4 years of stress and doubt; it was the only way I could see what he was up to, what his thoughts were, and any other piece of information that he didn't share with me thru our brief, clinical calls.  The relationship carried on for another year and a half before I broke, thus breaking up with him, and freeing both of us from the doomed cycle.  A lot has happened since my 2012 graduation.

As I look back on my journey, I noticed that I have never lost sight of who I am, nor have I regretted much of my decisions because they forged who I am today.  Throughout the years, I am constantly seasoned with a tomboy mentality--I never liked pink save for princess gear I adorned while playing with Batman action figures, Hot Wheel cars, and Gargoyles.  After college, there was a rush to fit into anything a feature film would hire for.  I have tried my hand at many things and still have not found a home.  I have taken a hiatus from the entertainment industry and have once again picked up the stylus for myself.  These are the first drawings I've done seriously since a fun little Christmas card in 2014.  This is the dawn of a new creative era for JAC.

"PINK PROMISE" is a series of various illustrations with rosy shades and hues that accompany line work featuring strong women depicted in both innocent and risqué poses, representing the choices females have made in their careers and the integrity they keep while carving their own paths in corporate society.  Pink can be soft, edgy, warm, and remind us of private lady parts.  This artwork is inclusive to all persons of any gender and race who take pride in their own gurl power!


*<~Happy Happy, Merry Merry~>*

It's been a crazy, busy year that flew by...!  Job change, trouble with the law, and heart breaks included.  Glad I made it through 2014!

My mother requested a Christmas card with the theme of an angel.  Angels are so generic and common--[like I can judge, haha] but as an elitist [sarcasm], I like the high-ranking Archangels.  My first Christmas card was a pencil drawing of Gabriel.  I don't know if this one is badass enough to be Michael, so I'm going to say this is Raphael, known as a great healer who watches over travelers and lovers.  I love the characters and personalities people came up with lifetimes ago as morals, myths, legends, and prophecies.

This androgynous protector of hope looks up to the light and waves a banner of the past year as a milestone.  Onto the next!


2K Games - Social Media Assets Designs

Did a test for 2K Games based on the games that are launching this October--banners and GIFs.


American Horror Story: Costume Contest

A co-worker of mine recommended we all try designing for American Horror Story's fourth season, Freakshow.  Don't know if I did a good job following the 1952 Jupiter, Florida period and location, but I had fun mixing eras and had a blast looking at vintage postcards and flyers of circus and carnival folk.