Mind Over Moon

August 21st, 2012

Real Talk: Nicki Minaj

Who You See Now is just a more multifaceted mixture of all the personalities that I have in me. I think if I was to not show that I wouldn't be doing justice to all the people that feel like I do. Because for every person who doesn't understand it, there's another person who feels like me.


August 20th, 2012

Hayley Warnham – Ironic Pop Art

Hayley Warnham

The other day I stumbled upon Hayley Warnham, a talented young digital artist. I love the way she injects pop art illustration and color into dated imagery.  I love the ironic futurism and somewhat absurdist visions her work gives me. So apparently she was accepted into The Royal College of Art in London to pursue her Masters in Visual Communication, which, by the way, is A BIG DEAL. The thing is, financially it would be difficult for her to attend. Conveniently she set up a donation fund in case anyone else of copious means is inspired by her art. Looking forward to seeing more from her. It may be quite some time from now, but I’m calling it, Hayley Warnham is the next big thing.


August 18th, 2012

A Celebration of Individuality


I’m working on a series of cloning projects inspired by Anthony Goicolea’s “You And What Army”. His work as a digital artist was the first to truly affect me, way back in my very first Photoshop class in high school. I love his injections of humor and his creativity of composition. Shown above is some experimentation I have done with this theme, which I just remembered I still owe my brother some Chipotle for agreeing to model for me.

I recently adopted a new technique with regards to cutting people out. For years I meticulously stewed over Photoshop’s magnetic lasso tool, but often was unable to avoid that “cut out” look. Lately I have been using the quick selection tool:


I like to zoom in and really take my time when defining the area. Once I’m satisfied with my selection, still keeping the marching ants on, I hit “Refine Edge” in order to really sure up my perimeters. It allows for a much more natural look. It comes in handy when attempting to “naturally” place someone into a new environment.

I’ll post more of my clone projects soon. In addition, they are featured in my soon to be released PORTFOLIO! I’m very excited for all the big things coming.