Gifts for Gamers

I started creating video game art on a whim. I felt that I had been taking my subject matter too seriously. By painting something I considered fun, and something that had already been pre designed, I could just let myself play. It’s been almost three years since my first geek culture inspired piece. Now, prints of these watercolors are my best selling creations. If you’re interested in picking up a few prints of your own, visit my Etsy shop. I’m offering free shipping until Decmeber 17th, 2012. Just use coupon code FREESHIP at check out.

Here are a few of my most recent nerd excursions. The Cammy piece won the Etsy Gamers Game of the Month Challenge for November 2012.

cammiprint

zero

I’m including this last photo to illustrate how small these video game inspired works are as originals. The prints are 5″ x 7″.

camhold

Do You Play?

This is Frances. Frances is particularly good at painting trees. Her favorite color is white. And, yes, she plays the guitar.

Do You Play? Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

Unframed: $175.00

Frances looking sleepy in black and white:

Frances Frown. Ink on cotton paper. 5″ x 6″.

Unframed: $100.00

Play

A play ground in New Jersey.

I’ll Catch You. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $115.00

Set Design Results

Babes in Toyland, December 2008. Haddon Field Plays and Players, NJ. Set design and artistic direction: Jen Ashmen

Scene 1 – Mother Goose Land

motherscene

mothershow

mothercat

motherlady

Scene 2 – Spider Forrest

treescene

treethree

treeall

Scene 3 – Toyland

toymoon

toytruck

The following photos are courtesy of David Conard Photography:

mothervill1

toyelf

Thank you so much to Plays and Players for the opportuniy to work with such a wonderful cast and crew. All our hard work really payed off. We made a beautiful production!

Babes in Toyland

I am currently the set designer for Haddon Field Plays and Players‘ production of Babes in Toyland. Here are some of the concepts I am working to flesh out.

Mother Goose Land:

mgoose12

The old woman’s shoe house:

mgoose2

Spider Forrest tree:

mgoose3

Toyland:

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Sample from costume page:

mgooscos

Back From the Dead,

it is sketchbook Saturday! This is an older sketch of a patchwork zombie playing with a pair of yo-yo’s. At that point muscle memory is all you got, you know?