Monday, December 17, 2012

The Grief of Orpheus.  Half traditional half digital illustration.  Eurydice has been bitten by a viper and has died.  Orpheus is overwhelmed with grief.  This was one of the fastest illustrations I've ever done.  Whew!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I took 3 drawings I did of the same trial going on and made a panorama of them.  Now you can see the entire trial happening.  Except for the jury that the prosecutor is addressing.  We were not supposed to draw them.  The two young women on the right were on trial for beating the crap out of another teenager in a McDonald's.  It was a sad case for everyone involved I think.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Progress.... though this scan is not so good, with lines going through the piece and all.  I'm not finished with this yet and plan to keep working on it.

Thumbelina!  Traditional drawing.  Digital coloring.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

This is a piece I did in collaboration with my mentor Matt Mahurin.  I chose a dream project I wanted to work on.  In this case, a theater poster.  I chose two plays, The Oresteia and The Tempest (the latter is in progress) and designed the posters.  Here is what I've com up with.  I also did the graphic design and chose the Stratford Festival because I've been there and it's a great festival.  Would love to do posters for them.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Another new piece.  Amazing what you can do with a few drawings from the Natural History Museum.

A series of 3 planned Lino cuts involving figures and design elements finished.  I'm pretty happy with the results.  This is a medium I so enjoy because of how physical the process is.  It really feels like hard work.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A illustration I did for the sort story "The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson.  Below is a version of the same illustration with no line work.  I thought it looked interesting so I thought I'd post it.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Some progress on this piece.  I needed to start adding in some of the shapes and colors and start dealing with the background a little even though I am not done with the figures yet.  Next I have to start tackling those flowers.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A collage piece I did for a digital class.  I like how it turned out.  I think I will do more collage pieces with old photos.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Poor Richard is asleep.  That's Ok.  It's easier to draw closed eyes than open or drooping eyes.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I know it's election night but I made progress on this damnit!  It's coming along well so far.  Still has a long way to go but I'm feeling confident.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A couple lino cut pieces I was able to pull off over a couple of days.  I might do some more and make a real series out of it.  Figures with design elements.  I tried a few different color combinations.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A project I did for my documentary class.  I put this together real quick so I'm not sure how I feel about it.  I wanted to try adding elements of photo collage to drawing so I did that at least.  The original drawing is one that I did when our class drew cityscapes from the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center.  Here's the original drawing:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


FIT is featuring excerpts from my sketchbook from Italy this summer on the study abroad part of their website.  Take a look here!:

 Progress... Almost done with the first face.

Monday, October 22, 2012

This is an LP cover design I did for the band Dara Puspita.  An indonesian rock n' roll group from the 60's.  I designed and built the type used for the group's name myself.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This is a character design I did for a contemporary media class.  This was a very daunting project for me but I ended up having a lot of fun with it and really liking the character I developed.  These are the 3 main drawings I did and the character board I designed which also includes some close up details.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Progress on the egg tempera painting.  I'm doing a green grisaille over the skin of the two women so that a green undertone will show through the flesh tones I will add later.  I'm liking egg tempera a lot.  It feels a lot like drawing with pencil or pastel instead of painting.  It's really all about building up with layers, which I am all for.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pencil sketch for a painting project I'm working on.  The final painting will be in egg tempera.  A brand new Media for me.  I'm liking it a lot already and I'll post progress on the painting soon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Latest Illustration.  It's a long story.  The idea is about animals out of context. I had recently become  inspired by the watercolors of Walton Ford, so I decided to try and emulate the style somewhat; he even uses triptych, and polyptych setups for his paintings sometimes.  The Great Blue Heron is my favorite bird and also was much loved by my Dad, who passed away, so I feel like the piece for me symbolizes a kind of communion with something that is no longer here physically.  A spirit which is represented within the animal.  That's the best explanation I have for it.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tried out some pastel yesterday.  Haven't used any in a while.  These are just quick 10 min sketches mostly, the one on the top is about 30.  I'm feeling very inspired by various pastel artists, but I think particularly by impressionists like Degas.  I'm going to keep working at it and hopefully I will become a master.  Also Degas thought women couldn't draw... what a jerk.

Monday, October 1, 2012

My documentary class had the pleasure of drawing at the NYPD stables.  So amazing.  Love those horses.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sixteen 5 min each drawings (I timed myself) from Sheridan Sq. in the West Village and a video I made attempting to show the space using the drawings.

Just as an update this is the book cover I've decided to go with for Swamplandia, with a few slight modifications to the figure.  Will post the final sketch.

Sunday, September 9, 2012