Monday, December 11, 2006

That one band

Here's a caricature I did of the killers. Not because i'm a huge fan of their music, so to speak, but more because i think they have an interesting look goin on right now that i thought would be fun to draw.

so there it is.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

'nother one

again-no story. just doodling.
sorry, i'm very boring these days ;)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Work Doodle

No reason. Just playin around.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Airport Lady and the Luchadore

Here are two recent sketches i did-
One is just a lady I saw at the airport (done from memory),
and the other is a Luchadore i did for the weekly challenge for the Fish Barrel blog.

Hope you enjoy.
Is the brown getting old yet? ;)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Wednesday Night Sketchy-Sketch

These are just a couple sketchbook pages from Wednesday Night Sketching at Barnes and Noble.
They are unedited, so it's the good, the bad, and the ugly.

i am having fun with some new pens and markers though!....
hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Chimp drawing no. 2

Ok, so i guess a little explanation for the chimps might not hurt.
The scene I'm doing at work has to do with chimps. To get some good expressions i started looking up chimp photos on google and corbis. The chimp below is "loosely based" on a photo I came across, or inspired by it anyway. The chimp above is actually done directly from a photo that someone took where they actually dressed it up in a suit and tie. I just had to draw it the second i saw it.....
and there you have it.
oh, and there may be more chimps on the way. these guys are really fun......


Just 'cuz...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Portrait of Sorts...

Here's a somewhat strange self portrait i did at work via cintique.
Came out a little odd, but i kinda like it nonetheless, so i thought i'd put it up.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A New Post!!!

So this may seem somewhat random, but a friend of mine asked me to draw her a bunny.
So, here's the bunny that I drew...
Hopefully it won't be so long until my next post.
Hope you like!!!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Get Inspired

Every now and then I go through a period when I just feel like the last thing I want to do is draw. Usually during these times, I find that if I try to force it I can't seem to produce anything worth the paper it's drawn on, and I just get more and more discouraged.
I've found that the best thing to do during these times is to get inspired. Look at art books, surf blog sites, look at things that are outside of your own little "box", and before you know it you will be itching to create.
I've recently added some new links to my page, that are not only inspirational in and of themselves, but also contain links upon links of inspirational artists and their work.
In this day and age, this stuff is so easily accessible, all we have to do is sit down at a computer and type in a name. The rest will just bring itself to you.

Oh, and I also added a few newer pieces that were part of my Senior BFA gallery last month.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Steel workin' man

This is a design of john henry done in the style of douglas fraser. More to come....

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Drawing at the Airport

I love the airport. It's a good time to find a spot, sit back, pull out the ol' sketchbook and a pen--and do some hardcore spying on people. Here's some people I drew on my last visit to the airport....

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Pack of Wolves

The objective of this project was to design a pack of wolves, and to do a landscape painting which included the pack. In the pack, there was supposed to be a "jokester" wolf, a blind wolf, and an older wolf. In preparing for the project I watched a documentary called "Living with Wolves", and was surprised to see just how gentle and family oriented they could be. They operate on a "class" system with one wolf being in charge of the others (The Alpha Wolf). The Alpha Wolf calls the pack together, leads them around, and even designates when the other wolves are going to eat. Many times this mostly effects the "Omega Wolf", or the wolf with the lowest ranking of the pack. Many things can factor into who becomes the Alpha wolf, and who becomes the Omega wolf, but it never seems to be based on one specific thing.

Anyway, the documentary actually commented on one wolf who actually played the role of a "Jokester" to alleviate tension in the group. I thought that was pretty interesting....

In preparation of the landscape painting I did a couple landscape color studys just to get myself thinking in those terms. I think some of those actually came out stronger than the final painting.

Hope you dig!


Monday, February 27, 2006

The Venetian Pickpockets

These designs are based on a story about 3 kids who are pickpockets in 1900's Venice. They are overseen by a corrupt priest who runs a pawnshop out of his confessional, and keeps the earnings for himself.....kinda strange, but there it is. The designs are still a work in progress, and i plan on taking these further, as time permits......I'll also include some of the thumbnails for good measure......enjoy!