Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mech Engineer

Here's another piece from awhile back, this one was the winner of's CHOW# 330. I might go back and rework this piece, as there are a lot of things in it that I would like to refine.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pitcher Guy

Hello, things have been a bit dead here recently... I have been very Busy with RISD work, but I have some pieces to show for it that I intend to be uploading to the world soon. for now though, here is a digital wip from awhile back; it started as an acrylic painting, which I scanned into photoshop do render further. I still have some things I want to do to change this a bit, I think I'll be putting another figure or creature in there somewhere... hmmm...

Monday, August 12, 2013


here's a recent piece, I did this on an 8" x 10" piece of Bristol, effectively achieving the result of having something to work with the size of my usual sketchbook, but without the page crease in the middle of the image.

t'was fun!

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Here are a few recent sketchbook pages, the bottom of which are actually pages... or, squires, or knights, perhaps... some sort of fantasyesque warrior fellows... and the pages above those are not pages at all, but fae folk, rather nasty critters really, and those above those are more 5217 fellows... indeed.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Floating Flasks and Other Things

My digital escapades continue... this is the first of my recent digital pieces that I am somewhat happy with, and I tried a number of new techniques here. I'll upload more about the process later...

Friday, June 28, 2013

Drawing Final

Hmmm, here's something a bit different from what I usually show,

for my final project in drawing class last semester, each student spent about six weeks developing a series of drawings involving any subject matter, as long as the basis of it was drawn from life... so, I chose to base my series on drawing a number dead things floating in  jars, with surreal elements incorporated.

I've had plenty of reference for this, as the RISD nature lab is full of all sorts of awesome specimines, in and out of jars, and I have my own collection of dead things that I shall be posting photographs of here at some point...

I think I created about 30 pieces for this series, with a general progression from the first ones being technical and linear to the latter ones being atmospheric and somewhat abstract. this particular drawing was the final drawing I completed for the series, and was drawn with charcoal on two pieces of 38" x 50" stonehenge paper, so the actual dimentions of it are 50" x 76"...

at art school, you learn to draw large things quickly, and I spent only one sleepless night during an already hectic finals week smashing this fellow into existence...  the main subject here is a spider crab from one of my crab jars, with an assortment of vaguely crabby legs being ephemeral and mysterious as he sits in the murky alcohol of his jar....

Mountain Coffee Process

well, here is a process compilation of another digital piece I am working on. With this one, I experimented a bit with the warp and blur tools, trying to make use of all of those little features that digital mediums provide while traditional do not... I started working in black and white, and added color afterward, which is a bit odd for me to do, but I can see how it has advantages, and may try the technique more in the future.

while I think I am becoming more comfortable with photoshop again, and it is a very powerfull tool with allot of useful features, nothing beats smearing paint over a board.

 hopefully I'll show some more recent sketchbook pages within the week.