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.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Here are a few recent paintings I've made, the first two were done for a class I took at RISD over the winter called 'SciFi and Fantasy Illustration' (which was taught by Nick Jainshigg , an all around awesome guy), and the painting at the bottom is the first in a series of my attempts to broaden my portfolio with some more 'fantasy' oriented pieces. finished this piece about a week ago.

all of these were painted with acrylics on illustration board of varying sizes.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Aditional Sketchbook images from 2012 and 2013

Sketcbook Images 2012-2013

Here are a few images from some of my more recent moleskines, they are out of order as far as the time during which they were created goes, but they were all created some time in 2012 or 2013.

In my sketchbooks, I make use of a variety of mediums, including pencil, various colors of micron pen, walnut ink, India ink, acrylic paint, and even collage.

more information about my precious sketchbook pieces can be found on my Deviantart account, and more information regarding these particular images may soon be there as well.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Recent Digital Experimentation

After a couple years of focusing on traditional painting with acrylics, I have recently returned to digital painting.

my earlier digital work can be seen on my deviantart account, , and I have yet to upload most of my traditional paintings, but I shall be sharing them soon.
I still have much to learn about painting, both traditional and digital, and I shall continue to develop my ability to make use of both mediums.

I regard this piece as an experiment as I readjust myself to photoshop, and it is still a work in progress.

Risd Application Drawings (2012)

 These were my home tests for my RISD application last year, the top image being the infamous bicycle drawing, while the other two are opposing sides of my 'two sides of the paper' assignment.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Hello, My name is Jordan Walker.

I am currently a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, and I spend my time sketching and painting various characters, creatures, oddities of my own devise.

I will share some of these with you on a hopefully regular basis, and I hope that you enjoy what you see.