Saturday, January 19, 2013

Don't call it a comeback

Happy New Year - 6x4

War of Absurdity - 6x4

Rainbow Factory - 6x4

This Mortal Coil - 4x6

Last Train to Brooklyn - 4x6

War and its Discontents - 4x6

Don't worry, I'm still here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

All Roads Lead to Home

I know, I know, more gore. But isn't it lovely? In all seriousness, though, I have really been enjoying this whole series. I just reread Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, in which he discusses the two innate forms of art and expression, the Apollonian and the Dionysian. I didn't know this as much when I started these drawings, but if you really want to understand my unconscious attitudes towards Art and Civilization, then read more Nietzsche.  Next, I hope to apply these ideas towards architecture, though I haven't yet worked out the details. 

In other news, I'll be moving back to NC for a stent and then, with the best of luck, to NYC. So I'll maybe have one or two more posts while I'm in the Bay, but everything you'll see afterwards will, like myself, have been born on the east coast. Here's to Change.



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

mail time!

So, apart from the commissioned art work and design work that feeds me, I've been working on a few other projects that I've since turned towards that same aim. Returning to my love of draftsmanship, I've started to further hone my pencil skills and tune in again to its potential. Here are a few random images, all drawn at postcard size. Another series, of Greek and Roman statues, also postcard-size, is still in progress, but I've provided what I have so far. I'll probably be marketing the whole series to galleries, but that's still up in the air. All of these will be for sale as postcards at the art murmur this Friday, Dec. 2nd*. I'll be set up somewhere on the curb, putting on my charms (and my whiskey jacket).

*Unfortunately, this one has not yet been made into a postcard. Hopefully I'll have some made before the holidays are over.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Louis in the Garden

Wow it's been a while. I won't drag on too much about the past few months but I'll be making more posts soon, I'm sure. I've been staying busy, just not so bloggery. Here's my latest self-assigned editorial portrait. Louis CK is one of my favorite comedians and so I'd thought I'd thank him for the laughs with this not so flattering depiction of him as Adam in the Garden of Eden. The concept was inspired by his album Shameless. As shame was a symptom of eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, I thought the setting would be appropriate. I hope it gives you laugh.

"Louis in the Garden" - 14x20

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Zombie Vision: A look at the human brain

So in continuation of my series on anatomy and organ systems, I've come to the brain (with little emphasis on the rest of nervous system, i.e. the spinal chord, etc). I chose as my model the holder of one of my favorite brain,  Leonardo Da Vinci, whom I remain indebted to both as an artist and enthusiast of anatomy. I've always been captivated by the self-portrait from which this was drawn and enjoyed discovering all the subtle lines and wrinkles hidden below the damaged surface of the aged parchment. And sure, this may be standing on the shoulders of a giant, but I don't think he minds being a few inches taller.

Da Vinci's Brain    - 15"x20"

I'm not sure what will be next, whether I'll take a break from the series to work on other ideas, or continue on. I'm excited about doing the circulatory system though, so that will probably be the next in line for the anatomy series. I'm also working on cartooning now. As it's not something I generally do on a professional level, but more as a way to past idle time, I'd like to see where it takes me when I consider it more seriously. And hopefully it will also inspire me to include more humor in my work, as that's something I've been neglecting for too long now. We'll just have to see.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

...and exhale.

Respiratory System   12ish x 20ish

So I'm working at an art supply store now, which is great for my bank account, but leaves less time to read and paint. Oh well. I finished this last week and hope to have the next finished within a few days. 'So what's next', you might ask. Well, you'll just have to think about it.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Perhaps the first of a new series all about your bodily systems. I've been meaning to explore inforgraphics for a while now, so I thought this would be a good place to start. Next is respiratory.

Muscular System    15"x15"