Wednesday, December 8, 2010

a room with a view

From a little earlier in the semester, not so good scan. take a phrase and make it a picture. A room with a view

Thursday, December 2, 2010

super disco breakin'

This is a painting from earlier in the semester, based on a memoir. This painting is about my brother's influence on me and the things he got me into. It is a work in progress, more will be added to the top left by the end of the semester...which is coming up pretty fast. ah!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Some significant and not significant things

This is a digital color comp for a screen print I did for class. I like this version better, the screen print is darker and without the white. Either way I dug the drawing and I'm glad I got to flesh it out in a different way than I usually work.

Ely (senior thesis project) about suicide among gay adolescents and young adults.

"room with a view" inspired by the Reanimtor, the corniest movie ever. I didn't paint this one, but I think I'd like to.

hair twirling habit is an extension of my thought process. for a screen print. The process makes me want to rip my face off, but I don't hate it.

Some more paintings to come, maybe scanned prints too

Monday, November 1, 2010

rippy strings of consciousness

make reasons to put together your thoughts
never stop getting to that point of no return thoughts of all the eternal right mindset,
keep tapped in no matter what hooks pull you out, it's all about me in here,
I can feel its head move up, looking up pulling the rest of me up, rapid reverse gravitation with speed slide momentum
I think I've done something terribly wrong, but that's just how this feels
I got to do that shit I do with a pencil dedicate in every medium like it was my first, scribble bunnies on copy paper, I know I'm the one who forgets, who doesn't always pay attention but if I could connect it I'm always just closer to being connected with self.
Always just closer
the progress of this conscious lifespan.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

crazy ladiez

Here are two more projects from the senior thesis class. A cover for a Wonder Woman comic, and a halloween poster.

And the halloween poster I chose to do was blood feast.

and now it's senior thesis time

Monday, September 27, 2010

By Firehouse Bike shop

There was this big festival with music and a lot of food and things that little kids beg their parents for. These two were getting something to eat that smelled really good. Makes me hungry. Location assignment for portfolio class

Friday, September 17, 2010


First project of illustration thesis class was of our choosing, and I chose to design a movie poster. I'm all about it, so I drew a poster for MACHETE!!! It needs revisions, it was a long tiring night, but for now here's the first pass at it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Location sketch

Here are 5 location drawings for the first assignment of senior year. We parked near 50& Baltimore, walked around, and by complete coincidence found this festival.

Kevin&Uncle Budd ^

Friday, September 3, 2010

living room&jackers

study of my living room. I'm pretty ready to get into this my last school year. I'm all antsy, I want to put a lot of work into something right about now.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Just to post something, to trick myself into feeling productive, i scanned some drawings and things to keep myself occupied.That and I finally got my scanner working for the first time since I had to reinstall. Celebratory scanning session commenced.

Some scribbly boobie brainstorming. I want to enter the for breast cancer research, which is an awesome idea for all you creative people out there. DO IT

phoenix for juliet

Friday, June 25, 2010

Heartless Bastards

This is a poster I did for an upcoming show at the North Star Bar on 27th& Poplar st. Heartless Bastards with The Builders and The Butchers and Peter Wolf Crier. Inked drawing then scanned and digitally colored, and vectored. Go! its an awesome bar!

Friday, June 18, 2010

editorial lady gaga

This took a while to post, but this was 1 of 2 of the final editorial assignment. The article was about how weird Lady Gaga is. She has 1 million weird outfits but I didn't want it to be "out of fashion" so it's just iconic gaga. The weirdo. This is relatively big, spray paint, acrylic & createx.
The mock-up if from the magazine, I didn't lay that out. more drawings and shit soon!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

end, spring 2010

The last of it from this semester. The First two are experimental portfolio piece for Paul King's class, and the last is the painting for the article "Sausage Party" about the ratio of boys to girls in China, for Patch's class.

Collage, gouache, spray paint, acrylic, and soft pastel

Spray paint and createx paint

Acrylic, ink & pastel

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The last of the King days

This is my final piece for Paul King's class, my Dirty War piece about the human condition (the painting of my sketch from the last post.) I Sprayed a bronze base, then worked up the acrylic, and lots and lots of layers of words. The plays on these words themselves were what made the aftermath harder to cope with.

And this is a rough sketch for my final assignment for Illustration Methods, the second of the two pieces done editorially. This one's for an article in Bust magazine called "Sausage Party" about the vast outnumbering of boys to girls in China due to the one child per family law. By the time many of these guys start to look for spouses, they may find themselves S.O.L.
Had a lot of fun drawing this, I plan on doing it in acrylics& mixed media.

I also just got back one of my non-silver prints from the elective, so I'm probably going to scan a few of those soon. That was a really cool class, I would definitely recommend, it's a really interesting process.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

coupla things

I want a lot more pictures on this thing. So, I scanned one of my first illustration methods projects, an old collage I did my sophomore year for an experimental portfolio piece, and a few sketchbook pages, one of which is for an assignment in Fig. utilization.

I call this one Baked, illustrating a word of our choosing. I get mellow just looking at this one, b&w done in acrylic, ink and charcoal. ( this is on here already but this one's better not -phone quality)

This was an experimental portfolio piece sophomore year, done with collaged photographs I took in Miami and a few other materials.

I really couldn't even explain this beyond "Kermit and the Skeleton Love", and I can't explain that at all.

The baddest bitch, with authentic cat-scratch blood smear

and my sketch for my final fig. utilization assignment. We took a cute little field trip to the Mutter museum, and all in all I took nothing from it. The assignment is about the human condition, our fragility and strength, and I took all my inspiration from a book I am currently reading, A lexicon of Terror. The book is about the Argentine Dirty War, this image is about the limits of the human mind and body and the affects of torture on a person. The Desaparecidos were tortured endlessly and were constantly being subjected to a cruel spin on everyday vocabulary in disgusting contexts. "On a mal dans sa peau" from the text meaning "we are uneasy in our skin" is the phrase I included along side, for the final it may create the entire background. That's all for now, Semester is nearing its end which means more to come!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Choy-Yung Inn at Cross street

2nd to last assignment for Fig. Utilization, to portray a space that conveys a certain mood. I picked the Chinese food place down the street from here. It's dirty and hood and has everything you could ever want! condoms to candy to newport 100 loosies to ice cream in a take-out container! We love Dutch chocolate and eggrolls! and I love that place, even thought it's shady and I avoid it at dusk. So, here they are, they could all use some more time, but what couldn't? One main illustration, and two spots.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

more things

Some things I have been working on for figurative utilization class.

"tug of war" assignment, illustrating a tug of war type conflict, pregnant momma to be selling drugs to kids to support her baby. In acrylics

Experimental portfolio piece for Paul, watercolor and pens. A mix between a study of laquered souvenir frogs from Mexico, and some random characters to drink with.

Experimental portfolio, spray paint, acrylic & createx paint