Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's been forever!!

Wow, I haven't posted anything here in a while!  I've been busy, but that's not an excuse!!

I changed my blog's name from "" to "".  I also got a tumblr, but I have yet to figure it out.  It's at "".

I've decided that I'm going to post more of what I do, not just stuff I'm proud of.  I've had a ton of failures, but those failures are very important to me and I learn a lot more from them than my successes.  It's also an effort to be more transparent.

In the Fine Art and Illustration branches of TAD, the students have done a lot of master copies.  I copied these from copies that I got printed to size (makes everything so much easier, copying from a small screen to a large painting just doesn't translate for me), and then looking at the computer copy to get what I couldn't get from the print, mostly the colors.  

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Used different colored bulbs for the butterflies, different times of day and seasons for the landscapes. :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Some Finals

The figures are my 'Ideal Male and Female' assignment, learning about the differences of males and females, and learning where the muscles go and proportions, and all that good figure stuff. The comic is my 'Little Nemo' assignment where you had to make a page based off of Windsor McCay's 'Little Nemo in Slumerland". Used watercolor, gouache, and ink on board. The second image was an ongoing assignment of doing a composition study almost everyday. I got up to 30 days. They are small digital copies with notes about composition and metaphors on the side. :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Photojournalist Comic

This is an assignment for my Visual Narrative class with George Pratt and Marshall Vandruff. This has been the most fun assignment in all of TAD. The assignment was to use photo reference from a list of famous photojournalists and create an 8 page comic out of the photos with cropping the photos in your own way or combining photos together. The photojournalists include Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz, Frank Hurley, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Keith Carter, Euroda Welty, Manual Bravo Alvarez, and more. These images are 12 x 15, ink with a brush pen on bristol.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Some Figures that are TINY!!

I love tiny formats, one is a tiny figure painting in oil and the others are in a tiny sketchbook with black and white ink on mid tone paper. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dean Cornwell Master Copy FINAL

Hopefully this is the last attempt to get this right...:)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Figures in Oil and an Old Pen and Ink

Here are some small figures in oil. The size is about 3 inches by 5 inches, and I think the studies were about 10 or 15 minutes each. The last image is an old pen and ink I did around December.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dean Cornwell Master Copy and some Painting Studies

Alright, I've been working on this Dean Cornwell master copy for a while now. Here are two plein airs, one done on a cloudy day, the other on a sunny day. A complex turnaround from my figure class, and a painting of a picture of a sculpture trying out a pick out technique with oil.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Figures with Brush Pens

I haven't posted in a while, life comes first, I'm going to fix that though. Here are some figures. I have these colorful brush pens that are really tacky, it's interesting to try and make them work. :) I've been working a lot but not much to show, they are mostly exercises, but they are helping so much, I feel like I'm getting to a good place.