Thursday, December 10, 2009

Preview


Here is a preview of a project I am currently working on.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Abe Sapien II


Here is my final for the Autumn Society's Hellboy show at Brave New Worlds.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Abe Sapien


Here's a sketch of Abe Sapien for the piece I am doing for the Autumn Society's Hellboy gallery show at Brave New Worlds. Originally I wasn't going to do one, but then I had the idea for this piece, and I really liked it. So, here's the sketch.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jim James Sketch


Here's a quick digital study of My Morning Jacket's Jim James for a piece I am working on.

New Intuos


I bought a wacom tablet today. I've never really used one before so it's been quite fun. Here's a sketch I did on it of a crow man that I draw from time to time.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Illustration for The Indypendent


Here's my newest Illustration for The Indypendent. It's for an article about gas companies sending pollution into the ground and polluting the water source.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Acrylic Musings 3 : Winter Geese


Winter can sometimes be my favorite season, I am looking forward to it this year. This new Acrylic painting depicts some Canadian geese in the snow.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Acrylic Musings 2


Here's another experiment with Acrylic. I think I'm starting to get the hang of it now.

Acrylic Musings


Here's a painting I did. It's in acrylic, which isn't my normal medium. It was quite fun to experiment with a more opaque paint.

It's more forgiving because you can just paint over your mistakes (with watercolors, because of their transparency, you cannot), but less forgiving because I am not as able.

This one is my third attempt. The first two were not as successful.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cacti



Here's an sketch that I'm trying to develop into a piece. I really liked the prickly pear cacti that I saw when I was in Texas, so I'm trying to work them into a motif. Don't know if it will go anywhere, but I thought this little portrait was kind of neat.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New Work On The Way


Just a preview of things to come.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Companies and Prisons


Here's a spot illustration I did for WIN Magazine. It's about corporations and their effect on prisons.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Texas


The famous Texas Piney Woods (viewed from a train)


Prickly Pear Cactus

Some paintings in my sketchbook from my recent trip to Texas. I plan on going back soon to spend some more time in the country painting.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Woodstock


The commercialization out of Woodstock for The Indypendent

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Michael Jackson : MMIX


Jackson as a crumbling cracking statue for the next issue of The Indypendent.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Willow Study


Inspired by watching the sun set over lake Champlain last week.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Flower


A piece from my gallery show at The ChapterHouse with Tim Durning

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Opening at the Chapterhouse

There will be a small reception at Chapterhouse on Friday July 10th, from 6-9pm. Come on out to enjoy some great art!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

White Roses


White Roses.

Flower Study


Here's a little study I did of some flowers in my backyard.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ducks


This painting is based off of a picture I took when I was at the Mystic Aquarium. There were so many amazing animals there, but as always, the ducks stole the show.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Obama And The ACLU


This spot will run in the next issue of The Indypendent alongside an interview with Anthony Romero entitled, "Executive Director of ACLU Talks on Obama and Torture." I tried to reflect the uncertainty of the Guantanamo inmates future, and the looming decision Obama has to make about them.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sketchbook.



Another sketchbook page.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sketchbook.


Here's one from my sketchbook.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Appalachian Trail


I just got back from a backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. It was well worth it to get out there and recharge my batteries. It was a pretty tough hike, especially for someone who does little physical activity (my usual exercise is walking around Philadelphia, not exactly tough terrain ). I drew a little bit, but I mostly took pictures. I'm not a very good photographer, but I still had fun doing it.



Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thinking For Yourself

Independence of thought.

This illustration was done for The Indypendent. The article was about someone who had ideas that strayed from the norm. I wanted to do a painting that was more interested in the overall themes of the article, rather than doing another portrait.

Update: 5.11.08

Einstein on Israel and Zionism Review.

So the Indypendent wasn't happy with the last piece I did, they thought it was too abstract. So for the next final they wanted my sketch that was a straight portrait, I only had hours to finish this one so I did it in pencil/digital. And in the end they went with the initial illustration anyway. Hooray!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Drawings.


Just a couple of faces from my sketchbook.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart."

I finished reading this book last night, and I really loved it. It was very well written, and also incredibly depressing.

I started the sketch of Okonkwo earlier today and just kept going until I had this, it's very different for me, seeing as it's finished digitally. It was fun to step outside my element, the whole piece was done in 2 hours. It's nowhere near as cool as Edel Rodriguez's version, but it was worth spending my afternoon on. It will be a worthy addition to the "Sketchbook/Experiment" section in my website.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 03, 2009

Mutter Museum + Extras.


I spent the last week at my mothers house. It was nice to visit my old room, pet the dogs and watch HBO on demand. But I am glad to be back in philly, back to posting work. The first sketch is for a new piece I am working on, it's a study of one of the figures. The second sketch is a collection of drawings that I did at the Mutter Museum (it's such a cool place). If you like malformed fetuses, Victorian medical tools, or horribly diseased skeletal remains, then the Mutter Museum is the place for you. The last sketch was done on a napkin, probably inspired by my Mutter trip. I used a brush pen and I thought that the holes created a unique texture for the drawing.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Van Jones for WIN Magazine

Van Jones : Modern Day Prophet.

This illustration was done for WIN Magazine. It is a portrait of Van Jones for a review of his book, The Green Collar Economy. The title of the article was "Modern day prophet."

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Thane of Cawdor

Characters : Doomed.

Here's a sketch for my gallery show. Still not sure if I am going to use this particular one, but I liked it enough to post it.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Shelter


I couldn't get this piece to work for me. I was trying to incorporate these other panels into it, and it was very frustrating. In the end I think it works best just as one panel, it makes much more sense this way. I am kind of sad that I spent so many hours painting panel 2 again and again. But I figured it out eventually, sometimes you just need to leave it alone.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Characters : Flamboyant.

Flamboyant.

Here's my first finished piece for my gallery show this summer (with Tim Durning). I was originally going to do literary characters, but now I am just doing characters in general, specifically ones that entail certain traits. I'd never painted armor before, so it was really fun to paint. I included my initial thumbnail sketch and my final sketch below.


Late Night Bowie Sketch.

Here's a quick David Bowie sketch I did while watching the videos below. I am currently pretty obsessed with Bowie, and I have come to the conclusion that it's okay.

Oh, You Pretty Things.


Starman.


Rebel Rebel.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Slumdog Colonizer

Danny Boyle's vision of India for the Indypendent.

Here's an illustration I did for the Indypendent yesterday. The article was about Danny Boyle's movie Slumdog Millionaire, more specifically how Danny Boyle portrayed India in the film. This wasn't my favorite sketch, but they picked this one so I went with it (the one I liked had an elephant in it, I really wanted to paint an elephant). They also wanted it to be an irregular shape - I'm not sure if having it fade off is better than a nice big black area at the bottom, but it's different from how I usually work so I guess it's worth it just for the change.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sketchbook 5 : Midnite.

Dr. Mid-Nite

Eric Orchard
is a wonderful artist, his work has a beautiful whimsical quality, it can be extremely soft and nuanced, or very graphic and powerful. Recently Eric had some awesome kirby inspired drawings on his blog. And it got me to thinking about old comic characters. After trading a couple of emails with Eric and we decided to each post a sketch - I chose Dr. Mid-Nite (as many of my friends know, I am a huge fan), and Eric chose Hourman. I love the designs of those old characters, like Hourman, the original Sandman or the first Blue Beetle. They're just so classic!

The sketch was inspired by how Dr. Mid-Nite used smoke bombs to fight crime (second only to sandmans sleeping gun), I tried to invision him coming into focus through the smoke. Nowadays every superhero has bones sticking out of their skin and telepathic fire that shoots out of their eyes which they got from hell. But Dr. Mid-Nite could just see in the dark, and he was really a doctor.

Update: Here's Erics Hourman!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sketchbook 4.


Here are some more black and white drawings from my sketchbook. Mostly chickens this time, and a pigeon in there, because why not.