Monday, September 28, 2009


The human figure.

Though matter how many times I draw it, there's always something to learn. Capturing dynamic gesture while trying to follow the intricate rules of anatomy is, for lack of a better word, hard.

I need to scan/photograph all the stuff I've done this semester so far. Some of it I'm quite happy with.

This post was going to be long, informative, and deep, but I'm too tired to write anything of interest right now. Perhaps tomorrow.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A wolf at the door.

I'm actually very happy with how this ended up coming out. Though, I'm very sick of Photoshop. 6 masonite panels now gesso'd , time to start painting...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


New stuff up. Much more stuff soon. Check out the new intro image, first piece I've been truly happy with in quite some time. :)


I heard back from Dreamworks. This could be a good sign...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Important discovery.

Drawing/painting realistically from your imagination is very very very difficult and frustrating. If only reference photos existed of all the wacky ideas in my head... then this would be a lot easier.

On a lighter note, this is how I spend my Saturday night. Somehow, it's also satisfying...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Let's stay here for a while...

I love the autumn. If there's one thing about Connecticut I love, it's this time of year.

By the way, I just finished this logo design for the Conrad Highschool Hockey team. I like how it came out.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I learned to ride one a few weeks ago... now I want one. This spring I think I'll get one... maybe.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


I just downloaded Blender, a freeware open source (I think) 3D modeling program. I have a little experience working in modeling programs but I want to refresh myself with it, and see if I can make some cool stuff. If I'm going to be going to grad school for computer animation, having foreknowledge of all the programs will only give me a head start anyways. :)

Besides that, I've landed a few random freelance illustration/design jobs which is pretty cool. I'd never want to try to make a living as a freelancer, but it's something that I'll always be doing regardless.

On one final note, the faculty show at the Hartford Art School opened last week, and it was fantastic as usual. Anyone in the Hartford area should check it out!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sold out.

Should have seen that coming! Damn. Next time I'm buying tickets in advance.

The weather was supposed to be crappy tomorrow anyways, and the show will be up until mid October so I'll still go check it out... another time.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


About to whip out the oil paints again after a bit of a hiatus. Last summer I built this giant panel to paint something on which is still unused... gonna have to do something about that.

On another note, gonna be in NYC this weekend for the Spectrum show over at Society of Illustrators. Should be a good time, and a good chance to meet a lot of awesome people.

Monday, September 7, 2009

My ass is getting kicked by allergies...

...but I am FINALLY, after all these years, able to do character designs that don't completely suck. :)

Still a work in progress by the way. Oh, and no references used :) (not that references are a bad thing but there's something very satisfying about painting/drawing straight from your imagination)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

OH yeah!h

My website is up!

It's "done" but I still consider it a work in progress since I'm constantly tweaking it still. I'll get some new stuff posted soon.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Right now I've set my moveout date to January 2010. I'd rather get settled well before school starts giving me the time to find a job, bring in some money and get everything together. By that point, I'd be fully ready for classes the following fall.

Obviously plans could change, but right now I'm pretty dead set on moving to Georgia. Only question is when.

While hunting on Craiglist... realize all the good art jobs are in Cali. On the bright side though, there's far more jobs being offered then I would have expected.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Airbrush = win.

I finally feel like I've gotten the hang of using the airbrush tool. By doing additional brushwork on upper layers, tweaking them, then merging down onto the main image it gives me much more control over the placement of my values. I'm finally understanding how all these artists were able to get such great skintone transitions... Anyways, the above image is a test of this new technique. No photo references used either. :)

One of my friends told me that I should airbrush cars. I'm starting to consider the idea more and more seriously.