Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Above: Final in-class for Portrait Painting
Below: Final for Digital Painting

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Went For A J-Walk

A character study for my Digital Painting class..

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Strenuously Adapting To Circumstance

That of learning how to paint again...This is my latest homework for Portrait painting class in which I succeeded in killing the rich, loose color I achieved when I began the piece (managed to get a better photo, though).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I Seen It!

The first image is day one of a two-day(s) pose for my Portrait Painting class where we're breaking into color. The second image is my first ever digital illustration. Regardless of its obvious problems with lighting, composition, and proportion, I am ultimately happy with it due to the fact that I successfully painted it on a computer..

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Good To Be Live

Two-day pose from a live model..

Workshop sketch from live model..

Live painting of city skyline from Fleet Week with my buddy Ryan..

Double dose of the Frankensteins, one live one studio, also with Ryan..

Monday, October 19, 2009

Week WTF ever...

As much as I've been working these past few blurry weeks, I only have this to show for it as of now-18"x24" photo-unfriendly oil on canvas. I did, however, receive "passed with flying colors" as a response to my mid-point review/thesis proposal presentation, which hath since precipitated my incense-fueled, hover-inducing meditation ritual, to thus summon the spirits of inspiration for the coming era of "thesis."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Subject To Brevity

More creature designs featuring a JagHog, an amateur Poor-trait and two color studies for a future digital illustration.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Projects for my Creature Design and Anatomy class entail drawing a specific animal, in this instance a horse, showing its full anatomy and mixing that animals traits with another (here a Baboon), finally depicting the full anatomy of the hybrid creature.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Virgin Excursion

This is my first foray into the realm of digital painting, using Photoshop CS4. I must admit, there's a certain casualness to this method that allows for more focus on value and form, which can definitely ease the tension when approaching a traditional painting in the future. This obviously needs work but its fun, nonetheless.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Some preliminary character studies to be used for a future illustration for my Digital Painting class.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

See Level

Shot from the hip...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Perfect Marriage

This is my final project for Narrative Illustration in which we were to come up with an editorial piece to go along with an article about unisex fragrances which appeal to both men and women. I hit a few speed bumps with this one, as my ambitions far exceeded the outcome, but I think it conveys the idea clearly and (hopefully) lightheartedly. I have found the summer semester to be rather trying in regards to project ideation and execution but have ultimately learned quite a lot. And since I am approaching the median of my MFA career, I shall heed the calls of the distant mountains to the east in preparation for the coming fall.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Meantime

The summer semester is quickly coming to a close, so here are a few of my visual distractions from school work..

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


This is the final piece for my chapter illustration for "A Moveable Feast." The scene I chose to depict is from the first chapter when Hemmingway sees a beautiful woman walk into a cafe. It represents an attempt to paint stylistically and thus could use more refinement.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Starting The Move

These are a couple of rough sketches for my current project for Narrative in which we're to illustrate a scene from the first five chapters of Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast."

Monday, July 6, 2009

Jump Complete

Edward James Olmos...almost.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Back At It

I'm now into my third week of summer school, which includes a class called Narrative Illustration and another general studies class. That said, the current project for my Narrative class is a portrait, in theory to be used as a magazine cover, of someone well known; and since I'm big fan of the science fiction show Battlestar Galactica, I chose Edward James Olmos as my subject, portrayed as his character in the show, Admiral William Adama. These are concept sketches for the final piece which is due in a week.