Friday, December 31, 2010

Thom Speeeedy

30 minutes. photoshop. done with migraine. erugh.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I do not know why. but tonight i was possessed by the need... to draw ARMADILLOS. which quickly turned into hungover and dylan dillos.
some colour on that one
Found a photo off the Peace Corps' facebook of a winter scene in 1971 Iran. Thought it was pretty... and then did this in 20 minutes. Then I got bored, because I don't like doing landscapes... and moved on.

Count yer blessin's

... for instance... I've got perfect teeth. Never had braces. Damn grateful.

Voodoo priests. AKA I was watching princess & the frog and I'm in love with the Shadow Man.

and oh hey doodly saloon chick.

But yeah, I'm going through some scary stuff. I have to go back to taking a medicine that makes me very very sick.

It'll all be just fine though, I know it.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Jimi and cowboys

hour and a half acrylic mess of jimi
some cowboys
'nother cowboy
aand another.

Needless to say, I saw True Grit. Hence all the cowboys. It was a fantastic movie, and I highly recommend it.
And Black Swan. And Tron.
I attempted to start some bigger portraits tonight but Northwest Ohio is REALLY lacking in art stores. So... I'm going to pray I find something soon so I can actually do them.

I've been watching Inglorious Basterds and Amelie all night, so currently it is rather tough to think in English.

Post xmas update

an xmas card for a lovely lady i know :)
A monster I doodled in about ten minutes, sitting on the edge of a couch, killing time.
doodled this girl before i went to sleep. then...
i painted her.
and a hipster santa card for an awesome kid I know.

Hey y'all! A lot's happened since my last post. For instance:
I've got an up and running website with my domain name! it's the same thing, but easier to get to. Update your links, guys!

in other news... I haven't posted because I've been busy making xmas cards for some people. I included a couple on here, but for most I actually forgot to take pictures. I didn't make too many because I spent a lot of time on each one, and I only made them for people who asked.
But it was fun.

Expect another post here soon- I'm gonna do a series of native american portraits for a show in Rochester the first week of January. I just have to get around to doing it.

Hope everyone had a lovely stress free safe travel christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Puddle monsters and portraits

A couple quick acrylic portraits to blow off some stress. Steve mcCurry photos, obvs. Full view 'em, they look better bigger.
Today I was in a very early morning class and had trudged in through a rather monumental amount of snow.
As I sat there, trying desperately to feign alertness, I realized that my snowboots had dripped a rather sizable puddle onto the floor.
A puddle that looked all funny. So I drew the puddle. And the puddle turned into that guy up there.
He totally was throwing up the horns, man.
and then i watercoloured it. woooo.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

more speedpaints.

more 40 minute or so speedpaints on the train. spent more time on the skull for fun's sake.

bottom one is me. I tried a few other self- portraits and oy. I can draw ANYONE else pretty well but I just have a horrific time painting moi.

I'm back in Rochester. NYC was nice. The concert was amazing.
I've decided I am not in love with any city or coast, really.
Will go anywhere.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Train travel speedpaints

about 40 minutes or so each on a bumpy Amtrak from Roch to NYC.
Now in NYC.... I plan to sketch when I can but I honestly think I'll be too busy checking out museums, shops and Rammstein concerts :)

I missed the city but... now that I'm older... and I've hung out in a lot of cities... I don't want to live here in NYC necessarily. A smaller metropolis would be lovely though.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Guantes y Khoa

Acrylic in moleskine. About an hour and a half.
Model was in METAL magazine, de invierno 2007. (it's a nice spanish fashion rag, i don't know if it still exists honestly)
At RIT we have a kid, Khoa Nguyen, who apparently did really well in Vietnam Idol. So, quick little illy for the Reporter. watercolour,

Saturday, December 4, 2010


He's a pesky lil' rascal. A real prankster, that man.
for Reporter next week. be sure to pickitup!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Quick pen/ink/watercolor for a Reporter article on the Wikileaks guy.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vojtech face study... done?

I think I'm done with this. I enjoyed it greatly. Put in about 6 hours of painting on photoshop.

I'm getting better at faces- next part I need to improve is bodies. I get so caught up in facial details that I tend to forget about the rest. Oops.

Oh well. Back to homework! Fun time over :(

ALSO. If you're a friend of mine and you have a website, please give it to me... I'll link you up on my infant baby barely begun website : Illustration by Joanna
If you're already on there, double check to make sure my link to you works!