Monday, February 28, 2011

some break paintings

quick watercolor doodle of some sailor guy i made up
flight deck grunt from Battlestar Galactica, which a good friend has gotten me hooked on...
Some interesting telephone lines I drew while sitting in a car waiting for ten minutes.

Hello guys, I'm on spring break. It is not spring, but it is a break, so I'm spending it applying to jobs, ordering biz cards/mailers, and painting when I'm not asleep. I'm recovering from a very tough, very stressful winter quarter. But hey, I got a 4.0!!!! All A's, baby!!!!

Totally worth all that hell and throwing away my social life haha

Hope to paint more... all i have home right now is my watercolours and a tablet.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pierce shop and sketches

so i needed to blow off some steam because the below painting wasn't going so hot. And this gouache ballerina happened. Oh and random sketchbook ramblings from a test i took this mornin'.
piece one. Jason of Primitive Impressions looking at a tongue barbel
Jason working on my friend Emma.

acrylic on illustration board. I'm not that pleased with the outcomes. I got pretty burnt out at the end of this crazy quarter.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

oh boy.

some progress on the second piece in my visual essay series. Currently like it better than the first. But I totes screwed up the first one by pushing myself yesterday. I will have both done tomorrow night. Acrylic on ill board.
And hey. Bastardizing the amazing McBess's style. Self portrait.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I'm having a very off day. i tried doing a quick painting here to see if i could get it back, but... no luck. Going home to self medicate with some cookies. :(

This is the quick painting. acrylic. 30 minutes.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Some gladiators, some pugs.

sad spartacus. gouache. no pencil underdrawings.
more sparty. gouache. no pencil underdrawings on these.
PUGS. again, just goin' for it. no pencil underdrawings.
doodling people at the mall. and a very distorted guitar.

Been watching Spartacus thanks to a certain person. Which means lots of opportunities to study (for artistic reasons only of course) naked people.

Been very busy lately- will have more pieces up soon.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Star Wars Doodle

just fer funsies.... acrylic on ill board.
I might digital in a background some day but, for now, this is just a finals week I NEED TO RELAX painting.

Yeah, I paint to procrastinate. Someone told me that was weird. Oh well!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

virgo on crack

this is my first attempt at doing a CHoW at

I am totally new to that site and super confused. haha

But yeah... virgo is my sign. Heck ya.

Acrylic on gessoed masonite, because i ran out of illustration board.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jason in progress

so i took a quick picture of this... Acrylic, 8x10, illustration board, about 2 or so hours in. I've really only been focusing on the face thus far...

Need a break, gonna sleep, do some other work, and come back to this this weekend. I have a second one on this guy for the series to go as well.

Jason at Primitive Impressions, Village Gate, Rochester, NY.
He was messing around with tongue barbel thingies for my friend Emma who had just gotten her tongue pierced. You'll see in the next piece.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CHOW sketch idea

So's CHOW theme is "Zodiac Warriors"

I'm a virgo, so.. naturally.... A virgin warrior.

I'm a sucker for a padlocked metal bikini.... and her key is too big to unlock it it seems...

Final will be a different pose and all acrylic.
If school/life lets me get around to it.

Moider Mystere

Quick spot illustration.

Pick up a Reporter magazine next week to see this and more!!!

Please full view, I paint small.

Acrylic on ill board, 8x10

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Third ill for my book illustration class.

I'm... not too happy with this yet. I think it's the end of the quarter and I'm burnt out, and that's not a great excuse for less than par work, but... Yea, I can do better. I plan to. A lot irks me about it.

I hope to repost if and when I fix it up more.

Acrylic/gouache on illustration board.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


for an article in the upcoming Reporter's Love issue....

Acrylic in moleskine. The top layer of the paper started ripping off so I let it dry and made do.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cowboy mailer

so I decided to do a second mailer because this is another style i have a lot of fun doing.

THis guy happened as I was doodling in class. And so now I acrylic'd him.

8x9. will resize for card when i'm not sleep deprived/burnt out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


For the ever fabulous Reporter Magazine... the upcoming LOVE issue. You'll just have to pick up an issue to figure out what it's about. But hint, I go to RIT, where our school sport is basically World of Warcraft.

So, blood elf and tauren. Disclaimer. I do NOT play WOW, so I'm going off references and stuff people have told me about the characters.

Acrylic on ill board.... 10 x 12 or something like that.