December 15, 2009

The Joy of Disney

The most magical place on earth!

November 25, 2009


Pen and Ink, promoting the AMNH.
I think Elephants are becoming my favorite animal!

November 3, 2009

Beatles and Bison

Here are some recent projects I've finished!
I apologize for not updating with anything substantial in awhile.

These are projects for school, excluding Bison piece.

The lovely Beatles, Rendered in gouache. Our "Premier or Grand Opening" project.
I decided to depict the Beatles arrival in the states for the first time. :)

A few friends of mine and I were coming up with the various scenarios that went on in each others heads. Some of them were quite hilarious and were deemed worthy of an illustration. I will defiantly be doing more of these when I have the time. (This one will eventually be a hyper rendered oil painting as well.)
This is the mind of Alex Krokus (His blog can be viewed here:
In his mind, he is wild bison running merrily with giraffes as Old Glory flaps in the wind behind him.

Another piece for school. We had to design a beverage ad that advocated halloween parties and such.
I decided to base mine on the Dia de los Muertos celebration.
I started off with acrylic, and switched over to gouache. Oh dear, I need to escape from gouache.

September 30, 2009

Sketchbook Pages

A few things from my sketchbook I thought I'd share.

"I have three hours of Art History that I don't really need to pay attention to... How about a hyper rendered pen drawing of The Queen?"

A still life of found objects. 
A Raccoon Skull that goes by the name of "Flakey" Pete, a whiskey glass and an empty bottle of Chambord.

September 22, 2009

Some Assorted Tidbits

Select things from my new Moleskin

Julian :)

This weekend I attended the Decemberists' Lottery concert. It was absolutely fantastic!
Here are a few shots from the show. I apologize for the low quality.

Mmmm. Colin! :D

September 14, 2009

Lazy Jelly Sandwiches

These few weeks have been nothing short of wonderful.
It has mostly consisted of obscure instruments, questionable art supplies, delightful people, breakfast burritos and extreme mammals.

Here are some of the final pages of my moleskin

"I'm seeing bones! I love it!"

Brought to you by Tom Waits.

August 8, 2009

James Train and Other Sketches

I haven't really been arting very much lately. A sketch here, a random painting there...

I will hopefully get this done before school starts. I don't have the energy to explain what the entire painting in a whole is going to be but, I can tell you that what you're looking at are brains and not entrails.

"Put it in the trash can! You don't want the raccoons to make off with his pride!"

And a Julian.

July 22, 2009

Aborigines and Didgeridoos

For the past week and a half there has been an on going party at my friend Zach's house. There has been a constant flow of amazing people coming to stay and party.
There was one day where we pooled all our money and tried to throw a fantastic and wild party. This was the The Aborigine Party.
The idea was we'd cook food in the ground, cover our bodies in paint, play drums and didgeridoos and dance around a massive bon fire.
It... um... didn't quite turn out like we planned.
Our food didn't cook, we didn't play any instruments and our fire failed.
Aside from that, it was really fun, but it could hardly be called an Aborigine party. We will hopefully be attempting another one soon.
Here are some pictures!

James, our minstrel. This was the best picture taken from the party.

Our food basket. It did not cook at all... We had to use tinfoil and ovens eventually, it was terribly disappointing and un-aborigine like.

Julian Tavormina digging the food pit!

July 5, 2009

4th of July Sketches

There are lot of weird looking people on the beach.
I drew them when I wasn't busy being ravaged by the sun. I only wish I got more drawings done.

June 29, 2009

June 17, 2009

And Now for Something COMPLETELY Different...

I found an American Diner today.
It was amazing, free water, no cover charge and BURGERS.
Everyone spoke english, even the customers... it was so relaxing to be in the American element.

This is my placemat.
I was free to doodle whatever I wanted to. I miss drawing like this...

In its entirety!

The Rare and Beautiful Creature enjoying an ice treat... in a birds nest.

I really like this thing.
It was inspired by some graffiti I saw here.

June 16, 2009

Italy Sketchbook III

Rape of the Sabine Women, yet again. It really difficult to draw a statue from below. :/
"I like the spoofies..." Says Michaelle.
The Loggia is pretty awesome, there will probably be more sketches from there in the near future.

Inside San Spirito. Where I got viciously reprimanded in Italian for some mystery reason...
I got bored with the altar piece and decided to draw Michaelle and ManChild.

June 9, 2009

Italy Sketchbook II

I feel my ability slowly going down hill ....

June 3, 2009

Italy Sketchbook I

Quick crappy picture.
I have better quality images, but blogger in Italy doesn't like to upload pictures...

May 28, 2009


Quick ink drawing with white acrylic.

May 27, 2009

Art Dump 3

More old things, to make up for the lack of new things.

Communication Corporation!
Best band to dance to, ever.

Colored version. I unfortunately can't find this piece.
Ah well, I wanted to start a new one anyway.

A birthday card for my friend Kyle.
Nothing says happy birthday like a brooding Shostakovich...

May 21, 2009

Gouache and Graffiti

Mmm... I think I have a case of the crazy eyes in this picture.
Anyway, this is a reversed image of a gouache painting I did in color class last week. I'm pretty proud of it! I only wish I had more time to finish it!

Since break started, I have just been drawing graffiti for people. I liked them so I thought I'd post them, just as my good friend Emily McMahon did... her blog is:

May 18, 2009

Note Worthy Occurrences

Today was the official last day of my first year of college. Good thing too, one more week of this and I probably would've died.
My last day consisted of Willocks Waffles (I couldn't think of a clever way to combine the two.), hobo naps, milkshakes and heartfelt goodbyes. All of that, and one of the worst LIRR experiences, ever. I am so ready to sleep... but before I do, I wanted to share a few little things.

First order of business is Sal/Zach.
When my friend Zach puts on stylish sunglasses he strongly resembles a young Sal Catalano.
Or... at least I think he does...

One of the best days from this year, I believe. Some of the kids from the "new" block and I went to Janis Salek and Karen Santry's art gallery. It turned into an epic trek across the Brooklyn Bridge which concluded in a ride on the Staten Island Ferry. It was a lot of fun. I'm really going to miss these guys over the summer!

Last and certainly not least, the Sausage wall.
This is what FIT students do.
I'm going to miss you guys! Thanks for the great semester!

Okay, off to bed!

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