December 27, 2010

2010 in Photos

Taken With Canon Rebel XT, Fujifilm FinePix, Kodak disposable, and a Holga 135BC














Happy 2010! Here's to an even better 2011

December 8, 2010

You're Not Dying, You Just Can't Think of Anything Good to Do

Words of wisdom from the great movie Ferris Bueller's Day off!

Maybe you can pull some advice from these babies,
FERRIS BUELLER TAROT CARDS(?)

I really don't know, but I'm happy with how they look!
I will touch them up a bit more, and I have TONS of other ideas for the other cards! :)

November 30, 2010

We are the Music Makers, and we are the Dreamers of Dreams





Pages from the website I'm working on.
God. I will never.ever. be a web developer. EVER. Dreamweaver and ALL it's AP DIVS can ROT.

I promise to post art soon!
I'm working on a TON of projects.
Paintings and illustrator files... and even a corset. Yup. Craziness abound!
We've only two more weeks (not even).

In preparation for all the ridiculous amounts of work ahead of me, my body has decided to take it upon itself to fail and become sick. If I don't have a fever by tomorrow (or later tonight...) then I'll be utterly shocked. Thanks 40 degree room. Thanks.

I cannot wait to go home for good. I need me some Christmas.

November 23, 2010

Snow White



Heres a paper Snow White for all of you!

It is an illustration from this scene from the original German tale:

"I suppose you can look," said the old woman, and pulled the poisonous comb out and held it up.
It pleased the girl so well that she let herself be beguiled, and opened the door. When they had made a bargain the old woman said, "Now I will comb you properly for once."
Poor little Snow White had no suspicion, and let the old woman do as she pleased, but hardly had she put the comb in her hair than the poison in it took effect, and the girl fell down senseless."

I'd never heard of poison comb before.

October 19, 2010

French Lady



A little sketch of a French/Irish lady from a great story a friend wrote.

:)

October 12, 2010

Dracula Sketch


A preliminary sketch for a scratchboard piece.
Oh boy. Dracula is such a hunk.

I will delete this post when the final is done!

The Bear Sketches




Some silly noodly sketches of the bear.
I like him. he can stay.

Sorry for the filler, I swear some REALLY GOOD stuff will be coming soon. I have big projects that are due coming up.

October 1, 2010

Fandom.Always.


A photo-manipulation of my face to get a sense of my makeups to be. (hopefully)

Phandom...forever.
I'm so darn lame.

September 28, 2010

Bear. Done.


Okay hes FINALLY done. :)

NO more spamming!

September 20, 2010

Sculpting!




Whatasuprise.
I'm going to attempt to be the Phantom for halloween!

Well... the ALW... version. Which is cool.

It's "hopefully" going to be awesome.

I really want to go full out and make it the most authentic costume I possibly can. This is why I covered my face in alginate, and why there is plaster of paris all over my shoe... it's because I'm dedicated...
I'm making the Phantom prosthetics from scratch, to fit my face, just so its absolutely PERFECT.
I really just need to prove to myself I'm capable of doing this and doing this well.
I want to maybe... one day...mayyybbbeee.... do this for a living.

**There will be a better photo of the sculpture soon. Mac books aren't the greatest when it comes to pictures.**
I will probably end up going more severe and theatrical with the sculpture now that I plan to be doing it in FOAM LATEX or whatever... Keep your eyes peeled for the BETTER version.

September 18, 2010

Cast in Plaster

Today I tried to make a life cast of my face.

It came out only okay... but it will serve its purpose as a prosthetic-building base.

Here are some pictures of the process!





The final, all dried and ready to be sculpted on!

I'm not gunna tell you what I'm going to be! You'll see soon enough in my next post! :)

September 15, 2010

Sketch



An old sketch from summer. :)

September 8, 2010

Hide Your Kids




The little photoshop painting of the AMNH's "Nootka Spirit Bear" Exhibit.
We had to use only 10 colors and paint a portrait of something on photoshop. It will later be converted into illustrator and be made all clean and snazzy. :)

It took a little under three hours to complete this rough... I will most likely fiddle around with this before the final "conversion"


Check this guy out if you visit the Museum. He's super cool and the ritual he was part of is REALLY amusing!

September 7, 2010

A Post for Posts Sake...



The face of a new, bright, and shining semester. :|

No. This is really just the face of web design class.

This is the first semester of the BFA for me and my peers, and boy am I ready!
I really love all the OTHER classes so far, I swear. I have wonderful professors and all of the classes are going to be fun and challenging.
The work load hasn't quite hit me yet, but we're getting there... I can feel it coming.
I really plan on kicking butt in every aspect of my life this year. Art, body, mind aaaannd cooking skills!

I'm ready to art LIKE CRAZY. Heres to a new semester!

Keep on truckin', hotdog.

July 21, 2010

The Real Elephant God


This is what I wanted, this is much closer to what I envisioned.
This is the first oil painting I've done since high school, and to be honest, I don't know why it's taken so long for me to use them again.

I will most certainly be using them more!

July 12, 2010

The Elephant God



This was somewhat inspired by this Magic Card; Loxodon Hierarch.
The card sorta disturbed/inspired me. I kept calling the figure in the card "The Elephant God", so I decided to do a painting of my own Elephant God.


Yup, okay.

I consider this one a rough, mainly because its done on a SUPER shitty and rough plank of wood. It was hard to refine the painting the way I wanted...
Ah well, I'm going to pick up some smoother boards later today/week and do two portraits of the Elephant Gods on them. One will be an African Elephant and one an Asian Elephant.

In other news, I'm an art teacher! How about that?
I'll be teaching adults how to paint and draw multiple days a week at this snazzy art store; PJ Art Company

June 28, 2010

Wood Spider.

I saw my good friend Alex Krokus last night. I got some neat pictures of his wonderful band Wood Spider
I had a fantastic time and throughly enjoyed myself.
Seeing them play and hearing Alex's stories, it really got me to thinking about my own way of living and how I ought to change it. I've become so bitter and lifeless living in Manhattan, It's hard for me to stay motivated and trudge through the rest my four years here.
I need to find out what makes me tick, and what inspires me, some passion to dedicate my life to. I haven't found it yet. I love my art, but I'm tired of being told the world is going to break me if thats what I'm going to love and do.
Alex is the prime of example of doing what you love, and not letting anything get in your way of doing it. Find a way to make it happen and just do it!


Yellin' & Stompin'




Every one was really excited about the song Oh, Eloise.


Fanny: The Cellist

In addition to Alex's tales of wonderful, like-minded people across the country, I also picked up a 'zine he'd been working on with his wonderful girlfriend, Fanny.
It's about a the counterculture of seed sharing, organic farming and the importance of seed banks in the act to preserve our natural crops and culture. It's beautifully written and Illustrated and I HIGHLY recommend getting a copy!
Contact Alex on his blog and get a copy! (check out his great illustrations, too!):
A Thorough Heap

June 22, 2010

The Hot Months

I haven't created any art decent enough for the internet, so I decided to post some photos from summer so far.
It's been pretty uneventful so far. I hope it picks up soon.









May 19, 2010

A Glimpse



A glimpse at probably one of the DUMBEST paintings I've ever done.
I do really like this loose color business I accidently did though.

If you don't know, Its Jack from LOST and I running away from SmokeyJohn
John Locke is in the painting too, he just needs some serious hand corrective surgery before I put him on the internet.

Stupid painting.... at least it makes me laugh, who knows maybe you'll laugh too.

May 15, 2010

May 14, 2010

Melursus ursinus



These guys are so fluffy and dumpy. Just look at this ones goofy grin.

May 10, 2010

Brooklyn Bridge



I went sketching down at South Street Seaport with Stephen Gardner. It turned out to be an enjoyable day, despite the rainy start.
I got some okay drawings done.
This one was the best.

Elephas Maximus, Loxodonta Africana





Some AMNH elephants for you!
More soon!

April 24, 2010

And Now for Something Completely Different...

Every thursday us illustration kids get to push around some clay and make something pretty.
I think its fun... but oh does everyone smell bad afterwards. You will smell like oil clay, for pretty much the rest of the week.

Anyway, heres my sculpture of Ms. Danielle LaViola.




After background demolition.

Trash Giraffe UPDATED

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