Monday, December 6, 2010

Spread 3!


Third and final. Same process as the others. A fraction of the time.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Second Spread for Jack and the Beanstalk



Start to final in three sittings! 5B Pencil on bristol, colored in Photoshop. Pages 8 and 9 directly follow the previous spread I posted. Next up is the scene where Jack is running from the giant with the harp.

Edit: changed the light out the window to better match the light on the mom.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

First Jack and the Bean Stalk Spread

Here's my first of three spreads for my Jack and the Beanstalk illustrations. I included the cleaned-up line work done on Strathmore bristol as well. Colored digitally with Photoshop and applied a few watercolor textures and gradients. I also did the text. Wish I had put in the background market scene that I wanted but I'm spread a bit thin between all my projects. Any feedback is welcome.



Friday, October 29, 2010

Screenprints and Painting progress.

I just did a color correction to my laptop screen and I can't believe what I was using before. Sorry for all the over saturated images, I'll throw up some corrections where needed.
Here are two of my recent screen prints.

Taco Hell Delivery Boy - 7 Layers 16 x 21


Spider Collage - CMYK print 17 x 29 (rough guess)


And lastly, here is where my oil painting is at in the series I'm working on that I'm considering calling "Why Aren't You Human?". To reiterate, the series is about depicting people in the midst of a sub-human action as the animals they most resemble. Unfortunately, progress has been painstaking slow so I'm putting this it aside until the spring. Then, I can have unobstructed attention to work out issues that I just don't know how to approach with the little working time presently available to me. 24 x 36



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jack and the Beanstalk cover

Here's the cover spread, inside spreads to come soonish.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sketchbook updates

Scanned in this time around, cover now has gold teeth and a thumbprint.






Sketchbook updates

more.

More things in the works!

Here's my digital draft for my next screen print, max of 7 colors. Taco Hell Delivery Boy.
Still tweaking things, thoughts on colors/positioning etc.?


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sneak peak!



Hyenas. Some reflectivity issues in the darks, varnish will fix this later.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Artist Statement

Due to a very un-entertaining upbringing I had to rely heavily upon my imagination. I developed a compulsion to create what was lacking, to make my invisible friends and feelings visible. My work today emanates from a similar discontent, that reality has not dealt me a full hand. Some of my ideas are a critique of my surroundings, of the absurdities and squalor that have made themselves part of everyday life. My Other ideas work to build off of where this reality ends and my imagination merges to it, where nightmares and monsters are made manifest.
The work I do is not exclusively personal, I consider the communication of my ideas critical. The thought that I can show a viewer a glimpse of what I see is riveting, conveying an idea or feeling and connecting with the viewer on some level inspires me. The process of creating an image is equally enthralling. Having the ability to create and manipulate the illusion of space and light, while also conveying the complexities and subtleties of the human condition captivate me.
I am not yet committed to any specific media, however I find myself most comfortable with drawing materials such as graphite or charcoal. Working in oil paint is relatively new to me and I find it much more suitable for work I would consider finished as opposed to working exclusively with pencils. My approach to using such media is a blend of traditional techniques and my own experimentation, I'll use any vehicle to attain accurate and believable representation for my ideas.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

sketchbook

Thought I'd throw up some sketchbook work to prove I haven't spent the entire summer away from art. The last image of this post is of my final drawing for my next painting in my series however I dumped a full cup of milk into my macbook which fried it and lost all my reference so it has been placed on the back burner indefinitely unless I can recover the hard drive.



sketchbook cont.

more stuff.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mixed-Media work that's not quite done.

"Spengebab" as pop-culture has labeled him is a grotesquely deformed version of the popular tv icon. My take on him is a drug-dealer of sorts offering a starfish as something perhaps a bit more sinister than just entertainment or 'a good time'. My younger sister seems to have an addiction to the show to the point that she will throw a fit if she is unable to watch it, even if it's a rerun she's seen more than ten times (she is 5). The background is not fully resolved as is.

5 Layer screen print, colored pencil and oil paint washes.



Here's a self portrait I've been picking away at, I'm at a loss with where I want to take it or what narrative I want to create.

Colored pencil on acrylic wash.

Where?

A view of my current studio space and some of the work that's up there. (warning: very hi-res img).

Collage work

Trying my hand at collage. Some work is purely aesthetic exercise, playing with the organization of color and its weight and repetition with a focus on overall design. Others are somewhat narrative. Either way it allows me to quickly arrange what I enjoy in compositions without the laborious task of mixing color and rendering form. Also, there's the chance for unintended discovery as seen in my "Ode to the Master". Those of you who watch that specific Adult Swim show should recognize the character.



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

First painting of new series

First in series about animals that allegorically depict the worst traits of humanity. The creature in place of a human describes the "sub-human" treatment of others, the lack of moral quality and integrity that makes humanity more than just another beast of the world. This one specifically describes a person with vulture-esque qualities, a person that will patiently wait for a friend or relative to pass in order to gain their wealth under the guise friendship.
Oil on Canvas 24 x 36

Monotypes

Hand printed monotypes, expecting to add more elements to them eventually.




Other Work

Misc work, mixed media and graphite.



Past work

Some somewhat recent drawing and painting.