Step by Step #2: The Amazing Lobster Boy

Posted on Jan 4, 2015 in art, Art Show, Journal, Paintings, portrait, process, WIP | 3 Comments
Step by Step #2: The Amazing Lobster Boy

  Another compilation of my process photos, a brief walk-through, and a little insight into my experience. It could only mean one thing…. ….Time for another addition of…. Or something. And now that you have that theme song stuck in your head, I’m going to talk about my latest painting, “The Amazing Lobster Boy” and […]

Step By Step #1: Heaven, Hell, and the Impala

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in art, Journal, painting, process, WIP | 2 Comments
Step By Step #1: Heaven, Hell, and the Impala

Giving a new thing a try– compiling my process photos and giving a little step-by-step walk through of my work. I love seeing process photos because it gives such insight into how an artist approaches a piece and since I tend to take a lot of progress pictures of my work, I thought sharing my […]

Night of the Living Shred: Skate Deck Art Show!

Posted on May 4, 2014 in art, Art Show, Game of Thrones, Paintings, portrait | 2 Comments
Night of the Living Shred: Skate Deck Art Show!

  Friday night I was fortunate enough to be included in The Night of the Living Shred: Skate Deck Art Show at Maximum Hesh. There was such an array of talent being showcased and I was honored to be in the company of such amazing artists. Not gonna lie- I don’t know the first thing […]

Twitter Quick Sketches

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 in art, Journal, portrait, sketches | No Comments
Twitter Quick Sketches

Sometimes I take to Twitter, asking my followers to make requests of people they want to see me draw. I really like doing this because it gives me practice working quickly, and makes me draw people I normally wouldn’t consider drawing. These quick sketches are usually done sitting on the couch in front of the […]

Group Life Drawing Session – March

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 in art, Journal, WIP | No Comments
Group Life Drawing Session – March

This weekend I went to a figure drawing group at the Uforge Gallery, lead by the amazingly awesome Kristilyn of Zombie Romance. I am ashamed to admit it, but I haven’t done a life drawing session in ages. Drawing from life is essential to the art making process- it teaches you how to interpret contour, […]

3 Life Lessons Learned through Art for Artists and Non-Artists Alike

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in art, painting | 3 Comments
3 Life Lessons Learned through Art for Artists and Non-Artists Alike

1. If something isn’t right, you have two options: Leave it alone and live with it — or do everything in your power to make it better. When I was 20 years old I was taking a college drawing class and working from a live model. I had a 3/4 view of the girl’s face […]

The First Post of Hopefully Many

Posted on Apr 6, 2013 in art, Paintings, Scenic Art | 4 Comments
The First Post of Hopefully Many

As if the world needs another blog… …I said to myself as I dabbed sienna paint onto a steep silver staircase with a “rust” soaked sea sponge. My mind tends to wander as I paint scenery- especially avant-garde opera sets which are very large and sometimes very strange (though aesthetically pleasing once you get the […]