Monday, November 30, 2009

Sir Gawain and the Orange Dragon

New drawing for illustrated book.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

ASMD shock combo

Here's my version of an ASMD shock combo from the 1999 game of the year Unreal Tournament, which I am redesigning the cover of for concepts class. This explosion is just a piece of the design--I'll have the final version Tuesday.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Break.

No new stuff until the buildings open up again on Sunday and I have access to a scanner.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


They're still here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sir Gawain.

He needs a little refinement, but this is Sir Gawain as he appears on the intro page of my illustrated book.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


some sketchbook fun with cut paper.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009


Second state of a smallish plate, about six inches high.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


My sketchbook is called Orange Rectangle Blue Square because I painted such shapes on the front for identification purposes. At art school, black moleskin sketchbooks don't exactly stand out.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Finals are Coming.

they're here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bringing the War Home.

These are my most recent concept illustrations for an article in Pyschotherapy Networker about combat PTSD. I used this assignment as an opportunity to experiment with laser xeroxing to get a gritty texture.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Orange Rectangle, Blue Square 2

More sketchbook. It's like my brain. . .

Sunday, November 15, 2009

illustrated book

Line etching vignette for the preface of my illustrated book. still working on the type design. Now with type. Wording is still in draft stage, but I think it reads fairly well at this point.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Found Expressionism 4

Golden Sun over a Field of Snow.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Orange Rectangle, Blue Square.

A spread from my current sketchbook.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


you grok?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fire Starters.

This week's illusionism class was about density gradients and occlusion of detail. We drew from our imagination using what we learned to create a field of objects. I drew trees...being lit on fire by really big alien robot creatures.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More Printmaking W.I.P.

first states from two recent plates. For this body of work I start fairly abstractly, sketching with a scribe directly on my plate. I develop forms as the composition calls for them.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Printmaking W.I.P.'s

Two works in progress from Junior Printmaking Seminar.  Drypoint.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New York Print Fair.

Spent the day in NYC looking at all the awesome prints being shown. My favorite print of the day however was at the opening reception of ONE EVERY DAY, a show curated by printeresting. Kim Rugg was showing the print which I have poorly reproduced below. It's a front page from the New York Times from which she has cut out every individual letter, character and space on the page and rearranged them by hand according to her own bizarre design. Even the pictures are sliced into tiny squares. Truly impressive.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Illustrated Book.

Some sketches from my illustrated book project. Everything up until now has been preliminary work, and the next six weeks will be spent taking several spread to finish.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Found Expressionism 2

Fire Down the Row-House. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Three Monoliths.

Most recent illusionism assignment---using brightness constancy and diminishing returns to create the illusion of distance.  Oil on panel, 8"x6"  Feels really good to be working with oil paint again--been two years since I touched the stuff.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


5th and final state of a recent monotype in my junior independent printmaking class. My printmaking equivalent of a concept sketch---a way to flush out ideas through a printmaking filter without sinking the time into a plate and etch. I call this one Horizon. Roughly seven inches across.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Now with daily updates!

I've decided to start updating my blog daily. Not everything I post will be finished work. Some will be sketches, process shots, or part of a continuing themed series, like the image above, which is the first image in a series I name "found expressionism." Posts in the "found expressionism" series will be scans of discarded paper I have found and collected for their expressionistic qualities. No images will be manipulated digitally or otherwise. Colors are true to the original. (or as true as a computer monitor can be)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Last Year's Prints

Two intaglio plates from last year that I am finally documenting.