Friday, December 31, 2010

The Colorado Cabin.

A drawing I have been working on sporadically since the summer. Finally finished.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

George Lucas anaglyph.

 George Lucas in 3D

My redo of the earlier George Lucas drawing for illustration. Actual 3D, if you happen to have some red/cyan glasses.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010



Some lemons from my lithography project. I printed many lemons in a reductive method from a single stone in five layers as a way to explore color. View the entire set in my flickr gallery.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Prairie Sharks

 Sixth and final state.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Rubbings are printmaking too.


Second state rubbing in silverpoint of an original matrix. I'm sad that the image lost the velocity of the working proof. Must fix.


First state rubbing in graphite. Sixty-three inches wide.

notice: clicking on images for bigger views will now take you to my flickr page. This is because flickr protects images from copyright infringements automatically and is in general a much better image-host than blogspot--it doesn't compress things as coarsely as blogspot and can host larger files.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sun Lizard.

Scientists recently concluded that the sun is actually a lizard.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

George Lucas in brain-melting 3D

You may have heard the recent news that George Lucas is re-re-re-releasing the Star Wars saga in 3D, starting in 2012 with The Phantom Menace. If you happen to love 3D and Jar-Jar Binks, then this is probably the best news you have heard in a long time.

I, however, get headaches from both 3D movies and Jar-Jar Binks. This is how it makes me feel:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Shrub.

Second state.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

first state: Prairie Sharks.

One of several drypoint plates I am currently developing. In its first state you can see the shark fins developing as they circle a brightly lit rock in a field of wave-like grass.

If the rock looks familiar, that's because the red rock in the previous drawing is cut and pasted directly from the sketch for this plate.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Red Rock.

A detail from another work in progress, for printmaking. Red Rock.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mystery WIP.

This work in progress isn't ready to be revealed, but here is a mysterious detail from the drawing:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Old plate, new print.

This is one of the first etchings I made, but I never documented a print and didn't keep any around, so last week I cleaned off the plate and pulled a new proof, this time with a slightly brownish ink.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Apathy Bird.

He doesn't even care that he's flat.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Awesome blog is tautologically awesome!

The blog looks better now. In fact, it is really more like a real-life grown-up website now. Its got a custom URL, no ads, a hand-crafted template and a clean, non-bloated navigation. Actually, I suppose that last part isn't necessarily true of grown-up sites. Have you seen lately? YIKES.

Of course, it is not finished. There will be tweaking, and I still need to figure out how to get the portfolio section to work without giving the browser Tourrettes. In time. If you're looking for old posts, you can find them in the page aptly labled 'ARCHIVE.' Sadly,  a search widget will likely never work with this blog. Blogspot royally screwed up that function in one of their 'optimizations.'  However, still works perfectly if you remember your advanced search techniques. Did you know that you can limit your google search to a specific URL by prefacing your search with the "site:URL" term? Let's try it!

Say, for example, you really wish you could find that weird drawing of an 'ink monster' I did once, but you understandably have no idea which month of the archives to look under. Even if your memory was somehow that amazingly good, your journey would be stalled due to the fact that the archives sort posts by title and the 'ink monster' post is actually titled 'AARRGH.'

Try searching google for " ink monster" (lose the quotes) and you will shortly have your answer. 

Leave some feedback if you have an opinion. There is tweaking to be done.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sketchbook Shrubbery.

Lots of lectures today, which meant lots of absent-minded doodling. My scribbles turned into a weird shrub. It's a sketchbook shrub. Shrubbisthmus Sketchimibit.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm still here.

Wow. First week of school was busy, and for more reasons than just school. I missed a few posts. Again. Does this sort of negligence even surprise ya'll anymore? Here is a drawing of a moon guy I did.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Printmaking Studio.

Today is the first day of school, and I've moved into my printmaking studio. It's hot, sparse and dirty, but it has light and a place to draw, so everything should be just fine.

Friday, August 27, 2010

From the Sketchbook.

A sketch of common motifs from earlier in the summer.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Me in plein air 2

Too busy packing and preparing my thesis proposal to actually draw (ironic, I know), but here's more pictures of me in the mountains.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Me in plein air.

Spent all day yesterday and today driving home from the cabin in Colorado, so I don't have a new drawing. However, I do have this picture of me painting the previously posted watercolor.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Red Lake Trail

Went on an excellent hike today through the woods and drew this watercolor sketch above treeline.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Preliminary drawing of four Aspen.

Here's a quick sketch I did looking over some shadowed rocks onto four slender Aspen trees. I like the composition so I'm going to go back to the spot and do a finished drawing.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Drawing again.

So I guess I dropped the ball on the whole 'let's post three times a week during the summer' thing. Ugh. Anyways, I'm in Colorado for a while and I'm drawing again. Clearly I am rusty. Or maybe my fingers were just frozen--it's kinda cold up here.

Allright, so I'm a little rusty---but I won't be for long. Be right back got to go draw some more.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Strange Magpies.

Last week there was a sad absence of new drawings, because three little birdies with three mean spirits flew away with my drawings. I guess they developed a guilty conscience, or perhaps they completed whatever nefarious scheme required my drawings, because this afternoon they came pecking at my window, stolen property in tow.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sketch from Reservoir hill.

A sketch I did today in the park.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Big Hairy Thing.

A big hairy thing from my sketchbook that may or may not have been an attempt at a buffalo.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Old rock sketches.

Here are some old sketches for some rocks from two semesters ago.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Slow and wet.

Today was a rainy and melancholy day, and out of my pencil came this moody creature. I call him 'puddle slug.' Pardon the smudgy photo--the paper got a little crinkly and damp.

Monday, June 7, 2010


update: Today's drawing is some hand-lettering. Look up.

The blog looks nicer now. That is today's update. I'll throw up the drawing I'm working on tomorrow, and there will finally be something *real* Wednesday.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dairy Cow Rorschach.

Another project from freshman year at MICA. This is a Rorschach blot imitation I made. The catch is that it's not random or accidental. Dairy cows, all of it.

See you monday with some fresh work.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ancient work.

60-sided polyhedron from freshman year 2007.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ancient High School Art 2.

More stuff from the high-school archives.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ancient High School Art.

Continuing with the old stuff. Another self portrait. I think everyone did a funny-face self portrait in high school at one point or another.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Atonement must be made, for I passed a Monday by without a drawing to show for it. And after I had a whole weekend! I am shamed....but not enough. Therefore it is time for some self-humiliation. 

In other words, it's time to crack open the dusty old sketchbooks (or harddrives) and see what I can find.

Here is a drawing from high school. Sophomore year I think. A self-portrait. Just a warm-up on the humiliation-meter. I've got much more embarrassing stuff to come. Someone teach that boy about perpendicular highlights!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Shark Attack.

Having my own fun with Steinberg's old joke.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chamber Pot Fish Clean the Oceans.

Just a doodle for today. The friendly ocean-cleaning chamber-pot fish.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Riley the Cat.

First, pictures of the cat. Wednesday: drawings.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Helloooo dear readers. This past week was the end of the semester and a frantic few days of move-out followed by move-in. I am in my new apartment in the excellent Mt. Vernon neighborhood, and I am currently internet-less (for now). But I have a cat, so there. Yes I will post some pictures of her.

In the past I have taken a break from posting during the summer, but that will not be so this year. Posting will resume as usual starting Monday the 17th. There will be many sketches of Baltimore this summer, and a healthy amount of projects I have sworn to complete:

0. Make the blog more summery. Expect some cheerier, brighter colors as I update my blog for the season.
1. Business card designs. I will be posting ideas, sketches and finished work as I complete them.
2. T-shirts. My internship at Squidfire gives me the opportunity to print a small number of shirts by my own design. Sketches and product to follow all summer long.
3. Remember THIS post? Yeah, that drawing is still floating around in my head. Time to clear some brain-real-estate and put that drawing on paper.

See ya next week.

Friday, May 7, 2010


My final tarot card drawing for fantasy art.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Erwin Schrodinger.

My fictitious portrait of Erwin Schrodinger, depicted conducting his famous thought experiment (in a completely fantastical and occult manner) known as the 'Schrodinger's Cat' experiment. The experiment was a logic exercise proposed in order to illustrate a major inconsistency in quantum theory: namely, that what could be said of particles at the subatomic level did not hold true for matter on a macro scale, such as a cat. Learn more on wikipedia: Schrodinger's Cat.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Dragon Recipes.

My finished dragon recipe cards for illustration concepts. Dragons love eggs, and they want to make sure kids know how to eat a healthy breakfast.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My sketch (doodle) book.

Enjoy some scribbles from my sketchbook.