Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

"Oh, darlin' - they're playing our song."

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hi guys.
I have somewhat involuntarily migrated over to tumblr - I find it's user interface to be much more versatile than blogspot at the moment. I'll hopefully update this dusty blog in the near future but right now i've kept busy with freelance gigs, personal projects and what-not. But, again: if you want to see more up-to-date images or information, head over to


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

working. i miss you guys.

Monday, June 8, 2009

been crazy busy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

high five for all the pals who got their diploma today.
I've been trying to get back to doing quick drafts on paper, and I can honestly say that i've been spoiled because of photoshop. While I've gotten faster on programs it feels like all the neglect of the triple p's (pencil, pen, paperzzz) has caught up with me. Lots of work to be done, i'll hope to update as soon as I get the chance to.

Don't pay any attention to the upload, boredom taking hold of me.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

• Portrait Process •

There is a really good vibe we've got going on in Columbus - this sort of Illustrator's unifying; where the old world told us that we're all out to get each other, we're rejecting that and trying to be better friends and helpful professionals to one another. Honestly, it feels like the mindset is finally right - the old mentality is just, well, negative. Which, negativity is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is apparent that the attitudes have to change. We're all connected.
You, right now, reading this, are becoming connected to me, it's a simple, quaint fact. So, in respect to the whole "let's be a community" thing, I figured i'd scan a few quick drawings I did today in a portrait class and break down the process with 3 fairly easy steps to the approach.

First, as elementary as this sounds, I just draw. Just like a swimmer may want to just play around in the water before he/she starts to do time runs, I just draw for a little bit; it is an incredibly helpful and important process to ready your hand for a more intellectual dive into what you want to represent on the paper.

The structure of the subject matter begins to take noticeable shape in the second step. In this case, since it is a portrait study, the facial structure and slight keys of the anatomy begin to be easier to decipher. This step, although it is a very fast sketch like the first, has a greater depth of likeness integrity. The first step was practice, and this one is the preliminary. 

Keep in mind all of these drawings are not long at all - the third step actually took just a little longer than the first two - probably 20 or 30 minutes, and then the minutes that followed were simply erasing slight things that bugged me. Anywho - before I begin to draw with my (brick) charcoal, I turn the brick on it's side and coat the entire paper with the blunt side, and then smudge all of it with a paper towel (pretty basic 'tonic' technique, most of everyone learns how to tone their own paper early on). This drawing was approached VERY slowly than the others: instead of letting my hand do the orchestration and my mind wanders, my head orchestrates while my hand builds the blocks. I look very closely at both my model and my drawing very often, probably 3-4 seconds in moderation, so there is alot of looking up-and looking down-in this drawing. After i've drawn her out, I take a tuff-stuff eraser pen and use the blunt side of the eraser stick to lift off the charcoal and create accented highlights. Not a finished drawing, but at this point I am most concerned with the 'likeness' of my model - correct anatomical structure and eliminated any exaggerations in my studies are the top on my list at this point.

Well, that's my attempt at being part of the community. Hopefully i'll get a chance to do some more of these in the days to come.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I have to say that figure drawing was probably the most fun, in general, out of all the classes in the C. Because it was a wonderful thing to realize just how fast I was starting to get, and how your thought process evolves when you are thinking about what kind of image it is going to be when the session is over. Somewhere along the lines it stops being a homework assignment and you decide to make it what it is : something you make, which has, ultimately, more integrity than a "homework" piece would feel like. I think that is what separates the people who drudge along and the people who really start to twist it around for the better. All in all, I'll miss life drawing, not sure when i'll get the chance to do it again.

100% original

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009


1: Painting detail

2 & 3: Sketches 

4: If you never met me, this is pretty much what I look like 
A mouse-pad I made for Svet.

30 minutes.

So, I had 30 minutes to myself and sketched up a very on-the-spot sketch of a transformer. Because, I mean, there ain't nothing cooler than a Transformer, honestly; except maybe a kitten with gargantuan eyeballs. On another note, I uploaded two new videos of likewise quick sketches. Watch them and star the hell out of me.



No joke - i'm in a choke-hold of work right now on behalf of CCAD's infamous senior semester, we've got Directions coming up and the ribbon on my college school is going to be cut in a few weeks 3:

On a good note, it's been a phenomenally good few days. * Can't really say much now, but I can throw up a few uploads of the work I did for the 2009 Hasbro Toy competition. I didn't place in the sculpting 5...buuuuut.....well, i'll just leave it at that ;3. As far as the book goes, I mean, it could have been alot better, but overall, i'm satisfied with how it printed. If anyone who didn't get picked is reading this, don't feel bad. Like, 80% of the toys in there were awesome, and the remaining percent were no joke amazing, coming from someone who never sculpts, I'm sure it doesn't mean much - but honestly, the toys that were busted out looked so awesome. I put in so much work on my guy but...well, he kinda fell short of the competition. But, in the end, well, let's just say, he did his job : he was there to support the artwork.  X3 x3 oh lolol

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

- G.I. Joe : New Ops Book -

Alright, getting published. Feels good.
Also, get that money.

Can't upload the pages until next week when the comp is done, so, yeah.