Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Terrible Self Portrait

This was our final project in Visual Studies Drawing. I did this on 12"x14" Strathmore 500 Series Illustration Board with Prismacolor colored pencils. I think it looks like something I would have done in Middle School. I got too carried away with layering colors that I broke the first rule of drawing...I didn't set my proportions careful enough. Terrible. I think it looks flat and too much like a caricature.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Still life

Finally got around to scanning this one in. It was a still life project from earlier in the semester. We had to use 5 objects: 2 different sized boxes, something metal, something shiny, and something organic. It had to be rendered with a highly representational approach using only graphite. Overall I'm pretty happy with it. I think I could have pushed the contrast a little more, and maybe more closely observed some of the finer points. This was done on Rives BFK with my pencils ranging from 2H-3B.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Here's some more, ah who cares.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

different approaches in ink

I did a watercolor wash a day or so prior to drawing on these pages. Then I just tried some different approaches with different inks. Not too far out of my normal realm, but it definitely gave me ideas. The self portrait and the made up face I did with the James Jean skb sb-1000 pen, Samuel L. Jackson was done with brushpen washes, the building was done with a pentel slicci in combination with my brushpens, the study of the foot was done with an Indian Ink fine tip marker, and the hand was done with a few different things(skb, slicci, light pastels). Tell me what you think!

Monday, November 17, 2008

unhappy with recent sketches

Really not feeling my art lately. Sorry to anyone looking. Bleh!

Friday, November 14, 2008

something different

Sort of a conceptual, stream of consciousness, experimentation of media...thing. It was fun.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Technique

This is basically steps 1 and 2 of this "oil rub" technique. I'll post the result of the final step after the oil dries. This drawing was done from a reference photo of my two friends Jay and Jessie for a gift. They wanted me to do the drawing however I wanted, as long as it was a ridiculous portrait. I think I'm well on my way to ridiculous.

Friday, October 31, 2008

whichever, whatever

here's some more crap

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ben stiller

felt like breaking away from line drawings and still life's today. Thought it would be cool to draw something not too serious. This was a breath of fresh air.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Number 23

My barking dogs. I used an HB Pentel mechanical pencil that I bought online from Japan.

deuce deuce

Number 22 out of 30! 5"x5" bristol board. Did this one with colored pencils and an HB mechanical pencil.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Number 21: pants, jacket, hat scene

Number 21 in the 30 days, fallen slightly behind but no worries. This one was done in watercolor pencils and a fine line marker.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Numbers 18, 19, and 20

Drawing a day for 30 days: numbers 18, 19, and 20. The bananas are oil paint, the braces are graphite with gouache highlights, and the pencase/ipod is watercolor pencils, inks, and graphite.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Number 17

Number 17 in the Drawing a Day for 30 Days.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Number 16

Leaves. Acrylic. Gouache. Ink

Friday, October 17, 2008

Halffway there BABY!!!

Number 15 in the Drawing a Day for 30 Days assignment: A Pinecone. I used gouache, FW ink, and some colored pencils.

Number 14

Here's number 14 in the 30-Day debauchery. It's a self portrait. It aggrevated me to no end. 'Nuff said.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

7,8,9,10,11, and 12

Latest installments in the drawing a day for 30 days.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Young Jag

Gouache and Brushpen

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Here's Number 6 in my journey to 30 days. This was done with a variety of media. I used FW ink, brushpens, some acrylic paint, watercolor pencils, graphite, and gouache. This was very fun, but it was extremely tedious.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Time? There's Never Time Enough

Here's Number 5 in the 30-day assignment. It's my trusty watch done in inks, markers, and graphite. I hope my non-existent audience approves.

Bird is the Word you Yankee Candle top

Here are Drawings 3 and 4 for the 30 day project. Both of these belong to my friend Jessie who collects little glass figurines and candles. The bird was done with watercolor pencils, ink, and gouache. The Yankee Candle top was done with graphite, and touches of gouache for highlights.

Friday, October 3, 2008

To gut you

5"x5" Drawing from life Number 2. This is my roommates pocket knife. I drew it with pencils, various inks, and gouache for the highlights.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


So we have to do a 5"x5" drawing, from life, on Bristol Board every day for thirty days in my Visual Studies Drawing class. Here is my first one. It's my wrestling ear guard from when I train Jiu-Jitsu and don't want to get my ear cartilage shattered. The pencils I used were HB and 3B.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Foray into Oil Painting

Trying to work more with oil paints. This was something I did that originally started as a doodle in one of my old sketchbooks. There is tons wrong with it but, hey, it's a jumping off point.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Ode to George

George Carlin opened the doors for so many comedians. He was one of my first stand-up heroes, so here ya go.