Saturday, November 11, 2006

i was coffeeshop sketching

and i wasn't having a good time painting the interior of starbucks.
so i painted someone gnashing his pearly whites,
i felt better.

Friday, September 29, 2006

bad actor

i'm reading this script aloud to try to get into the characters.
(for storyboarding class)
gesticulating and "acting"
realizing that i'm a terrible actor.
fun never the less.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

a tree?

hours of copying pasting, stretching, scribbling, layering, layering (layering) photos and old paintings, i finally decided to make...a TREE! wow! how boring. maybe i'll copy this thing over itself on a multiply layer and flip it horizontally and turn it into a veggie burger.

Friday, September 01, 2006

i've been lazy today.

power and water



after i went painting with alex and dave, i head up to the haunted woods.
as soon as i stepped out of my car, i saw this.
then the sun set, it was beautiful.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

blinded by the light

I stared into the sun for a while with my hand positioned in front of it, so that i could look at what it was doing to the hill without blinding myself. i didn't have my paints, but i took notes, and did a painting based off of those notes
(i think this ruined my eyesight)

i am a slow speed painter

Monday, August 28, 2006

sunset junction

went painting with erin at sunset junction. had alot of fun.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

First painting for story

this totally didn't come out how i wanted it to. i have a feeling this is going to be a reoccuring theme with this project.
if one wants to make an omelet...


I have the best idea for a story to write/illustrate/design EVER! I am so damned stoked about it, because it combines all the ideas that i've been wanting to combine for some time. This one will work out.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

I draw heads

these are a couple options for the oil painting i am working on, i really like the middle one the best. It's raskolinikov right after he's blacked out for a few days, and he has visitors, that he doesn't want there. anyways, i need to start working on some environments. like whoa.

just watched pulp fiction

Alright, just watched pulp fiction, I was noticing interesting highlight light shapes and texture on some heads. I Felt like doing a quick painting before bed... photoshop style. Did this one with value and then added a color layer. I am REALLY bad at using color layer in photoshop( help). Every time I attempt this, it turns out obviously looking like a color layer over value. Gradating the color away on a mask looks really cool... I'll have to remember that.

I haven't touched photoshop or painter for a while because i've been wanting to do some large work with traditional media. I've done a llllitttle bit, But mostly this idea of "keeping it real" has just caused me to produce less. computer=faster. Which doesn't mean I won't keep trying
at it.

I recently moved all of my studio stuff out of the breadbox that I call my room. I moved my stuff up... and over we go through the wave and undertoe/I will float until I learn how to swim
... into the attic. LOTS more leg room. lots less clutter.

Monday, July 31, 2006


Sat in on a composition and painting class and did this painting. i think it took 2-3 hours, and i challeneged myself to use only flat shapes and no rendering. i think alot of the shapes are not needed... i get bored and start adding more superfluous shapes. i think a 5 hour sesh spent painting just the biggest shapes would be time well spent.

i don't know

started playing with shapes and layering and relayering until i saw a carish shape. not finished yet.
hopefully this one will include meandering zombies


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