Sunday, March 29, 2009


I don't think I've ever posted this one. It was for last year's Halloween. Oil on Canvas.

Last Prayers

This is the other piece I did for ESCR. I learned a lot on this one. I went back and read a couple chapters on composition and critical thinking from "Launching the Imagination" (Great book!). Never really gave it much attention freshman year but have grown to appreciate it since it's given me better critical thinking and compositional skills. Which I have applied here. Technique wise, I just don't know. I tried ink and gouache. I don't mind the medium, I guess I gotta do it more often to get better at it. Aiight yo, -Peace

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Harvest

Man oh man oh man. I am exhausted. A full body massage from two Thai girls wouldn't hurt right about now. I tried doing this piece in the Bayou Studios, but what a pain it is to walk back and forth from the studio to my dorm. I'm painting in the dorm next time.

I actually came up with this idea a year ago as a concept for Orion's album art. The last two sketches above were drawn a year ago in February. However, it was a 'no go' so we went for the vaccination illo. This idea popped into my mind again when I was assigned to do an illustration on a current event. This assignment was meant for the illustrator to make a statement about any issue confronting us today. I decided to go with the controversial topic of Embryonic Stem Cell Research which has a lot of people heated up.

I would say that the painting took about 12 hours. I'm happy with it. Hopefully it'll get in the Best of Ringling. Hopefully I'll get in ANYTHING into the Best of Ringling.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Patty Boop

Wassup bloggers. Did this Nicolai Fechin study and tried to apply it to a portrait I did for my friend Patty. I drew her as Betty Boop cuz she looks like Betty Boop. So her names Patty Boop.

But yo, I love the way this dude Fechin draws his facial features. The way he does his eyes, nose, and lips is slick. Lot of long smooth lines. I definitly had fun studying his drawing. Repin is kool and all, but Fechin definilty has more interesting line work drawing wise. Expect to see some more Fechin in my sketchbook. I haven't really drawn from life lately. Been dying to but since I'm in school right now, I don't get out much so I've been doing a lot of book work.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Springbreak Repin Studies

Wassup bloggers. Over the break I was mad busy, but I was able to find some time to do some copies from Repin's paintings. This guy is off the hook.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Big Brother

This is an illo for the 'government surveillance of private citizens' assignment. I think it came out ok. It was a grayscale assignment so there were certain limitations there. I tried a Sterling Hundley method of coating the drawing with a wash of unbleached titanium, although Hundley actually finishes painting in the faces. But I didn't want to f*** it up.