Friday, February 15, 2008


I did this one back in high school. I feel like I was able to capture some of his soul in the drawing. It was fun to do and I look forward to doing more. The work requires some pretty clear reference but I love to work with pencil, I feel a real comfort with the medium.

Human Fish?

This is for my next illustration assignment. I have chosen the idea of humans being so backwards from what nature is (or so it seems all too often.) I would love to hear any thoughts on the fish as it is only 2/3 complete and I don't really have an environment for him yet. I know what I am going to do now I just need to do it. I look forward to finishing this one and getting it posted.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Willy Nilly Hilly Billy!

I am beginning to feel more confident with the paint and what I can do with it. I would like to continue to experiment with more techniques and always work on getting better. This was an illustration for class where we were given a short phrase to illustrate. I finished it for class realizing that the last 20 percent of a painting requires 80 percent of the work on the piece. I still need to put in a few hours on this one, maybe you can help me to get those final touches!

Monday, February 4, 2008

My first painted caricature!

This was an assignment for a head drawing class in which we were to choose a celebrity and draw a caricature. You guess who I chose and then tell me how I could have improved the painting.