Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reference Photo

I've been working on a painting of the apocalypse and this is a reference photo I took. It's been going well but slow. It's a lot bigger and has more stuff going on in it than the other ones I've been doing lately. Exciting stuff! I can't wait to start coloring it in.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dead Deer

I found this while out hiking by the river with a couple friends the other day. There are some really beautiful spots around Portland. Later in the day one of my friends fell a good ten feet into a pile of rocks and broke his shoulder promptly ending our excursion. At least he didn't land on his head.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More coffee!

I've been painting everything with coffee lately. This is an old drawing but I thought it could use a little color.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I slaughtered the cow

My aunt Becky asked me to make her a painting and I said I would but that I was going to take advantage of the situation to make something stupid. Not sucky stupid, just retarded stupid. Know what I mean? I like it though. I painted the cow with as much realism as I could and then flicked water on it to give it a shotgunned kind of effect.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Alright. It's almost 4 in the morning but I think it's done. I was only going to add a little more to it but I kept getting more ideas and putting them in. It took longer to finish than I thought it would, but I think it looks a lot better than it did before. The skeleton still doesn't show up that well in the photo but it's showing up well in the actual painting. I darkened the skeleton which helped, and then painted it with coffee. All of the tan background color is just coffee too. I'd seen other people do it and liked the feel that it gave. Looks like old parchment paper.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Here it is. I like the color, but the owl skeleton doesn't show up all that well. I'm gonna try to put a border around it so that it pops out a little better.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I have this book of old typefaces and graphic styles. It has a lot if old pharmaceutical ads in it and I always wanted to do something with the ones for medicinal whiskey. Somehow the dead bird seems fitting. I spent all day making a stamp for a corn cob. I think this one's gonna be good.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Step one complete.

Friday, October 1, 2010


My friend Aja commissioned me to do two owl paintings. This is what I've got so far. Not sure what I'm gonna do for a background but I knew I wanted to do some more graphite work. I like the contrast that it makes and I haven't done anything like that in a while. It's a little intimidating to do an entire skeleton in pencil. Very time consuming.

Self Portrait

This is what I've done since I've been back. It's a blind contour drawing I did of a photo of myself. I might mess with it a little more, I don't really like the color. The idea was to make it look like it had been painted on top of piece of floral wallpaper, but I might just cut it up then actually glue it to a piece of wallpaper. I'd have to find the right wallpaper though.

Back from Alaska!

Had a blast, played music on big run down boat that had been dragged into the middle of the woods for a festival(classic), took a small amount of hallucinogines, drank a large amount of booze, did some nacho slinging at the state fair, and got a little over zealous with a padded sword that I got for my birthday which really hurt when used with a little force(sorry Michaela, Garett, Aurora, Jessy and any other undeserved victims of a severe pummeling). I had a couple pictures from the trip but sadly they all got erased when I tried to update my phone, so you'll have to use your imagination.
I just moved into a new apartment and plan on leaving it as little as possible for the duration of what's probably going to be another cold and rainy winter in Ptown. Just gonna draw.