Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Semi-Bling Contour Self-Portrait 2

Drawing class stuff from last week. This was the homework, another semi-blind contour drawing.

gesture drawing 09-29-09

And random sheet of gesture drawings of the model.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Sick-day so no new artwork today, but here's this little cuttlefish (or cuddlefish) plushie I made as a gift earlier, seeing as he recently arrived at his new home in Scotland. Very cuddly, adorable, and cephalopod-esque.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Working on a gryphon today in etching class. I had to bite this in acid and re-apply the hardground to finish the image because I had an issue with the first coat flaking, you can see those already-bitten lines in light brown here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Started making my first multi-page comic of the year in Storytelling. We're retelling a Brer Rabbit tale in our own way. I turned them into girls. Never been done, apparently. Watch it grow.

Sista' Rabbit Rough Thumbs

First, made several rough thumbnails to get down the pacing/panel layout. This is the one I mostly used.

Then I made "nice thumbnails" for critique in class:

Sista' Rabbit Thumbs 1

Sista' Rabbit Thumbs 2

Sista' Rabbit Thumbs 3

With some tweaking this is going to be on it's way to becoming a finished comic. PS Also click on any to see it larger.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Three raccoons showed up by the pier at Turtle Pond today. Probably because the kids were feeding them. Bad idea, but they were awfully cute!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Daily Autobio Comic 1

First assignment for Principals of Cartooning was to do small daily autobio comics. Here are three of them for your consideration.

Daily Autobio Comic 2

Daily Autobio Comic 3

Thursday, September 17, 2009


First print pulled from the sphinx etching I made last week. Exciting!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Semi-blind contour self portrait; first homework assignment for Drawing. Got an A-.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


From yesterday: shopping list of art supplies, with ancient egyptian Sekhmet statues drawn at the Met.

Torchere  09-12-09

And a Tochère also at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


My first etching, of a Mannerist-type Sphinx, from the first day of Printmaking, getting bitten in the acid bath. Sorry for the bad cell pics, I'll bring a real camera in the future.

The plate, post biting and cleaning the ground off, next to some of my preliminary sketches.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Last semi-blind contour drawing of the first day of my Sophomore drawing class. How I missed you, naked people sitting there for me to draw.

Monday, September 7, 2009


I just moved into my new apartment in NYC, and this is Desmond, the kitten that belongs to one of my roommates. He is very cute but very able-to-move-while-I'm-drawing-him.

Tomorrow I start my sophomore year at SVA, so I'll have regular updates from that assuming all goes well.