Saturday, July 7, 2012

Buck Eye

So for my birthday, my sister bought me a wonderful Moleskine watercolor sketchbook, which I wanted to break in when I move out of the country in early August. I couldn’t help myself… I just had to put something in it. I think this came about mostly because I wanted to paint an eye but have been looking a lot at old nature paintings and engravings (Audubon, Walton Ford, Oudry). Usually that style of work is not my favorite, but lately I’ve really been digging it.

Tumblr FTW

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

satanic leaf tailed gecko

Sorry for the lack of updates. I've actually moved on over to tumblr: I find it more user friendly than blogger :/

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Muscles of the Lioness

I decided that I wanted to paint something on the computer for practice. To add to the experience I decided to paint from an anatomy book I have called Cyclopedia Anatomicae by Gyorgy Feher and Andras Szunyoghy.

 After finishing up the lion, I decided I needed some background practice as well, so I found an image online (which I can't seem to find now). Overall, this isn't something I find particularly interesting, but it was some excellent practice. Obviously all muscles shown are not labeled.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Leonard's Hyena

A somewhat quick relief print I made of a hyena in the style of my favorite printmaker, Leonard Baskin. I enjoyed working on this very much and will hopefully come up with more print-worthy images of hyenas in the future.

I haven't actually signed or numbered the edition yet, but as of right now, there may be 5 in the edition plus one or two more as artist's proofs.

The paper size is 30"x 22.5"
printed on Rives BFK with Graphic Chemical water-based ink
The relief block is carved from sintra
printed with a Dickerson combination press.

My messy area with prints drying:

Monday, April 2, 2012


Sketch of a photo I found of the model, Dovima taken by Richard Avedon. I found the photo online and felt it was really striking and beautiful. After scanning it, I realized how little I served the photo justice. I think next time I sketch from a reference online I will print the image out. I really enjoyed looking through vintage photos of models. The black and white seems to add a certain classiness to the women and men posing.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Egyptian Vulture

I'm part of an online group that has members create pieces of work based on unusual, unfamiliar animals. March's animal is the Egyptian Vulture.

With this piece I wanted to show off the animal's face as well as the sharp contrast between its wings and body. While working on the head, I began to realize that the hackle feathers resembled a pharaoh's head piece, so I rolled with that as well.

Originally, I wanted to color this on the computer, but after scanning it, I realized it would take me far longer to color it the way I wanted it to look on the computer rather than just doing it by hand. So I went with a medium I was more comfortable with- watercolors. It's not as vivid in real life, but I was betting on my scanner to brighten in up :)

I also took some strong artistic liberties with anatomy. Hope that's excusable.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


An unfinished study of a Beast figurine I have (made by Tomy). Done in photoshop. I doubt I will come back to it. I get bored of studies very easily.