Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Another speedpainting, this one of Cary Grant and more like 60 min... it sort of looks like him and sort of doesn't.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Old Sketches

Just some old things I dug up and thought I'd post, since I can't remember if I've shown these before.

Statue 1: Pencil sketch of statue from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Statue 3: Pencil sketch of a statue from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. I don't remember the name of it.

Statue 2: Charcoal sketch of Hercules after he slayed the lion. This is from a bust at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

Hawk: India ink Drawing I did for my grandfather before he died

Statue 4: Ink, Watercolor, and charcoal sketch from a statue we saw at Stourhead Gardens, Warminster, England

Pig: A little India ink doodle I printed on some fun paper and gave to some young ladies I mentored

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Husky Sketch

Ink sketch I did with some pens. For a logo I worked on a while back.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


A few Speedpaintings I have done over the last couple of months. All are 50 min digital sketches.

This one was a wee bit distracted by Netflix...

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Attending Spectrum Live!

I can't believe it's been over a month since I attended SFAL. What happened to June? I had some friends request photos, and unfortunately I didn't grab as many as I wanted to. But I met a lot of wonderful people and had a very informative time. I don't say fun, necessarily. While it was enjoyable it was also a very humbling experience. I am grateful I had the opportunity to go; it made me realize how much I have to do to get my artistic act together. I highly recommend to anyone able that you go next year. It it a truly remarkable experience and the SF/F community of artists are very friendly and close knit. Omar Rayyan has officially made me an undying fan; he is incredibly kind and amazing at what he does! I now have five prints of his in my house (I spent WAY too much money while I was there, but it was all on art!). I also bought another Dinotopia book from James Gurney, who also happens to be quite nice and has the sweetest wife! She was a gem. I met a lot of other folks there, too. If you have questions, feel free to ask :)

[[a little kansas city street]]
[[hello spectrum! and jon foster. he's gotten a LOT of mileage out of crowbot (the painting)]]
[[a couple of my favorite posters from the conference. "it's not what i've already painted, but what  i'm going to paint that gets me excited" -don ivan punchatz 1938-2009]]
[["if you don't love what you're doing, what the hell." -al williamson 1931-2010]]
[[view from the cocktail part-ay location]]
[[taken from SFAL! facebook page. this is the beginnings of the mix 'n mingle friday night]]
[[yay browncoats! long live mal! serenity by dan dos santos]]

[[it was too expensive or it might be gracing out living room wall right now]]

[[another dan dos santos painting. i would have bought a print but they were $40 and he had to compete with omar rayyan. dan dos santos lost (if you ever read this, i apologize friend, it's not that you aren't awesome). i ending up spending $80 at omar raayan's booth]]

[[dan dos santos himself and his booth... can you tell i was trying to be sneaky?]]
[[comics from one of the booths. they looked good]]

[[i have no idea who this it but they had a sense of humor (see below)]]

[[one of my favorite artists is donato giancola. this man has learned to paint like the old masters and is incredibly good at what he does]]

[[one of my favorite paintings of his! he told me that in order to learn to paint like the old masters, he would go into a museum, find one image he liked, then take that image a part in his head. he would pick an area, say a hand, and tell himself, "if i had to repaint this part, how would i do it?" i have done similar things but not quite in that line of thinking. wish i lived close to some awesome museums! it makes me want to try it.]]
[[boromir (i think) by donato giancola]]

[[beautiful! this is joan of arc by donato giancola. he did an incredible job capturing her expression and the overall atmosphere of the painting]]

[[what lincoln greeted me with on coming home. it's only 8pm, so you know how nasty that storm really was]]