I recently bought a new adorable little video camera which is capable of creating time-lapse films. So, being inspired by numerous Youtube clips of people actually recording their watercolor work, I thought I’d have a go at it. My first set up was simple but I didn’t have the angles quite right. I did succeed […]
How I felt when I learned that Jim Butcher’s new book will be “…a steampunk fantasy series, with lots of airships, crystals, goggles, manners, and Hornblowerism.” and this: You don’t even know.
First off, let’s get the semantics out of the way: talent can mean an innate gift, and a person can be talented with special abilities (gained through time or otherwise). I have felt through the years that people – when complimenting me, which I very much appreciate – use the term “talent” interchangeably, and somewhat […]
This is a painting I did for dad’s birthday. I had done a smaller (card-size) version a while back just to play with the idea and dad fell in love with it, so I surprised him with a larger version. I was attempting to create this when I was called in to paint some sets […]
Here’s a batch of commissions that I just got through, mostly for the Valentine’s Day special from February (which you can find through my Facebook page). I don’t think there was anyone who purchased this deal with the intention of giving it as a V-day gift, which I thought was amusing. But here are most […]
I finally took some decent photos of a couple chalkboards that I’ve been doing with/for my friend, Liza Brown (or, at least, finally took them off my phone and stitched them together). This board is one I did back in December (November?) 2011 for Shenanigans on Ruston Way. Liza did most of the work, I […]
With how often I have to postpone coffee dates, I think we can safely assume that there’s no time for life. So now that we’ve got that nonesense out of the way, let’s move on with reality. New Projects The first thing worth mentioning is this NETT (New Emergence of Tacoma Talent) that I started […]
You can find it here. So… that’s pretty cool. Or whatever. First time in a newspaper. No biggie. Oh. And here’s that piece of art that’s also in the show. I found it on another computer.
This summer has gone by quickly, but a lot has happened. My sister was engaged on 4th of July weekend and married by September 4th (!) with a steampunk themed wedding. Then she moved to Texas where he lives. She’s planning to be there for at least two years…I don’t think I can be away […]
I can now give claim that my art has been displayed in an art museum (before I’m dead, too!). Specifically the Tacoma Art Museum. So I suppose I should fill you in on the details… My art professor told us on the last day of class (a Monday) that he had been approached by Pierce’s […]
I recently tried my hand at something like Impressionism (whether triumphant or not…) because of an assignment. I was supposed to draw inspiration from a song, so I chose Dustbowl Dance by Mumford & Sons. I feel that there is a really strong narrative that accompanies the lyrics and emotion of the vocalist. In the […]
I completed a new drawing exercise – using a reference, of course – of a male nude. I don’t have much to say about it besides the fact that I love the ornate couch in contrast with the figure. That and the lighting is incredibly dramatic and I love it 😛 It was just accepted […]
Comic books were what initially inspired me to seriously pursue art. Spider-man was released in 2001, and I saw it in the theatres 3 times. Soon my room was covered in Spider-man memorabilia and I was religiously reading and tracing whatever I could find of him. As I developed as an artist – and, with […]
I’m taking an art history class at college and I’ve finally realized some things about Classicism and Neoclassicism (movement: the Enlightenment, 1750-1789), as well as the art these movements imitated. They were a revival of the idealized art of the “Ancients,” or artists such as Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael, whom the art revolutionists viewed […]
Some new things I’ve been working on (i.e. things I’ve been doing during lectures). These are the doodles from my sketchbook. All graphite on bristol paper. This isn’t quite finished, but it’s close enough. No matter how much this may look like it, this was not actually inspired by Twilight. I don’t mind if you […]
This is the pencil and sharpie sketch stage of a painting on canvas (36x24in) that I’m working on right now. The next step is a black and white acrylic under-painting, which I will then paint oil paints over the top of. This is my unfinished sketch that I was inspired to turn into a full-scale […]