Wednesday, July 26, 2006

That's Right I'm Back!

I just got back from an awsome week in San Diego with my friends. I went to the Interantional Comic Convention while I was there and saw lots of cool stuff. I'm not going to waste your time talking about it here, but if you're interested I've created a blog dedicated to pictures and stories about the trip here.

The most notable part of the trip for me was getting able to hang out with Andy Lee and his girlfriend, Heather, and to watch him paint. I met them a couple months ago in Philadelphia and was wowed by his ability and have been trying to learn to do it myself. After spending several days watching him work I think I picked up a few new tricks and I couldnt wait to try them out. So here's what I've done so far.

This "splash painting" is really fun and helps stimulate my imagination, so look forward to more like this.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006


I always like to draw architectural stuff, so this week's Illustration Friday topic was pretty good for me. The other night I got an idea to do somethings with a sort of stencil creation of mine. And today I was in a sumie ink and brush mood. So here are all the things I ended up with in relation to "Skyline".
(as always, click for larger views)


Sunday, July 09, 2006

I am a Terrible Artist

I just received the following email :

constructive critisism

no offense kid,
i know you're only 24 but i'm only 28,
anyway... everyone needs someone to be blunt,
i think you're art is fucking garbage.
seriously. look through my web page. half my portfolio was done at your age.
anyway, i'm just trying to help you in the long run.
you just don't have it and i doubt you ever will.

Well, I never really thought I was about to change the art world with what I do, but apparently my work is so bad it's offensive. Enough so to cause someone that I've never even heard of to go out of thier way to tell me in more than a couple of words. So I guess I just wanted to say I'm sorry for all of you that were repulsed by my works. Unfortunately, I will be continuing my pursuit of an art education and eventually a career. Maybe one day I'll even be as great as Jeff.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

All Kinds of Things

I've been doing a few random different things lately. Here's another tower piece. I wanted to do something that wasn't drawn, only painted. Not sure how I feel about it. It would probably work better on different paper and more time to dry between colors.

Here's a drawing of "The Academy" that I did a week or two ago and jsut colored today.

Here is a classic "Star Wars" movie poster that I'm remaking using only construction paper :)

And here's a neat looking photo of some inks that I was mixing.