Thursday, December 22, 2011

stand by your pan

holy shit. it took me like 30 tries to upload this. sorry its so small but blogger wouldnt let me put it up any other way.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

small dump

sketchbook stuff, layout, and layout/ tonal thumbs for painting.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

stories, and the psychological meaning of mythological symbols

MAN I've got to update this thing with drawings. soon i swear. In the mean time, here's a lecture from Jordan Peterson. If I had to sum it up in a simple way... which i don't think i can (even he cant) its about the fundamental value of stories, what they mean, and why that's one of the most important things... in the world!

I often wrestle with his ideas in my head, trying to gain a clearer understanding of his body of work. I think its rare to encounter ideas that can both sum up the complexity of stories and mythology while leaving the sense of meaning they have on us intact.

If I can sum up jordan's argument (and we can't forget it is an argument) is that stories are the codified established patterns of how you should (or shouldn't) deal with things you don't understand. because stories are always about that. getting from where you are (what you know) and crossing the threshold to a place that you don't understand...

Boy I'm not explaining this well at all.I just hear my words, jumbled with jordan's words in my head, half-remembered sentences that i know are meaningful if only i could put them together. but thats what the video is for.
so here it is
A sophisticated, complex and intellectually honest and stimulating understanding as to the role (and the function!!!) of stories in the wider context of the human species. please enjoy. I plead with you, watch, listen closely. You'll gain something.

Friday, June 24, 2011


So ive been working with a 2b lately, one to get myself to draw lightly, 2 because ive been doing a teeny bit more rendering, and three cause its fun to try to use something new
anyway here are some caricatures ive done from fashion ads, and photos. been watching jason seiler's video on sketching, its good as a reminder of what to do, and how, but it doesnt go in detail which kind of blows. its still nevertheless inspiring and exciting to watch him draw and see his process.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

ive been at my computer since 10 30 am working on this. three more areas to retouch and add details and im done. but for now... a break!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

work in progress probably spend another hour and a half on it today and then try another 3-4 ours tommorow. then ill try something new if it doesnt go anywhere. starting to feel like i was overly ambitious again, and should have thought this through. done something simpler/ my hand hurts so much. AGH!!
This is my first attempt at digital painting! it took awhile but i basically just followed dice tsutsumi's tutorial, i love his work. im going to try to do more today

Monday, May 23, 2011

one more

first post!

So here's a few of the better observational drawings/caricatures I've done over the past month or so, I usually draw on the subway, bus, train and occasionally while watching tv. Trying to bring drawing into as many possible facets of my life as possible, something Walt Stanchfield inspired me to do. I want to draw so much around people but often feel like it would be inappropriate because I should be I dunno a little more present. I feel like sometimes were I to be drawing I would end up trying to capture life rather than living it. There's all sorts of good arguments against that though, when you're drawing you do want to be present and connect emotionally so you could make a pretty strong argument there that drawing is a means for you to connect to life. But these are questions with answers earned through experience not through reason. These are drawn between 30 seconds to 5 minutes. enjoy!