3000th Self Portrait

It's been awhile since I've updated so I figured I'd get around to that now that its 3am and I'm avoiding going to sleep. I just finished my first Bukowski book (Ham On Rye) and I finally understand why everyone raves about him. I've begun reading another by him (Post Office) and only 40 pages into it and I'm already in love.

Also recently fell in love with a band Maps and Atlases. Really some wild musicians, reminds me a lot of modest mouse. Speaking of music, Converge april 4th srsly.

I've been pretty busy doing all kinds of paintings for eric and nancy. Nancy has been out for the passed 3 weeks due to pnemonia though, and she won't be back for another 2 weeks at the least. Hopfully she will be feeling better soon. Life's been real stressful the passed few weeks, heres hoping next week will be better.

Here's an in class painting from my illustration class. Wasn't able to finish it but I'm still relatively happy with the outcome.

And here is yet another self portrait. This one for my Illustration class. Not quite finished yet but here's where I'm at so far. 16x20 acrylic on canvas. Should crank this out soon I've just been having a real difficult time making myself do another self portrait after just doing 4 for other classes.


Fine Art Painting

Here is the first painting I've decided to post from my fine arts class. I haven't had too much success in that class, it's a very different atmosphere than illustration. This is the last painting I did, I'm somewhat satisfied with it, some stuff i feel could have been done better if I had one more class period. It's oil on canvas 24x30. Even though I haven't had much success just yet I still feel I've learned a huge amount in that class, especially about color. I'm more than excited to start the next homework assignment for this class, the only restrictions are that it has to be a narrative. Easy enough thats all illustration students do so me and the other illustration students are all doing stuff very stylized which will probably drive nancy nuts hahha.

Happy Spring Break Everyone! I'm picking up the new super smash bros if anyone is around Detroit the next week your welcome to stop by. It's going to be a good ol time!


New Study/ Self Portraits Galore!

I'm all about the new garage studio we set up. we have a space heater and a cd player all set up in there. the only thing I wish we had was some old rug to cover up all the different leaks from cars all over the floor and maybe an old couch haha.

Here are 2 self portraits I did for my illustration and design class. done in illustrator for a competition hosted by print magazine. www.printmag.com
Here is another study from my illustration 2 class. acrylic on illustration board. Done in napthol crimson, cad yellow, ultramarine blue, titanium white, mars black and burnt sienna

Here is a charcoal study of a self portrait I am starting in my Illustration 2 class. This was done on arches charcoal paper. Struggled a bit with it cause of all the tooth on the paper. The painting will be done on illustration board in acrylic. I'll post that as soon as I finish it.