Monday, December 29, 2008

Golden Apples, Sketch Redux

Golden Apples, Sketch 8x14.75"

Sketch for the first piece of my show at Chapterhouse.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Making a Cheap Drawing Board

Cheap and effective!

When I moved in the beginning of this past summer I got rid of my drafting table. It was difficult to adjust right, took up too much space, and was really not worth keeping around. The downside is that now it's a little awkward drawing tall pieces on my flat desk, and I kinda miss drawing on an inclined surface. And so, I present to you "How to Make a Cheap Drawing Board." For those of you following along at home, the ingredients are:
2 Corks
1 bottom of an IKEA ottoman
Gorilla Glue

Measure out what incline you want the board to be, use sandpaper to rough up the
contact points, and clamp down the cork the glued cork accordingly.

Keep kittens away from glue.So far so good! I test both of corks for strength, and it sure seems like they'll hold.Tada! I now have a nice drawing board to make up for my lack of a drafting table

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Golden Apples, Sketch

The above is two version of a sketch for the upcoming show at Chapterhouse. I don't have a lot of time in my schedule to devote to a finish for the gallery show (opening in July, with SM Vidaurri), so I'm trying to do as much prep work as possible in my down times. Just finishing this, I know I want to go darker, but I've included the two versions because I'm debating whether the background should be a painted white, or left more textural. In any case, hope you dig the look of the pieces so far. Here's to a great show.

Oh, and Merry Christmas, everybody.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Keeping Up

CMYK Magazine

Hello all. I'm the the midst of some projects I don't want to post about just yet, so to keep up some news, I want to post two things that my work recently appeared in: American Illustration 27 and CMYK 42 (wunderkind illustrator Francis Vallejo also appears in this issue, so I'm really happy to be in such good company). I'd been notified of my acceptance a little while ago, but only recently have these been available/printed. So, check'm out!

American Illustration's Website

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

News & Notes

I'm in the midst of a long project, so forgive me for the lack of updates. News!

The Grand Small Works Show went very well, and thank you to everyone who came out on First Friday. The work will be on display until the end of the month at the FUEL Collection in Olde City.

I recently did and interview with the people over at the art blog, Sweet Station. You can read it here. Thanks, to everyone at Sweet Station for their interest! Hope I made for a good talk...

Also, I have a gallery show opening in July of next year. It's daunting to create pieces that exist without a context other than their own sake, but it's also very exciting. I feel like it's a return to why I made pictures originally and I'm looking forward to exploring these new waters. Here are two initial sketches. That's all for now. Thanks.