Wednesday, July 14, 2010


It's been a long time coming, but I've finally switched to a less absurd domain name. My art bloggings will continue from here on out here


Thursday, June 24, 2010


Still playing catch-up (albeit lazy catch-up) on posting the leftovers from my last semester at Ringling. Featured today we have my last few weeks of Fiore Custode's advanced figure painting class:

In other news this blog may migrate to a new address sometime soon... one that's less embarrassing to tell people while still only slightly less ridiculous... and hopefully less limiting on the demographic.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Back to the Book

Sketchbook! Media experiments! Yeah!

I've had a couple of these pages sitting in my book as pencil drawings for over a month now, and figured it was time to see how big a mess I could make out of them. All in all I'm pleased.

Right then. Back to work.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thesis Parade, Part Trois!

Our young hero and his stalwart cube companion have lost their way! And more pressing still they're being watched! Who is this shifty serpentine specimen scaling the shadowy canopies?

Here our hero has heard a noise! Upon investigation he finds the mighty Bullcube, struggling to pass through the only foe to ever have defeated his unparalleled head ramming capabilities, a locked gate!

I'll tell you, if it isn't obvious, I had a lot of fun with this.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thesis Parade, Part Deux

This is Legs (Fig 1.1). He's distressed.

Fig 1.1

Our protagonist (we have one of those you know, this is a story) on his journey through the woods (what woods you ask? you know, the woods) finds Legs (amongst many parenthetical statements) in this state, distraught!

All of Legs's friends, you see, have swam across the river, but Legs is too scared to try to cross. A previous attempt to swim (Fig 1.2) resulted in a terrifying failure!

Fig 1.2

But our protagonist knows better! Keenly noting the tremendous length of Legs's legs (see all Figures) he is quick to point out a serious oversight.

"But you're so tall! You can probably just wade across! Have you tried?"

"I could? Hey! You're right! I can!" And so he did. (Fig 1.3)

Fig 1.3

And there was much rejoicing. (Fig 1.4 et. all)

Fig 1.4

Fig 1.5

Fig 1.6

Fig 1.7

Fig 1.8

Fig 1.Apple

Fig 1.9

Fig 1.Cube

Just the same as in my last post, all photography is by Kenneth Sterling Gronquist

Thursday, May 13, 2010


It's been a little over a month since I posted last, but it's been a very very busy month. A month of finishing my thesis/spring project thingy, getting it framed, putting it up, graduating, packing, and driving. Busytown. So! This means it's time to share!

Today we have the King of the Forest, and man is he thrilled to be here.

I'm not really entirely sure what noise he might be making. I was very solid on the idea that he'd be doing a nice, full throated "Durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr," but I'm open to suggestions. Any ideas?

All photography by Kenneth Sterling Gronquist, who was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sketchbook? Sketchbook? Again?!?

Sketchbook! Now with additional photoshop playtime on top! That top one may resurface in the future...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Figure Painting! Cowboy time!

Cowboy time! Yeah!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


More Sketchbooktown! Here we have some figure drawings I did over spring break in New York at the Society of Illustrators and the direct result of looking at a lot of McBess, who is wonderful.

Yes indeed. More to come in the future.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Some more souvenirs from painttown. Three hours a piece with varying degrees of finish. Considering that this is my last semester here I'm trying to get in as much figure painting as I can while I can still just drop into classes whenever I have free time. We'll see where this takes me.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Book? Book book?

More sketchbook! This time with a little bit of computer involved. Yes indeed.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


More sketchbook time! Yeah!

Monday, March 15, 2010


6 Hours

6 Hours

3 Hours

So, this is the annual "I think I'm getting the hang of painting" post, but I think I might really mean it this time... not sure. Anyway, in the grand tradition of posting paintings and then immediately being unsure of their merit, here goes.

Should be some sketchbook I feel much more comfortable with coming briefly.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This is the king/spirit of the forest, revealing himself in all of his clichéd glory.

This is part of my thesis. This is ridiculous.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


So, more sketchbook. Lots of media experiments. I promise I'm doing other things too, you'll see eventually, really.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


More sketchbook business!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Some pages from a new sketchbook I've started. Playing around with ink.

Also the latin is a quote (supposedly) from Apelles and also the motto from the Art Students League. Nulla dies sine linea - no day without a line.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Hey! Haven't updated this thing in some time now, so hey, why not some paintings? I'm a bit tentative about posting these as, well, I still have a lot to learn in painting and I feel like it shows in the work.

This is all work from last semester.