Wednesday, March 19, 2014

huntress II

an homage to the notion of women as hunters and providers. pillars of physical, emotional, and societal strength. the second in something of a series. the original graphite drawing is being raffled off as part of the annual whole foods whole planet fundraiser. tickets available and on display through the end of the month at whole foods fremont.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

bostonia

for a benefit art auction here in pdx. from one wayward bostonian to another. a little hometown tribute. composite graphite sketch and final digital treatment. gotta remembah wheah yah from.

Friday, February 1, 2013

the chinese ghost

I've always held that asian stories of the supernatural are some of the most frightening, unsettling, and inspiring. the ghost lore and imagery in particular. the chinese ghost above is my own interpretation following years of exposure to various representations.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

weird kreatures: the troll

revised and juiced up in illustrator. here comes trollble.

Friday, February 25, 2011

pin-up

reworked a drawing from a couple months back for my friend/roommate's band, johnny reno and the vice machine. it's currently available as a 1" button. if you live in the portland area, chances are they'll be breaking hearts and legs near you sometime soon. be sure to check them out. they even have a facebook page.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

weird kreatures: the troll (in progress)

troll - in old norse sources, trolls are said to dwell in isolated mountains, rocks, and caves, sometimes live together (usually as father-and-daughter or mother-and-son), and are rarely described as helpful or friendly.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

lost gods: artemis (in progress)

artemis - the virgin goddess of the the moon, the wilderness, the hunt, and wild animals.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

lost gods: first post: chaac (in progress)

first of a new series. similar to the weird kreatures concept, the idea is to create a series of illustrations depicting ancient deities based solely on textual descriptions and my own experiences/memories/interpretations. to reimagine and not draw from preexisting visual portrayals. new ideas.

chaac - (also spelled chac or, in classic mayan, chaahk) is the name of the maya rain deity. with his lightning axe, chaac strikes the clouds and produces thunder and rain. chaac corresponds to tlaloc among the aztecs.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

nude

figure study. drawn from photo reference.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

weird kreatures: the yeti (in progress)

yeti - the yeti or abominable snowman is a mythological creature and an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the himalayan region of nepal and tibet.

wolf moon II

a while back I did a t-shirt design for my friend alex's clothing company, dance party massacre. he just recently reprinted it for a second run, this time on a breezy v-neck. get your chest tan on and snatch it up here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

the know II

a second design for the know...combination of some previous work.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

weird kreatures: krampus

first post of the new decade...inked, colored, finished. krampus lives.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

autumn into winter

old sketch. digitally revisited.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the know

a bar down the street was holding open submissions for a new logo/emblem...sketched this up, finished in illustrator. punk'd.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

weird kreatures: krampus (in progress)

in an effort to be a little more prolific on here, I'm posting a sketch in progress...I'm planning on layering on some fur pelts, skins, chains, and other murderous/holiday gear.

krampus is about the most inspiring thing I've heard about in the last six months. or maybe ever...thanks chris and sarah.

krampus - a mythical creature who accompanies saint nicholas in various regions of the world during the christmas season. The word krampus originates from the old high german word for claw (krampen). In the alpine regions, krampus is represented by an incubus demon accompanying saint nicholas. krampus acts as an anti–saint nicholas, who, instead of giving gifts to good children, gives warnings and punishments to the bad children.

Monday, November 16, 2009

hand cramps and belly dance

a little homage to frank frazetta...some photo reference used.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

weird kreatures: the lycanthrope

lycanthrope - a human being who has changed into a wolf, or is capable of assuming the form of a wolf, while retaining human intelligence.

first time drawing without a mechanical pencil in ages...don't really miss it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

three dee II: the goatman

an orthographic drawing based on the goatman piece from a ways back and a three-dimensional treatment in maya. I'll upload a turnaround animation in the near future.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

three dee



video

never thought I'd see the day...

I just finished taking a week-long course on 3ds max in cambridge. so much to cover in so little time...thankfully, I was to able to spend a decent portion of class on this holy wyrmslayer. pretty happy with the results.

from concept sketch to finished render/animation.

Friday, July 17, 2009

draw-a-friend

this is a sketch of my good friend and immensely talented artist, chris o'neill...he's constantly going around drawing other people, so I thought it was high time to turn the tables.

I left a lot of the dark areas white in the hopes of future digital color.

good thing I spent all that time memorizing the contours of his face during hangouts!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

weird kreatures: the goatman

the goatman - a hominid cryptid most commonly associated with maryland in the usa. it is described as a hybrid creature; part man and part goat. some claim it is a relative of bigfoot. its appearance is similar to the satyrs or the god pan of greek mythology, or to the devil.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

weird kreatures: the chupacabra II

this started out as an alternative sketch to the chupacabra from a couple months back...dug it out, worked it over.

Monday, March 9, 2009

the general II

inked and colored in illustrator/photoshop.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

the general

I drew this while listening to the new fever ray record.

I'll update this post if and when I get a chance to give it an illustrator treatment.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

weird kreatures: the vampire

revised, inked and colored in illustrator and photoshop.

Friday, January 16, 2009

memorial tattoo/bone deth design: final linework

I finally got around to finishing this design properly.

made some revisons, added some detail, and inked in illustrator. all in all, I think it came out pretty well. I'm sure I could revise and tweak it forever, but that's not good for anyone. the only other thing I'd possibly do is add a little bit of dimensionality/cell shading at shajn's request. not sure exactly what his plan is.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

wolf moon

so, some recent work.

the one on top was done in illustrator for my friend alex's company, dance party massacre...it was supposed to be an ode to the photorealistic wolf/bear/eagle montage shirts that originally gained popularity in biker/nature enthusiast/native american pow-wow circles, but have more recently enjoyed an ironic resurgence...I wanted to achieve the same effect, with a slightly different, simplified line quality and a consideration for the fact that it would be printed in only two or three colors...the image below it is the finished product with alex's final touches.

more posts/personal artwork coming soon.