Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bateleur #7

After this Bateleur was completed, I understand the importance of doing a series, with all the new techniques developed(scraping, rubbing, different tonal lines, etc) and the expanded timeline for ideas. This 7th installment is going to my grandfather, I owed him a picture for some time now (16-18 years?) and finally, I get to present him something special.
Also, tomorrow is a show (see below) so I can't wait to get down with some friends and new people.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Lappet-Faced Vulture #6

For the mere part I play in this upcoming Vestal Art and Music gathering 12/28th, the Lappet-Faced Vulture #6 will represent a new step in my Birds Series. Each bird gets a little better each time and #6 has a lot of improvements over its last predecessor, the Harris Hawk
So enjoy the evolution and see you at the show!Photobucket

Friday, November 23, 2007

The "Face Ass" term will come alive!!!

A quick sketch for practice, and this provoked the thought to do more self-portrait paintings! I'm going to start on a 8"x10" painting then work my way up the self-absorbed due to lack of model ladder and hopefully produce some mind blowing pieces. The moral of this post...At least I'm painting again.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Death Superstition

"If the person buried lived a good life, flowers will grow on the grave. If the person was evil, weeds will grow."

Monday, November 19, 2007

Scattered Issues on Known Territory

Improvisational drawing is fun for the fact of its unpredictable nature.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Harris' Hawk

The Harris' Hawk took 4 days to complete, the longest being the inking and the watercolor touchups, and finally I'm done! Every bird, the process takes a little longer than the last, shouldn't I be getting quicker? Who cares, these birds are fun, and my technique improves a little during each intimate care session.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Prototype A-1

The ideas were pouring out after I finished this lil 4"x6" experiment and here are some more variations of the same subject matter.

Also I found this Robert Hardgrave video very inspirational. Here it is:

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I love my Space and Stimuli.

Spartacus Rigsby, how I cherish our moments together, I know you need to bust-up some dawgs, then hit their girlz. But just make sure your ready to pose at 6am! Below, is a sample of one work area, where creation, sleep, play, and lovemaking are revolving.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Frog Overkill

A 4"x6" watercolor/ink frog piece made himself a candidate for the makeover challenge!

VvVvVvVvV Lets See the Results!

IF: Instinct

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Heedless Hat

Cute little thing is only 2", ballpoint ink, sketchbook paper, ..questions?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Sharing is Caring

Spartacus Rigsby by the window this afternoon while I was thinking about things.
Some warming up..I like SR's head in the middle..
Erica and I went to visit Ben and Claire at the beach and this drawing came from that time. Ben is working on some art, and the house is from his front porch at 7:30am can't sleep in..

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Playing with Whites

A Whites Treefrog, is the centerpiece for this experimental medium study. Recently I'm trying to take advantage of multiple materials and make them all work together, see where I can take my style.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Grow and Die

The Illustration Friday Site has a "Grow" topic going on and this brand new 4"x6" watercolor/ink hybrid is a good candidate. (Picture translation) "While reading and growing, you are also slowly approaching death." Nice.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

IF: Extremes Submission

Abstract Expression and the feeling of extremes in a sexual nature might sum up this painting. I tried to capture the natural aggressive tension promoted with the act, coupled with the peaceful serene bliss afterwards (light whimsical blues). On a side note, this painting came from a breakup period, so yeah..

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

SR, Self, Xenotrope, and B-B-B TORRES!!!

Some sketches of Spartacus Rigsby sleeping after he hurt himself trying to get down from the attic, some bears, and myself in the mirror at 8:30am wondering when sleepy time will bitch slap me.
And Ben Torres, fooling around with Reason on the computer. Friends beware! I'm going to keep you busy when you visit, so I can draw your pretty faces!

Yeah! Rediscovered Self-made Comic Books!

I got a call from my mom today informing me that she found all my comic books that I made when I was 12-16! What a great find! Issues of Scottra, Pope "the inner fury", Nitro, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G&E Power, Aliens with an Attitude, Ninja, Mr. Cavitee, Black Thunder, Mr. Tree, Pulsar, and Masterman. Some self made price guides, 2 old sketchbooks, and a rpg were included as well. It was cool running into hardcover, die-cut and aluminum foil covers again!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Sensitive WIP

It's been awhile since I posted, so I wanted to display a piece that is getting some attention from me. This nude, caring woman has her flowers, but whats next? I want to fill the piece with beauty, and then give it away, like God...

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Illustration Friday: Open!

The Illustration Friday site is accepting submissions for a topic named "Open" and this 4" x 6" piece I just finished fits the theme. Initially, the meaning behind the child reading on a turtle, what a I have to explain this? If so, let me know, you might be the one on the turtle:) I know I am!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Isiah Thomas: America's lovable Sexist and Racist Asshole.

So I'm watching television at a hotel room in Tampa and this story came up about Isiah Thomas, Heres a quote..

Asked if he was bothered by a black man calling a black female “bitch,” Thomas said: “Not as much. I’m sorry to say, I do make a distinction.” A white male calling a black female a bitch is highly offensive,” Thomas said. “That would have violated my code of conduct.”

“Maybe I shouldn’t go there. … A white male calling a black female, that is wrong with me. I’m not taking that. I’m not accepting that. … That’s a problem for me.”

So this is retarded, and America's new asshole deserves to have that label tied to him.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sleeping Butthole Snaps

My babes sleeping is so endearing, and great for practice. The first pic is more representational, and she kept moving, so no pose is entirely complete, and the second pic is slightly more exaggerated, testing some shit out. More later friends.

*********vVv UPDATE! 1/21/09 vVv*********
These two (of many) ballpoint pen sketches are of Erica sleeping.

Sweet dreams internet...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dad Sleeping at Tampa

The Pops and I went to Tampa to be seen at the world renowned Moffitt Center. During Night time I asked a drowsy father if I could draw him, he said yes and here's the practice session. Thanks Dad for the good trip!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Vestal Show

The Vestal Show was really fun and my art got tons of exposure. Above is my little corner, below are two pieces to the right of the bathroom door.

The Bird Studies for the audience to enjoy. Thanks to all that came and supported the show!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bird Studies and Peregrine are completed

The grand finale of the bird studies is the exclusive Peregrine Falcon! I bought some frames for these birds and they will be display at the Vestal show (see below for details). The foundation is getting stronger and I'm ready to move on to another challenge. Hello naked women!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Fecal Face Submission

I found out about this contest when it ended. So out of desperation, I scrambled up an old sketchbook page and added the "Ridin it Out" theme, and sent the bitch. There are some really good submissions, who knows, maybe next time. But if your feeling loyal, vote for 7 in the comment portion. Long live 1995!!!
Free Fridayz

Monday, September 3, 2007


So I buy a frame for a falcon and the drawing is just a little big, so tonight's goal was producing a picture to fit this new frame, and here it is. Some experimentation going on with the ink in the background, plus the ballpoint pen over watercolor was new as well. It was fun, like this threesome:)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Tits Bogoda Unleashed

Now that I think about it, some new drapes might be nice...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pig Dilemma

Monday, August 20, 2007

Vestal Show 9/7

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Lanner Falcon

Man, I really like how this Lanner Falcon piece turned out. Even though this isn't the most complex series in the world, a lot of achievements were made in these simple bird studies.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pre-inked Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon is a fierce and very fast (up to 250 mph) hunter. This falcon catches birds in the air by flying high overhead and diving to take them by surprise. Cool, nature nerds!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Fetal Skull framed for LOVE

This was listed on ebay, it fetched about $48. There is boring explanation of why I still have it, but we can skip that and talk about the custom paint job on the frame! Notice the blackness!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Double-Barred Finch

Ahh, the doubled-barred finch, a northern Australian bird. I find the neutral colors and spotted wings attractive, plus the pose(s) make a decent composition for this series. Where are these bird studies gonna lead to?

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Killin the scene, dude...

This started as a insect study, then some birds enter the drawing and wants to cause some trouble. Whatever, it will be a good fight...

Friday, July 27, 2007

Welcome to Thorax Reunion Motherf****r!

This should brighten up your day, a black panther thats all about the love (hence the pink swirls). Anyway, I found this awesome photograph in "Reflections in Black" a book I'm borrowing from the library. This guys name is Robert in case you were wondering.