Thursday, May 27, 2010

Genesis of an Interim Studio

Just got home this evening. Tomorrow at 3:30 I'm shipping out for a crazy road trip to Utah with Stu and his Dad. Just because I want to see America. I'll be flying back into Vestal on the 2nd, and then it's down to work.

I'm going to need some good studio space this summer--I've spent most of my life working on the floor or the dinner table, but that's not gonna cut it anymore. I'm finding creative ways to conserve space in my room. I might buy a drafting table from craigslist, or I might jury rig something up myself. But right now, my room is in shambles, brimming with everything I've ever owned and haven't thrown away.

Monday, May 24, 2010


On saturday, I graduated. I had an amazing day with
my classmates and family. Good things lie ahead!

In the evening, I took my mom's old road bike out.
I have been borrowing it for two years, but only ridden
it once--it's been collecting dust in the basement, which
is okay I guess because it's always winter here in
Rochester anyway. But on saturday, the weather was
beautiful and for once in my life I had a little free time.
So I biked down to the Buddhist temple on Martin Road
and sketched until the sun was going down.

It is a Strange and Significant Place. I discovered it
by accident a long time ago, a surreal experience. I like it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Old Doodles

I just found these in an old pile of pictures.
I think they're kinda hilarious.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Outer Layer

A playground paradise with little regard
for up or down. Ink, water color, gouache,

This was partly inspired by an Australian
landscape painter named William Robinson,
who uses all sorts of viewpoints and perspectives
with in one picture:

I also learned a lot about mixing colors with gouache
today, from a library book. It turns out that simply
adding black or white doesn't work at all to tint
or shade with most colors.

Violent Types

From my main sketchbook. Apparently
this guy looks like Domino's early 90's
pizza-ruining anti-mascott, "The Noid."
I wasn't aware of the Noid, but there is
a definite resemblance.

And this guy is just enjoying his summer.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Happy, the Calm, and the Curious

Recent sketchbook experiments, like ink in
a spray bottle. I've been looking at Ralph Steadman
a lot lately, and I think he does that quite a bit.
Plus everyday art supplies like gum wrappers
and white out. After all, where would we be
without white-out?