Friday, May 10, 2013

My First Brooklyn Show

Joe of Hearts

I'll be participating in my first out-of-Jersey group exhibition tonight at Bottleneck Gallery.
"I Love You, Man," runs from May 10-26th. 

My piece, Joe of Hearts, features the Joes from last year's sci-fi venture, Looper.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Quickie: Caution

Is there any reason why I shouldn't be drawing more Caution? No.

Original post on Month of Love!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Quickie: Phantom of the Opera

Drew the Phantom of the Opera for Month of Love on Saturday.

I have to say, these daily drawings are a lot like exercise. Y'know building a routine and all. I'm getting to know my hands and abilities better. You could say I am learning more things about my ability all at a faster rate. Technically, I draw every day, but I don't finish something every day. Drawing challenges like Month of Love or the 30-Day Drawing Challenge is probably one of the best ways to learn.

Try out a daily drawing challenge. You never know what you'll find out.


Friday, February 8, 2013


I drew these two people, Daniel Fishel and Christine Goodman, as my inspiration for the 30-Day Drawing Challenge I'm doing on tumblr. It's very true that these two are heroes. I have my own reasons why I chose two people, but I think it's beside the point. It's important to have heroes, role models, cheeseburgers, among other things.


Original Tumblr Post:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Updates - Month of Love, Extra Bitches

Setting up at Hudson County Art Supply in Jersey City.
So, I realized I'm not ready to try and update this blogger three times a week, let alone once. I am going to be better on this. I mean, I'm participating in so many web-related things already. Month of Love, a 30-Day Drawing Challenge, and this week--Extra Bitches! The Wesley Allsbrook run tumblr is always a treat to see in my feed. I'm happy to be able to participate.

Thank Jeanine Henderson for the lettering, and then Marc Scheff for the additional copy.

Month of Love has been a great time, like the 30-Day Drawing Challenge I started in late-January. Essentially, it's the same format at the 30-Day, except we don't know all the challenges ahead of time, and of course, they all revolve around love. I'm not really a Valentines' Day person, but I thought it would be good to exercise my image-making abilities. Really put them to the test. Besides, a person can only handle so much mushy content. Here's a few of the MoL challenges I've uploaded so far.

Norm & Luca

Keep Tryin'

Love at First Sight (Maps & Atlases)

Aside from all these blog-related things, I'm still working on Instigatorzine and my own personal work. Here's a peek at a quick spot I did for IZ's next issue due out in March.

Okay, well, it's not really a peek, but I own IZ, so tough.

Be back soon. Really, I will.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Refwednesday 3: Punch Your Buns

So, I've sketched out this next thing I want to finish by early next month, but I haven't started on it yet. There are a couple of other projects in the way of this one. No rush for this one, thankfully.

I tried to get my chihuahua, Pong, to pose as Jake, but he wasn't taking my shit. I thought it was only fair since I always pick up his shit.

Is it just me?


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I didn't.


I forgot again to prepare a post for today. I promise it won't happen again.

For now, you can check out Paolo Rivera's Wacky Reference Wednesday!

This one's really quite good, though, no silly pictures; just awesome art process.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Refwednesday 2: Got nothing, but I got something

I forgot to make a post for this week's reference.

I tried some black cream make-up I got from a Halloween store this year. As you can see, it helps create the illusion of having no eyes behind the mask. Felt like Batman a little, but also got annoyed when it started to dry and I felt like something was trying to restrain me from blinking. You know that feeling right?

I'd like to get some pro photo reference done with this outfit. Would be pretty badass.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Blue Food

Did this for Blue Food.

Angel Eduardo, a friend, approached me about doing a poster for their next show on November 30 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ. I hadn't done a band poster before, so I thought it would be a good learning experience, balancing so many names. We both thought the graffiti approach would have been neat. It ended up being a good solution, I think, because of all the wordage. As you know, graffiti walls can be pretty messy; a collage of styles, chaotic, yet, beautiful in juxtaposition.

This is, of course, kind of chaotic and intense, but it's interesting to sit and look at. Enjoy.

And I'll see you at Maxwell's in two weeks.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Refwednesday 1: Ronin

If you know me well, you'll know that Paolo Rivera is one of my favorite comic book artists. I'd say overall artist, too, but I don't want to have to defend my claim because I'm simply too lazy to. No, I probably can justify my statement. Let's just move on.

Paolo Rivera has been posting on his blog, once a week, reference photos from his comics work. His posts are called "Wacky Reference Wednesdays." It's a good title. Working in comics, and art in general, kind of forces you to learn how to draw everything. Especially in comics, where speed, versatility, and integrity come into play with every assignment. You can say that about anything, really. The point is, this kind of post is going to be a regular thing on this blog. I'm making new work all the time, so there's really no shortage of reference photos. Here's to the first edition of... Refwednesday. It's a lame title. I know.

The first image in this post is actually a revised pose after I realized a technical problem in the sketches stage for the "Ronin" illustration:

You can't see the dude's face! This became a problem a big problem as I stared at the "Ronin" sketch more and more. The weapon actually divided the image plane in half, and that's a pretty big drawing no-no. You'll see in the original artwork, that the new arrangement is a little more visually stimulating.

Here's some of the poses that didn't work out:

And then there's some other details:

If you haven't seen 13 Assassins yet, you probably should.

Original "Ronin" illustration:
13 Assassins trailer: