Wednesday, April 22, 2009


My camera and I are not friends right now. I have to read the manual again to get the settings right, because all my pictures are very low quality. If you were to try to zoom in, you just see sad pixels trying to be a painting. Not cool.
Anyways, here is a grainy image of my most recent work. I'm calling it done-ish. It's amazing how your favorite parts of a piece will be the areas that are the least worked on. Not the areas where you slaved on and made you feel completely terrible about your life choices. I guess its not so weird.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

stupid math

Here is a new equation for you:

new painting  -  any amount of success
-------------------------------------------      =   decreasing amount of hope
A crucially wasted weekend

Blogging break over. Now, back to that painful grind called failure.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Snipets and trinkets.

Its just a peek at a new large painting for my independent study. I wanted to "play" with keeping things soft and maintaining  a tighter value/color structure. It turns out that its not "play" at all. But I have a new friend to help me. Juliette Aristides just put out a follow up to her Classical Drawing Atelier that should be placed next to Andrew Loomis in terms of Bible-hood. The title of her most recent amazing-ness in print form is Classical Painting Atelier

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's about a tree, right?

Here is a book cover assignment that I did for Pratt. He gave me some good crits on it so I've tweaked a few things and c'est ca. It's for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It's a good heartbreaking read that I recommend that everyone reads at least once in their life.

Monday, April 6, 2009

JA chybił ty, Pastel!

Here is an illustration that I've been working on for Pratt. It's a book cover for this story about a female Polish spy on this one Nazi officer. Its full of secret-y secrets and intrigue-y suspense. I worked in pastels and now I am forever and completely in love with them. If they were a person, I would marry them.