art gifts

December 25, 2011

happy holidays! i decided that sitting at home on christmas with a cold would be an excellent time to update my blog, so here goes.

this year i had the time (and foresight!) to create a few holiday gifts without the claws of wal-mart getting a slice (aaron brothers framing perhaps, but not wal-mart).

starting out with some technical pen drawings (my four thin tech pens were frustratingly clogged, forcing me to use the thick one).

then a few prismacolor drawings (two on black paper, two traditional ones on white paper).

and how about some crafty wreaths? these look simple but were ridiculously time-consuming. handmade from dried sweetgum spiky things gathered from our local park, then spray painted, “lollipopped” and then jammed into a wreath form, then garnished with foam berries.

so back in september i had an idea to make drawings/paintings of awesome animals dining at some of L.A.’s hottest eateries. this is what i have so far…

a slow loris showing the viewer his chili dog from pink’s:

and a giant tarsier about to gobble a taco from tito’s tacos:

because we all know, “the only thing better than a tito’s taco…. is two!”

so, folks, it’s 2011 already, and for this occasion i have made eleven resolutions, ten of which are none of your business. the eleventh resolution is to make one piece of art (a painting, collage, sculpture or even a doodle) every week. so far, i’m a little behind, due to my 10-year old technical pens getting clogged and gross. so, after disassembling and cleaning the stupid pen about four times, i present to you – an angry bear!

more updates to come in 2011, i promise.

cat art rises in popularity

September 21, 2010

thanks in part to this blog, i have completed a couple of commission projects – a cat triptych (much like the one done of my own cat) and a cross-hatching portrait. yay!

creepy cat x 4

July 19, 2010

i did this series of tech pen drawings of my cat, stormy, after moving back to LA and realizing I need more cohesive artwork on the walls.

cat #1 is stippled, cat #2 is scribbled, cat #3 is vertical hatching, cat #4 is a topography-like scribble (please click the image to enlarge). all were based on a single photo taken of stormy 2 days before we moved back.

tech pen stormy x 4

self renderings

February 10, 2010

a selection of self-portraits from high school (not my best years, admittedly). 1 technical pen stippling portrait (took for-e-ver), 1 linoelum block 3-color print (where i narrowly missed slicing my hand apart), and 1 doodle from my portfolio cover.

black & white, part 2

February 10, 2010

technical pen scribbling and a charcoal drawing of sturgeon point lighthouse.

technical pen drawings done during high school AP studio art class. here we have actor seann william scott (scribble technique) and erotic author anais nin (crosshatching).