January 26, 2010


I found this rendering of an old 3D character that I designed back when I was in high school. It started out as a sketch from a sketchbook during my junior year. A friend of mine (Jeremy Leach) and I made a movie out of him as an assignment for an advertising design class. I decided to post this for old time's sake. Those were fun days. Enjoy!

January 25, 2010

Revised Portrait

      The previous version of this painting turned out to look more like an illustration than a portrait. I'll continue to play with the other one because I really like the style. But I was asked that I make a more portrait-esque painting. I changed a few things like the height of the boy on the left and a few proportional issues. It's still not done. But, I thought i'd post it so that you could see the general direction that it's taking. Please comment!

January 22, 2010

Sunday Morning

     This is a portrait that I had commissioned to do of myself and my cousin Max when we were 5. I had a few old photos to work from that weren't all that great reference material. I think I could have saved at least 4 hours if the reference material was up to par. But, I have to keep in mind that I'm not going to always have professional photography at my disposal. So this was a good exercise. The back ground is all me. Well, I grabbed a few photos for reference of flowers and a chapel. But, they weren't in the original photos. (The image isn't very high quality because I have realized that there's no point in putting a 45mb jpeg on my blog when no one's screen is that big.) I think it's a fun piece. What do you think?

January 12, 2010

My new and Improved Signature

       So I've been wanting for some time to have a "signature" that was distinctly mine and that was consistent across all my paintings. In my entire Art career i've yet to paint the same signature twice. I think it's about time that all my paintings have the same one. I had played around with a few ideas including both my first and last name. But I came across Paul Lasaine's blog and I really liked his signature paullasaine.blogspot.com. He just uses his last name and it's a very powerful signature. I thought I would try something similiar and I really like how it's turned out. I think it's much more powerful than any of my full name signatures. What do you think?

January 10, 2010

Bridal Portrait

       This is a portrait of my wife Michelle in her wedding dress. A huge thanks to Jennifer Gull Photography for taking such a lovely photo. But Michelle is very photogenic. This painting was actually my mother's idea. As a side job I'm going to try to join up with photography studios to paint portraits. I'm going to show this painting along with the Gull Family Portrait to them and ideally get them to hang up some of my paintings or something of the like.  I'll have to work something out with them so that they benefit as well. We'll see how it goes. Comments welcome.

January 8, 2010

Green Woman Sketch (In Progress)

This started out as a sketch I did in class when I was bored. But I liked it so I finished it kinda. It was fun. Just trying to stretch myself.

January 5, 2010

The Conjurer (In Progress)

Before Christmas break I was scared of not doing any artwork over the break and getting rusty :) So I made sure that I at least did something over the break. This is a painting I did using my wife's brother Jared as a model. It was fun. I'm not quite finished with it but I thought I'd put it on here to let people see what I've been up to.

The Gull Family

I haven't posted in a while. This is a painting I did for my sister in law for christmas. My wife's family draws names for christmas and I drew her sister. It was a really fun project. I procrastinated it way too long though and had to take it, last minute, to kinkos to get it printed. But it turned out great!