Sunday, December 4, 2011

Minotaur Sculpture

A small bust of a minotaur, just for fun.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Drawing of a pelvis

I've been experimenting with red and white chalk on toned paper as a means to draw. Due to the grain of the pencil you can't really render very well so things become somewhat less academic but without resorting to a technique or deliberate style. It's more like the tighter paintings - tighter looking but not rendered.

Pepper mills

Some pepper mill designs for the heck of it.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Still life with feathers and knife

This is a looser still life on rougher canvas using hog bristle brushes, as opposed to the tighter-looking ones of my last few posts.

Non academic skull sketch

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Still Life with wooden clock

Another "tighter" looking still-life but not rendered.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Pen and ink illustration. Originally a brush illustration but I reworked it with pen and like the results better for textural effects and the spontaneity of approach. Hopefully the first of many.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Tale of Two skulls

I was prepping painting stuff and had other obligations this week so I did a little drawing of two skulls. Charcoal pencil, no stumping. It might seem I have a morbid fascination with skulls but it wasn't mean to be a "finished" drawing project per se but just a time filler and some practice drawing from life (or death, more appropriately). Skulls are just interesting to draw. Or then maybe they're my "Wilson", my made-up friend..

Head sculpture..

After finishing up my hand study I had a little extra sculpey and I had done some doodles of some random character and so i decided to model it with the rest of my clay. Nothing fancy but I may do more (and most likely more complex ones) as it's a nice break from painting .

Monday, March 28, 2011

Garlic Ying Yang

Couldn't think of an appropriate name so I called what it represents, light on dark vs. dark on light, sort of a flip flop notan thingy, if you will.

Anyway, a very similar approach to "Remnants" (see previous post). A tighter looking painitng but not rendered per se. To me rendering is simply tight application without regard to the scale of the product. So I only render if it is appropriate for the scale but in other areas where i can simulate the texture or detail while maintaining this tighter look without noodling I will do so. So the red-purple fabric has a combination of larger soft brushes and some size 0's for the right texture but the garlic on the other hand was all painted with a pretty fat filbert bristle. Scale is more important than rendering.

For me at least..

I will update the photo when I can take a more professional photo but I wanted to share this now.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Anatomic Hand Sculpture

I just got round to finishing an anatomical sculpture of the hand that I had started ages ago but only finished the bone structure. I needed to get some new sculpey and then tinker with it during the evenings. So now I have a nice 3-d hand reference. Plus it, it might serve as a halloween decoration..