While taking a figure Drawing class during my Sophomore year at CCAD, we were prompted to choose an artist and to create a self portrait in their style. I choose the sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti and this is the outcome. I choose to use acrylics on illustration board and am really happy with how it turned out. Painting in his style forced me to get loose and confident with my brush strokes, which was something that previously I had not been comfortable with. It is unframed at the moment, I should get on that.
I originally bought this frame years ago at a thrift store. It is so small and ornate looking, I didn’t feel that a photo would look right inside it. So recently, while browsing my archive of doodles I came across this fella. I’m pretty sure I drew him around 2008. Anyway, he looked lonely. I thought he and the frame would make great friends. Turns out they work well together, standing on our end table.
I have been getting a lot of good feedback on my earlier post of Electric Giraffe 1. So I decided to release his brother Electric Giraffe 2 to the world.
This piece was actually commissioned by Cindy Untch after she saw the first Electric Giraffe. Her request went along the lines of “I want a painting just like Electric Giraffe 1 but in green.” She is my favorite type of client.
The painting was created in 2009. It is a combination of acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, watercolor, and spackle on canvas.
Last night a couple friends and I went out and saw this band. They are a great Columbus based band called Monolithic Cloud Parade. It was the second time I’ve seen them and they were amazing. I had to pick up their albums last night and give them a shout out.
If you are like me and interested in a three-way between Interpol, Built to Spill, and Tokyo Police Club, with some horn action, check them out.
Also, the album artwork for their most recent release (above) reminds me of the cover art for one of my favorite albums (below).
Over the past 2 weeks I have been rebranding a bunch of Women’s Tennis Association courses. This means tons of .swf publishing. While publishing these massive amounts of slides files, I started these pen drawings. I began with the deer after listening to “Bambi” by Tokyo Police Club. I ended up liking it so much I decided to draw the goose.