Friday, September 25, 2009


So, I just finished this piece yesterday. It took me two/ two and a half days to do. I cranked it out quick. It originally was supposed to be something different. I recently came back from Burning Man and was inspired to create. I initially wanted to paint the man burning, but my sketch wasn't translating well from what I had in my head. I decided to draw it in colored pencil, and painted a woman instead.

I started out with the face and then it grew from there. I think it really turned out awesome. It might just be my new favorite! Probably because it's new.

I layered and layered a lot on this. I wanted it too look busy/messy, and it does. The lines, shades, colors, and splatters all work together in my opinion. Painting for me, really has a type of freedom to harsh lines, nothing overly detailed (unless you want it to be). I like sloppy pieces.....I'll definitely venture out on this concept more.

Tattoo of Roses

This is a drawing done with colored pencil, my favorite medium. My brother Brandon has been wanting a Tattoo Sleeve for quite a while now. He asked me to draw roses to represent our family. Each flower has to have/or be the color of our birthstone. I started the concept, then redrew it to refine it better. This is the final product. Hopefully it will translate well into tattoo. It'll be a while till he gets it. I used a ridiculous amount of colors, and it will cost him a fortune! I'm excited to see it done though. I've realized now that I have drew a lot of people's tattoos. I'm going to have to round them up and take pics to post.

My Favorite Painted Piece

This has to be one of my favorite pieces, and the reason is because it's not my vision. I totally copied...ugh! I know terrible!, but I had to have it!!...and I'll probably get copyright infringement violation on it at some point.

This painting is a replica of Robb Havassy's painting, which I believe he actually prints on a certain brand of wine. Anyway, I loved everything about his the colors, the calmness of it, the simplicity, and I thought it needed to be on my wall, so I hijacked his version and painted my own. It pretty much looks identical (his is more refined of course), and I was stoked it came out as well as I'd hoped. Anyway, Robb Havassy is an amazing talent and I truly look up to his work. Look him up when you get a chance. I dig it, hopefully you do too.

Brandon's Paintings

Okay, so you might notice these pieces look familiar.....well you'd be right. My brother asked me to recreate the painting of the guy in Rob Dyrdek's dining room on his show "Rob & Big". I normally don't like to copy other artists work, but he begged me to do it. After painting the male version on canvas, my brother said he need a chick to even things out, so I used the same concept and painted a female with critiques from my brothers vision on her anatomy. Lol!


These horse pieces are done in colored pencil and acrylic paint, pretty much the same way. The "Snow Theme" was done in highschool, and I drew everything up, then took white paint and splattered it to make it look like snow. The same effect was done with the "Lightning Theme" for the water splash, which was done for a final in college.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ocean Cave Painting

This Painting was done for my friend for her birthday. For a long time, she had asked me to do a painting for her living room of a starfish cave, and I had never actually did one for her. Once her birthday rolled around, I decided to paint it for her. It's two seperate canvas' but one cohesive piece. I think it turned out good, and she was extremely stoked.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Buddha Paintings

This is one of two Buddha acrylic paintings I have done. There's something about a Tibetan Buddha face that seems so tranquil and at peace. I liked the sloppyness of this one.... like the paint was dripping.

This canvas has been painted probably about five times with random stuff......the end result being another Buddha. I had seen an old statue on TV that looked like the original outside paint was flaking off revealing the original color underneath, and that gave me the inspiration to paint this one. It's not the best, but I think it has it's own unique look to it.

Tattoo Draft

This is a first round drawing I did for a friend of mine's tattoo accross his upper chest. I initially drew this and then he made some changes, so I redrew it and colored his, but kept this one.

Black Paper with White Pencil

I really liked this piece back in the day (highschool) when I did it. It is actually a black piece of quilted paper and I drew the guy with a white colored pencil. It was challenging, because you have to look at shading in reverse as apposed to using a normal graphite pencil. Once I finished drawing the guy, I covered the whole thing with clear contact paper and then cut out around the guy, then airbrushed the red around him. I thought it turned out good.

Candy Coated Girls

Here some pics of my overly colored girls....candy coated for lack of a better name. They are sort of my "signature" pieces if you will, and I wanted to create a series of them, and still will eventually, but haven't had the time. They are drawn with colored pencil, some poeple think they were drawn with pastel and are surprised that they are just colored pencil. I initally drew the orange eye one a long long time ago, and then I decided to follow it up with the green haired one, and then finally the pink one. I almost sold the orange eye to a dentist back in the day but enventually decided against it.....for some reason I cannot part with some pieces! I should have made him a copy or redrew another, I have also had offers on the pink one too......yet I still have it!

Portraits (black & white)

These are some portraits of people done with regular graphite pencil.

Of course eveyone know's who this is.......Bob has been one of my favorites that I have ever drawn up! I was in the zone when I started this one, and he took me literally about an hour and a half to do. I know that sounds crazy...(it sounds crazy to me too, but I speak the truth!) People have tried everything from bribery to stealing it from me, but it's mine, and I don't think I can ever part with this one.

Kurt Cobain is another favorite of mine. I love Nirvana, and I had to draw the now iconic frontman. When drawing him up, for some reason my shading was very light. Normally I have a tendency to draw heavy, but he turned out very soft, and I liked the effect. I worked on him off and on for a good week, his beard was my toughest issue, but I think he turned out awesome.

Marilyn Monroe was never really on my mind to ever do, I ended up being asked to draw a picture of her for a good friend of mine's mom because she collects Monroe memorabilia. I liked the picture I made for her and decided to draw up one for myself. I shaded lightly for her also and I think the softness suits this pic.

I have some others too, but at the moment I can't locate them. I have an Elvis, and a Jim Morrison which is another one of my faves. When I find them, I'll post them.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Jump-off!

So I have officially began my new blog that will feature my.......... awesome!, crappy!, (insert your own thought) artwork! I should have started this a long time ago, but I'm stoked to finally post past, present, and future pieces that I already have, and will congregate.

I hope anyone who skims through this blog, feel free to post any comments, critiques, requests..... whatever!

until next time,