Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Curls Best Friend

Just finished these two portraits for the lovely ladies over at the "A Curls Best Friend" blog. They have an awesome blog with some stunning information and insight for ladies (and men) trying to go natural with their hair. These portraits are the first part in an overhaul of the look of the blog. check them out at acurlsbf.com. More to come very soon..... :-)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sketchbook Sunday!

Just a few sketches, still putting some pieces together. Some new things are coming just around the bend.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Florence and the Machine Completed

finally finished the Florence and the Machine piece. The concept for the piece was just to make her apart of the stories she tells in her songs. I chose two of my favorites to incorporate and if your a fan of Florence then you'll know which songs I've weaved her into the midst of. Above is the final with color and beneath is the black and white original watercolor painting. I hope you enjoy!

P.S- Also excited because I just brought my St. Vincent tickets and also found out Florence is releasing a new album in October/November, and just acquired the new St. Vincent and Cymbals Eat Guitars albums (both of which are amazing). Its been a good music week for me :-)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Selena's Good To Go

All framed and ready to be sent out on monday. Now I can sleep feeling accomplished. Here's a throwback song to help remember the Cumbia Pop queen who's life was cut short.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

La Reina!!!

My piece for the Autumn Society Iconoclastic Dead Show in Mexico City at Guru Gallery. Its a portrait of the Iconic and Tragically murdered Latin Pop Queen Selena. Check the show out online or in person if you get the opportunity opening day is October 1 .

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday sketch

Also working on the piece below now, stay tuned the final is coming really soon.

Monday, August 29, 2011

It's Been Awhile.....

.. but I'm back. :-)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

3B Show!

HEy well my piece is still for sale over at Gallery 1988 so don't be afraid to purchase if you feel so inclined. The link purchase is right here. The opening was a blast and Santa Monica was awesome and welcoming. Thanks to Joe Game for Curating and Gallery 1988 for having us. now for some pics :-)

THE 3B SHOW PREMIERE (Video by Steve Czarnecki / BTTF.com) from The Autumn Society on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bride of Beetlejuice

Hey everyone this is my piece I just finished for the 3b show at Gallery 1988 with the Autumn Society. Its a tribute show to the movies Beetlejuice, Bill and Ted, and Back to the Future. It was a really fun piece to paint and hopefully everyone can make it to the opening in beautiful Santa Monica and buy some really awesome art. :)

also some process shots from my twitter. Its Acrylic on Watercolor Paper btw. Enjoy

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Keeping Up With the Joneses

So I've been busy though absent from my blog for a little bit. I'm still taking part in the Gryndtime 2011 challenge although I've fallen slightly behind. Well at any rate still working on my Florence and the Machine piece and all I have to show this week is a quickie painting of a favorite old actress of mine Sophia Loren, some sketches of her, and my revised Florence sketch.
Self asigned homework for this week: watch the Beetlejuice movie, sketch and the black white finished for my florence and the machine painting.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Florence in the Beginning

Hey everyone this time I have some process shots. for now its a rough sketch and some sketch practice. Florence and the Machine is a kick ass group who was nominated for grammys and a bunch of other awards all around the world. Florence's dramatic storytelling, grandiose vocals, and complex music make her long overdue for to Illustrated. I noticed a lack of good florence and the machine illustrations and I aim to rectify that issue. Here go those drawings I promised, and I'll be posting the final piece at some point next week along with a full explanation of what's going on in this piece. :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a Rose for you! Happy Valentine's day everybody!

Hosni Mubarak Resigned

Holy Crap! Egypt recently succeeded in persuading their leader of 30 years to resign late last week, after several protests that turned somewhat violent Hosni Mubarak decided to resign. I started my Mubarak piece right before he resigned. Its pretty much him sinking to the bottom the Nile destructing along the way. His reign is over I'm happy that most of Egypt got what they wanted, I'm hoping they can be a better and more united country with a new leader, now I'm just wondering who's next to revolt.

Also my process is still evolving I'm finding that lately watercolor and Photoshop are my friends. Here's the painting below and the final piece above. New sketches and more work coming soon. Thanks for reading :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Up All Night

Made some progress on the Mubarak piece. finish coming on monday and also got this song stuck in my head so I'm spreading the rythmic infection.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Back in the Swing of Things

Hey Everyone, I'm finally getting back into the swing of things been doing a little bit of painting and a lot sketching. Got some great pieces to work on, as well as a crazy challenge that me and some friends are embarking on. We're calling it the Gryndtime 2011 challenge, its pretty much a piece a week for the rest of the year. If all goes as planned we all will have new portfolios by the end of April. Well here's some demon animal studies, and some potential future pieces. :)

Mubarak piece! first up for the Gryndtime 2011 Challenge

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sailor Jerry:Final Artwork

Finally! Here's the final artwork for my piece from the Sailor Jerry Show. More artwork coming soon =)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sailor Jerry Opening!!!

I was really excited for the Sailor Jerry Opening and was hoping to do a lot of documentation but the free spiced rum maybe have kept me a little pre-occupied. Thankfully 215 magazine was there to pics from the show as well. =) These are a few pics from the show (mine pictured above) and there are even more pics over at 215mag.com. Enjoy I'll be posting a scan of the image very soon as well.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Memorializing a Legend

I've recently discovered the love I have memorializing people. Ever the portrait I painted in January of my friend deceased aunt I've been looking for more people to memorialize and when I was asked to participate in a Sailor Jerry Tribute show I thought this was a great oppurtunity to commemorate a legend. The man revolutionized tattooing not just as a trade but also as an art form. I really love his flash art and wanted to incorporate in my piece in a big way, here's my sketch(above), final painting to coming real soon, and the show is November 12th, @ the Sailor Jerry store on 13th and sansom in Philadelphia, PA. Come out and satisfy your eyes.