Monday, November 28, 2011

Yeti

Did this for Pictoplasma's missing link project/exhibition. It was rejected. Whatever, I don't need the approval of the shadowy Pictoplasma committee. The Yeti doesn't need approval. Look at him. Look into his eyes. He will never stop haunting you.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

gratuitous self-portrait


I do not take this thing seriously. The narcissistic part or the nihilistic part. Just a little catharsis that probably only makes sense to me. The colors turned out alright, though I still think I lost something when I inked it. Always had a soft spot for the rough pencil drawings.

melancholia

New Lars Von Trier film, Melancholia, is amazing, maybe my favorite of his. This isn't based on it but has similar sentiments.


sketches













Some of these are months old. I'm trying to get into the habit of posting more/censoring myself less.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

something recent

*The one I settled on
*My first inclination
*raw, naked pencils

Finished this a couple of months back when I got inspired to pick up the pencil and use it as more than just a base for inks again after checking out a bunch of Tatsayuki Tanaka drawings. Pose is a little weird but the hands came out alright.

Monday, June 27, 2011

you had my hand in your hand, you had my lip in your teeth, you had my heart on your sleeve.


File under: "things I finished months ago and hated but upon revisiting think suck less than most of my work so I gave it a digital treatment/bandage and some insane colors to try and save it". I kinda like the first one more just because it's so garish that it complements the melodrama of the whole piece. That jarring color scheme goes for it more and pushes it over the edge. Well, it's not like it was subtle before the colors anway. Words from La Dispute.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New art strategy = keep doing work at least vaguely derivative of apocalyptic punk aesthetics then add bright colors and stars to make it seem playful

First painting in ages. The idea I had for this ended up requiring a much cleaner aesthetic than something I would have normally chosen to use paints for, the stencils (stars) and cleaner lines on the figure made it a very meticulous process near the end but it was so much more rewarding to get there. I love working digital but nothing seems to beat the feeling of physical materials in your hands. The personal satisfaction achieved from going through that process just feels so much better, even if it takes longer and isn't inherently "better". There was something very satisfying about coming home to my easel set up and waiting for me, and having this unfinished piece greeting/glaring at me every morning. I haven't felt so connected to my work in a while. This made me happy.

political art

Yep.