Thursday, April 16, 2015

Constant State of Nostalgia

This drawing took me about 10 hours to complete. The premise of the piece changed as I made it- It started with the desire to only use pictures I had on my phone, and morphed slowly, so I did include some people who may not have made it otherwise, and excluded some people who maybe would have. It's weird.

Here is the full image, made up of faces of people I've loved or who have given me help for the past four years.




Adam, Derrick, and my brother Austin

Zach and Logan

Jill and Sasha (Not pictured, Will)

Dalton, Tom, Caleb


John and Ally





Evan (with kite)

Sebastian and Jenny



Friday, April 3, 2015

Portraits Semester

My professor told me to pick something for this semester that I'm passionate about.

Well, since I'm wrapped up in my own life, I picked portraits, so I can draw people I love (and myself, over and over) and get away with it.

Here's what I've done so far this semester, in no particular order.


Sarah, an ex-coworker

Me again, pencil and ink wash

Britney, a love of my life.

Farrin, in cante crayon.

Logan, in oil pastel.

Me again. Oil pastel.

A very huge very angry self portrait in oil pastel. Jim likes this one. (He's my professor.)

aaaand me on colored paper with black cante and white charcoal.

The wall of what I've done so far.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Scary scary in January

So I saw an awesome movie...

Called the Babadook...

And I think I liked it.

Also this was commission.

For twenty dollars. 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014


So I've been enjoying elaborating on ideas.

What I normally do is I draw something, I work on it, and then I call it "finished" and move on. But recently I've been drawing things out in my sketchbook, and then moving them over to better paper and adding mediums. Take these two bar scenes for example:

This is the original I did in my sketchbook. I like it, it's not bad, but it's vague and cartoony.

This is the finished version. I know, right?

This is a quick sketch I did while at a bar. This one is proving more difficult, because in my sketch I was working with real people, and in my more polished version I am working only with the sketch of real people. Harder than I thought it would be.

Also it's not done yet. But here is a work in progress image of it.

I feel like a grown up; working with sources and polishing them up in my studio. Wow.

Also, I made a portfolio website, so if people are professionally interested in me, I can give this to them:



Adulting everywhere.

Monday, November 24, 2014

I'm in love with Watercolor Pencils.

Can I just... 


My watercolor pencils?


I'm in love with them.


Also, my first love, graphite:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Self Portraits: the original "Selfie"

I tried to keep this compilation only to times when I was trying to draw me the way I actually looked. If I included cartoons and exaggerations, this would be miles long.

High School:

Early College

Late College

(technically a self portrait because I modeled in it, but I tried to make myself look terrifying)

Think I finally got the hang of this "me" thing.


I forgot these two.