Category: sketchbook


doodles from between periods of the nashville predators home opener against the blue jackets.

tonight in thesis workshop, my classmates and i all did short presentations about our artistic influences. this is the diagram i made to explain myself. (click through for larger version.)

self portrait in four-year gaps

i just found a self-portrait from four years ago, comparing myself-then to myself-four-years-before-that. i’ve updated it with myself-now, so everyone can enjoy how little i’ve evolved over the last eight years of my life.

for my drawing class, we were assigned to do a series of drawings centered on a specific location or theme. i chose live music, and used the project as an excuse to hang out in bars and clubs. featuring Pete’s Candy Store in brooklyn, the High Watt/Mercy Lounge in nashville, and the Bowery Electric in manhattan. bands featured: Hortonia, Old Mill, Railbird, Antennas Up, James Wallace & the Naked Light, Heypenny, and Super Water Sympathy.

click here to see the whole series in my sketchbook gallery!

antennas up @ the high watt / nashville

antennas up @ the high watt / nashville

super water sympathy @ the bowery electric / manhattan

super water sympathy @ the bowery electric / manhattan

for my drawing class, we were required to do a series of at least nine drawings on location in at least 3 separate shops on a single street. i chose the section of graham avenue near the L-train station, since i walk through it every day and wanted an excuse to poke around in a few places i’d developed a curiosity about.

meet variety cafĂ©, emily’s pork store, and grande monuments.

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this week in life drawing class, we had burlesque models acting out the process of transitioning from street clothes to full burlesque costume/persona. these are india ink and liquid acrylics (the magenta bits) w nib pen.

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a couple sketchbook spreads of live models– astonishingly enough, no nudity! these are india ink w nib and brush, in a 12×18″ sketchbook (aka larger than i know what to do with).

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a few drawings-in-the-dark from last friday night at joe’s pub in nyc, featuring terrible inaccurate likenesses of bob dipiero, scotty emerick, david lee murphy, josh thompson, and craig morgan.


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last week i spent five days mostly staying out of peoples’ way on film sets for the independent westernto kill a memory. in attempting to look busy and purposeful, i managed to fill 44 sketchbook pages with observational drawings of the movie-making process.

i kind of loathe working with markers, but i’m trying to be more adventurous about color and thought the arizona film sets would be a good opportunity to experiment, since the ink washes i favor wouldn’t really be practical on the go. it took me a while to get comfortable using color to DRAW, rather than just for the coloring-in of drawings. friday and saturday were a little shaky, but by sunday my brain was starting to adjust to the idea.

locations included old tucson, mescal, and various assorted middles of nowhere. i loved the crazy boulders from sunday’s location, and mescal (sat + mon) especially was really cool– a whole old west town built as a movie set and left to rot.

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sketchbook scans from heypenny‘s cd release show for their marvelous new album at mercy lounge a couple weeks ago. i did the pen sketches on site, then ink washes afterwards (bc being afraid of color palettes is no way to live).

it was a fantastic concert! i only knew one name going in, and i got my socks totally rocked off by everyone that performed, everyone being:

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