Monday, March 22, 2010

Dynamic Sketching

One of my favorite instructors passed away Saturday night. I've been terribly depressed about it since finding out this afternoon. Many ArtCenter people are still feeling the shockwaves on facebook. I've already paid tribute to the memory of the wonderful Norm Schureman in my journal... and here I will do it with images. I'm posting a couple of pages here out of my sketchbook from the class I took with him a year ago. This man was truly one of the greatest, kindest teachers and I have been extremely lucky to have learned from him. Rest in Peace, Norm.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


One of the projects I've been working on for the past year has been Ayn Rand's "Anthem." A dystopian story in which the main character lives in a collective society with no concept of the individual. One of my childhood favorites "The Giver" definitely took some cues from this classic. When researching the story I found it interesting that Rand had written to Disney herself to say that if "Anthem" were ever to become a film, she would want it to be the animated kind. An idea for the story to be developed as a ballet was also thrown around but never went anywhere. So I saw this as an opportunity to try it out. Here are some character sketches.

From the Little Black Book

If you post naughty photos of yourself online, you could wind up in my sketchbook like this boy here. This is actually over a year old, but since the only sketching I have time to do lately is for my grad portfolio, I figured I'd post it here. It's one of my favorites after all. Yes, the boy in the photo was whoring himself to strangers BUT, lo! now he is art. isn't that magical?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

From the Little Black Book

Late at night, I make drawings that look like these:

One of my projects is the creation of a "Little Black Book" series of paintings and drawings, done in a single pocket moleskine, and created mostly from found porn images, or those dirty pics gay boys love snapping of themselves and posting on the internet. in my heydey I wanted to chronicle people I'd actually been with, but since I'm just with one person now, I'm sticking to turning found images into dirty sexy sketches.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sara Streeter as Sally Bowles

"Meine Dammen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs, Ladies.... and Gentlemen.... The toast of Mayfair, Fraulein Sally Bowles!"

Not the best photo of my latest painting, but it shall suffice for now. The painting itself maybe needs a wee bit more tweaking here and there but for our purposes here, it's finished. Next it will get photographed at pro quality, and it will be used as my postcard image for GradShow!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

dragon doodle

a dragon doodle from my old moleskine pocket sketchbook.

Monday, March 1, 2010

an oldie but a goodie- for a tester post

Cassandra as Snow Queen- Profile Study