Here is another tribute portrait for the recently passed, this time of "The Greatest" Muhammad Ali. Actually he passed away late last year, but it's like now I'm finally posting this on the board. I had started on it last year, but I wasn't happy with how it was coming out so I had stashed… Continue reading Punch (In Memory of Muhammad Ali)
Last month the world mourned the loss of yet another pop icon, Prince. The singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and producer that gave us enduring hits like "Purple Rain" "When Doves Cry" "1999" "Kiss" to name a few, was only 57 and still going strong in his 30+ years of career, he was to America what… Continue reading Portrait of Prince
Earlier this year the world mourned the sudden passing of one of the greatest music idols in human history. David Bowie, a household name in pop music culture known for his eccentric personae and innovative musical style that stood the test of time, has influenced generations of musicians, artists, and the like, and his… Continue reading The Man Who Fell to Earth (A Tribute to David Bowie)
Do you remember in your teenage years when you'd look in your mirror and see those icky snow-capped red bumps spread all over your face? And how you'd try to rid of them by squeezing out those gross yellow gunk and you're left with crater like scars that would take years or worse never… Continue reading Scars
Here my latest selfie of the year 2016. This was taken from a selfie I did while lying on the bed. Drawn with conte and then diluted with wet brush on a gessoed cardboard. Simple. Happy Easter. Hop hop.
Twas last week that I've officially begun my crack at oil painting after many years hiatus from that medium. I've had my struggles with that stuff, especially when it comes to portraits. It's true I cannot be master of everything ( though deep in my unconscious I arrogantly believe I must ) but I do… Continue reading Oil Painting class
Well this is my 'final' pass on Norman's port from last post. Just little detailing with pen and gouache.I don't know for some reason the eyes look lopsided when I take the picture, but physically it's fine. I think the warped paper may have something to do with it. Will have to keep that in… Continue reading A Tale of Norman: The Conclusion.
There are a lot of artists that boast of not using references of any sort, that they can draw straight from their memories. Well I say more power to them, but there is nothing shameful about using a reference at all. I do, all the time. Especially with portraits. I tried once to draw from… Continue reading A Tale of Norman
Another tribute portrait of my favorite artist: Keith Haring. Though his life was tragically cut short by AIDS he left behind an incredible legacy for the modern art world. His style and images are unmistakable, and even as there are copycats (too many to count) none will ever have that magic and passion as Haring… Continue reading Portrait of an Artist 2: Keith Haring
The past few weeks I got into reading George Orwell's "Animal Farm." It's a good book, and very insightful. It is so reflective of the current state of our world, the majority of overworked plebians controlled by the 'pigs' of the elite few who take a chunk of the credits for work they don't do.… Continue reading Portrait of A Capitalist