Monday, December 29, 2008

Young Santa

A quick sketch, a few days late!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rape of the Sabine Women



Another sketch from Florence, at the Loggia della Signoria... it's an amazing statue from all angles, a tornado of figures.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Larry Bruce: Memoirs of a Bicycle

This Saturday I did a 24 Hour Toon with Mike Annear and Dan Flynn. Started around noon, didn't really get started until 3PM, and got the final version uploaded at 6AM Sunday. Fun times!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dogs of Winter

A few months ago Ryan Dowd asked me to do some artwork for his band, Dogs of Winter. They're putting together a CD with artwork for each song by a different artist... there was a little mix up and I ended up doing 2 songs... this one is for "Beneath the Fold:"

Sketch:



Final:



And this is for "Hand Over Fist:"

Sketch:



Final:



I've heard from particular sources that the CD sounds fierce.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Uffizi sketches

I wish I could still walk to the Uffizi... sigh. Here are some pretty intense sketches done from sculptures.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Italy Sketches

I realized I still have a bunch of sketches from Italy that I never posted! Here's one:



Did this one during a day trip up to Settigniano, a town in the hills outside Florence, about 20 minutes by bus. It was a beautiful day, and I walked around the town before finding a winding path that overlooked these hills.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sloppy Burrito



Soup Blog week 2: Sloppy Burrito.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Peevish Pygmy

We started a weekly blog theme at the Soup2Nuts blog, where we put a bunch of nouns and adjectives into jars, pick one of each and draw the result... first week: Peevish Pygmy!



Posed Pictures Produce Peevish Pygmies.


Also too, it's not visual art but I came up with a theme song for Kaufee and Eggs, John Meigs' podcast.



Click here if you can't play it there.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pompadour



A sketch from my Italian class...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bubbles II




(needs Flash to play)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bubbles

from a napkin sketch:




It's kind of hypnotic...

Friday, June 20, 2008

Silly Breakfast Food Transaction

I did this the other day (ok, it took me a few days) for John Meigs' podcast, Kaufee and Eggs, 'America's #1 drive time morning show that you can download anytime!' I'm trying to self motivate and build an animation reel in these last few weeks that I'm here in Florence.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Illustration Friday - Worry

My first Illustration Friday post... "worry"



Conor was talking about worry stones when he was out here, made me think of this... don't know if that many people know what a worry stone is, it's a smooth rock that you keep in your pocket and rub if you're worried. It's supposed to calm you.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sea Baldo



I decided he's some sort of sea creature, something between a merman and a pirate... yarrrr *gurgle

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Baldo

Some sort of big bald piratey (?) guy...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Statue

This here is a statue from the museum at Santa Croce... I had some friends in town the past few weeks, I showed them my favorite spots in Florence, and we did a bit of sketching. Went to the beach too!



Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Art is in the Streets

I did a flash minisite for the student art exhibition at my school.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Guitar Wings



A doodle I did in the Jazz Club on blues night. It's funny hearing Italian guys doing old blues songs.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SMN



The central train station in Florence, Santa Maria Novella

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

La Loggia



A sketch from La Loggia, just outside Palazzo Vecchio, near the Uffizi... the same place as Perseus and Medusa.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Sketchbooks

I've done a lot of drawing over the last two months here... Florence is an incredibly inspiring city, there's an unreal amount of artwork here, and just walking around here I want to draw everything. Anyway, I finally got in to use the scanner in the design lab, and got all my stuff on my hard drive. Let's start with this one!



It's from probably my favorite painting in Florence, found at probably my favorite church in Florence, Santa Croce... I feel dumb because I wrote down neither the name of the painting nor the name of the artist (duh)... guess I'll have to go back!

I flipped the subjects... the Virgin Mary should be above the angel, who is hoisting her up.

EDIT: It's L'Assunzione della Vergine by Bezzuoli.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

demoWAR

Here's one for the "stuff" part of Art and Stuff.

I've been working on a new music blog with Ryan Dowd, a battle of the bands of sorts...

Crank your speakers. it's...

Monday, March 17, 2008

Winter Star









You need to have flash installed to see it... otherwise, it's on YouTube. Also, the preloader isn't working right, so you have to wait until the page loads completely to see it, otherwise you'll get a white screen... :/

I wrote this song a few months ago, and decided to make a video for it. Voila. The quality isn't great, so if you want to see it clearer, click here! (It'll take a minute to load)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Finally an update!

One of the classes I'm taking is a Flash class... it's got me really excited, we were supposed to come up with banners for a website but I did this in the meantime. I have an idea for a longer animation, but who knows...



He's a little gangly, but it's not bad for a first animation if I do say so myself.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Busy busy busy

I swear I've been drawing since I've been out here in Firenze... the big problem is that I don't have very easy access to a scanner, so I have to wait for a point in the graphics lab when it's not busy. Someday soon I'll scan all my stuff at once and start putting it all up. My Florence Sketchbook class is great, last week we went to the Accademia and I did a drawing of the David that my teacher referred to as "the size of a candy bar." Coming soon!

In the meantime, I've been updating my Flickr account like crazy... so check out some photos and see what I've been up to!