Mar 132014

dress study in ink marker and spraypaint

besides cropping, the phone numbers i had to hide below and the vector nectar watermark, this is untouched post scan-wise. The paper is probably 40 year old 20# legal paper that an old friend gave me years ago. drawn from life, vintage dress on ancient dress form. tryin a get back in the swing after a very rough couple weeks there. bear with me pretty please? thank you kindly for looking.

Feb 232014

Somehow i have to get a few of these books. For now i will spare you most of the piss poor hands i studied from the volume JUST devoted to hands. I’m tryin to loosen up and draw in graphite again. Finding that i want to treat it like ink sorta. Not the right way to look at it.

Graphite is grey, after all.

Feb 232014

And here’s a costume ref concept from a fun project i’m crankin on right nowz – inked on the crappiest, bleediest paper you can imagine. woot only 98 more pages of it to use. :-/
Technically, the extra arms shouldn’t be … posed … but at this point i cant resist the chance to emote more hands.

Haven’t posted much here since mid december – trying to get the kinks worked out of my domino stack of social media updates to make life easier. Lots more to show very soon!


Oct 312013


Somewhere online I stumbled upon this terrifying and beautiful vision of the inside of a sea turtle’s mouth. Terrifying. Beautiful tonal and warm and cool shifts. Immediately i knew it was an image which i’d make a study to record. So much subtlety and ferocity.

There’s a drawing group i’ve been going to on thursday nights. Really good energy and cool people. Good getting out of the studio a little bit. Did the lion’s share of this one, from sketch to underpainting (on 9×11 watercolor paper) at the meeting. woke up the next morning cuddled up with gouaches, casein, and ink to finish it up.


Oct 302013

Hi folks. Sorry for the lack of posting. I’ve been super busy making new art and working on lots of secret projects. Lots of excitement lately, not enough hours in the day. Sleep when I’m dead. etc.

Here’s a ton of new design stuff that I’ve been working on for an exhibit I’m a part of that opens this Saturday, 2 November at Eyedrum here in Atlanta.

The posters here are wips, but the cards, as you can see, have already been printed. And they look amazing. Felt great to clear out the box for distribution.




Here’s an old poster design/illustration that i used as inspiration:

2013-10-25 16.53.16

Oct 052013

Well. this is exciting…

I illustrated and designed an album cover for Northern Spy Records. Release date is 29 October 2013
'Merles' DIGIPAK! boom! This is currently getting pressed for Northern Spy Records out of New York. Northern Spy is doing a digipak AND a limited edition vinyl run of 300 copies. The record is fantastic and the Northern Spy folks were truly a pleasure to work with. Can’t wait to see these in print!

Here are the sketches of the musicians. Everything done in inkwash and casein on 8.5 x 11″ grey cardstock. There are some traces of feint pink print underneath. Since these had to be very contained, and done very quickly, i printed my digital sketch onto the cardstock at 18% magenta (0,18,0,0) and then render directly on top of that. Big time saver. Once i finished painting these up, i fixed the nagging proportional and textural issues in Photoshop. But they are retained here for your amusement. Front cover mostly Photoshop.
Dr. Eugene Chadbourne 1 of 2
Dr. Eugene Chadbourne 2 of 2
Bryan Murray
Jon #1 (on woodwinds)
Jon #2 (on telecaster)

Thanks for looking!