Friday, November 12, 2010

A Night at the Movies: A free Lunch Studios gallery event

Just a couple of pics from the Thursday night opening gallery event. It has been a whirlwind week for me; having a black belt test, gallery opening, and trying to get over a nasty cold. You probably recognize this piece from the earlier posted blog, where I show the preliminary work. On your right is some classic renderings of some classic monsters by artist Keith Murphy, and on the left you can just see a small bit of Matt Ryan's JAWS piece - I still wish he would have added the shark bite! I would like to thank Free Lunch Studios who hosted the event and provided such a wonderful opportunity to showcase local work. I hope you enjoy my rendition of the classic Frankenstein, and hope to hear more feedback.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Recently, at my last ARC workshop, they had us create nameplates for ourselves. This was my design.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Acrylic Painting Class in Middletown

Just a small announcement, I am scheduled to teach an Acrylic Painting class at the Green Street Arts Center in Middletown, CT. The class will be held on Wednesday Evenings at 6pm, and registration is now open. There will be two sessions available, each with seperate registration. If you have been following my blogs, facebook, and have the desire to paint, or just want to learn, come check it out! I will focus on technique as much as subject matter. Each session is only four weeks long, so there will be large push to complete one painting. More information can be found at - hope to see you there!

Eden Through Barb Wire

Well the long wait is over, the book cover is finally done!!!! It has taken a wile, especially with working 4 jobs, seven days a week, teaching art workshops, my martial arts classes,and of course finalizing other projects like the movie poster project, zombie covers, and pinups- exhausted yet? The landscape view is indicative of a back to cover (wrap- around) style.I have really enjoyed this project, and it has thematically opened new ideas and projects within my art; mostly centered around theology.

Movie poster Complete

Well this the final version of the movie poster. Free Lunch Comics will be holding a classic Movie poster theme art show October 14th in East Granby. This is my submission for the event, the classic Frankenstein as seen through my vision.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

last pin up

Well I just completed my last pinup for the same publication as the others, hope you enjoy it, and again, I appreciate any feedback.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Well I rarely include any rough sketch, incomplete work on my blog;however there does not seem to be much traffic, and little to no comments, so what the hell. These are two roughs for a cover I am currently being commisioned to make. They are not concept sketches since I am settled on using these images, but how the whole composition fits together, along with lighting and stylistic concerns in question and very much still in the works. This is part of the "Eden through Barb wire" project and I am very excited about it's future. Again, any feedback is appreciated.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Here are a few cover designs I did for a zombie book cover contest. You will notice some redundancy due to arranging similar motifs in different ways. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pinups are done!!

Well if you have been following my blogs at all, you would remember the rough drafts I composed of two pin ups. I let this deadline really creep up on me, but in the end I completed the job. There is more color, stronger inking, and background work in these final copies. I look forward to any feedback, now on to future endeavours.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Close up Zombie pics

Well after recieving feedback about my last blog, pertaining the inability to see any details work from the zombie pages I will include closer detail images. enjoy!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Title pages for "Art of Hunger" Done!

Well those of you following on Facebook, you can now see the final resting place for my zombie portraits. As you may or may not know, I am working on a small story entitled "Art of Hunger." It is a zombie tale which will be set within edward Hopper's iconic painting "Nighthawks." There is a layer of subtext through out the work which touches on hunger and pop culture. There will be more updates to come, but for now I hope you enjoy this small sneek peek.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This is a combination of clips from mine and fellow grad William Powhida thesis work. This was a joint project in which I still have fond feelings about. Although this is quite old and we have both moved on to other work, I felt compelled to include this short video on the blog. I was talking about animation with someone and they suggested I post it. I still love the crude nature of the charcoal and "garage production" aesthetic it exemplifies. Often, as many artists feel, I don't even want to be reminded of work done in the past. It is almost embarrassing, like how you used to be in High school. In this particular case I thought there were some great ideas explored, and would love to make another animation some day. Perhaps a motion comic?