graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (BFA - Illustration) and tattoo artist at Voodoo Monkey Tattoo, 772 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY.
Warning: some of the art on my site may not be safe for work.
I painted this while going through breakup nonsense, it's the first time i've really channeled my emotions into a painting like that. I really like how it turned out and may actually have a buyer. I want to get a better picture of it before then, though, so i can make prints.
Peter Steele from the band Type O Negative. I've been listening to them a lot (Thanks, SAD!) lately.
So a lot's been going down in my life in these last several months since i updated. i apologize for neglecting the blog. It's not for lack of making art, which i hope to update you more with in the coming months. a breakup combined with all that entails, and pretty much constantly working at both/either of my jobs means i've not had time for a lot of things i generally enjoy.
Sage Francis is the second portrait in my hip hop triptych. Again, pretty stoked about the likeness, although i'm not sure how happy i am with his clothing. may go in and make that more detailed later, but i basically painted this in one sitting and my eyes are about to fall out. Background lyrics are from his verse in the same song as before, font is still "hand of sean"
Part one of my hip hop triptych for the upcoming Rock Show at my friend Joanna's studio. The words in the background are his verse from the song "Embarrassed," font is called "Hand of Sean." Very pleased with the likeness in this.
This was my first one. It's the Rochester City logo which was actually designed by a professor who teaches at RIT. The location is above a kneecap.
This is the Second one. The location is (obviously) a foot. The art is originally by me.
and this is the piece on which the foot tattoo is based! Media is rapidograph pen, ink, watercolor, and sharpie.
So I finally did my first couple of tattoos on skin! The first one I performed was last friday, the second one was earlier today. a HUGE thank you to my two victims.
Unfortunately my phone (where I had several pictures I really should have posted) died last weekend, and when i tried to at least hook it up to my computer to get the photos off of it, it started smoking. so sadly some photos are lost forever. HOWEVER, i'll try to find a way to show the other work i've done on grapefruit within the next couple of days.
But while i procrastinate and do stuff that i actually need to get done, here's my piece for Joanna's Cat Show. It's going to be on April 6th at her studio in the Hungerford Building in downtown Rochester. Go see it if you can! I sadly won't be able to make it but will be there in spirit.
Media used are pencil, ink, sharpie, and colored pencil.
Both of these were begun as sketches with a non-photo pencil, which unfortunately still shows up. I then drew over those lines with my new Rapidograph pen (which i recommend to those of you who don't already have one), and used a range of graphite, sharpie markers, and prismacolor markers to add values. both designs were drawn on layout bond.
Friday I wasn't able to tattoo as much because I had to go to my OTHER work, but i did a crappy little grapefruit full of random text. It didn't come out that well and also I ate it so there's no photographic evidence (I ate all of them but took pictures of most)
This was my first attempt at a stenciled design (yesterday). i used hatching to shade it and will probably post a picture of that later, although i'm not completely happy with how it came out.
This little guy i churned out pretty fast. aside from not going deep enough with the needle in some parts, I'm pretty happy with how he came out.