Monday, December 10, 2012

Merry Krampus!

8x10," pen lines, digital color
A piece I made for a holiday-themed gallery show.
A very basic, non-colored line art version is what i'm sending out as my holiday card is this year.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Green with envy?

4x6," digital
A little 30-45 minute quickie before i had to go to work, I started out wanting to do something really in-depth but ended up liking the sketchiness and brush strokes. Still loving CS6.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Skull + Mandala

24x36," acrylic and gesso on canvas
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.


i think the size is 12x36?" i think? I'll have to check, but oils on canvas.
Started this last spring, finally finished it innnn september? the canvas was torn at one point, but I don't think it's that noticeable now that it's finished. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Some tattoos i've done over the last few months

Tiger on a woman's forearm
Pokemon on a woman's calf
Lettering on a woman's back
The Rochester city logo on a man's forearm
A man's middle name down his side
Lyrics across a man's chest

Flash Designs

 ink, acrylic on butcher paper
colored pencil and pen on butcher paper

A few little flash designs i've done over the last couple of months. Would love to tattoo these on someone.

October Rust

5x7," digital
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.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


8x10," digital
The third in my hip-hop triptych for "The Rock Show," Eyedea. the lyrics in the background are his verse from "Embarrassed," font is Hand of Sean again. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012


8x10, digital painting
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"

Thursday, May 10, 2012


8x10," digital
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.  

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Part 1 of a big update

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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Promise I'll do a Massive Update Soon...

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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Rapidograph designs

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.

More Grapefruit

All of the above were done with a 5 round liner. Just some cliche designs i thought i'd try my hand at.

This was my first attempt at mag shading. mag needles are flat layers of needles instead of a round bunch of them. this was done with a 5 round liner and a 5 mag shader. the design is not mine.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tattooing Grapefruit!

This was my first attempt, on Wednesday.
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.

all of these were tattooed using a 5 round liner.