Saturday, May 30, 2009


Typical medium. Typical subject matter.

I'm going to take off my shoes and go for a walk.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A study.

I've been on quite the velociraptor kick. And could you believe Spell-Check doesn't acknowledge "velociraptor" as a valid word? Ridiculous.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Violent Rampage of Productivity

This is for my high school Psychology teacher, Mr. Epstein. A few months before graduation, he asked me to paint him something that he could hang in his classroom "forever". And I, being the scumbag that I am, pursued my immediate, petty teenage agendas instead of fulfilling my promise.
So here it is. A year late.

He said it can be as ridiculous as I pleased. And I followed through with that. It's a shame that probably my best painting thus far was wasted upon such a stupid, stupid concept. Or maybe that makes it awesome. I don't even know anymore.

Epstein receives it on Wednesday. I am excited.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Summer of Alex

I did the drawing last night, fell asleep...and then woke up this morning and did the color. Boy howdy, do I love summer.

I've got a lot of things to do. Lots'a paintin', drawin' and musicin', hopefully. Oh, yeah...I should find a job, too.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


This is the product of my Friday night at Katie Armstrong*'s apartment. With her immense helpings of patience and bookmaking know-how, I was able to create something far more satisfying than anything Lulu or Blurb would've given me. The book has twenty four pages, but I figure I'd just show enough to get the point across. I feel it's best seen in person.
I'm torn over whether or not I should upload all of the accordion pictures.

...Oh, and to those who don't know...The project consisted of me going around Central Park with an accordion and asking strangers to let me take a picture of them holding it. Yep.

Now all I want to do this summer is make more books. ...But what should I put in them?


I'm scratching my chin pensively.

*Two blog entries in a row? Yeesh.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Last week was the twenty-first birthday of a friend of mine. Her name is Katie Armstrong and she really likes whales. I felt it was only appropriate to make her something incorporating the skull of one.

I settled for a humpback whale. The gal seemed to like it. She's good people.

"The Tree of Hunger is withering because pizza is here."

The Life Drawing Landfill

Well, I'm in class with nothing better to do. So I suppose I could upload some life drawings I've done in class recently.


Brush/Pen & Ink

Charcoal with white and sanguine chalk




I've got a lot more crap coming. I'm nearing the completion of the year. All I have left is a Psychology final and a photo book to bind for Photography. So I guess I'll never have an official day where a giant burden is off of my shoulders...My assignments will just trickle out of my life. Regardless, my workload will be entirely depleted come Monday night. Then and only then I can begin the stupidly vast array of summer projects I've set up for myself.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Some final assignments

I've gotten around to finding a scanner big enough to upload some projects of mine.

For my Perspective class. Our assignment was to combine two animals and place them in an enviornment with perspective in mind. I went for a bisant, the product of hybridization between a bison and an ant. I posted a pen drawing of one on here a while back. Go look for it. I like it more than the painting, which was done with acrylic (Figured that was worth mentioning).
There are things I need to touch up on this. I hope I'll get around to that sooner or later.

(Jeez, I scanned this poorly.)

For General Illustration, our assignment was "Alice in Wonderland in New York". Those were essentially our only guidelines, but we had to go through a painstaking composition process that took basically a month. I however, left it to the last two days. I'm happy with it, considering this was my first time using watercolors.

That scanner really flattens colors. Hopefully, I can find a nice camera to shoot these two.

Monday, May 11, 2009

And it doesn't stop there!

Here's some more.

The project is going swimmingly.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I hope she likes jackalopes as much as I do...

"I was in the cereal aisle today and started wondering when you'd come back home."
- Jeanette "Mommycake" Krokus

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Holy God, am I busy

For some reason, I felt as if this was worth mentioning. I'm going to have oodles of stuff to put up here, assuming that the fact that I'm doing it ALL AT ONCE won't make it all look like garbage. Let's hope not!

Aha. Aha. But seriously...shoot me.