Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ty Carter Contest

Err'body, Ty Carter is holding a contest on his blog, check it out here. He's a pretty sick artist and recent graduate from BYU.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Medusa still in progress

At the beginning of the semester, I started working on this and then got distracted and never finished it. So here's how far it's gotten, since I may not ever get around to finishing it all the way...


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Thanksgiving Masterpieces

Stop. I know what you're thinking. "Masterpiece?"
I know. I know.
"Masterpiece" is an understatement.

I have returned to my roots and spent a good portion of this week exploring the instinctive tendencies hidden within my psyche. I have sought inspiration from the great masters - Caravaggio, Titian, Mondrian, Manson - to evoke my inner artist and awaken the creative within. I present to you my two latest and greatest works, a two-part diptych entitled: Et tu, Teurkeys?

Note the raw use of line and color - the distinctive expression of the vibrancy in detial, used violently to represent raw repression. I especially am proud of the raw symolism in creating a raw sense of vitality and physical majesty mixed with raw emotional undertones. Also, there is alot of blood.

"A clear presence, and an even clearer message. A delight for all ages," - New York Times reporter Samuel Patkins

"Not since Pollock's infatuation with crystal meth has there been this much chemistry in a work of art. Stunning!" - Life Magazine

"When I saw the first half, I asked, 'Hey, where's the cream filling?' and when I saw the second, I said, 'There it is. There it is," - Ted Turner

"I am seldom moved to tears, but when I saw Teurkeys... I haven't cried that hard since my son died of cancer," - Bill Burton

"Move over Warhol, you big dumb slut. There's a new artist in town," - a famous art critic.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Detail from a book cover I did - it's definitely my favorite part. The author made me change the eyes to red for the final version though.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I love The Godfather, and as far as classic cinema goes, you can't beat it. It's devoid of all the flash and glitter special effects that fake-ify every other movie nowadays and feels both real and larger than life. Don Vito Corleone is one of my favorite characters period, and after watching the movie recently, I thought I'd do a Mike Mignola-style tribute to him.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Beauty and the Beast

Remember a couple weeks ago when I asked for some advice about the direction of a piece? Well this is how it turned out.

Friday, November 9, 2012

New Orangutan

Here's the finished Orangutan! My favorite suggestion was the lipstick so here you go:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Orangutan Contest

Contest time! Here's the challenge:
I turned this orangutan character in for a class assignment and my teacher says need to put something in his hand, something that will make him look like he just got caught doing something funny.

So what do I put in his hand? Leave a comment with a suggestion - the funniest one will get drawn into the picture!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Aaaall the pretty ghosts on a Saturday night

 Halloween is finally over and I feel like I didn't even get to enjoy it that much this year... But anyway, here's my sketch dump from the 2012 Halloween season. We'll see you next year All Hallows Eve

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pig Avengers Process

 This is the process I used to do the last piece of art for Giraffon's Pig Avengers game (you can get it in the App store for free). Here it is from start to finish:

Thursday, November 1, 2012


A sorceress-princess character I did for a class. Here are some facial expression studies of her as well: