Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Through the Cut

An idea thats been rolling around in my head for a couple months now.  mostly an experiment to try to get more by describing less, and to get more texture into digital painting.  All in all I really like the way this one came out...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Getting back into painting Miniatures

Yep, havent painted a miniature in 3-4 years, so nice to get back into it.  This is a Sorylian Cruiser from Firestorm Armada.  

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our pretty front yard...

Our pretty front yard from my sketchbook...  :)

Volunteer Design work for The Mission Continues..

Run with the Warriors 5K is a race sponsored by The Mission Continues, Vinson Hall, and George Washington University.  The event allows civilians to run along side our wounded veterans.  Really cool event..  

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Red Sonja!!

Started as a figure drawing exercise and turned into..  RED SONJA!!!  my contribution to the millions of paintings of this sweet heroine.  -drew

Thursday, June 2, 2011

skinny guy again

Skinny dude again in life drawing.. getting the charcoal technique alittle better. It helped that it was a longer pose.
45 min charcoal/charcoal paper

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mental health outing

the product of a trip to brawner farm after a particularly bad day.  Trying out my watercolor block..

 About 6.5x9 watercolor on fabriano block

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Figure Drawing

latest drawing from my figure drawing class..  This is the skinniest dude I have ever seen in my life.  
20 min charcoal 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tower of Ghenjei

Based off the tower of Ghenjei from the wheel of time series by Robert Jordan.  Just reread parts and remembered theres no entrance.  oops.  might fix it or just leave it as a fantasy tower.  Inspired by Erik Teimens amazing work

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New post finally, final portfolio for school

These are my final portfolio submissions for drawing 1.  some of the photos are from my phone so they're not the best...
2 Pt. Perspective.  This was done in the stairwell of the school, but i ended up having to 'wing' the last bits of it at home.  

Experimental charcoal drawing.  This was the first time ive worked in charcoal but i think it came out well

Gradient Scale.  Top is vine charcoal and bottom is compressed charcoal

Charcoal Stencil.  For this we had to cover the whole sheet in compressed charcoal and then use custom stencils to erase out shapes

Still Life #1.  This was the first still life, just Styrofoam spheres and boxes with a spotlight on it.  done in vine charcoal after toning the paper

Still Life #2. done in a combination of vine and compressed charcoal

Hand Study.  white and black conte on grey paper

Face Study.  white and red conte on grey paper


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Portfolio!

Thanks to my awesome girlfriend Rachel for my nice new portfolio case!!  Now I don't have to carry around the ghetto stapled cardboard one anymore!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Inspired by Angela Martin

Hey all, I was looking at Jay and Angela's new quilt "Summer Rain in Bali" and this is my interpretation of how it might look.  Sort of an Artist inspire Artist thing... Anyway, I sampled the color pallet straight from the quilt photo and used it for the painting.  Have a look at their quilt (well Angela's quilt), it's amazing!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

sketches that i'm getting off of facebook...

random drawings from my sketchbook from last year...

new painting wip...

new painting that i just started, working off pencil sketch i did in the afternoon half of the mandatory training...

This painting is very deep.  there are many thematic elements that are perhaps at first notice, unnoticeable.  This painting is a metaphor for downfall of society...  okay. theres no depth at all in this.  its a future chick on a big machine..  :)

630-1 Training

trying to stay awake in our mandatory training the other day.  
This is just a photo from my phone so the quality isnt that great.  measures about 5x7

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Cylinder design.  same rules as the other ones.  cylinders aren't fun.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

cross creek cabin

Random page from my sketchbook because I'm in the mood to post stuff and this is the only thing I found on my hard drive.  

next assignment

this is the next assignment, it follows the same rules as the ellipses, but its cubes instead.  I'd liked to have done more on it but it's due so it'll have to suffice.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

first post!

Sooo...  First post.  I figure this is as good a place as any to start with.  One of my drawing 1 assignments.  This is ellipses.  My square and circles are with the teacher so this is gonna go up first.  We had to draw a design that used only ellipses, overlapped, and not transparent.  It was harder than I was expecting actually, but a jolly good time.  -Drew