Tuesday, March 31, 2009


We're fast-forwarding a bit here to post-college (which was a bit sparse on the art front, and whatever drop-in figure drawing sketches I had I can no longer find). After getting settled in SF, I enrolled in printmaking classes at CCSF's Fort Mason campus.

That semester happened to be monoprint, so I experimented with some stencils and was pleased at the time with how some of these bamboo prints came out. Plate size is 8x10" - sorry about the crooked pictures!

I think my favorite is still this one (below) with the inked stencil over a solid ghost:

Monday, March 30, 2009

More Old Skool

Here are a couple more from deep in the archive:

Your portfolio must-haves of foreshortening (above) and draped fabric (below). Speaking of draped fabric, I was recently blown away by Drago Persic's paintings at The Armory Show:

I don't know what you call this technique of using axes around the subject, but I'm pretty sure this was the only time I did it. The figure is my classmate, Christian Dietkus, who was an amazing painter and went on to CooperUnion. Really curious what he's working on now:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hands and Feet

So, after working on my Arteaser blog for six months or so, I've been creatively re-energized, as well as more excited about blogging and social media in general. I've decided to start posting some of my own work to share with friends, contacts from Arteaser who are curious, and anyone else who comes along. 

I always like to start stories at the beginning (I know, how boring of me!), so I thought I would put up a few studies from my earlier years, before I discovered printmaking. I think these hands and feet studies were done in sophomore year of high school, or thereabouts.

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