Thursday, November 18, 2010


Dear Blog,
I'm sorry I have been away for a while.
Rome is winding down...
Which means work is starting to pick up up up!!!
I'm going to try and be more vigilant with my updating...
In the meantime, I got a tumblr!
Which is basically like a picture blog... so feel free to check this from time to time too!

Monday, November 8, 2010


So this is the final piece I submitted for the Drawing show we are having here at Temple Rome in conjunction with a group of Italian Art students.
I chose to do a portrait of my best friend Tyler based on a self portrait he took of himself a few weeks ago. I can't really explain it, but I was so drawn to the photo upon seeing it that I knew I wanted to draw it myself.
I have to say I learned a lot through this piece and while it's not completely proportional, I really am pretty pleased with how it came out; especially the shirt.
40in. x 40in. Vine and Compressed Charcoal.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Cut Above...

This is the first state of a Linoleum Print I'm working on in Rome.
We have to have at least four colors in it; with black and white not counting as colors. The image is a photo booth picture of my friends and I at Knobels amusement park last summer.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Hint of Tint...

Sneak peak of the aquatint I'm working on...
Here's the etching state of the plate.
Tomorrow I'll print it, then start the aquatint.