Monday, December 17, 2012


I wanted to create a scene where a little boy orphan is building a snowman while his younger brother is inside sick. He is building the snow man to cheer his brother up and to keep his mind busy. It is almost christmas and they have yet to be adopted. He is starting to lose hope but maybe a Christmas miracle will happen if he just keeps believing. 

Monday, December 10, 2012


When I think of the word explore I picture the dentist searching your teeth for cavities. Its like they are going a journey to find pearls. Well at least they hope there are good teeth but if there wasn't any small or large issues the dentist would not be needed. I thought it would be more interesting if the view was from the inside out. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Theme and Variation Thumbnails

I have always loved jewelry, the older vintage jewelry at least. There is just something magical about it. Each piece tells a story and brings back memories of different times. The purpose of doing jewelry is to tell its story. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Theme and Variation

For my theme and variation I wan to focus on jewelry. Mostly old, classic jewelry. The kind that grandparents wear. I will heavily focus on rings, watches, earrings and necklaces. The main idea is that the jewelry tells a story. The story behind it is going to be how you can tell where someone has been and how they are based off the jewelry that they wear. I want to focus on he more personal things such as things that tend to be passed down in families like a grandfathers pocket watch, grandmothers earrings or broach.

Monday, December 3, 2012


The story behind this piece is that it can be a real struggle sometimes to trust someone enough to give them your heart and sometimes you have to stretch yourself to take the risk of getting hurt. I picture someone with a dead bolt look over their heart where it needs a key to unlock so it can be given away by choice. In this case the figure is struggling to unlock her heart and freely give it away to someone that will either break it or keep it safe but reality is that she has to bite the bullet and fight the battle because without risk there is nothing gained good or bad.  

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Oil of Emma

I love using oil because of the thick application it can give and since it takes awhile to fully dry it gives me a few days to decide to easily change or keep something. I stuck to a tetrad of yellow orange, red, violet and blue green. i really wanted to focus in on the natural elegance that Emma always seems to portray. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


When I think about whiskers I picture magnificent mustaches of various assortments as well as a kitten named whiskers and british explores. So I combined a cuddly kitten with a handle bar mustache and an explorer attire. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Butterfly Sketch

I want to show my beginning stages before I move into paint. I personally like the Sketch the best so far.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Charcoal Subtractive Stage

I like the silky look subtractive process creates. It adds a delicate glow to my subject. the main idea is to portray Emma as how I see her as well as how she actually is.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

beginning stages

I am also going digital with this sketch as well as the other linear sketch. I am trying to keep this one more basic so that one is more detailed while this is more general, kind of loose. 


I tried a different style with the same pose. I decided that in order to build upon a surface to create values and dimensions I would need to be as basic as possible. My goal was to keep it simple but have just enough details. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Celebrity Value Composition

These are the beginning stages of a value composition to show depth and variation in facial structures. 
I am really trying to focus on a more smooth transition from one shade to the next to add dimensions.

Celebrity Linear

I am using Emma Stone as a celebrity portrait. I did research on who she is, what roles she has played. I relied on multiple sources to create a fast linear sketch that would show basic humanistic features such as the general necessities in composing a portrait. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Walnut studys

The top half is a one sitting additive while the bottom is a one sitting subtractive. I started out by trying to come up with an original lay out. The top sketch was based on high contrast and refined details while the subtractive below was focused more towards a strong density of dark and light. 


Monday, October 15, 2012


When I think about water, I think about rain. When I think about rain I think about my Aunts funeral and how cold and rainy it was out on an already gloomy day. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Shapes within shapes

I worked in with bringing out the values. 

Form and Balance Edit

I worked back into the piece by creating new values to add balance to the form.

Edited Emphasis

I went back into the original piece and worked with really bringing out the idea of pushing something.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Edited Crooked

In order to show the progression of building character and personality I created a heavily concentrated area to represent finished areas of a person while the higher up it goes the more broken up and incomplete the person becomes. 


Everyone takes in words that they hear through out the day regardless of who the words are directed to and it changes them. Words that stand out the most can be ugly words filled with hate but powerful pleasant words can leave just as strong of an impression. So in essence, a person is formed by the environment around them. Some people may become crooked or askew in the process of finding themselves. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012


To me it looks like a wizard but I purposely made this open to interpretation. I want it to mean something different to each viewer.  I started by using water color paper then drew with my eyes closed. It came out with interesting results.  I darkened lines that spoke out to me, used a dark color selection and my wizard was born. It was a fun practice that I am applying to ore of my art. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Burst Colored

To me bursting bubbles is not always a bad thing. Sometimes a bubble needs to be burst to reach a new level. My art showing a ballerina in a bubble expresses my opinion on bursting bubbles. She needs to reach to better although her bubble or current position may be comfortable, she should still strive to be better which requires bursting the bubble. 


Oil Principles and Elements

The Principle is contrast and the element is space. I used a knifing technique to apply the oil to the watercolor paper than did a wash of watercolors. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Abstract Principles and Elements

The principle is emphasis and the element is form. The ink clearly showing the emphasis made with bold strokes and splatter. The added quash helps to create the form as well as make a strong statement. I    put a great deal of emotion and movement into this piece to make it come alive. 


When my grandmother first passed away I would bring my sketchbook to her grave and tell her all about the new art I was doing. Sometimes I imagine her standing up in heaven wearing her lace collar blouse with her thick hair curled with a message that was different every visit. It really helped me cop with her passing. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Enlarged Principles and Elements

This principle is balance and the element is form. I often find that with form comes balance. They have a tendency to go hand in hand. To show the form I used balance of color variation from warm to cool and cool to warm. 

Acrylic Cropped Principles and Elements

The principle is contrast while the element is form. Every form has contrast. It can be light to dark or size. I used the fletcher color wheel to successfully create a strong contract between the colors as well as the forms. Once the contract was the way I wanted it then the forms came into view. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cropped and Colored Principles

This was originally two separate works of art that I had combined. The left was form and pattern while the right was form and unity. Pattern and unity are able to fit together quite efficiently. Pattern shows consistency and unity shows relativity. I used watercolors to create a continuous flow in unity and pattern but with more precision. 


The greek gods believed that a person was composed of 2 heads, 4 legs, and 4 arms. They were then split and became soul mates, each person being half of the same person. Making them partially identical and opposite at the same time.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Colored Element principles

I enjoy trying new things and just experimenting to try new things and get a feel for it.