Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fun, Sun, You know the drill.

Hey guys, this will probably be the last post I make before I leave for St. Martin on the 23rd (if i still go). Anyways, I'm happy to announce that I will now be posting very recent work, starting with my major summer project from the summer of 2010.

This is a mural that is currently in my little sisters room (thats her in the picture). I designed and painted the mural, mixed all the paints, you get the drill. This was actually a very long and difficult process, as I had to make a lot of changes in the process. All in all, however, I'm quite pleased with how it came out. Let me know what you all think, I'd like some opinions :]

Ways to Waste Your Time!

If you havent seen the series yet, Reckless Tortuga has this hilarious mini show called Psycho Girlfriend. Give it a try, its really quite funny. Also, if you have a girlfriend that ISNT like the one in this series, make sure you treat her good!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Finals Week

Ugh, sorry I havent been posting, like.... at all. Its my finals week for my first fall semester at Parsons! Only 7 more to go, hahah. Anyways, I'm slowly moving towards posting only recent work, which is quite exciting. Over the holiday break, however, I wont be able to make as many posts, as I'll be on vacation in St. Martin, and then it'll be my birthday, and then I'm going to visit Regh out in Michigan. SOOOOOOOOO seeing as I'll be vury vury busy, I dont know how often I can post.

This post is a continuation of my last one. Its the rest of the pieces I have from my Cooper Union challenge. I hope you enjoy them.

water color, colored pencil

chalk pastel

oil paint

The first piece was supposed to be an idealized self portrait, so I put my head on a mannequin (MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER KTHNX). The second piece is a made up plant composed of three different plants from the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. The third piece is an unwalkable landscape. Let me know what you guys think!

Ways to Waste your Time!

Today, I'd like to introduce you all to http://www.latfh.com. I hope all of you enjoy the innate lols on this website as much as I do. Is it sad that I know like 3 people on there?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dont Even Know

Sorry for the delay, guys! I know its been, like.... a week since my last post. Hope you all had a totally awesome thanksgiving!

I spent my thanksgiving with my lovey-dovey Regh, everyone should go check out his awesome blogspot if you havent seen it already. Also over the break, I've been working on this really sick 3D assignment that I just posted on my deviantart. But I'll get to that some other time.

Today I thought I'd take you guys back to my college application process. Hopefully you've all already seen my Parsons challenge images (older post), so now I'll show you a few pieces I submitted to Cooper Union.

part 1 of a 3 part series on horses: graphite

part 3 of my series of horses: watercolor

food chain: colored pencil

As you may have noticed, I chose to leave out the second horse. Believe me, it wasnt very good and not worth putting up. The purpose of the horses was to visually show a beat or rhythm, I did it with horses galloping, the figure of the horses becoming looser as the series progressed. Note that the first horse is much neater and more precise than the third. The food chain piece represents "stasis". If you cant tell, there are three animals in that piece: a fox, an owl, and a rat. Fox eats owl, owl eats rat, you get it. These assignments seem a bit absurd, I actually had to look up the word stasis before I could begin, but tell that to the people at Cooper Union. Anyways, hope you like the pieces!

Ways to Waste Your Time!
Today I thought I'd feature a horribly addictive free gaming site called Kongregate.com. Have fun playing these free online games and leveling up your account!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shoes on my Feet Sweeter than Sweet Pea, so you Sucka MCs really cant Outstep Me

This is my second shoe post! Sorry these post have been taking me a while, I've been buried in work. College is hard D:

Anyways, these are some of my own personal pairs, and I absolutely love them. Totally wear them everywhere.

Hey so let me know what you think! All of these are done in sharpie on white canvas shoes, and they're really, really fun to make. Let me know if you have a favorite, would change something, or want a pair!

Ways to Waste Your Time!

Today I think I'm going to suggest thisiswhyyourefat.com. This website is great just because its so hard to believe what some people will deep fry in lard and shove into their faces. Enjoy scrolling through those pages with the munchies, bro.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vans, Off the Heezay

Unbearably stoked




This post is the first post starting off a series of posts about the shoes I do. I do all my shoes in sharpie marker, and am always willing to take up new commissions! Without further stalling, lets get right to this shall we?

Harry Potter themed shoes done for my friend Liri. On the side, it says Mischief Managed

Jellyfish shoes for my friend Danielle

Shark week themed shoes for me! Love this pair.

I love doing these shoes, they're always so much fun. My favorite shoes to do are ones with aquatic animals. I'll be sure to make more posts soon! Let me know something you like, something you'd change, or if you're interested in a pair.

Ways to Waste Your Time
Watch all 8 episodes of Summer Heights High on youtube (what an amazing website)

Also, my friend sent me a wonderful video concerning my previous post, if you care to watch it.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


You wouldn't last a second... at PIG FARTS! Oh, you've never heard of it? Thats because its on MARS! You think Dumbledore is cool? Well thats because you've never heard of RUMBLEROAR! He's a lion.... who can talk.

Err,....but we'll get to that later. I'm going to make this post short and sweet because youre probably all like WHATS GOING ONNNN don't judge me.

I'm not even going to introduce these next pieces, I'M JUST GONNA GO WITH IT.

Illustrator CS4, 2009!

Illustrator AND Photoshop CS4, 2010! (According to Liri, but I think it may be '09. Who knows..)

Photoshop CS4, 2010!

So yeah. We're getting closer to shoe posts! Yes, I say posts in plural, thats how many pictures I intend to post. Get stoked.

Ways to Waste Your Time!

So, getting back to Pigfarts Academy, my best friend Liri and I have been sitting here watching A Very Potter Musical (yes this is my last potter-related time waster suggestion for a while, but this is just hilarious, really).

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Looks Shopped.

Whaaaaat? Another Photoshop post? Well, yeah, kind of. I'm trying to get all of this stuff on here and avoiding making my shoes post because IM JUST SO DANG EXCITED ABOUT IT dont judge meee.

So yeah, lets get right to this. Here are some more photoshop projects spanning from my junior year to my senior year oh high school, I'll try to order them chronologically.

CS4, a maximalist typographic piece. this one may seem really insignificant, and i was considering not putting it up at all, but upon further inspection i realized how much it really deals with basic concepts of color, composition, and typography. I feel that if this piece went overlooked, my 2D teacher would be very displeased.

CS4, interesting textural piece done from some photos I took in Fallsburg, NY. 

CS4, also from Fallsburg, NY.

My family has a summer home in Fallsburg, which is about two hours north of where I currently live. Its a really quaint little area, and the bridge featured in the last picture is one of my favorite places to be, really. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed these. I can't wait to get all my Photoshop and Illustrator stuff up so I can get my shoe post to you guys sooner! I really appreciate feedback.

Ways to Waste Your Time!
So, today I think I'm going to focus on a really fantastic and hilarious blog that has been brought to my attention recently. It is featured on Buzznet and if you're a fan of the popular Harry Potter series, you're really going to enjoy this blog. I've been reading it so much its even affected my narrative at the beginning of this post (if you read the blog, you'll know what I mean.) Enjoy! http://markreadsharrypotter.buzznet.com

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Digitize Me, Bish

Alright, so I figure, thats enough with the studio-type stuff for now. I think I'm going to move onto some digital art for a bit, yeah? Everyone likes that, right?! I'm pretty stoked about it.
Sooo, I've only used Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, but I really like those two programs. I think they, especially the new versions, give you a lot of freedom when it comes to making,....well, whatever you want, really.
The modernist movement of the 20th century proved that technology created an entirely new range of potential when it came to art. Machines made the impossible suddenly seem possible. Oh the opportunities! I think I just got a creativity boner.

Lets start off with Photoshop, shall we?

CS3, inspired by Sean Scully
CS3, inspired by Rene Magritte

All of these are from 2007-2009, something in that span of time. I'll have more to post later on, more recent stuff for sure. Hope youre looking forward to it as much as I am!

Also, I thought I'd make a new addition to my posts. Having said so, I'd like to introduce you to:

Ways to Waste Your Time!
I thought I'd start off with a popular favorite. If you've never heard of stumbleupon.com, oh boy, prepare not to get any work done, ever.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mixed Drinks

Happy Day of the Dead to those who celebrate it. Hope you guys had an amazing Halloween! Wanna see my costume?

 hee hee.

Anyways, I thought today would be a good of a time as ever to make a mixed media post! I love mixing media, theres so much potential.

this is conte crayon and construction paper collage, very fall appropriate. 2008!

chalk pastel and charcoal. similar, but still different. this is a transformation piece intended to look like a tattoo coming to life. 2009!

Both of these were done in my junior year of high school. Mixed media is always something fun to work with and experiment with, and it can be really expressive. A lot of contemporary artists mix their media. Hope you liked these, and my costume! Post your Halloween stories!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Oily, Greasy, Dirty Fun

Sorry for the lack of post, I was a bit caught up this week on account of my cell phone being stolen a few days ago. Whoever did it, you're a total wanker and I sincerely hope you burn for it.

Anywayssss, I'm so excited for Halloween tomorrow. In case you didn't know, theres a huge Halloween parade in New York City every year. Naturally, I'll be attending, so come find me!

So, this post is about oil pastels, thought it'd be fun. I actually don't have too many examples of my work in oils because it isn't a medium I work with frequently, but I think it should still be appreciated.

I actually had so much fun with this piece. It was done in 2008 or 2009, I can't quite remember, but its from my junior year. I made it from a combination of photographs from concerts taken by my wonderful friend Alleson, who is a sophomore at Parsons and is an awesome photographer/artist.

I really like oil pastels because of their intensity. They really give one the freedom to be very expressive, although they don't blend nearly as well as chalk pastels. Thats kind of all I have to say for today, everyone should comment and tell me what they think, or post a comment about your Halloween plans/costume/both. Have a fun, safe, spooky holiday!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Print That

Hey guys! So, I don't have too much to dribble on about today, lucky you. Instead, I'm going to make this pretty short and sweet, as I'm a bit pressed for time. Today I'm doing a post about printmaking, specifically drypoint etching.

Junior year, '09
Senior year, '10
Mixed Media, '10

Drypoint etching is a really interesting technique in which one etches into a metal plate with a sharp tool, digging out grooves for the ink to sit in. Then, ink is rolled out and onto the plate. The excess is removed with a cloth, leaving only the ink in the grooves. A page is soaked and prepared for the print, then both are pulled through the printing press. Its a somewhat tedious method but the results can be very precise and beautiful. The name drypoint is used because typical etching involves a corrosive that eats away the grooves of the metal plate.
The advantage of any form of printmaking is that very similar prints can be pulled over and over. With metal plate prints, one can pull an identical print a bajillion and seventeen effing copies (taking into consideration that the image etched into the plate will most likely lose its crispness after many uses). Hope these inspire one of you to go out and try some printmaking :]

Monday, October 25, 2010

Parsons Challenge

Hey guys,

So, I'm pretty excited about this post right here. It related very closely to Parsons, the New School for Design, where I just started as a freshman this August (2010). It is, of course, my Parsons Challenge, in case you couldn't read the title. The challenge this year was to create a series based on something you overlook every day. It played a pretty important role in my application, and I'd like to share mine with you nice people.

conte crayon 2009

colored pencil 2009

graphite 2009

Thank goodness I had all these archived for me on my Deviantart, otherwise I would have lost all these photos along with everything else that was flushed when my hard drive crashed a few months ago. As you can see, the pieces are done in varying media and range in emotion from subtle to very expressive. I hope these are not abrasive to your eyes.

Oh, and lets not forget about this guy.

Hahahahahahah yeah I just did that.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bzzzzzz... Hey man, hold still.

Hey you lookin' to get INKED? Well, this is your lucky post! This ones all about, drumroll please...

TATTOO DESIGNS, WOO! Sorry I'm a bit excited, I just haven't posted in a few days, and this ones a good one.

How you like them apples? Not bad right?

By the way, that second one was done for my friend Dylan Ross, who is releasing his new album Mint very soon! Its really good, you guys should give him a listen at myspace.com/ilovedylanross. He also has some really great mixtapes up on there, too.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Hold still. HOLD STILL. For. Two. Seconds. Hold still.
I hate when people move around while I'm trying to draw them. I guess thats why there's such a thing as paid models, eh? I'm just kinda sick of staring at naked people, ya dig?

Nah, I'm just messing with you, that'll never get old. Too bad I'm not posting those on here! hahaha...yet.

So, instead, I thought I'd post a few still lifes I have. They're in colored pencil, one of my favorite media to use. Enjoy them! DO IT!

2008, junior year of high school
This is an important post, because this piece is particularly special to me. It was done in the summer of 2009, right before my senior year. I started working on a few projects on my own over that summer after being rejected for the Cooper Union summer program. That school is so uptight, I wasn't too butthurt about it. Anyways, this was a still life I set up on my floor and worked on for a week straight. It ended up being featured in the Katonah Museum of Art in a young artists exhibit.

The Katonah Museum of Art is a really wonderful place to visit because they rotate their exhibits every few months. There's always really beautiful art, and if you're ever in the area, you should really check it out. Ferreal.

Anyways, thats about all I have to post about for today, let me know what your thoughts are. I'll probably be posting more frequently after I finish this lengthy 2D project. I think its going to come out nice though, I'll post anything that looks interesting.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Hey guys, I know its been a few days since I've made a post but I've just been swamped with homework. Like, homework out the waz', seriously. I don't time for anything anymore, ha! :|

So, I guess I'm making a post about my colored pencil pieces I have, specifically some illustrations I used to do. Granted, these are pretty old. I've never actually taken a formal illustration class, but its something that I used to find a lot of pleasure in developing. Its just really unfortunate that I don't have the time to just sit and finish one of these anymore. I miss them. The way I used the colored pencils, I applied a lot of pressure to my page in order to get a really smooth looking effect.

 nov. of 2008, did it while I was bored on vacation

they say that a dead koi is bad luck. also 2008, inspired by my favorite tattoo artist, Nick Baxter <3
just for fun, march 2009

Hope those tickle your fancy! I'll post the link to Nick Baxter's page so that you can all drool over it like I do.

I want to be his bitch.Check out his tattoos and other pieces, too. AMAZING.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Flags, More Fun

Sorry about not posting yesterday, but I was too busy having an amazing time at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. The drive was two hours each way, but it was well worth it. I went on my first inverted coaster yesterday, and I had the time of my life.
Bizarro coaster, probably my favorite.
El Toro, an amazing wooden coaster
Also, yesterday was part of fright fest! So much fun.
Yeah, pretty much. Thats what took up all my time yesterday, and is also the reason I didn't make a new post yesterday either. Blame the roller coasters....But, I guess if I don't post some of my art, you guys will get all testy, so here you go, you get a charcoal post.

portrait of David Lynch, summer of 2008
Robert Longo-inspired self portrait done in 2008 towards the end of my sophomore year in high school. Its about 4 feet tall.
Done in Dec. of 2008, white charcoal, junior year.

Charcoal is a nice, loose material similar to chalk pastels. It will only hold onto toothy paper, as the charcoal is very dusty. Please people, have your charcoal sprayed. Hope you enjoyed :D

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Its Here, Its Here!

I hate parody movies, they're always really terrible. I've had it with these mothaf***in' movies on this mothaf***in' tv set! And now I'm kind of stuck watching them and doing my 3D homework, sighh...

But on a more exciting note, its time for a sharpie tattoo post! WOOOOO!

Sharpie tattoos have been something I've been doing for a little while, just for fun. Skin isn't the only thing i use my sharpies on, but let's not count our chickens before they hatch, or we run out of eggs in the house. Sharpies are fun because they can blend and are fairly easy to wash off with some soap and water (but if you wear them on too long, prepare to scrub off a few layers of skin).

I don't remember when this was from, but it was a bird I drew on my best friend's arm in 20 minutes. Definitely done several years ago.
This one took a half an hour sitting on my friend's back, but it was sure fun. Summer of 2008.
Something I drew on my foot while I was bored, later became a design for some high tops (post for the future).

So yeah! Those are all of the sharpie tattoos I have photos of, but believe me, there were countless more. If ever I go ape with my sharpies again, you all will be the first to know.