Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Snake VS Rat

 The first time we switched from feeding our snake mice to rats. It was a little big but a very col experience. Took him about 20 minutes. Stupid dates again...

 Gizmo's reaction. He loves the snake.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Fruit Bowl

Lighting and texturing completed using Maya. A Second year project. It was one of the first light and texturing projects we had. We had to UV every piece of fruit and paint the textures, apply them and light the scene. Not my best work but it was from second year, first semester.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Winter Landscape

This is a reproduction of a winter landscape I grabbed out of a watercolor demonstration book. It was a nice challenge and made great use of masking fluid. It was a fantastic learning experience.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Green, It Grows

A picture I took in the back of my parents forest. I touched it up in photoshop, had some fun. All in all I still think I like the original best.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mother's Day '08

This is a painting a created for my mom on mothers day of '08. This is one of the first I've ever fell in love with. Also its an original composition.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Havana Cuba

 Cuba was the first vacation Ben and I have gone on, and by far amazing! My only regret is that I accidentally forgot to turn off the date setting for my camera. It's not even the right date. If you're interested in buying a print of any of these Pictures you can email me at I can blow them up and mount them.
 This was a detour we took on our way to Havana. We had to cross this bridge to get across the valley  that was 200 feet or more bellow.

 It was amazing what these Cubans drove! Old cars that had been restored and converted to diesel. These were everywhere and I loved it.
 Our first glimpse of Havana. An old neglected military base situated on a cliff overlooking the city.

 Havana herself. The architecture in this city was amazing! There was so much history and culture to soak up.

This is a museum where they had preserved all the war equipment used by Castro at the Bay of Pigs war. Nat and I sat on the ledge of the fence surrounding this museum and apparently that does not fly with Cubans. We were approached by a man with a big gun.

 This is the bar the mohjito was created in.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Just for Fun

Quick 2 hour painting. This one was alot of fun! I Love the hint of lines.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Company!

Ben and I are starting up a small home business together. Our product will be small vinyl graphics you can put on any small surface. For example: Laptops, back of i pods, mirrors, vehicles, walls, etc. This is the second design I've created.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lord of the Rings pt:1

A while ago I went through a lord of the rings kick and found some of the concept BG art used for the movie. My Reproduction

Marx the Snake

Reproduction of a closeup picture I found online. Looks identical to my snake Marx. Enjoyed tis painting although it was very tedious. Snakes are very detailed.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Soiree for Sustainabilty

Ben and I have donated 11 prints to the soiree for sustainability, a fund raiser to purchase land for an orphanage in Tanzania. This is one of the prints that I have donated.
It is also the painting I created for my Christmas presents of 2010.
One of my favorite paintings.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Christmas 09

As some of you may know I hand out an annual Christmas painting to my family and close friends as intimate Christmas presents. This piece was created for Christmas of 09. The original sold for 50$, my first sell! I had officially become an artist.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rough Draft

Temporary Business cards.  I need to vectorise the art work in corel. The basic idea.

The Keys, the keys!

My latest painting. Indian Ink and Watercolor. I enjoyed this perspective although didn't realize how precise the angles have to be. Over all I'm very please with this piece.