April 28, 2010


ta daaa! the finished piece for the Post-Penumbra show last weekend! did some watercolor and gouache washes on top of the graphite drawing, bit of a journey into the unknown, but I learned a lot and I think it came out alright.
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and here it is framed and ready to go:

April 26, 2010

this model was awesome. she had a secret garden in her hair.
this week will be the last thursday night figure drawing session for the summer... I need to find a good figure workshop to last me until september. I mean, I can't just NOT draw all summer. unheard of!

April 25, 2010

alla prima

I'm taking this awesome alla prima figure painting class at LAAFA. it's so good to get back into painting.

April 24, 2010

two shows tonight!

I'm in two group shows tonight! Post-Penumbra in Downtown LA and Nex.Gen, the grand opening of the Ronin Gallery in Silverlake. If you're in the LA area, check it out, they're sure to both be epic!

April 21, 2010

real quick:

hello, dear reader! any of you artists out there LA-based? need some studio space? I just moved into a studio in Culver City and am looking for some fellow artists to share the space with. it's awesome and it'd be pretty cheap. I have a mini-fridge and a bean bag chair. if you or anyone you know may be interested, email me!
love you all! -a

April 19, 2010

April 17, 2010

April 14, 2010

chompers wip

phase 1 of the mounted fox head sculpture (which I have begun to refer to lovingly as "chompers") is nearly finished. he just needs a few more teeth, and then its on to the fun part: paint job.

April 12, 2010


a sketch for my next piece. its sort of a triptych so each figure is on a separate but corresponding panel. I'm planning to do this one up in graphite and watercolor, which is something I don't normally use, but it seems to be the best choice of medium for this. all I can do is cross my fingers and hope for the best.

on a side note, the patterns across their bodies aren't war paint or tattoos. they represent a sort of deep inner evil that seeps out and taints the skin, like there is so much blackness on the inside that it can hardly be contained. in other words, you wouldn't want to cross paths with these ladies, despite how appealing they may seem.

April 5, 2010

open mic night drawings

some people like to go to bookstores or starbucks or something to draw normal people. but its so much more fun to draw the crazies. if you're in LA or santa monica I recommend open mic night at the Unurban Cafe friday nights. thats where they tend to pool.

also, I've been kind of obsessed with drawing hands lately. and tennis shoes.

April 4, 2010

green, with some rust coloration: a tale of two achievers

Preface for this post: anyone who knows me is painfully aware of my obsessive love for the Big Lebowski. In my opinion, it is not only the greatest movie of our time, but it just might be the only movie ever made.
That being said, this is what I've been doing the past week and a half: preparing a costume to win 1st place in Achieverhood at Lebowski Fest Los Angeles 2010. It was a difficult task, ridden with hot glue burns and spraypaint fumes. But I'm happy to say, we went out and achieved anyway.

humble beginnings of cardboard and glue

we had to finish the Torino outside because the bumpers wouldn't fit through the door. Here she is with working LED headlights and portable speakers inside bumping Creedence.

yes, the Torino went bowling. in two lanes at once!


and in case you weren't in enough awe of our costume, here's the thing in action as we accept our trophy up on stage:

my sister has some more photos up on her blog, Let's Do Something Awesome. You can see more pics from the fest there, as well as learn all about doing Awesome stuff in LA. Go check it out!