Saturday, December 15, 2012

Macbeth: Red-Violet

This Thane of Cawdor has been dispersing bad luck to thespians for over 400 years.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Blue-Green

Here is the first installment of my Shakespeare Color Wheel illustrations.  I plan on doing 12 pieces -- each one will represent a color on the color wheel (using a variety of shades/tints/hue changes under that particular color).  I started with "Midsummer" because it is the only Shakespeare play that I have acted in (I played Nick Bottom aka Donkey man in high school).  Next up "Macbeth".

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Decision at the Crossroads

There is something about Blues imagery that I can't seem to escape.  To me, the attraction is in the realization that such extreme creativity can emerge from poverty, isolation, oppression and boredom in a place like the Mississippi Delta (arguably the Fertile Crescent of modern American music).  Unfortunately, "Blues Art" has grown into a great cliche in Mississippi galleries, BUT it is deeply ingrained within the culture there.  I personally think every Mississippian should own 'blues art'...that is our mythology and history.

In this illustration, "Decision at the Crossroads", bluesman Robert Johnson is shown prancing away from the devil after exchanging his soul for instant guitar mastery.  The legend came as an explanation for Johnson's quick transition from guitar novice to blues master in under 2 years.

I feel like there is a bigger issue here that has universal up something eternal for something ephemeral.  Don't we do this?

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I had the priviledge of meeting Kevin Eastman, creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, at the Staple Expo today. This was a huge moment for me, because I grew up drawing Ninja Turtles more than anything else. It made me excited about drawing, which developed into what I love doing today. ALSO, he drew a picture of Raphael, my favorite turtle.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Humanoid Secret Agent Ant

Not sure why, but I now have an Humanoid Secret Agent Ant protecting my "Billion Dollar" sketchbook.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Austin Books & Comics

I drew this picture a few years ago for a local competition at Austin Books and Comics. I didn't win, but had a great time making it. Especially, the screaming cacti aliens. NOTE: This was created WAY before the movie "Cowboys & Aliens" this is not an homage to that film. If anything, it is an homage to the old War of the Worlds film (take note of the UFO designs)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Beat Goes On...

A few weeks ago I played the "paper game" with a few friends and this is a refined version of a sketch I did that night. What does it mean? No clue.