Thursday, March 25, 2010

4 paintings in 6 days

A while back I had posted something about doing five paintings in five days. Well, I fell short one painting and went over one day. Oils and gouache on illustration board.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Aaron has been cremed

Aaron Andrews. He loves Frank Zappa. He loves swimming. He LOVES Cadbury Creme Eggs. However, unlike Zappa or swimming, Cadbury Creme Eggs are seasonal. You can usually tell that the Easter season is upon us because Aaron will inform you how many Creme Eggs he has had. Typical conversation goes like this, "Hey Aaron, how many have you had this season?" Response,"I am up to nine." This obsession was definitely one of the numerous perks of living with Mr. Andrews because during the period of Lent there were always Creme Eggs in our house. Especially our last year at CCAD. (Aaron bought a box of those things for his Senior Thesis Show). So anyways, this is how the scene usually looked in our house on Hudson St. I lost count of the number of times I had to shoot his heart with adrenaline to bring him back to life.

Editors note: Hudson St. Aaron looked more like Jerry Cantrell. I have sketched contemporary Aaron. So, the scene didn't look quite like this.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Arm Band

Yeah... this isn't a sketch, but it is visual. I've had this black corduroy jacket for a while and had wanted to add an armband for some time. The lengthy part of this whole process was deciding what logo or design to add to the red fabric. It was a toss up between things like the Black Flag bars to the sperm and egg Queens of the Stone Age logo, etc., etc. In the end I decided to go with something Pearl Jam related seeing as how they have been my favorite band since the age of 11. I chose the packaging logo that P.J. had used for their 2008 bootleg series. (I think the logo was designed by Brad Klausen.) Anyways, I printed the logo onto some red tweed and then sewed the armband onto my jacket. (Yeah, that's right. I know how to and like to sew.) So that was my weekend fling.