Monday, October 15, 2007

Still Film

I was recently cast by one of my students to act in a "still" film. My role was that of a strict, no nonsense disciplinarian professor . . . can you say typecast! I've included a couple of stills from the film for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Color Sketch

This started out as a fairly loose and quick color sketch of Pigeon. I think I may have spent a little more time than I wanted to on it - in total about 2 hours. I didn't want to kill the freshness, looseness - spontaneity of it and I wanted to work in complements - I think I succeeded. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Finished Batman Pieces

Finally finished these pieces. Again, they were done with sumi ink and gesso on craft paper. I'm happy with these images and with these materials but in the future I might mount the craft paper to a board/wood because the paper really wrinkles with the addition of the water based mediums.

Monday, September 10, 2007

August . . .

Wow. Haven't posted in a while. My family visited in early August. Here are some pics I took during their visit.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Older Work

Came across some older files of work that I'm still fond of. Thought I would share. Enjoy.

Monday, June 18, 2007


I forgot how much fun blending modes were in Photoshop . . .

George Bush Dookie

Yes . . . George Bush Dookie. I came across this on a walk through Capitol Hill. Wow! I had to take a picture! Enjoy, I think.

Gage Academy Student Show

This past Friday I went to the Gage Academy Student Exhibition with Seattle celebrity and art model extrodinaire Pigeon as well as my two illustrious colleagues Alecia Rossano and Peter Moerhle. Gage's philosophy of art education is based on the classic atelier system which had it's heyday in France during the 1800's before it was usurped by Impressionism. The atelier system never quite died; pockets of this educational system remain and are firmly entrenched, especially here in Seattle.

Top: Pigeon and her portrait painted by Josh Lawrence - a student in Juliet Aristides Atelier
Left to Right: Alecia Rossano, sculptress and DigiPen professor with her most recent sculpture in progress;
Pigeon with a drawing she posed for; Alecia and Peter Moerhle - former Disney background painter and DigiPen professor.
Check out Peter's work at . . .

Monday, June 11, 2007

Parasite Pals

I forgot to post this . . . I took this pic a ways back while I was doing the Production assistant gig in the Childrens Hospital. Weird.

Interesting sights . . .

Just walking around the neighborhood you see alot of interesting things like . . .

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Emerald City Comic Con

Here's a couple of images I took at the Emerald City Comic Con. DigiPen had a booth there to advertise and I was there to represent. Unfortunately, the only real highlights were what I took pix of . . . seeing an original Milt Caniff was awesome! Also, I finally got to meet Alberto Ruiz. There is a link to his blog in my links section . . . you must check his stuff out especially if you love the female form!

The First Rule of Fight Club is . . . .

Yup, DigiPen Fight Club . . . except it's done with video games instead of fists. Maybe Microsoft has the real deal. I heard those guys get so stressed out at work that they're looking to blow off some steam. I wonder . . . .


Here's another digital sketch . . . a little look and feel for a heroic WWII pilot.

Pimp my Artwork

The students in my Raster Graphics for Animation class challenged me to "pimp" this image they found on an art forum. I decided I would use this as a "teaching opportunity" and did an in-class demo on painting in Photoshop. Enjoy.

Visual Development in progress

Here's some quick digital thumbs/viz dev of an Elk for a potential summer project that the faculty here at DigiPen might work on. If all goes according to plan we may be animating a 30 second short as a tool for crosstraining and fodder for marketing and competition. Keep your fingers crossed.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mariners versus Chi Sox

Here's a panoramic shot of SafeCo Field. This was my first ball game here in Seattle. The home team beat up on Chicago. I attended the game with my colleagues Gordon and Jazno. Jazno took the pix and composited them in Photoshop. Check Jazno out at

Sunday, May 13, 2007

In the elevator . . .

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. Too much going on at work. Too much drama. Am I going up or down? We'll see . . . . more later.

Monday, April 23, 2007

"A Tree Falls in Seattle."

This tree went down in a storm and had to be cut to pieces and hauled off by a city work crew.
Somebody left a pretty profound message on the stump. Sing.

Seattle Panorama

I took a number of pictures of the city from Gas Works Park in Fremont not long ago and pieced them together in PhotoShop. This is pretty much the view I have from my balcony too. Enjoy.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Mixed Messages - Finis

Here it is. This piece is the second in a series tentatively titled "Post Mortem."
When the series is complete I will be hanging the work at a cafe in Queen Anne called Holly's.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

the return of BlesOne

Don't get excited kiddies, I was just feeling it after the DigiPen Mural.
I was gonna write wash me but I think this looks better.