for christmas my little sister got the bamboo drawing tablet - it's a really good deal for the price! if i traveled more, i would totally buy one and drag it around with me


so it's christmas eve and i'm just chillin' at home in PA and i made this. i kinda like it for some reason.


one of the drawings that i had the most fun with was this last green one - i did it with ink: everyone in the class was looking at me like i was a weirdo, but people need to relax.

here are some more drawings - less realistic but more fun

this semester i tried to mix my styles up - my main focus was to go for more realistic drawings: but towards the end of the drawings i would feel that i would have to spice it up: or if i wasn't in the mood for it, i would just have fun


this one is my favorite. i just made it righhhhttttt now.

so here is the final project that i turned in - same models but two different images: i feel that i learned quite a bit, but mostly i learned that i don't know squat.


when i want to have a little fun, i like to sketch robots. i'm not very good at it. but it's fun!


i did a new background. simple yet satisfying. i switched out the turbo speed lines for a more serious motion blur of the entire body... i still need to blur the wings. and maybe work with the levels a little bit still.


so i totally changed directions because i am a dork. i thought it would be amusing to use 70's style beehive hair instead of making an actual hive. i need to add some blur to the bugs further towards the back... but i haven't decided how much


i am trying to figure out composition of what the final render will look like... i want to put a door on the hive so that it's more 'readable': i suppose that i'll get around to it sooner or later


here is what i am turning in for the critique - i still need to add an environment and fix up the eyes: overall it's a fun image


this is me attempting to mimic vector art.

this is the glowing grenade bug that i am modeling in maya right now: this is just a rough... i want to fix the wings and eyes - for the background i think i am going to do a hive with a bunch of grenade bugs swarming around it: i'll be sure to post the finished one when i finish it in the next couple of weeks


here is the bird which shall be known as 'birdicus' for now... i am thinking to make him look younger: perhaps cutting off the head and moving it down an inch or two and moving the arms lower... this could be a good dad design: give him a bow-tie and viola!

girrafro and 'birdicus' rocking out


my roomie and i are currently trying to get a book idea published... it's about a giraffe named giraffro and he's really good at basketball - but he wants to sing (which is obviously not cool): while singing in the woods, his horrible voice knocks a little bird out of it's nest and it lands in his fro - while on an adventure to find the bird's family - giraffro learns to sing and has a chance to prove it when he accidently gets on stage at a talent show while looking for the baby bird's family. [it has been brought to our attention that it is really similar to high school musical - but too bad, we've never seen it and we're cool so we do what we want!]


i loathe bluetooth headsets. it amazes me how awkwardly people act when they don't know what to do with their newly freed hand... i thought of two things that would be better than waving them around as if the person with whom you are conversing were able to see you - 1. picking your nose with both hands... and 2... i didn't feel right drawing it.


a combination of some little gestures that i did in figure drawing

interview with jared armstrong after getting his widsom teeth out while still under heavy medication from the operation

did anything weird happen on the ride home from the doctor?
i killed a zebra on the way home with a 12 gauge shotgun

because it was looking at me funny

which is your favorite disney princess?
snow white is the hottest because she has all those pimps

what pimps?
the seven dwarves, duh

why are they pimps?
because they wear flaming clothes

how was the doctor?

the doctor was a douche bag - he made me fill out paperwork

where did mom go?

mom had to go pick up my drrruuuuuuggsss - hopefully she went to scranton to get some morphine

how is school?
school sucks how else it would it be

you should buy ratatouille.
i'll go get dad's shoes right now

did you like transformers?

i almost cried when bumblebee got tied up, i had sympathy for him - i wouldn't want to get sprayed down with gas stuff... i would have gone rambo on them

how does your mouth feel?
my gauze is bloody - just the left one... the right one is a champion

you only got two teeth out? what about the other ones?
they said all the wisdom went into my brain

were you nervous about getting the IV?

when they were shooting me up - i asked if that much anesthesia was a good idea and he said he found it on the street, i like it though

(he asked me...)
have you met any hot chickies?... what are you gay now?

is your phone still broken?

dad said he was gonna buy me a new cell phone because i'm so cool - actually he never said that, but i can read his mind

(my father said that he wasn't getting him a new phone)
mom wears the pants in this relationship, dad.

ask mom for some panty hose so that she can tie ice-packs to your face like she did with me when i got m…
EWWWWWWW, i don't want no ho's! well, maybe... we'll see, we'll see, we'll see, we'll see.

final words of council:

Most students want A's, but those whose names begin with C or D have lower grade point averages than students whose names begin with A and B - with an even greater effect if they say they like their initials. That has real-world consequences: students whose names begin with C or D and go to law school attend lower ranked ones than students whose names begin with A or B.

Maybe Eric should have been Alexander Armstrong as Grams suggested. Then he would have been an A pumping out machine.

(side note: i am glad that my initials aren't AA - that would have been a set-up for failure)


i put this picture first because it's the coolest

this is another image from the original that is below this one - i like filters.

this is the original. like KFC - original crispy... or something.

another doodle from my sketchbook that i colored up

i found this strange option in photoshop... it took no work on my behalf, but i thought that it turned out kinda cool looking


this is a glow bug grenade that i am going to model in maya for the next project - the idea is to make the body semi-translucent so that you can see the glowing liquid inside: using a grenade shell as the texture of the body will be pretty cool i think

i put some glow on them and put them in a neat little layout

i added a simple photoshop filter for kicks to the original composition

if you are going to have a grenade bug... you have to make it explode!

i'm still messing around with the wacom tablet

for our first assignment we had to design and create a teapot using maya - i am rather pleased with what i came up with considering we had 5 weeks to do it and never having touched maya before...

this is a different composition that i used for the first critique it looked cool, but a little too artsy and not enough emphasis on the teapot itself


i took a drawing from class and colored it up a little - i've still got a little way to go with the wacom tablet... i've got further to go with learning to paint.



i have been pretty busy with classes, but about a month ago i got myself i wacom table - this is the first attempt at coloring in a doodle from my sketchbook


may 2007 sketches

i posted a bunch... keen observation. no? i filled up a few sketch books but didn't get around to scanning them till may: therefore they are classified as may sketches... keen observation. no?