Saturday, November 27, 2010

Important Person

18"x24" charcoal portrait took about three hours over 1960s lounge and too many beers in a dirty basement.My good friend Dustin McLochlin is in town, and last night he came by to let me draw his portrait. After awhile, our good pal Bunn showed up and we had a nice time relaxing and talking nonsense. Though I don't feel I did justice to Dustin's face, I'm glad he allowed me to scrutinize his features and attempt to capture his likeness. I find myself missing this guy often, and I treasure the few moments a year we're able to go out, have some drinks, and depress each other. Having stated that, I truly enjoy this man's company.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Watching You 1 & 2

My family and I are watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We were supposed to go to Ohio and have dinner with Erin's grandparents, but she worked yesterday and also has to work tomorrow. Things would be too hectic if we had to drive all morning, eat, then drive all evening, especially with little boys. It's nice to get up and not worry about a stressful holiday. I just want to relax this morning with my three favorite people, go eat a big dinner ten minutes away, and come back home to relax some more.

By the way, here are a couple charcoal drawings of some creatures I found in the junkyard about a month ago. I went with my drawing class to take pictures and got lost in my imagination. I'd like to go back; I could spend all day there. Happy Thanksgiving, you greedy bitches. I hope you all eat until you explode.14"x17" for sale
14"x17" for sale

Sunday, November 21, 2010


18"x24" CharcoalMy good friend's daughter Bella sat for me last night. I drew her while she and some friends watched Get Him to the Greek. Funny movie.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Important Person

18"x24" Charcoal portrait took about four hours with breaks to enjoy a bottle of Johnny Walker and Alissa's wonderful cooking.

I've known Jeremy Cotton longer than I've known his cute little sister (and I've been married to her for over ten years), and sharing a friendship with him has been quite a pleasure. It's nice to know that over the last two decades, even with him moving from state to state, we've been able to keep our relationship growing. I'm glad to see him back in Indiana. Even though I wish we had more time to spend together, it's always easy for us to pick up where we leave off. Now that I have two boys and he has a baby girl, I'm excited to see how this new chapter of our lives unfolds.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I've created some new monsters. I'm trying to sculpt two a week, but I find it hard to finish any projects other than homework lately. It seems I'm balancing most of my time between school and my family, but as much technique as I've been learning in my art classes, I still wish I could find more time to do my own projects. I'm not complaining; things are working the way they should. This month I hope to find time to sculpt at least one bird creature, and in December I hope to do two or three monsters that look a bit like the Krampus, just to keep with the Holidays. After that, I'll get back to posting about my favorite movies. Take a look at my family of monstrosities:

Also, we're now attempting portraits in the drawing class I'm attending and I'd like to share my subject. We had to pick someone in the class to draw and Daniel was the perfect model. I didn't spend as much time on his portrait as I'd like, but I knew he was getting tired and I was ready to go home. I plan to do a whole series of portraits of loved ones, friends, and influences, so if you fit the criteria be expecting a text. I've got some ideas brewing and can't wait to start capturing these important people with charcoal. I'll post them as I draw them. I plan to make two of my friends suffer for my art this weekend, but until then check out my first go at it:Be kind, I'll get better. I just need a more comfortable setting and a glass of scotch.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Melody Inn Halloween Photos

Here are some photos taken by Scott Proctor at the Beverly Lane wrap-up party. I did Gregg's and my make-up.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Harley Poe Music Video

Halloween #1

My computer has been sick since Halloween, so I haven't been able to post any pics from Ransom's first Trick 'r Treating or Harley Poe's three Halloween shows. For the next few posts I'll be showing off pictures from the shows, Harley Poe's first music video, and some more monstrosities that I sculpted over the weekend. For now, here's a picture of my family's first Halloween with Salem and a new charcoal drawing from art class.