Monday, December 9, 2013

Medusa Drawing & Print, 2008

Here is another favorite of mine. I made this in 2008 after taking a long break from drawing... about 2 years! This work was strongly influenced by the time I spent at UCSB, and particularly recalls to my mind a certain Italian art history class I took, where we briefly studied Medusa as she appears in artwork.

My favorite aspects of this drawing are her forked tongue and the many different types of snakes in her hair. If you look closely, there are also a few snakes that have been severed and are falling away in mid-air. This was the moment immediately following her beheading!
I consider this drawing to be one of my best ever, right after "Et In Arcadia Ego." The only failure in it is that I think it is a bit too similar to Caravaggio's Medusa. Both are very similar in their poses, and both are meant to be worn in some way -- mine was printed on a t-shirt, his was painted on a shield. The shirt can be purchased at our website

Friday, October 11, 2013

Yes Bones About It!

Coming soon to Bows and Arrows in Sacramento
Thursday, October 24th 6-10pm: 5$

This event is a workshop focusing solely on sketching/studying various animal and human bones, as well as a life-sized model of a human skeleton. The primary focus of this event will be to bring art enthusiasts a one-night resource for studying the anatomy of human and animal skeletons — all within a wonderful spooky near-Halloween atmosphere. The bones will be set in interesting arrangements, possibly with themes such as serious memento mori or perhaps something slightly more lighthearted. Everyone is welcome to join!

I will be working with a fantastic local artist named Grey Cat on this. Grey Cat will be vending his bone jewelry during the event, which will give those interested a great opportunity to own their own bones.

Don't forget to bring your drawing materials!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tren Fantasma: The Exciting Conclusion

After much thought, I decided to turn this drawing into a shirt design... and then maybe take a little break from designing t-shirts until my sales* catch up.

*Following the links for or will now lead you to the same place: our awesome store. We have a few designs that have not yet been listed (including this one), but hopefully we will find some time to photograph our merchandise soon. Please stand by...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tren Fantasma: Train of Thought, 2013

I've been working on this drawing since mid-February. I could give a long-winded description of why I decided to draw every little weird thing in this picture, but it could most easily be described as a long solo game of exquisite corpse based around a central theme. 

I have been considering turning this design into a t-shirt for the Thought Lion/Duder Manor project, but am unable to come to a solid decision. I would certainly love to wear this design, but I'm not sure I could convince others to buy something so strange... as clothing. I have also been considering the idea of a colored art print.

The artwork is loosely based off the Tren Fantasma (Ghost Train) ride located in Montevideo, Uruguay. I regret to say that I was unable to go on the ride when I visited a few years back. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

orchids 2013

I thought I'd take a break from the art once again to bring you more photos of my orchids. These flowers are currently blooming at our residence:

Miniature Phalaenopsis:

Gastrochilus Somai:

This Gastrochilus Somai seems to like partially sunny conditions, so I usually hang it off a tree and it gets patchy sunlight throughout the day. It's extremely easy-going, and has unique flowers.

The flowers are about 1/2" and the leaves are about 1 1/2" - 3" long. Colors in photos around the web may vary a bit, but mine are white, yellow, and green with reddish-purple spots. Orchid is native to Japan.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Et In Arcadia Ego, 2009

This may be the best drawing I've ever made, so I am surprised at myself for forgetting to post it for so long. This artwork was inspired by the classical theme "Et In Arcadia Ego" (I too am in Arcadia). Works of this nature suggest that death can be found even in the most idyllic of places. 

This artwork was used for our t-shirt line at Check it out.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Slaughter Place

Cover of the soon-to-be-published Hooks and Slaughterhouse novel by Alana I. Capria. Artwork was featured in my 2012 art show "Dance of Death" at Bows and Arrows, and in the October 2012 edition of Submerge Magazine.