9" X 12" charcoal portrait of the individual whom influenced me most in 2018. Motivating me to educate myself everyday by reading and thinking as objectively as possible, I am forever grateful for his audacity to publicly speak righteoustruth, even when it goes against the grain of political correctness.
Tools Used Generals® charcoal pencil Tombow® Mono eraser Faber-Castell® rubber kneaded eraser Strathmore® grey toned paper Q-Tip® ear swab
"Dr. Jordan B. Peterson"
I was fortunate enough to score VIP tickets to Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life lecture in Sacramento, so I took the liberty of completing a portrait of Dr. Peterson to bring with me to the event. Such a great night!
“Pretty good.” ~ Jordan B. Peterson
Tools Used Faber Castell® Pitt Oil Pencils Kneaded eraser Fabriano® black pastel paper
Inspired by John Singer Sargent's high-contrast portraiture.
12in x 9in charcoal portrait of my great-aunt Wanna, from a reference photograph I took on Thanksgiving of 2017.
Tools Used Strathmore® grey toned paper General's® charcoal pencils Prismacolor® kneaded eraser Mono® Tombow eraser Assortment of blending tools
"Poker Night at Grandpa's"
12in x 16in watercolored portrait of my grandfather for his 84th birthday.
Tools Used Arches® cold press watercolor paper Pentel® mechanical pencil Raphaël Kaërell® synthetic sable brush Winsor & Newton® waterolors Huion® light pad
"Poker Night at Grandpa's"
12inch x 16inch watercolor on Arches cold press watercolor paper. A gift to my grandfather for his 84th birthday.
"Brother, Sister Portrait"
Overview 14in x 17in portrait on bristol using a 0.3mm mechanical pencil and HB and B lead weights.
The graphite drawing was combined with an abstract watercolor study using layer blending modes in Photoshop. A cropped "87" and "89" were included to establish a birth timeframe.
This sketched portrait of Walter White from the TV series "Breaking Bad" was completed over the course of a week while simultaneously taking notes during a summer course at CSUS. Enjoying the end result and wanting to push the artwork's purpose, a poster was pursued.
Four drops of blue food color dye were applied to a 9in x 12in brownie pan filled with water, then placed the pan inside my freezer. Once frozen, the ice was cracked then placed the pan back in the freezer so the shards would adhere to each other.
The refrozen slab was removed from the pan and quickly placed on a flatbed scanner—after using masking tape to seal all crevices—and scanned. The resulting image was then imported into Photoshop and added to the sketch using layer blending modes.
A scan of yellow gloves and spatters of black acrylic paint (blood) were the final touches to elude to violence and the manufacturing of blue methamphetamine the show's character, Walter White, is known for.
Tools Used Strathmore® sketch paper Pentel® mechanical Dollar Store® brownie pan Blue food color dye Liquitex® acrylic paint Scanned imagery Photoshop
Sketch with No. 2 pencil
Scanned gloves and acrylic paint splatters
Tray filled with blue ice
Overview Eager to get some practice with my Intuos 4 tablet, I sketched a green sunfish from a reference photo I took in Auburn, and colored the resulting art using layer blend modes in Photoshop.
Tools Used GoPro® Hero4 Black Pentel® mechanical pencil Photoshop