9in × 12in 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 courage to publicly voice truth 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 obtain VIP tickets to Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life lecture in Sacramento, so I zealously completed this 16in × 20in oil base pencil 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
9in × 12in charcoal/carbon pencil self-portrait inspired by John Singer Sargent's high-contrast portraiture.
Tools Used Strathmore® grey toned paperGenerals® charcoal pencil Generals® compressed white charcoal Wolff’s® carbon pencils Mono® Tombow eraser Assortment of blending tools
Inspired by John Singer Sargent's high-contrast portraiture.
9in × 12in charcoal portrait of my grand-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"
14in × 17in portrait using a 0.3mm mechanical pencil with 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 doodle-turned-drawing 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 added to a 9in × 12in brownie pan filled with water, then placed the pan and the blue water was placed inside my freezer. Once frozen, the ice was cracked and allowed to thaw before being placed back in the freezer so that the shards would adhere to each other.
The refrozen slab was removed from the pan and quickly placed on a flatbed scanner and scanned after using masking tape to seal all crevices. 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 the violence and manufacturing of blue methamphetamine for which 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