"Eyeful of Grapes " -traditional media on paper approx. 12" x 30"

This drawing was done with a white, dark blue, and dark purple colored pencils on black canson paper, done back in early college. From a distance, it looks like a classic still-life study of a hand holding a large bunch of grapes, but upon closer inspection, one sees it is actually a cluster of eyeballs...


 

"the Nothing Pump" -traditional media on paper approx. 12" x 28"

This is a drawing done with a white colored pencil and a collection of grayscale markers on a green colored illustration board. The paper color provides the mid-tone value.

This piece is the result of studying mechanical illustrations from the late 1800's.



 

"Stiction" -traditional media on paper approx. 28" x 28"

This work was an evenings labor, and was the first time I mixed marker work with a white colored pencil- not revolutionary, but it was a first for me, and has become the medium of my choice for the last few years. It was done on the salmon-colored masking paper used by construction workers to cover floors (because I had a roll in my work truck toolbox). The round format was to match a beautiful circular wood frame I had found at a garage sale.

The pressure wheels are a result of being in a hurry and not wanting to render gear teeth.


 

"Distill My Soul" -traditional media on paper approx 14" x 36"

This is a drawing done with a white colored pencil and a collection of grayscale markers on a dark red colored illustration board. The paper color provides the mid-tone value.

This piece was completed beginning of 2010. I attempted to loosen up in the detail work: to not be so refined in the white highlights with a more painterly feel within the shadows. I also introduced an orange colored marker to further manipulate the red hue of the illustration board. Acetone was also used to soften the marker work.

It is basically a machine that renders a human heart down to its basic elements, complete with the requisite distilling centrifuge and associated gauges.


 

"the Truth Halo: the Record Keeper Movie Poster" -traditional media on paper with digital retouching and layout: approx. 24" x 36"

This was a commissioned illustration for The Record Keeper film project, which just had it's world premiere at the London Raindance Film Festival in September.

This is a drawing done with a white colored pencil and a collection of grayscale markers on an olive-green colored illustration board. The paper color provides the mid-tone value. The above red hue was accomplished digitally; the final client selection from a variety of color options.

The portrait was referenced from a fuzzy photograph of the lead actress provided by the client. The surrounding mechanical apparatus is of my own design, and is essentially a "truth halo".

Also, I designed the logotype that is below the drawing: it is the logotype being used throughout the entire Record Keeper project. Rather proud of that one....