Tuesday, December 29, 2009

my current playlist

current endeavors

My recent semester of school has ended. Currently I am painting landscapes (worlds) and monsters for a series of (currently unpublished) stories with my future father-in-law. We began brain storming a world this Christmas weekend and we have made headway. He was a former english teacher at Loyola Marymount University in the Westchester, CA county and is writing the story. He is also a huge JRR Tolkien fan, he wrote his dissertation on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Our world will be a mix of my gothic horror and influence of Giger and Lovecraft with a classic warrior/knight story.

I chose to paint panels for the series, instead of illustrating it like a graphic novel.

We don't know where it will ever go, although, it is extremely exciting to collaborate with someone on a project completely different than I ever would.

I will begin to post concept monster and landscape drawings/paintings here shortly.

My inspiration:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009


The photo above was taken by me on a 2006 tour of the midwest.

The other two were taken by my best friend Kevin an extremely talented photographer, who came on a whim to photograph a group of mongrols in the fall of 2006. He has been my best friend for over 10 years now. I appreciate every second I speak or spend with him, because without meeting him I may not of had the experiences I've had in my life.
We've shared numerous but we've done them on our own with equal enthusiasm.

"Cattle die
kinsmen die
all men are mortal.
Words of praise
will never perish
nor a noble name"


Friday, October 23, 2009