Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pastor Appreciation Month

Along with Mole Day (October 23rd), October also brought us Pastor Appreciation Month. I was approached about doing a piece for the pastor of our church, Crosspoint Community Church, and here are the results. He is the father of six children, and his wife is a flight attendant on Delta Airlines. He is a huge Auburn Fan and used to judge cows at county fairs. With all that information, I came up with the grand idea of doing a knock off of the famous Grant Wood painting, American apologies to Mr. Wood.

Once again, Copic Markers...

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Mr. Cosmo!

Back in May, I wrote a post about getting a Chameleon. Well, He's here and has been for a couple months now. His name is Cosmo, he is a 10 month old, 17 inch male Veiled Chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus). He pretty much hates me, or anything else that moves or makes sounds (unless he can eat it) so I don't take him out a whole bunch (if at all). When he does come out, it is only for cage cleanings and a general look over, he's pretty aggressive. Don't let his looks fool you, he'll tear you apart! In all seriousness, Chameleons are not pets that enjoy being handled, they are best treated like fish and not handled unless necessary. Here are a couple of pictures of him in his "natural" habitat, and one of me holding him.

Keeping true to the nature of my blog, here is a study of him done in my sketchbook with micron pens, and copic markers for coloring.


Monday, November 05, 2007


Again, but this time sung to a different tune...sketchbook sketches!
I was going to do more, but I got bored, and didn't feel like doing I didn't...


Chi and Pat



Thursday, November 01, 2007

Mole Day 2007!!

As everyone knows, we just recently celebrated "Mole Day" appropriately on October 23rd beginning @ 6:02am, As designated by the National Mole Day Foundation.

As Part of the festivities, (and a particular chemistry assignment) my brother had to make a shirt to commemorate the occasion, and I of coarse jumped in to do my part in honoring the number "mole," and helped put his idea to paper.

Being as unique as he is, my brother themed his shirt after the 1970's dance show, Soul Train, and here was the result, a design achieved in cooperation with my brother, Matt.

Another Hallmark Holiday?! I can see the marketing potential now...

Prometheus, the Fire Bringer

This is the most recent example of work that I am doing in my 2-D design class @ KSU.
The assignment was to choose a myth or a folk tale and use that myth (in my case) to center an image around, using text to portray to story, or moreover, the "Deeper Meaning" of the story.

That "Deeper Meaning" thing is where I have difficulty.

I chose the Prometheus, Bringer of Fire myth to center my image around. For those not familiar with the myth, its about two brothers, Prometheus and Epimetheus, and their role in populating the Earth.

Here is a little Greek Language fun for those interested. Epimetheus was the Greek word for "hindsight" and Prometheus was the Greek word for "foresight"

Since Epimetheus lacked foresight, he assigned all the traits and abilities to all the animals of the world without saving one in particular for man, to make him unique. Prometheus, noticing this glaring error on his brothers behalf decided that the flame could be a unique attribute of man. Zeus disagreed. But as full of foresight as Prometheus was, he stole fire from the heavens and brought it down to Earth for man to utilize. And thats why we have fire... according to the Greeks at least.

Pretty straight forward, heres what I came up with...