After missing my post last week it feels like forever since I've written anything here. The past week or so has been quite eventful... Found a plant on a windowsill. Photoshot in downtown Johnson City, TN. Made pancakes. Photoshoot at the VA campus in Johnson City, TN. Cleaned a creek after some heavy rainfall and … Continue reading I have returned!
To start, I felt I should share this bizarre hallway service entrance that has been left open for the past few days near my girlfriend's apartment. It's like the beginning of a horror story. Sadly now I realize I would be that adventurous one who wants to explore the creepy hallway at the resistance of … Continue reading An interest in -isms
Needing support for my work crept up on me in a weird way. I always thought I could make art just fine with some support, but never fully realized how necessary it was until recently. Following a profession and life through art has been a strange but wonderful thing to embark upon. On the one … Continue reading Support of Creativity
More and more I find myself using the red and orange watercolor study as a backdrop for other work for posting. It's wonderfully calming looking up at it in the middle of other works. The piece in the above photo, however, has been mildly frustrating. The paper was gessoed before I got it and while … Continue reading This and That
Behind the scenes of my last post. Now it's back to more drawing related items! I feel the smaller studies and pieces are at a state of completion I'm happy with, now I'm moving on to the larger piece and bringing out some of the line-work that was faded after watercolor was added. The initial … Continue reading A most scribbly manner
Something different from the usual drawings I post on here. I believe these were taken on the first day of Spring after my girlfriend and I stopped by The Coffee Corner in Jonesborough, TN. By far one of the coziest coffee shops I've been in. They maintain a small town aesthetic (much like the rest … Continue reading A Stroll. Jonesborough, TN.
Coming soon I'm thinking about putting up my photographic work. I tend to focus on drawing on here but I do still love photography, especially the history of it. Thus my crazy 1959 MIP rangefinder on the left (Soviet era cameras are ridiculously cheap on Ebay by the way, make sure it has all the … Continue reading I might be a photography major
Some ornamental arabesque patterning, which I then erased a good portion of to create a faded, degrading effect. After this I realized the pencil lines left pattern in the undercoating of water color pigment. After putting so much line work and detail into a piece it is a weird feeling at times to erase parts … Continue reading Enjoy what you do
Letting the water stand on the paper and dry overnight. This was something I tested out on scrap sheets of paper to see how the pools of water would change once dried and the effects are quite lovely. After this piece dried I went back in to bring out the line-work that was washed away. … Continue reading Things Coming Together
After graduating last year I've been steadily trying to figure out what my natural work process is. I've been accustomed to late night art-making followed by an 8:15 a.m. class, the ever present specter of coffee never far from reach, culminating in a frenzy of projects finished with the sort of last minute splendor that … Continue reading Mapping My Brain