Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I've been playing around with the idea of a graffiti landscape, and at first I had no idea what that could possibly entail. So I did what every young artist does these days and hopped on the interwebs to see what kinds of came up when I entered those words into the google machine. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found.

I also talked to my family to see if they could brainstorm any ideas, and let me tell you - some of the things that father of mine came up with where pure genius.

So here are two concepts I'm developing:

This is based off of the idea to merge the graffiti and landscape through a word. At first I was trying to put the landscape inside of the letters, but I wasn't really excited about what was flowing from my fingers. So instead I started drawing the landscape on top of the word, still incorporating plants and trees into the letters, but in a different way than originally anticipated. So far so good.

And here we have a slightly underdeveloped concept, placing graffiti font into a graffiti style landscape. So far I love this, but it still needs some work. I want to put a little Zacchaeus figure in the tree and move the letters around to a better spot. 

Eventually these will turn into paintings and not just sketches. Which will be incredibly exciting! At least for me.

Monday, February 4, 2013


Here is the latest oil painting I've finished. I created it for a friend's mom in remembrance of her mom's father.

I'm a bit annoyed with a few things, but overall I think it turned out great. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures - the lens on my phone is scratched and it just doesn't do justice to the way things look.