Friday, March 30, 2012

Ancient Aerobics

Another class assignment, this time depicting the theme of "endlessness." Rather than go with a spacial endlessness (the ocean, outer space, etc.), I wanted to work with a temporal one. Naturally, the ancient tale of Sisyphus---cursed to push a boulder up a mountainside for eternity---sprung to mind. The end result looks a little bit like a goblin yoga session, but it's fun all the same.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monumental Me

A recent class assignment asked us to compose "monumental" self-portraits, along the lines of Emperor Constantine's famous busts. To facilitate "big thinking," we had to execute the project on 3'x4' sheets of paper. No stranger to self-portraits, I wanted to capture something unique with this one---and so it became my own little (or big, rather) "Ode to Mornings." Or perhaps "A Coffee Cup Manifesto." Or "The Infinite Struggle of Waking." Either way, I think it captures my workday trek from the Bronx to Manhattan at the bright hours of way-too-early. For a better sense of the drawing's scale, refer to the photo below.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Figuring It Out

A smattering of figure drawings from the past couple weeks or so. Prismacolor colored pencils used for all drawings.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Who Is Superhero Dean Rogers?

This week's alternate-reality The Ram (as printed in this week's actual-reality the paper)  features a hard-hitting exposé on your favorite super dean--and mine--Superhero Dean Rogers. True to form, alternate-reality The Ram's conclusions are as staunch and inventive as ever.