Friday, May 14, 2010


Something I did a little while ago from a photo I took at the SF Zoo. With their wispy hair and mustaches these guys really remind me of Dr. Seuss characters.

If anybody has any great animal pictures I can draw please send them to

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Dr. Stranglove or How I learned to stop worrying and make a tentacle out of papier mache'

In this blog you'll learn how I made the tentacle for my Sea Cave installation. First you start with a wire frame as a base, and tape tiny circles created from cardboard of varying size to the frame. This is time consuming.

When finished create your papier mache' out of water, flour, and salt. Instructions can be found on the internet. Using thin strips of newspaper soaked in papier mache' proceed to cover entire form. If you have the energy you can wad newspaper around each individual sucker for a more realistic look. I recommend watching TV on DVD while you do this as it is quite time consuming and tedious. Freaks and Geeks and Seinfeld are both good options.

Finally, paint it. You might want to start with a solid color base (such as white) in order to cover up all the newspaper text, and then add whatever detail you like. Then proceed to take nerdy pictures of yourself with your creation.

The state of my living room the week of my installation.

Be careful. Soon you'll realize that with enough wire and papier mache' you can create anything you want, transforming your normal everyday life into a veritable freakshow of terrible horrors. A perversion of everything we hold sacred as a species!

Or maybe that's your thing? If it is, go for it.

Monday, May 10, 2010

"So a mormon, a nun, a shaman, and a rabbi walk into a bar..."

My friend Sam hired me to do this drawing in honor of the one year anniversary of So Say We All. According to their website "So Say We All (SSWA) is a San Diego based producer of multi-media variety shows whose mission is to promote local artists, of all mediums, by staging their art in unexpected and accessible places."

The characters are, respectively, Justin Hudnall (the Mormon), Jess Jollett (the Nun), Sam Carr (the Shaman), and Jake Arky (the Rabbi). Their next show "Growing Pains" is this Saturday at Cream Coffee and Wine Bar in San Diego. Check it out if you get the chance.