Monday, November 30, 2009

Motion Study

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mosh Your Christmas Lights

I challenge you.

Friday, November 27, 2009


I had a wonderful meeting with Professor Neal Daugherty from UT on Tuesday. Prof. Daugherty is a practicing and teaching multimedia artist, and our work overlaps both conceptually and technically in some areas. By the request of my painting professor, he visited the studios to critique my work and suggest what plans I might make for the future/grad school. We spent THREE HOURS going over my work, and every minute of it was packed full of useful information.

One of Prof. Daugherty's suggestions was that I branch out into using sound in my installations, and he suggested that I familiarize myself with the medium by making sound collages. I've been using Audacity for what sound work I've done on my own already, and so after downloading some Creative Commons-licensed recordings from, I made 4 decent, weird clips for you to enjoy. You can get the whole pack right here. Pretty fun; we'll see where this takes me!

EDIT: This is post 100! I'm a real blogger now! :D

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Afternoon sketch

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Scraping for Ideas

These latest pics all exude a kind of "PARTY MODE" aesthetic, and I have no idea why. Weird.

Anyway, I'm finishing up arrangements for the show, and should start setting things up next Monday! Cool!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Just wanted to share this interview

Cory is one of the brightest minds in my field right now.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The affect of GIF animation

I'm struggling on my current painting concept, but I'm pretty sure it's going to be GIF related. Here are a few tests from this evening utilizing my new tablet!

EDIT: I also wanted to add that I'm currently in the process for preparing my first show! It's a joint exhibition with a friend who's also graduating early, so we're in the process of getting the info on the show out into the aether. I'm preparing a small landing page for a mass emailing we're planning. You can see it here.

Artifacts Part 2 and some GIFs

Received a free Wacom tablet from work yesterday! It's 6x8", and unlike my previous one it's compatible for the most part with The GIMP, my main art tool.

Speaking of which, I think that it's time that digital artists claim a verb for what they do. I personally like the programming term "blitting," which means drawing something to the screen. Any ideas?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bad art at 1:30 AM

There is a time and a place for these things, and it is right now. Should I really be venting here?
Regardless, here is a collage made from my "really bad color layers that I will never post" file, and a clone stamp extravaganza made from a computer-averaged female face.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A doodle from yesterday

Click for the full size. Grumpy from the critique today. Oh well.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Host - In Full

Let's see how the critique goes.


Thursday, November 5, 2009


Yay! Host is as done as it will get. Does anyone else have some paintings that never conclude? This one reached a point where further work felt like it would be over-polishing, and so I stopped. I plan on testing the interactive portion either tonight or tomorrow night, so a video will be up then.

Also, here's a GIF just for fun that I thought up this morning while trying to not spill my coffee.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sharing discourse

As evidenced by its inclusion in the list to the right, Paddy Johnson's Art Fag City is a critical contemporary examination of art and the "art scene." Recently, an essay on the function and characteristics of the digital in art sparked considerable debate. I myself chimed in, but I still think that there's more to be discussed with regards to the medium and what artist Seth Price describes in his essay, Teen Image. I'd love to hear what you think.

More images soon, maybe by Friday. I have a few new sketches to post, and I think that my painting Host will be complete by tomorrow.