Monday, October 29, 2012

Dia De Los Muertos 2012

Some iPhone shots of the painting I did for the annual Dia De Los Muertos show at Arte Americas. I only had 2 weeks to work on it, and actually lagged until the weekend before to start it...something about panic that fuels my process and gets the creative wheels rolling.  The painting is a tribute to my Grandparents, so its only right that I worked all night fueled by coffee, as they were caffeine and nicotine fueled insomniac workaholics. I miss them dearly, and like to think that they would have liked this painting.

The, "Cala Gala", Arte's DDLM celebration is this Friday, November 2nd, with a procession rolling through the Fulton Mall that ends at Arte. I'll be there probably fully painted up. Or I might make a mask or something. I dunno yet. Come hang out, I think I'm gonna make some shirts to sell.

Sketchbook Stuffs

some sketchbook stuff...been experimenting with straight-ahead watercolor sketching in preparation for starting some paintings.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

seven years of hair

I've been spending countless hours scanning and editing years and years of sketchbooks the past couple o' weeks. Its been a complete fucking headtrip/time-machine-like opening old diaries. I thought those feelings went away? Every liner-note/rant transports me to the time in which it was written/drawn. Of course, I can also look at them and appreciate them aesthetically-so crazy to see where I was in 2005/2007-so much of it is terrible, but theres some gems hidden.
Lots of techniques and magic I don't feel I can recreate.

Specifically, "June 2007"; The time in which it was composed/completed was such an angst-ridden, confusing, dark time. Mickey Mouse dark. Not like "drug" dark. Lots of not-sleeping, staying out to all hours, hanging out at places I would never hang out at, etc. Was going through a break-up, which made me throw myself into my art. You can see it happening. I was heavily influenced by artists like Barron Storey, John Copeland, and my big brother, Josh Wigger, at the time, and I still am to an extent, but you can tell at a certain point in this book, that I was starting to find my own voice.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

On lack of updates and a New Sketchbook *Directors Cut*

Introducing "b", my new sketchbook, as the one I originally got to replace "a", was full of shit paper.

Some drawlings from the new sketchbook. Featured, are some skelly-studies, some foot studies, a drawing of Sylvestor Stallone from The Expendables/Carl's Jr cup, Some font studies, a fox drawling, and a drawing of Will Mcavoy from my new favorite show, The Newsroom*.

*Decided to go the extra mile and feature directors commentary on these drawlings...enjoy!

Putting good ol' "a" to rest and on the sketchbook shelf, as she is full. I'll have select pages on my website sometime in the future.

Updates will come very slowly, as my trusty desktop is done after some mechanical/hardware problems, and deemed unfixable.

Friday, August 3, 2012


"Red next to his truck under mural by Robert Amador"
 Photo by Robert Weibel