Sunday, November 30, 2008

Klaus Nomi

If any one out there doesn't know Klaus Nomi, shame on you. He was sent from the future to show us all how it is done. He should have been a Mortal Combat character but instead saved the human race from the apocalypse.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Through the fire and the flames.

Dragonforce is coming to Salt Lake this Thursday and guess who has tickets? So I did this sketch in anticipation for the show.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I did this for the last Avalanche challenge. The topic was He-man character redesign. I always thought Beast-Man was a little weak. He needed to look more like a beast than a man.

Friday, September 19, 2008

1 of 48 still lifes

I just recently had to drop a painting class. In order to get an A I had to do 48 2 hour still life paintings in a semester. So here is one that I had finished.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Snow monster

Avalanche blog challenge.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thats why they call me thumper

This is an old morning paint exercise that turned into a mess. It was the only thing I could find that I had been worked on in the last month, so I am posting it out of obedience to my blog.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ballad Of A Lonely Man

It seems these days you can't hang unless you have a tattoo. As much as I love most tattoo art, I can't bring myself to get one. A friend of mine relates the new tattoo trend to the *Star belly sneetches*. Soon it will be the trend not to have one.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Z brush, you are my only friend.

Here is a Z-Brush "W.I.P" I did over the weekend. It is based off a head render Adam Ford did some time back. I feel like I am finally starting to get the look I want from Z-Brush. I am trying to avoid the lumpy bumpy monster-alien look, wich is a lot harder than it looks.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Longest day of the year study

Today is technically the longest day of the year. I was told it has something to do with the summer solstice or something like that. So to celebrate I participated in the daily lunch study today at work. We get an hour to paint a in either Photoshop or Painter a copy of a photo or another painting. Todays paint study was Khilkov by Repin.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers Day

I did this painting for my mom for mothers day. I will post another version as soon as I can get a better photo. The photo reference was taken when she was 24 in Virginia City Nevada while panning for gold. I guess this was the type of place my parents would go on dates when they were first married. I haven't done a portrait like this in a long time and it felt good to make mistakes and mix paint again. I made myself mix these color charts for practice.
The first chart is the UGLY pallet (Titanium white, Yellow Ochre, Terra Rosa, Ivory Black).
The next chart is the Primary pallet, or Impressionist pallet (Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Thalo Blue).
The last Chart was the Primary Pallet with Iron Oxide Red in place of Alizarin Crimson.
It looks like boring stuff but I really like making these charts and experimenting with color pallets.

Monday, February 04, 2008


Some one asked me once why my blog was titled "PowerMustache", when there wasn't any Power or Mustache to it at all. Truth is "Power mustache" is the name of a Vandals song, and I thought it sounded tough. But in order to set things right with the title I am going to post a little more power and a lot more mustache. So for my first in the mustache series is none other than the King of the mustache jungle, Frank "Disco boy" Zappa.

Disco boy! run to toilet and comb your hair.
Disco boy! pucker your lip, and check your shoulders,
cause some dandruff might be hiding there.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Friday morning drawing

This here is a woman dressed in an Arabic style of dancing garb (Belly dancer). It was an interesting study due to the many types of materials in her out fit. Her shirt was black velvet, and to any one who has tried to render velvet, it is like a dog and pony show.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Bust a Grumpy

This is another addition to my Friday paint sketching. I am going to see how long I can keep this up for. Hopefully it turns into something I do more than on the weekend. This was an acrylic on canvas. (2.5hr)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Deep Breaths (oil study)

I missed the Revelations worksop in Seatle. So in retaliation, or just an excuse to ditch everyone, I sat dow and painted for the first time in months. Rusty!! And of course I get a bad photo to go with it.