Thursday, October 30, 2008

sketches for Dunce

These were the original and altered sketches for my self-portrait. I really wanted to paint it the way I had it sketched out, but my head had to be 2 times bigger than normal... I guess some other time. The old woman is supposed to be an evil school teacher, or something stupid like that. I wanted to have a bunch of small kids behind me with tomatoes and stuff in their hands. But alas! I cannot. 


We have a self-portrait assignment for painting class. Here is the painting in stage one:

- still brimming with issues. I know. Whip me. 

50" x 70" 
Oil on Canvas (It was the first time I stretched a canvas!!! :)
3 week assignment

Monday, October 27, 2008

Its cold out.

Here are two assignments from painting class. I actually taped the banana up to the kitchen wall and he stayed for a good day and a half before toppling to his demise. 

oil on canvas panel
12" x 12"

oil on canvas
30" x 30"

I tried to, on some level, abstract the still life. I don't know if abstract is the word I'm looking for, but I'm guessing you get the idea?

Happy day~

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Also from the sketchbook:

Day of the Dead grandmother skull thing which I also made a larger version of for the MICA store. hohoho~

This reminds me of.. well, dirty old men.

This girl was just slouching so well that i just had to draw her.

Have a fantastic night, ladies and germs.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

From the sketchbook! (#3)

These are from the summer and of recent as well.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

MICA Juried Undergraduate Exhibit 2008

the Meyerhoff Gallery


everybody else:

A selection of my favorites from this gallery. Barnacles?

Here is a link about the exhibition:

MICA Juried Undergraduate Exhibit 2008

the Decker Gallery

These were my personal favorites from the Decker gallery, especially the one of the people in the snow- I'd love to have that in my future sauna.

Friday, October 10, 2008

MICA Juried Undergraduate Exhibit

I made it in!!! I couldn't help smiling for a full 10 minutes after i found out that my piece was admitted. Pictures of the exhibition will be taken and posted up sometime next weekend. Fantastic!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Full Cast in the Main Building

We drew from the stupid cast statues in the main building. What a goofy group they are, those statues.

18" x 24" vine charcoal on charcoal paper

: )


This is the love of my asian life:

This is  me:


Monday, October 6, 2008


We had to do an in-class painting of someone else in our class. Emma was my partner, and here she is. She's from the area near the Neverland Ranch in California. 

Michael Jackson used to shop at the local grocery store there, she said, and the kids would always get their pictures taken with him.

And then stuff happened and now he's a hermit crab, i suppose.