I love to paint portraits. Sometimes it is hard to find a person willing to sit for a painting and my wife gets sick of me painting her. I’ve found that painting mug shots is a great alternative. Many times a person who sits for a photograph can have a hard time looking natural or showing any real emotion. Mug shots often capture emotion and there is something stirring about knowing that this may be one of the worst days of their lives. As you will see in this series, there can be many different emotions or expressions displayed. When I look at he mugshot photos, I don’t pay much attention to what kinds of crimes they may be in trouble for, I’m mainly concerned with finding interesting faces and expressions. I won’t include any names and I have received permission from the mugshot source.
I'm not much of a blog writer and I don't have a lot of time right now. I'll be in Guatemala tomorrow (Woohoo)! Anyway, I thought I'd post a few of my still lifes that I've completed recently before I go.
I'm getting very close to being done. I still need to put the book together. I barely have time to sleep.
I've been working a lot on my thesis lately and haven't had much free time, but here are a few of the things I've been making.
Here are a few more sketches for my thesis.
Here are a few dog sketches I made recently.
This is my new site. I hope you like it. I will try to keep you up to date with my current projects.
These are some of the hunter characters that I've been designing: