Sunday, December 05, 2010

Comic Faces

I'm thinking about doing a huge piece of paper like this even though this small one took forever and was not too fun to do. I like how it looks.

Monday, November 29, 2010


This was a theme I gave my students to create a drawing around this past quarter, so I thought I would do it too.

Monday, November 15, 2010


I decided to be illustrative and a tiny bit conceptual. I went with a lightbulb and light as a feather.
I have included my planning sketch in order to show my complete process...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sitting on The 1 Train

Sunday, on the 1 train...I was headed to Church, this guy was just in my head.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


This word was the theme for my students' homework this week. Here is what I drew. It looks more chaotic on the small page than the big computer screen.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Day Off, Sitting At the Museum

MoMA on Columbus Day.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Inspired by Jaime

I was at the New York Comic Con this past weekend and I found a huge book with drawings by Jaime Hernandez. It was hardcover, really cheap, and signed so I had to have it. I know he is one of the most famous and best comic artists, but I haven't really seen his stuff. (I'm relatively new to comic art.) I love the way he draws women. They are beautiful and sensual without so much of the feeling of the male gaze. Here's my drawing of some of his women. Mine aren't nearly as beautiful as his however...

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Homework that I made my students do. This week the theme was "point."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Uptown Girl Mural Celebrates Hunt's Point and its Women

Here is a video by the Hunts Point Express with my students and me talking about the new mural in our school community. Go here for the full article and click on "Art" then click on "Mural celebrates Hunts Point and its women."

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Friend #1 Background

I have finally finished Friend #1! Yay.

Now I have to finish Friend #4... :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Student on Ladder

It only took 30 hours! (That's sarcasm btw.)

Monday, August 09, 2010

Sneak Peek

Although these are not my friends they are students of friends, and it's the same style of those pieces.

You can see that it's not quite finished, but I thought I would share what I have been working on this summer.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Inspiration in Unlikely Places

Who knew that comic artists, such as those in Mad Magazine, were inspired by Balinese Shadow Puppet Theatre?

I saw this at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC in the section about Bali.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Little Cheesy...

...but this is all I have had time to work on lately besides freelance stuff.

Friday, July 09, 2010

This Semester's Tessellation

I didn't quite get finished, but I think it's a fun one.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Current Social Issues

"If the shoe fits, wear it. If not, throw it out."

More amazing work by students.



Animal Abuse:


Save the Oceans:

Gay Rights:




Saturday, July 03, 2010

Bus Ride Home

I drew this on my way home from work one day this spring. I have never boasted about my draftsmanship, nor will I. The bus was bumpy and my hand is always shaky, but I think this drawing has a lot of character.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Students' Tessellations

My students are amazing.

Tessellations by 7th graders.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

January Bat

This is one I made in January for my niece's birthday...

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Not quite. We still have to crop it, but I'm thinking it looks pretty good.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Six sixth graders and I started this painting yesterday.

The music concert at my school is based around civil rights this spring, so of course the art club is helping by creating big paintings to be hung in the auditorium during the concert. Here's the first day on the first painting.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hand Sculpture

What can I say, I love making hands out of plaster. I can't explain it. It's not high art by any means, but there is something in it that is quite satisfying for me.