Saturday, March 9, 2013

I have not posted in the last 21 months or so... you've probably noticed.  Graduate school has kept me extremely busy.  However, it's almost over, two more months and I'm done.  I'm excited to move on, get a job and start to really develop my career.  Unfortunately, I have not had a lot of time to further develop my traditional art lately and am looking forward to picking up the paint brush again.  The program has helped in indirect ways, however.  I feel my use of color has improved and most importantly my conceptual drawing skills have improved significantly.  One other thing, and funny enough probably the most important is my story telling abilities have really improved, which is very important for all aspects of my art.  In any case if your interested in what I've been doing for the last 21 months check out my web site,

I have posted a few drawings from my work, as well as my masters project I am currently working on.  I am creating an animation explaining Cervical Cancer and the importance of getting regular pap tests.  It will be used by an outreach program, Salud es Vida, aimed at helping educate Latina women in Southern Georgia about the importance of Pap examinations in early detection of Cervical Cancer.

Look forward to more posts soon.


This is a cross section of the uterus showing the cervix.  It is an image I created for my masters project.

This is the inside of the heart.  I created this drawing for a poster about the possible implications of a tooth abscess.  Although rare it is possible for a tooth abscess to lead to endocarditis and even go on to the brain to form a brain abscess.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Works in Progress

Here is some Fine Art I've been working on in my spare time. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Brains and Cadavar Sketches

Here are a few sketches from the cadavar.  It's been a great experience and priviledge to explore the human body.  I've gained a great deal from my observations.

This is my colored version of the skull.  It was colorized in Photoshop
This was a pen and ink.  Not finished at this stage.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Medical Illustration

I thought I would post some assignments from my Medical Illustration Program.

This was our first assignment-pen and ink; a lot harder than it looks.  I spent a great deal of time doing this, I think I did about 9 versions before I felt like I got it right

This was our skull-done in carbon dust; once you establish your drawing you grind up carbon pencils and apply that "sauce" with a brush.  Kind of like painting.  It creates a nice even gradation of value. 

This is my first computer generated assignment-a medical instrument in Adobe Illustrator.  I am working on a more complex instrument in Photoshop right now.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Works in Progress

I thought I would post a few pictures of what I have been working on. 

 This is a study of my daughter... I am thinking of doing a piece about the words of King Benjamin in the Book of Mormon.  Talking about our reliance on the Savior he encouraged his people to help those around them.  To paraphrase, In the eyes of the Lord are we not all beggars in need of help.  This is going to be my little beggar.

I am trying to put together a piece for the Art contest hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  The theme is "Make known His wonderful works"  This was a study of one of my daughters.  My orignal idea was to have several children surrounding their mother and father while they taught them out of the scriptures, but I don't have the time for such a large and complicated piece. 

 This is the wipe out/in for the still life I am working on.

I have found if I try and figure out my colors before actually starting the picture I have better results.  Here are two ways I have going about doing that.  The picture above is a copy of the drawing and I have written down the pigments I used to approximate the local color.  The bottom actually shows the work of trying to figure out those colors.

 I just got this painting framed and really liked the frame.  I think it really pulls out and supports the painting effectively.

Thanks for Looking!