Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another similar painting I did. This one I spent less time on, but nonetheless I think it turned out ok
Though again it looks really bad on here. All of the red hues that tie it in seem to just magically disappear as the file goes through the uploader, once again justifying painting as a medium that should be witnessed in person.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

life painting

Another painting from Steven Assael's class. I will probably go into the lower portion and define the hands more, eventually.
On a side note: it isn't clear to me for what reason, but either way the blog uploader somehow decides to make certain images look like lo-res, drained out color shit; specifically in this post, and the previous one with the life model...

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Cat

This is a painting I made for my mom's birthday as a play on Goya's historical landmark in modern painting: "The Dog"

Oedipus Rex long format

This is another painting I did earlier as a poster for the Oedipus Rex Oratory

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Trois Crayons

Drawing in a trois crayons technique from Steven Assael's studio visit

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Dying fetus (complete)

Finally the last picture from the dying fetus series is finished. Here is the whole thing

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

portrait of a friend

Here is a portrait I made for my friend whose birthday was this weekend. Ink, watercolor with some salt, colored pencils, lightened with white charcoal.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oedipus Rex

My last project was an illustration to the greek myth of Oedipus Rex. I thought it would be interesting to show the process step by step, similar to my last year's professor Yuko Shimizu

The first step is brainstorming

I then narrowed it down to a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to create

My main influences were the William Blake show which I then just saw, and the ALIEN movie poster, since my piece was meant to be a poster.

In the first stage I put down the composition and started painting it out

After more work and critique I realized that the figure needed to be adjusted

Next I changed the figure to give it more purpose and drama

So here is the finished product (not the best photo though).

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I've decided to put up some stuff from my sketchbook. Quick sketches of people (my step sister, old friend, cute girl on the plane, and my grandmother), and a couple of things from my short stay in Paris.

Monday, August 31, 2009

dying fetus

This is a series I've been working on in August. Visually it is influenced by the esthetic of illustrations for children. I will soon make a couple more for this group.

Monday, August 24, 2009


A lot of things happened this month, both good and bad. First of all I'm an illegal immigrant in my own country, partially due my own stupidity combined with the inefficient laws and corrupt government. Besides bribes, long lines and formal bullshit, which is intolerable I'm having a great time. On my way to St. Petersburg I've stopped by in Paris for a couple of days, went to see some places of historical importance here in Russia, and am going to the capital for a couple of days. As for art: I've been trying to make consistent and finished works as opposed to just sketching stuff. A couple of series are coming along, as well as a commissioned illustration that I didn't scan/photograph (didn't come out that great anyway). Here is a series of my and my friends' conceptual portraits in the current state of our lives. 

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Painting for relatives

So here is another painting for my relatives. This is my Grandmother with my Grandfather's brother; he passed away last year.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Drawing in Steven Assael's studio

In the past two weeks I had a chance to visit Steven Assael in his studio, watch him paint, and work on a drawing of my own. The model was my friend Jane, who just graduated from SVA, check out her stuff @

Monday, July 6, 2009

Website Project

For the last couple of month I have been collaborating with a couple of people. The idea is to make a website that will bring together an art community, in a collective discussion process based on a podcast. Since there are several people involved the progress is somewhat slow, but steady. Here are a couple of designs that will go on the index page of the web site, in the near future.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Marquis the 5th

Thanks to my friend Carolyn I had a chance to use a printing studio and try out monoprinting. This is a portrait of my cat Marquis the 5th.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Drawing with Tae and Edwin

I was hanging out with Tae    and Edwin    recently, and made a watercolor drawing while they were working on their stuff.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I've been pretty busy lately, not with making art though, unfortunately. I am grateful to intern for Bernstein & Andriulli   (artist management agency), and serve as a studio assistant for Sean Mellyn
The downside of these otherwise great involvements is the devotion that results in lack of time for making my own art. Just concluded this painting of my father, which was in the works for longer than it should have. I plan on making  several similar paintings for my relatives and friends before my departure to the motherland; hopefully creating this deadline will force me into being more productive

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I went to see NineInchNails today and had a blast. Here is a recent watercolor of Trent Reznor; what a great influence and source of inspiration !

Sunday, May 31, 2009

at the MET

I went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art this Friday & Saturday to work on a drawing. Pretty simple and academic, still fun though.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Cycle

I have been working on this piece for a while now, and since my school year is done and I have free time it is finally finished. Like other things that I make for myself this one contains a theme, but is still open to interpretation. The title is "Cycle"

Thursday, May 21, 2009


A couple of my good friends' birthdays are coming up later this week, and since I'm always broke I'll make them small paintings for gifts. Finished this one a yesterday, and am working on another.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

central park

I went to central park yesterday, and did this small painting/study. Certainly not an accomplishment, but a good experience. Painting water from life is harder than I thought.