Night Surgeon (2.0)

"Night Surgeon (2.0)" (December 2012)
12" x 18" Watercolor on 13" x 19" Watercolor Paper.

I started revisiting some of the Red Masks drawings that I did in ink and photoshop. Junior year is when we start getting the push to pick a medium to work in, and I'm trying to focus on watercolors. I'm going to re-work the "Chief of Staff" next.

Amnesia Mask

"Amnesia Mask" (November 2012)
14" x 14" x 4" Mixed Media Assemblage on Textured Gallery Wrap Canvas

This is the third and final mask assignment for my Illustrative Mask-Making class.  The assignment was to abstract the elements of the face, and take inspiration from a line from a song and a place.  The song I chose was "The Dead Flag Blues" by Godspeed You Black Emperor.  The place I was recreating was Roslindale.  I have done a number of projects relating to the concept of living in one place as a child, only to move away and return years later and see the location through a fresh set of eyes.  I'm not going to go on about how much my hometown has changed, but I wanted to include the feeling of amnesia, and lack of familiarity with a once familiar location.  I focused on the line: "The Sun has fallen down, and the billboards are all leering, and the flags are all dead at the top of their poles" and tried to build a multi-layered billboard.  Working with mixed media collage on a 3D surface was new to me, and something I plan on exploring even further.  This class was so much fun, and really saved my interest in mixed media work.  I saw a huge division in my body of work (half mixed media collage, and half traditional illustration) and I kind of lost faith in my collage/mixed media skills for a while. Taking this class gave me a new way to incorporate it into my more "illustrative" work. 


"Nightwatch" (November 2012)
10" x 14" Watercolor on 12" x 16" Watercolor Paper.

Cape Cod Times Interview

So... Last September I was approached by Neil from The Cape Cod Times for a possible interview about my work as an illustrator, MICE (the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), and my ties to the Cape.  He snapped a couple of quick shots and sent me an email a few days later.  I figured that if I was lucky then I would get one of those Q&A blurbs with my picture next to it.

A week or so went by and Neil sent me another email asking to expand the interview to be less about MICE (since MICE 2012 had already finished up) and more about the October events for BIG COLLAGE.  When the article finally came out I was blown away to see that I was given such a huge piece of real estate.  Thanks again to Neil and The Cape Cod Times!  The Halloween Meltdown was a blast, and I hope to make it to more events for Halloween Meltdown 2013!


Back to the Drawing Board

"Back to the Drawing Board" (October 2012)
18" x 24" Acrylic and Collage on Canvas.

This was done for an Illustrative Mask-Making assignment that involved producing a four character Halloween illustration, making a mask of one of those characters, and then collaging in a photo of the mask. I made a giant robot mask, and will post some more pictures of it soon.


"Feedbacker" (October 2012)
11" x 14" Sumi ink on Watercolor paper.



"Witchfinder" (October 2012)
18" x 24" Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas


Project TITAN

"Project TITAN" (October 2012)
9" x 12" Watercolor on 12" x 15" Watercolor Paper

The Inquisitor

"The Inquisitor" (October 2012)
9" x 12" Watercolor and Ink on 12" x 15" Watercolor Paper

Cuco Mask

"Cuco mask" (September 2012)

Look back a couple of posts to read more about my Cuco project. 

Night of the Living Dead Poster

The good folks at Big Collage are screening "Night of the Living Dead" as part of their Halloween Meltdown, and they asked me to work up the poster design. The original drawing is Ink and Watercolor on 12" x 18" Watercolor Paper.



"Cuco" (September 2012)
11" x 14" Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Watercolor paper

This piece is an accompanying illustration to my first "Illustrative Mask Making" project. The project requires us to make a mask based on folklore from our ancestry. I chose Cuco, the Portuguese boogeyman. I started the mask today, and will post pictures of that as it progresses. I may also work up another drawing for Cuco. I have another composition I would like to try. Either way, it had been a long time since I had used watercolors, and it was a fun exercise.


"Oraculum" (September 2012)
9" x 12" Ink on Bristol


"Hardboiled" (August 2012)
18" x 24" Mixed Media on Gallery Wrap Canvas


Other places to view my art

I have been building even more of an internet presence as of late.  Here is the rundown of places that you can see my art/sketches/wip shots/etc... 

I am also on instagram under the name workweak  I post a lot of sketches and work in progress shots on instagram.  It's probably the one place that will have work that I will not post here or on the other pages listed above.

I'm also interested to see what you people are up to.  Shoot me a link to where I can see any art/hear any music that you folks have been working on.

Peep Show

“Peep Show” (August 2012)
11” x 14” Acrylic and Collage on Wood Panel

The Exorcist

"The Exorcist" (August 2012)
9" x 12" Ink on Bristol

The Man with No Name

"The Man with No Name" (August 2012)
6" x 12" Ink and Photoshop


"Skeksis" (August 2012)
9" x 12" Ink on Bristol


"Nosferatu" (August 2012)
9" x 12" Ink on Bristol

The Seventh Seal

"The Seventh Seal" (August 2012)
11" x 14" Sumi Ink and White Ink on Bristol

Lost in Space

"Lost in Space" (August 2012)
11" x 14" Ink and Photoshop


The Red Masks

The Red Masks blog is now live.  
Swing by to see what I have been ranting about..


"Bloodstains" (July 2012)
9" x 12" Sumi Ink and White Ink on Watercolor Paper with Digital Color

From "The Red Masks"

The Dark Knight Returns

"The Dark Knight Returns" (July 2012)
Ink, Collage, and Photoshop.


"Ascension" (July 2012)
11" x 17" Sumi Ink, White Ink, and Pencil on Bristol.

Chief of Staff

"Chief of Staff" (July 2012)
9" x 12" Sumi Ink and White Ink on Watercolor Paper with Digital Color

Another piece from "The Red Masks" featuring the Chief of Staff.

Brand Name

"Brand Name" (July 2012) 9" x 12" Mixed Media Collage on Bristol Paper


Night Surgeon

"Night Surgeon" (July 2012)
9" x 12" Sumi Ink and White Ink on Watercolor Paper with Digital Color

"The Red Masks seemed to be everywhere at once. Emerging from the shadows, their Sixth Division Night Surgeons never seemed to be too far away."

More info on the "Red Masks" series coming soon.

The Murder Mystery

"The Murder Mystery" (July 2012)
5" x 7" Mixed Media Collage on Watercolor Paper



"Plaguelands" (July 2012)
11" x 14" Sumi Ink and White Ink on Watercolor Paper

Ju-on: The Grudge

"Ju-on: The Grudge" (June 2012)
11" x 14" Sumi Ink and Red Ink on Watercolor Paper


"Shellshock" (June 2012)
11" x 14" Ink and Micron on Watercolor paper


King of the Monsters

"King of the Monsters" (June 2012)
11" x 14" Sumi Ink on Bristol


"Ambush" (June 2012)
11" x 17" Ink and Micron on Watercolor Paper

The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull

"The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull" (June 2012)
11" x 14" Sumi Ink on Bristol


"Pteranodon" (June 2012)
11" x 14" Ink and Pencil on Bristol

This image was drawn up to be used in a screen printing experiment. I will post more info about that on my blog sometime in the near future. In the mean time, please feel free to look at this guy and imagine you are some sort of epic dinosaur, flying around and looking down at other dinosaurs. I know you were going to do it anyways.


Mustard Gas

"Mustard Gas" (June 2012)
11" x 14" x 3/4" Acrylic on Cradled Panel

D for Dangerous

"D for Dangerous" (June 2012)
11" x 14" x 3/4" Xerox and Acrylic on Cradled Panel.

The Arborwolves

"The Arborwolves" (May 2012)
12" x 18" Micron and Sharpie on Bristol

The Plot Thickens

"The Plot Thickens" (May 2012)
24" x 30" x 1.5" Mixed Media on Textured Gallery Wrap Canvas


"AT-AT" (May 2012)
12" x 18" Ink on Bristol

This was one of 12 separate drawings that were used for my "This Machine Kills Fascists" design. Everything was drawn on a different sheet of paper, and then colorized in photoshop. Most of the layers consisted of a bunch of random marks/blobs on a page. This is the only drawing that looking complete on its own, so I thought I would share. I figure there are a handful of people that I am friends with that would get a kick out of an AT-AT drawing. This thing took me so long to figure out the perspective on, and I kind of feel silly just being done with the project

This Machine Kills Fascists

"This Machine Kills Fascists" (May 2012)
12" x 16" Ink and Photoshop

A two-point perspective exercise for my technical drawing class.

The Dawn Patrol

"The Dawn Patrol" (April 2012)
18" x 24" Acrylic on Bristol Mounted on Textured Gallery Wrap Canvas.

This painting was for my Illustration 1 Near/Far assignment, where a figure in the foreground had to be connected to a figure/object in the background creating a story in one image. This isn't the best picture of the piece. A lot of the textures were lost, and the bright green in the footprint is much more vibrant in real life.

Duke Drastic: Hole in the Sky promo

"Duke Drastic: Hole in the Sky promo" (April 2012)
11" x 14" Ink, Acrylic, and Photoshop


"Manhunter" (April 2012)
14" x 17" Black and White Ink on Bristol paper with Photoshop

The Call of Cthulhu

"The Call of Cthulhu" (April 2012)
12" x 15" India Ink on 14" x 17" Bristol Paper

"The odour arising from the newly opened depths was intolerable, and at length the quick-eared Hawkins thought he heard a nasty, sloping sound down there. Everyone listened, and everyone was listening still when It lumbered slobberingly into sight and gropingly squeezed Its gelatenous green immensity through the black doorway into the tainted outside air of that poison city of madness." 
-H. P. Lovecraft "The Call of Cthulhu"

From Beyond

"From Beyond" (March 2012)
Ink, Pencil, Acrylic, and Photoshop.

Based on the H.P Lovecraft story of the same name.


"Farewell" (February 2012)
11" x 14" Watercolor and Color Pencil on 12" x 15' Watercolor paper

An assignment for my Illustration 1 class.  We had to illustrate a scene from a children's book that was based on a sentence.  My sentence was:  "When the clock struck twelve, he knew it was finally over."