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I’ve decided to create a seperate blog for my NSFW art. If you’re into that sort of thing, go check it out at: Porrim’s Quadrant

I really need to practice life drawing. This was more difficult than it needed to be. 

I was looking through some old pictures and found one my friend had taken of me dressed as Porrim, and decided to paint it. Kinda messy, kind of stylized but It’s alright. 

Dylas from Rune Factory 4

Very fast, cropped, and loose

Wall works 3 Exhibition at UTEP’s Glass Gallery

We were asked to create a temporary piece upon the walls of UTEP’s Glass Gallery. This is an extension of the work I was doing in the “Carving Identity” series, but since I could not carve into the walls, I used thread to create the lines.

It was fun to cover my naked self in paint to create the imprints at school, it was not fun, however to drive home covered in drying tempera paint, as it tugged on tiny every hair on my body for the half hour drive was not fun. The fallowing week spent working on this was very stressful and tearing it down had a certain magic to it.

Carving Identity I & II

Tempera on tar paper

In the Carving Identity series, I used my own body’s imprint onto tar paper as a representation of a “pure identity” and used a knife to carve into the paper, creating lines that distort the image of the body until it was no longer recognizable to symbolize how every person alters themselves in an effort to be recognized or accepted.  The use of tar paper was initially incidental but has grown into something more- tar paper is used in construction and that purpose mirrors the theme of the piece, the construction of identity.

These won UTEP’s 2014 annual juried student art show’s “best drawing” award

"Luminare"

Collaborative work with Laura Turon, Briseda Ochoa, and Fabian Uribe.

6’x10’ Acrylic, screws and poly tab cloth on Masonite

Now on display in the Anson Mills building in El Paso, TX

Drink n’ draw sketch from my visit to Seattle last month

"The Final"

Portrait of Kyo in the Dir en Grey PV “The Final”

Man this is old. I remember finishing this a hotel room in Nagoya in December 2009.

"Romance"

Portrait of Atsushi Sakurai, from his band BUCK-TICK’s PV “Romance”

Amanda Palmer & Brian Viglione 

First one was referenced from “Leeds United”
Second one based of this photo by Kelly Davidson