Saturday, July 25, 2009

last day at work

i took some pics of my last day at work:

peter and larry going over plans.

me and carl on aloha friday.

harry and carl inspecting the front yard of our job in hawaii kai.

jerome.. staring at a bush.

the backyard.. it's almost finished, just needs grass and more gravel.

Friday, July 24, 2009

drawing cherie

when you get bored of psp, you draw pictures... that's the way it has always been.. since the days of my grandfather and his grandfather before him.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

picture day

cherie and i took some pictures.
the pictures of cherie, i took;
the pictures of me, cherie took;
the pictures of both of us.. a ghost took.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

landscape progress

for the past month or so i've worked on two sites. one is a federal job on the marine base in kaneohe , the other is a residential job in kapolei. i've taken a few pictures of our progress so far, i'm only posting the kapolei pics today.. more to come:

week 1

week 3
the last couple days we've mostly been fabricating stone for the walkways and waterfall. the pile of rocks on the right will be the waterfall/koi pond, the pile of junk in the middle is what we use to make the stepping stones.

week 1

week 3
here you can see the stones we make in three stages:
1. (bottom left) junk brick/stone/anything we can find.
2. (bottom right) mixture of gravel and cement is added
3.(middle, around the edge of the pond) a final layer of cement is added, pressed with a textured skin, and powdered with dye.
(the rocks inside the pond are real)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

print day

molly was my studio assistant the other day.
we printed hot-pink japanese symbols....
(I wasn't in charge of picking the designs or colors)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

im afraid of my plywood

so i have an 8'x4' sheet of birch ply i want to use for a large scale woodcut and print on fabric/washi with a baren... the only problem with this plan is that i've just been staring at it instead of drawing on it. it seems like i should have a substantial image to fit the size (and damage to my wallet).

anyways, i'll post some progress as soon as some progress happens :)

here's some sketches/ideas that i'm leaning towards:

Monday, July 6, 2009

grapite drawing of my friend, molly m

she saves me from drowning in the ocean, i draw an ugly picture for her... even steven.

micron and sharpie sketch

Friday, July 3, 2009

friday morning fig drawing (jul 3)

20 minute poses in kaneohe with ballpoint pen and sharpie.

chickens love pringles

so there are some wild chickens that live on the edge of the kaneohe-cc campus.. and apparently they are very friendly when you have a tube of potato chips.