Something else I'm working on... let's call him Steamie for now. The body was made out of PVC pipe and an Xmas ornament. Then I sculpted arms and legs using wire and epoxy clay. The arms are attached using magnets which allow some articulation. Bobbins, styrene and wire management hose make up the wheels. Paint to come.


Hmmm, it's almost the end of the year again. In addition to oil painting this past semester, I enrolled in a printmaking class. We learned various techniques including drypoint, etching, aquatinting, lino block printing and lithography. It was pretty complicated and technical at first, but when we finally got to print some pieces, it was well worth it. Take a look...

Evil Eye drypoint

King Eye etching

Evil Eye aquatint

Flower Girl etching

Daliphant lino block print

Muertos lino block print


Expanding my skills through oil painting

In all my years in the arts, I've never really done traditional canvas painting, so I decided to enroll in a painting class at the local community college. Oil painting has always felt like it might be more difficult, and smelly, compared to painting with acrylics, so I went with oils. It's almost the end of the semester and I've finished two paintings—I'll skip over the color and gradient charts we did. The first one is a still life and the second is a painting from a photograph I took a long time ago.


Finally finished a piece!!! SteamMech

Lots of bits and pieces of other projects laying around the workshop, but I finally got one piece put together. Plastic, wire, epoxy clay, and acrylic paint.


DIY dust shield

Using your Dremel usually results in you being covered in dust from whatever you're carving. Here's my ghetto dust shield made from a clear disposable plastic cup. Works like a charm.


Figure Sculpture class

Been taking a figure sculpture class at the local community college to improve my modeling skills. Certainly helped my clay sculpting skills, learned some anatomy, and fun with raku! Here's what I accomplished. I'll definitely be going back in the fall to take some more classes. Highly recommended!


Muertos Sigue Rodando

Just decided this piece needed some reworking. I wasn't happy with the fingers and the eyes, so here are some new photos.


Octomickey Snapshots!

Some snapshots of the finished piece! Look who's controlling the Mickey mech!