Monday, November 23, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More Experiments

More sketchbook playtime. This time it's mostly pastel and watercolor with a little bit of ink thrown around where it felt necessary.

based on this photograph by this person.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ink Experiments

Some ink experiments on a couple old/failed portrait night drawings.

I'm pretty happy with them.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Some sketchbook left over from the summer. A little bit of figure from the Art Students League, a little bit of figure from the Society of Illustrators, and a little bit of apartment in Michigan. The scans are a little funny, oh well.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Typewriter Operator

This is Humphrey. He's journeyed up north to write a book on snow for everyone back home. Right now he's writing a chapter on the pleasures of coffee after coming in from the cold.

He is made of sculpey. There's some paper in there, and some fabric too.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Poor moon...


Also, I've looked it up, the moon doesn't actually have another name... it really is just "the moon." So I guess the moon is just being a little neurotic.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


This is suitshark. Careful, just one drop of business in the water and he could go into a BUSINESS FRENZY.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bird snake is GO!!!

More sketchbook pop-up madness. This is the majestic birdsnake. Native to the wonderful mountains of southern Canada. The bird snake patrols the wilderness for stray mounties to lead them back to the reservation. Or eat them. Birdsnake sightings are rare, but splendid experiences.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Tiny Eyes

Not a lot of explanation for this. It just sort of happened.

Also, here's part of something else I've been working on:

Over and out.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hello! I'm going to work!

More sketchbook enjoyment right here. This little fella is off to work. To do business. You can tell this by his briefcase, which is full of important documents. Yes.

Now in motion!

On another note I've been thinking... there seem to be a few too many Rob Chandlers out there. I was thinking of changing my name to Captain Destruction... thoughts?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sketchbook Playtime

Been playing around in my sketchbook with making illustrations from sewn fabric. Here is experiment number one.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New York Grammar

So here's a bunch of sketchbook work back from May and June. Taking New Jersey Transit in and out of New York every day gave me a lot of faces to pick from. So here's that, some classmates and some models.

The book from July will follow shortly.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

After I fell in the river but before I drowned

This was my final for Junior year Illustration with Thiel, an illustration for After I Fell in the Water but Before I Drowned by Dave Eggars. Sort of a difficult read (the image, not the story) but I think it works.

Friday, April 17, 2009

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One watercolor and one gouache piece. This was my first time with gouache and it was honestly pretty neat stuff, nice, forgiving and easy to control. Watercolor and I, on the other hand, have a long and sorted history of not really getting along... I think this is probably the first time I've managed to actually make watercolor do what I want it to... sort of.

Also, I was talking to a friend about how gouache was spelled versus how gouache was pronounced. I wound up breaking it down to "gwash" which eventually we mutated to G-Wash, which is, of course, what you call gangster George Washington.

Then this happened:


The end.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Feathers eyes and teeth

So it's been a little while since I've posted anything. So, in attempt to fix that:

Anyway this was a sculpture for my advanced media class. There are parts of this I'm pleased with, but there are a lot of places where I really feel like I could have done a lot better with a little more time, but it had to be baked and painted for critique so... well, oh well.

These right here are the classy photos Don Brandes took of it, I have some less classy ones I took myself I might post soon of a couple other angles I liked that he didn't shoot from...

Anyway, more soon hopefully.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Another round at stacked paper, this time the assignment was to re-do part of a childrens book. I did my favorite book from when I was a little kid, How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head by Bill Peet ( here ). Here we have Droofus being nursed back to health after a crash by a little boy he befriended.

Mmm hmm.

For whatever reason whenever I upload this to the internet the color is flattening out, the whole thing gets gray... anyone know what's going on?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Made to Serenade

So, more robot love themed artwork from back in January. I really wanted to try doing some isometric drawing, so I thought this was a good time to do it.

The lady is based on an Underwood No. 5 because they're awesome.