Alice & the Penguins This is from a series of paintings from early 2013. This one is a 12" x 12" acrylic on watercolor paper mounted on panels.
Black Light Self-Portrait This painting is 4′ x 4′. It’s painted With UV sensitive acrylic paint, sometime between 1995 and 1998. I found two color slides of this painting, one lit with regular light and one with blacklight. I combined them in Photoshop and created this animated gif. [...]
Alice & Eliina, Brush Marker Drawing 11×14 In 2016 I was introduced to a set of Faber-Castle pigmented ink brush markers. I love the line quality and was thrilled to hear that they are extremely lightfast. This one was done on 11×14 bristol board.
Eliina and Henry 2008 This was the first painting that I did of my wife, back in 2008. I moved back to Chicago from Los Angeles a year before and I didn’t own any paint or brushes. I bought a set of Acrylics on Ebay and this was the first painting I did in [...]
Josh & Eliina's Wedding This was the initial invitation we sent out for our wedding in Save the Date video to announce our wedding. It was emailed to our friends and family in February of 2010. I painted the characters on paper with ink, watercolor, and acrylic. After scanning, I animated the [...]
Pigmented Ink Drawing I bought some Micron pens to doodle with to help me get back into an Art Making mood. My first child Alice walked up to this when I wasn't looking at started drawing herself. I went with her lines and this is the final result. It is 8" x 10" on [...]
Beer & Eggs I made this film during my first year at CalArts in 2001-2002, where I was getting my MFA in Experimental Animation. I painted these digital puppets with watercolor and acrylic on paper. I was applying all the lessons that I was learning during my first-year of grad school to these characters as [...]
Times Square Takeover Our CEO was going to ring the NASDAQ bell in honor of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in June of 2007. We had the 70′ tall NASDAQ billboard in Times Square for the weekend and I was tasked with making as much animation as I could in a [...]
Loft Scene Diptych 8' x 4' These paintings measure 8′ x 4′ and are acrylic on 2 Masonite boards. I lived in a large 6,500 square foot loft space in the West-side of Chicago. I worked as a delivery driver in the day, and spent my nights painting and dreaming of something bigger. The characters are specific portraits [...]