My first foray into the blueprint concept. I was spending more time improving one of the core skills needed to create better paintings and artwork: what lies underneath. In doing so, I was quickly reminded of how little I knew about anatomy, and incidentally, everything in general. I wondered what we might look like if we came with instruction manuals, or blueprints to help make sense of everything.
Originally from Chicago, I've been painting, drawing and sculpting for as long as I can remember. Comic books and cartoons were my gateway into different forms of art, as I eventually (and begrudgingly) accepted that even exaggerated characters and heroes are made better when one has a solid handle on anatomy, perspective and the like. Practicing these points helped me grow an appreciation for fine art and a desire to make my own. Most of what I've learned has been self taught, with the aid of online tutorials from artists and painters I admire. I'm continually adding the aspects and methods that I enjoy to my Frankenstein skill-set. My imagery and subjects vary, often jumping from portraits and figure painting to surrealism; sometimes I'm inspired by a mood I'm in, other times, a fleeting image that popped in my head.