Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tyrion before color

On Wednesday I'll post the colored version.

Monday, March 30, 2015


I sculpted this heart for a short film. photographed on a lazy Susan.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

the flip phone.

Remember these?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monopod base.

A little while ago I saw a video from Mr Cheesycam on youtube on the monopod base. I have a cheapo monopod that I got years ago. The bottom of the monopod was just a spike, the spike is fine, but I wanted a more steady base, like a Benro. BUT, I don't want to spend 150 bucks on it. 

the video that inspired me.

Cool right? well, Like I said, my monopod is super cheap, probably 12 dollars when I bought it. I didn't want to waste the Base on it and attach it permanently.  So I brainstormed a detachable solution. 
For 18 dollars I bought the base from Ebay. The bottom of the base is a 3/8 male screw. The bottom of the monopod is a spiked CONE. I would have to make a connection for both parts. 
Here's the ingredients.  

1.5 inch 3/8 screw
1.5 inch pvc pipe ( or 1 inch, i forget, I had some spares around) cut to about 1.5 inches


I put the coupling nut to the bottom of the base , turning it female. I then put the steel epoxy putty on the end of the monopod, after cutting off the rubber piece attached to the monopod. I made a little rig to make sure the 3/8 screw was 90 degrees. (it was still alittle off but good enough!)
After the putty hardened, i attached the pvc pipe, and put more putty on that. 

After an hour it was fully cured and good enough to test. 


Afterwards, I sprayed it down with krylon. 

Not perfectly straight, but i tested it with my camera and the biggest lens I have, worked fine. I wouldn't extend it all the way or attach more gear on the camera because of the weight, but for light shooting, this works! I'm not worried about the attachment breaking off because i put so much of the epoxy on there, that stuff is STRONG. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

collab with niece

Julia did the drawing, I did the coloring.

Monday, March 23, 2015

With Julia

I know all kids draw but my niece might have inherited the drawing gift!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

tbt blogweek

one of my favorite blog entries from years ago.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


my cholesterol and blood pressure is just about perfect.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

blog week continues

I Have a baby niece and a baby nephew, both love climbing 

things. So naturally they fall.

after the climbing adventures, sleep, where I can draw them. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

blog week!

This is illustrated blog week.

Time to turn it off.

Friday, March 13, 2015


Hey there, Here's a better scan of the Nosferatu image I did a few weeks back. (camera phone last time)
And while i had it on my screen, I did some touchups in photoshop. Mostly the jaw and the nose. I didn't want to do too much because I really liked the texture of the canvas. Sure i could fake the texture in photoshop, but it's too perfect like that. There's something very appealing to the imperfect mess that is real paint.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

TBT blind ninja turtles.

Remember in drawing class you had to do blind contour drawings?

You weren't suppose to look down at the paper as you drew. So a hand would look like that mess. The drawings were sometimes interesting but mostly trash.  In the 6th grade I started drawing everything with my eyes closed. Everything= superheroes and ninja turtles.

I am still drawing ninja turtles with my eyes closed and they still look the same.

Much more fun than those damn hands. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Recently I rediscovered my airbrush.

It all started from watching Adam Savage's one day build,

then other videos of model kits and airbrushes,  and here I am. About to buy a new Airbrush spray booth to make model kits. Another expensive time consuming hobby. Look for updates. I'll start off by painting some of my super sculpey sculpts.

Stay tuned friends!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

neolucida sketch

Hey there, So I took the neocluida out to the met over the weekend and sketched a famous sculpture.  

Monday, March 9, 2015


Look at the negative space. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

The week old snow looks like waves.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

tbt christmas

Bryant park by my office, Take during Christmas. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

photo week continues!

My city is so straight!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

messy wall

This looks messy and pretty.

Baby Weasel riding woodpecker.

I'm sure you guys saw that famous photo this morning. Here's my version. 

Monday, March 2, 2015


The Hudson River looking swell.