Back when I used to be a more active alley forager I would find some real treasures, especially in the old brownstone Baltimore city neighborhood I once called home. With a little patience and some ignorant bravery, one could scavenge some really glorious garbage among the broken glass and discarded syringes. One such object I discovered was a Victorian photo album full of miniature portrait photographs. I have created these drawings in an attempt to bring these faces back into the world after a century of hiding away.
I don't have much experience with portraits but I thought these would make interesting studies. Plenty of imperfections in the proportions of the face, etc. but I like the mood and the look of them. Hopefully I'll have more to show soon~
paintings finally finished... for Graveyard Mates, the upcoming album of Lancaster's own, The Slackwater News (check out their music!) They are good friends of mine and excellent musicians. I am so happy that they asked me to do the artwork!
front & back covers - with room left for text.
also, I am trying to start up a tumblr for my illustration, so if you use that:
I noticed that I've acquired a few new followers- thank you! I love to know that people are visiting my humble little blog. Please come back! All the time! Lately I haven't been posting very consistently, but I have some works-in-progress that will make their way into this space sooner or later.