Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Figure drawing

I took a figure drawing class last semester and have been really missing the live model sessions. I have a website that I use to stay in practice, but its just not the same as a live model, Ill be sure to find a live model session in Atlanta when I go to SCAD. But for now, here are some 5 min. gestures sketched on my Cintiq

Monday, July 28, 2014

3D Design

Welp, the semester is over and Ill be posting some class reviews I really enjoyed my 3D design. It was an odd class in that we only made three projects for the entire semester, but they took up all the time.

First: Paper sculpture

The original idea seen in this sketch was a paper "tornado" but I couldn't find a glue strong enough to hold the form up.

So instead I decided to make this sort of arc

I only used four sided pyramids because they were fast to make and I didnt feel as bad when I destroyed them, which I did...

Here is the final sculpture

At the final critique someone said it might work good hanging from the wall

I liked this display and it helped me develop the background story that it is one heart pouring into another. Thus giving it the title "Unconditional"
this piece was in the 2014 CPCC Student Art Show

Second: Wire sculpture

With the 2014 CPCC Student Show deadline impending I pushed myself hard to finish up this piece in under a week

I finished the Lightning bug in time for the show and it was accepted to my great excitment. But now I had 4 weeks free because I had finished early so the teacher made me make a second wire sculpture to use my class time well. Originally I was a bit mad about this but in the end I was grateful, and told her so, because I have four pieces while everyone else only has three.

I just retired my All Star sneakers because they were sprouting holes so decided to make a dedication to them. The hardest part about this build was the shoelaces, I wove eight 22 gauge wires together to make them, the rest was just molded steel.

Third (Fourth for me): Plaster Sculpture

Of course I wanted to make a Batman Sculpture I found a really really bad drawing of mine from years ago that I wanted to do justice (pun intended) to

I planned out my new better looking version from multiple views.

I took the most pictures of this process, but sadly didnt take a picture of the original block of plaster.

Day 1

 Day 2: I made the major design change from two ears, to one shape that insinuates ears.

 Day 3

 Day 4

 Day 5


My Teacher was AMAZING! very inspiring and does great work, here is her website

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


One of the #Sketch_Dailies topics last week was NightCrawler from X-Men, I didnt get a chance to finish it that day so here he is. NightCrawler can teleport, so naturally in my Drawing he teleports through a page to get to cake

and then when you turn the page!!!!

...cause everyone really just wants cake.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Computer Art

Unfortunately I didn't learn anything in my Computer Art class this last semester, It was all about getting the 3 college credits. But I did use class time to work on my own projects, My book commission, and writing on this, my blog.

Class Assignments:

Photo restoration


 Movie Poster

Personal Projects:

I found a tutorial to make this really cool geometric self portrait in Adobe Illustrator and decided to use the opportunity of having the application and made this selfie.

Colored this inked artwork during one of the empty class days.

Logo Design:
I made these three logos while waiting for my computer art to actually give me an assignment, she didn't so I made money. For anyones Reference I am open for logo design business:
 $300 for a black and white logo
$350 for full color. The process to make each of these three was approximately a two week turn around from initial contact to final product.

The "Homeschool Castles" blog logo shows the company's value of growth, with the subtle arrow shape, and their value of a study foundation.

"Illumination Choir" is a show choir in Matthews, NC

 United Mountain Horse Inc. is a company that is involved in the training of riders in the equestrian arts.

To contact me about a logo you would like created contact me at

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Today's Sketchy: June

And... Here is June!

Texting David

Apple's WWDC 2014


Yoyo Boy Facebook Page (Now its, Anderson Carman Art)

Flying to MN

Charles' Bachelor Party!

Charles and Tessa Carman get Married!

Fly Home


Finish Yoyo Boy inks

finish yoyo boy lettering

coloring and the world cup

How to Train your Dragon 2

Flag day, yea its a thing...

Molly's 16th Birthday

Lobster sand sculpture

Charleston City Market

Drive Home

Picking up prints


Learning a lot, and sales

Drinking from a fire hydrant

Blimp and the start of a terrible tick problem...

IPO scholarship contest

Breaking bad, "I am the one who knocks!"

Red shirts



David's Birthday!

RV's dont float