Saturday, December 26, 2009

i got nothin to say about this one.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

City Council second visit, that's James B Craft, i like drawing that guy

Friday, December 4, 2009

Shoo I finally got this fat boi on the blog. This is technically the first piece in my senior thesis series, it just took me forever to finished this one and get it up on the interwebs. That's Kanye West and he is just stompin his way through a Super Nintendo kinda world. I put him in that world for a number of reasons, firstly because he is tryin to be so 80's these days, as well as electronic, so I thought 80's electronics...Super Nintendo. Also I parallelled him mostly with Link cause if you asked Kanye if he was the Hero of Time we all know what his answer would prolly be. The rupee count is 808 because Kanye's most recent cd was called 808 and Heartbreak. He is carrying a cross/surge protector cause he is always playing Jesus, and he's doin his electro thing. This is a pretty large painting, about 3 feet by 3 feet, all acrylic paint. I got lil wayne commin up soon. Long live autontune.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My father was born in Shiraz, Iran. He recently asked me to do a piece concerning the Green Movement currently going on in Iran. The architecture in the background is a famous iranian bridge in Esfahan called the Khaju Bridge. I turned this one out relatively quickly over my Thanksgiving break and hope to sell a few prints. Sumi ink, white acrylic, and digital elements.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Champagne... it's text, in case you find it illegible, it says Champagne
digitally colored sketch

Friday, November 20, 2009

This is T-Pain, he is a rapper and he is usually autotuned. That means he sounds like a weird robot all the time. He is also the first fully finished piece in my senior thesis series. I will be posting my painting of Kanye West soon. This piece is done with sumi ink, acrylic and digital elements.

Friday, November 13, 2009

T-Shirt Design

Sick day for me, didn't go to class so I drew a little from home. Thas my sleepy housemate loungin around in that drawing.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Some more visual journalism. This is my Wednesday class, it's called Professional Practices.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Concept art assignment for my digital illustration class. I decided to go with a character that I've been working with for sometime now. I've never colored this guy or put him in an environment so it was really fun working things out. Sumi ink, white acrylic, digital color. This dood is supposed to be enraged and indestructable.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I did these drawings today in Visual Journalism. The bottom one is a compilation of things I saw around Baltimore and chillin on the Metro. The top image is Shore Seafood in the Northeast Market. Apparently they have really good raw oysters.

Monday, October 26, 2009

This is an image I made last year for a character development class. We were supposed to reinterpret a commercial character so I went with Chester Cheetoh.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Here is a little more visual journalism. I did these at the symphony in Baltimore.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

These are a couple sketch book spreads from my visual journalism class

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just a couple drawings, the middle one was done in Italy, the other two are from a life drawing class a little while back

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm gunna be in Italy for about a month so this blog might get a little stagnant during that period, thanks for keeping track though everyone, once I get back i'll post all the work i did on the trip.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kind of a random piece I did for my character development class last semester, main premise is a little dood, in a little community has some very big ideas. sumi ink, acrylic, and a touch of digital

Thursday, June 11, 2009

These are just some quick sketches from my Kafka and Beckett class last fall semester with Saul Myers. Saul is ontop and the portraits on the bottom were all students in the class with me.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I just did these logos for my friend Matt. He's starting up a little business, lemme break it down: you go to Baltimore and drink, then you call up Matt's business and he'll come pick you up and drive you home in your car, that's the general gist of it. You can check out the website at, pretty self exclamatory pieces, all sumi ink.

Monday, June 8, 2009

These were pieces I did way back in the beginning of second semester, for the House of Usher Project. The top image is the lightning storm that scares the hell out of Roderick Usher and the bottom image is my interpretation of the haunted swamp that surround the decaying mansion. Both are acrylic with ball point pen.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

We were given the assignment to redesign the movie Logan's Run (1976), making it more contemporary, and less of a campy 70's sci-fi film. The film takes place in a postapocalyptic, futuristic society that lives in giant domes. They live in a world of constant pleasure and happiness, until they reach the age of 30 and then they must allow themselves to be killed. If anyone tries to avoid the standardized age of death they are hunted down by the Sandmen, who will stop at nothing to enforce the rule. The Sandmen in the original movie were regular guys with tiny laser guns, so I reinterpreted the Sandman as a large insect-like robot, or mech constrolled from within, or remotely. The scene at the top is a woman attempting to run, but getting snatched up by a Sandman-robot somewhere outside the boundaries of the city. The other two images are my designs for the clothing of the regular citizens. All acrylic with a little digital work.

Friday, June 5, 2009

This is an image from the story of Sinbad the Sailor. In one of Sinbad's many adventures he finds a vast canyon in which the floor is littered with diamonds. He discovers soon that this treasure is guarded by enormous bird-monsters called Rocs, and he is soon snatched up by one and taken to its nest. To find out what happens after that you'll have to read the rest of the story yourself, it's very exciting. This is the moment before Sinbad is grabbed by the Roc. Sumi ink, charcoal, white acrylic and ballpoint pen. I know the piece is a weird shape, but it kept growing so i just added new pieces of paper as I saw fit.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

This was a painting I did of how I envisioned the minotaur for the Theseus project. I ended up redoing the minotaur to be more stylized and more similar to Theseus, which was in a couple posts back, but I enjoyed doing this painting. It's a little collage for the cave, and I got the texture on the Minotaur body by painting over chunks of dried acrylic I pasted on. The rest of the piece is all acrylic. I was going for a kind of scary, subterranean-minotaur, like a naked mole-rat.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This is an environment I did for the Theseus project. In the original myth, the entrance to the Labyrinth (where the minotaur lived) was described as more of a hole than a gate or door that the sacrificial greek boys and girls were thrown down. This is how I envisioned the entrance that you would get chucked in if you were chosen to face the bull/man. Acrylic and sumi ink as usual, with a little ball point pen.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

These were my colored character designs for the project i described in my last post, i like the way Theseus turned out in color, it was fun working in a kind of stylized way.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I got an assignment to read a greek myth and create characters and environments as if they were going to be used for an animation. The story I chose was that of Theseus and Ariadne (and the minotaur of course, which i'll post soon). Theseus has the more square designs and Ariadne has circular designs.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

This was a painting i did for my dad, it is a portrait of my uncle Dariush, and my aunt Pary. They live in Switzerland but the city behind them in this piece is Toledo, Spain. The painting is entirely acrylic and about 2 and a half feet by 2 feet.