Epic week of finals

Here's a little ditty I busted out last night for my Illustration final. Let your eyes spend some Quality Time and enjoy


a little editorial satire for you

A preliminary drawing for a oil rub technique in my media class. Kim Jong Il dressed as Sir Bonaparte with some 'nukes. Enjoy!



Here's a little sample of whats been going down in the 'dirty. Things are looking good lately, I've got my work hanging in the offices of Sullivan Productions in Tampa, where there is a reality t.v. show being filmed! My work will be infiltrating your boob tube on the Discovery channel, starting in March. The show is called Pitch Men, all about the life and times of those who work so hard, to bring late night lurkers some luscious infomercial entertainment. I'll keep you guys posted! There also is a kids book in the works, so lots of new things going on, I'll try to update more.

I love you all!


more sketchbook delights

Howdy folks, been super busy lately. Had some car troubles earlier this week, but all is fixed and well. I've got some great opportunities coming my way, in the world of commissions, so keep your peepers peeled for some more interesting work!

until next time...


Branded for life

Sketchbook Morsels

Howdy faithful viewers, I still remain camera-less, so no major works to show you, however here's some tasty sketchbook delights freshly scanned for your viewing pleasure. Though I've been running on little sleep and much mountain dew, school is great, life is grand. No complaints on this end :]

f.y.i. 20th birthday in 1 week!!!


Some unfortunate news

I have recently become camera-less, so posts will more than likely be rather minimal for the time being, but hang in tight folks, technology cant hold back my creative wrath!

But in the meantime, anyone want to contribute to the Laura-is-a-poor-college-student-and-needs money-for-a-new-camera/art supplies/groceries and gas fund? Its a small, but hopefully growing organization, made possible by the contributions from valued viewers like you!!

Until next time...


it's business time

So, this summer has been swell, but the swellings gone down, and now its time to get down to the nitty gritty.
I'm ready and rearing for the up and coming school year, as well as truly starting to get my name and my work out anywhere and everywhere I possibly can.
So now I'm back, from a long summer long hiatus, with lots of new work and updates to tantalize and titillate your orbital sockets.

This latest update are some business card ideas that I could use some advice and/or opinions on. Tell me what you think!


A long overdue update

The Long Whiskered
1' x 3'

Currently on Display at:
Ben & Jerry's
375A St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota, FL

more posts coming at you, stay tuned


Happy Birthday Ali!

This was a top secret commission of Hunter S. Thompson my dear friend C-Troll and I plotted for our friend Ali's birthday. Chris was the brains behind it all, I was merely the brush. It turned out pretty well if I do say so myself, and it was received well by the birthday girl. So a Happy Birthday Ali, I hope you dig on it as much as I dug painting it.

(See, I told you guys I would start posting again... stay tuned for more juiciness)


Sorry for the massive lack of updates as of late, I've been taking quite the hiatus since school let out. I have some sketchbook shots that I'll put up soon, as well as some paintings, a commission or two in the works. But for now, I'll leave you all with some pictures I made while on a mini road trip to St. Augustine with my dear friend Colleen. We ventured oh so far north to enjoy the lustrous sounds of a little ole band called Modest Mouse, who were slightly less than, with a 5 minute wait for an encore. These are the best of the best photos, so enjoy!


a trip through the way back machine...

Rose's Belfast Jar 16" x 20"

Carla's Window 18" x 24"

A few paintings from first semester. New work coming soon, I promise.


the human figure



self portrait of the day


some speed painting love

Assessment painting for observational color.
About an hour and a half, almost two hours.
Acrylic 9"x12"


cup of tea

haven't started working on anything since summer started (got out of class on the 29th) so heres some more work from this past semester. Cup illustration for intro. Same process as the sheep painting. Enjoy


landscape painting of the day

little bit wonky on the perspective
Oils 16" x 20"
palette knife

If you can guess the building on campus, I'll give you a cookie



just a few sketchbook shots, I really dig owls, if you couldn't tell

Have Ewe Any Wool?

Much apologies for lack of posts lately, been super busy. Finally finished with my first year at Ringling. This was my final illustration for Intro (previously posted value sketch). Best in the class. Enjoy!

I'll be making up for lack of posts with loads of new art, and new posts contantly.
Stay tuned.


righteous sketchbook action

Today was pretty amazing, if I do say so. Had my second to last into to ill class with golden-boy Brandes, then had some gnarly sketchbook-age and a great cup of tea at Pastry Art downtown Srq, then went to the Senior Illustration Exhibition on campus. SO RAD! I collected so many postcards and business cards, and salivated over all the work. I cant wait to be there one day, i will be there one day. So all in all, a very inspiring and creative day.

Sketch above is a little ditty of my roommate Alex Shear

Till next time....



Had my last figure class of my Freshman year today, sad to see it go, but am looking forward to what next year has in store for me. These are two portraits from earlier in the semester of Carl. enjoy


sketchbook part deux

a little zombie action for you. The zombie duel is a rough sketch for a soon-to-be painting, just for fun.
sorry the pictures are terrible