Parisian - Parasite

A while ago now, I put in some time crafting a music video for my good friend Ian Jones. AKA Parisian. We used to DJ together way back when. Ian continued on pursuing music seriously, while I tapered off to focus on visual art. It is my pleasure and my honor to have collaborated with him once again, be it in an all together different context.

One of my favorite parts of the process was designing the strange antiqued medical diagrams that are scattered throughout the video. Each one has a unique feeling in its own right. I'd like to do something more with these as I feel they are quite successful. Posters, prints, T-shirts maybe? 

The video is an experimental non-narrative, meant to be enjoyed as a visual experience that reinforces the evocative aural tone of the song. I'd embed the video directly here, but would rather not have Ad's on this site. Please check out the official release on the Noisey Youtube channel HERE.


Return to Unurban

I don't get over to the Open Mic @ Unurban Cafe that often these days, as my Friday nights are filled with official Art Club excitement. I found myself with a break last week and headed right over to my old stomping ground. Its nice bumping into friends & roommates, and seeing old familiar faces. And overall, the music was top notch.


Airplane People

I came across these old scans from a large cross country travel adventure I partook back in July. Just a couple of pages of drawing killing time in various airplanes and airport terminals.


The Expo Line

I recently headed to Disney Feature Animation to catch up with an old colleague, the incredible Scott Watanabe. The things I saw up there were nothing short of incredible. The studio is developing some fantastic work. Hopefully we'll be able to see some of it one day...

I braved LA's burgeoning public transportation: biking to the Expo line Culver city, transferring to the Red line up to NoHo, then biking the rest of the way. The trip was great! Highly recommended! It took me only a little longer than had I driven, I wasn't consumed by traffic + road rage, and I was even able to sketch a bit. 


Malibu Canyon Reprise

A page of landscape sketches from Malibu Canyon. Some friends have been going rock climbing up thattaway, and I've tagged along to draw and swim @ the dam. Great place.


Ice House Canyon

In the beginning of September, I caught up with the excellent George Fuentes for some hiking and landscape painting up near Mt. Baldy. What a place... so lovely! If you plan on reaching the Saddle, be prepared for a hike much longer than you would think. 

I would have posted sooner, but the originals were in route to a lovely home in Portland, OR. Didn't want to spoil the surprise. 

Anyone wanna go hiking?


Natural History Museum

Back in early September, some friends (Alex Preston and Matt Nava) and I took advantage of the Free Tuesdays offered at the Natural History Museum in LA. A good chunk of the day was spend drawing in the new(ish) Dinosaur wing, but there's tons of other great stuff there, like the open air catalog of pottery and artifacts. I'll be heading back soon enough. 


Old and Incomplete

A painting started long ago, never completed. It is most likely fully abandoned, but instead of throwing it away discretely... I'll show you my garbage!



May Drawing Dump!

First a quick couple from Unurban Cafe. Its been a while since I've attended an Open Mic there due to other art related conspiracies that have taken up that time. Mua ha ha!

Went to see my good buddy Wyatt MacDermott jam fierce on the broken upright piano at the Monday night open mic @ The Talking Stick. Oh god yeah there's some characters there...

Last two, chilling @ Venice Grind, and in line @ the Purdue Courthouse respectively.


The Getaway

Hey Everyone! The last thing Three Legged Legs created as a collective was this little motion test. It was believed to be lost in the digital dust, until now! Take a look at the first 10 seconds and call it a day... unless you're a geek and want a 5 minute technical behind the scenes. There's also two other parts in the Vimeo comments. Enjoy!


The Abyss : A Short Story

This piece is very dear to me; dare I say... intensely personal. I wrote the story many months ago, and have been slowly chipping away at it since. Along the way I faced  many artistic challenges, over which I feel I have gloriously triumphed! When moments of passionate creative desire brought me through darkness and back to these pages, all was right in the world. I'm incredibly happy to say, it's finally complete (for now!

It is my pleasure to share it with you.


Old Gif

Oh Boy! I sat down and whipped this together many moons ago. Part of a longer piece that will forever be unfinished. Something I've always loved, and want to do more of... Don't know much about it, but I wanna learn!


Landscape Pastels!

After attending a fantastic gallery showing of my old instructor Gary Geraths and his lovely wife @ Bunny Gunner gallery, I was inspired to dust off the old pastels and get outdoors! Returning to Malibu Canyon for a day of hiking and drawing felt so amazing. I happened to run into my pal Andrew Hem and his Otis guache landscape painting class. What are the odds!? How great!

The last time I was there was for the final Los Angeles Swimming meetup before Jeff "Throb" Edwards took off for the east coast. Some rock climber broke his foot and had to be boated out by the mega rescue squad. It put a pause on the cliff jumping madness, but I loved it cause I got to draw gear. 

The place is incredible if you haven't been...


Tree Nap

Just hanging out napping in dead trees @ Temescal Canyon.


Drawing Again!

Oh man! Some portrait sketches from Pier Cafe and The Cows End. Awesome!

And as I walked the Venice Boardwalk, some police horses caught my eye and I busted out the old drawing arm for a short spurt! Rad!


Letters | Day 29 | The End

Goodness Gracious! I made it. The February Letters Challenge has been pretty awesome. Thanks to everyone that's written back so far! Expect one more comprehensive post about the whole experience, and then it'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming.