I worked in acrylic paint back then, just about all tubes of which I 100% stole from art classrooms over the years. But there were a few watercolors in there too, also stolen from school. Given that I was into death metal, horror novels, HR Giger and also hitting puberty you can see how my subject matter revolved primarily around babes, body horror and repulsive situations. A lot of death metal album covers at the time were big weird Lovecraftian monstrosities so I was emulating what I liked. Inspiration also came from models in fashion magazines or my dad’s Playboys which were kept very poorly stashed in his room.
Lots of sketches and drawing with pencil and charcoal and plenty of copying heavy metal album art and other stuff I was into. Same inspirations as the paintings!
CARTOON PAGE 1991-92
In freshman year of high school I had French class with my pal Michelle and every day I’d draw a “Cartoon Page” with recurring characters and goofy running storylines for the sole purpose of cracking Michelle and I up. There’s hundreds of these and I do not know French.
I was always drawing something as a kid. Here’s some of those somethings.