Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
4.5'x 4.5' oil painting
This was one of my favorite assignments, I had to repaint a classical painting and impose myself as one of the characters.
Friday, April 16, 2010
11"x14" color pencil
Class assignment: to create a magazine add for a product.
We use Seventh Generation at my house and it seems pretty safe for the environment, so for my illustration I wanted to show a parallel between fresh water fish and laundry chemicals, and the awareness that cleaning products can actually be very harmful.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
11"x 14" ink and watercolor
This is one of the few hundred comics I've drawn where I've had the time to finalize it and color it in. This was also shown at Altered Esthetics, a gallery in Minneapolis. It's called "The Struggles to Better Man Kind" as kind of a joke on what is considered consumable bi-products added to our food as well as the humor of diet fads and the "scientific studies" that are constantly telling us what we can and can't eat.
18"x 20" acrylic paint
This is an older but still one of my favorite paintings I've done. I'm really drawn to creating wimsicle scenes that can sort-of break out of standard perspective, but you still follow it kind of like an image sort of like a dream. And like a dream, the images are left open to interpretation but never fully clear.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
These are some of illustrations I'm doing for my internship at Redleaf press. They just give me a word and I get to go to work, its amazing there. These were all illustrated with Pen and ink.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This is my most recent painting that I just finished this year. I was going for the idea of discovery and exploration crossing into imagination and the impossible. So far, this sort of stretch of science and subconsious can only be preformed through the arts, whether its through movies, books, or paintings like this one.
I asked my friend Jason Peterson to assist in writing his own version of my artist statement to give it a more scholarly appeal, this is what he wrote:
The human mind is a constantly evolving landscape wherein the fragments of reality combine with the unknown to create a lucid atmosphere, both anxiously charged and terrifying, which allows us to draw on our experiences and play them out in alternate realities that force us to question the possible.
In The Discovery, Todd has attempted to capture this realm of meta-consciousness by stationing the subjects in the dark and uncharted depths of the ocean, and by mixing the elements of reality (technology and it’s growing reach of discovery) and the extraordinary (the once-self-propelled and inorganically-conscious Tin Man of Oz) in a circumstantial relationship that tests the very boundaries of the possible, and at once comments on the tenuous malleability of hard science in the face of new physics.
Yeah, that's what I said!