Monday, December 13, 2010

Big Post 2

Another giant post.
From the top: Meat trees for a PSA on deforestation, a big business skull man for a PSA on pollution, a silly header for a type project, a motivational poster for my wall featuring a toad and my favorite president and three collages on various themes.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Big Post

In order from top to bottom: Mudboy, an afterschool figure drawing and a few type collages.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Vampires, Lawn Gnomes and Insects

Vampires for a project in figure drawing class.

Here's Two New Songs!
The first one is my (finally) finished sound project for Typography. I already put the beginning of it up here but now it's got the spoken word attached at the end of it. Check it out.
Here's another noise track I made this weekend. I'm sort of proud of this one because I managed to make some neat, sort of insectoid sounds for it.

Best heard through headphones!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Old painting I did for general illustration in a night or so. Didn't quite fit in the scanner so it cropped wonky. I'll finish it and fix the scan eventually.

Sketches from a quick day at the museum.

This one or this one?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mudboy and Another Track

This is Mudboy. I made him in about an hour and a half. Based him off of a Hopi Indian Mudhead Kachina. He silently watches over this dried desert oasis. He never blinks.

Also, I made another track last night but I decided that I don't want my art blog to turn into a james makes noise blog so I'll only be putting these up when I have some art to overshadow them.

Well here it is.
I was trying to capture a neat feeling I think I've only had twice.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Two Homemade Tracks and a Grasshopper

So I've got two things I've got to show you. Here's a scan of a project for general illustration involving a fiddle playing grasshopper being eaten by ravenous ants in a snow storm. He reminded me of Christopher Walken the whole time I was painting him. I found that pleasant.

Well, I've been up to some fun nonsense this weekend I guess and I made one instrumental track for a school project and one for the hell of it. It's silly but I just love making noise. The first track will later be layered over with a spoken word piece and be perfected for my type class's conceptual project on the word and theme of "rigidity". The second will not. It is just leftover noise improvisation.

Look! I'm even using a real file sharing site now (Megaupload for now).

(Eh, I made a quick edit. This one sounds like the other one if it were played through an old victrola at the bottom of the ocean. Your choice.)

All sounds are made at home by me in the room outside my parents bedroom. No peace for the DeAngelis'. These include improvised drums and clatter (pots and pans, broken guitar etc.), a rather inharmonious kalimba, electric guitar, clarinet flourishes, pottery, a bow on screechy metal objects and others.

I've been listening to Tuvan throat singing all night and just ended up searching for that terrible 90's song "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I need some shuteye.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Escalator Sketch

Some bloke on the escalator in the Toys R Us in Times Square.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


The teacher said it looked better without the plank of wood.
Oh yes.
It definitely looks more like art now.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Anthropologie and Old People

Meat Lamps! Chelsea Market! Yeah!


Look! I put a bunch of tools on a some wood that washed up on my beach and took a picture of it. Typography!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Things My Girlfriend Made Me Make for Her

She asked for a painting. This is what she got. It's a kiwano or horned melon. They're indigenous to Africa and have bright green insides with the consistency of snot. Happy birthday.

acrylic on cardboard

Ink and a straw and a whole lot of lame haiku.

American Gothic with more sweaters.

That orb in the background is one of these new fangled "Free Spirit Eco Spheres". Gotta pick me up one of those things.

doodle on bogus paper.

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Song for Jim

It's an experimental track I made in my spare time. I've used clips (sometimes repeating) from my late uncle's access television show and put them to sounds and instruments. The first few moments is a recording of the buzzing fluorescent ceiling lamp in my room and the heater whirring and clicking on and off. Other sounds include: a violin bow being dragged across electric guitar strings, a didgeridoo, a ukulele, hand-muted sleigh bells and the sound of a boot stomping on neoprene. For the full effect you gotta wear headphones.


I'm very lame and enjoy cowl scarves and crappy sentimental pictures

Merry Christmas Julian Tavormina

I made up for the lack of bills in my wallet by drawing this unenthused portrait of my chum Julian (He's got a nice blog by the way). It wasn't quite presentable without a frame though so I went down into my magic basement and found a picture frame that was basically two thick slabs of glass that you sandwich a picture between. It was about four inches thick, gaudy and was from the eighties. What a Christmas.

Pork Skull Study

I am going to call this a "study" just so I won't feel bad about not finishing it

Bird Skull and Buddha Hand

I forgot the type of bird this was...hmmm...This is very disheartening. That's a buddha hand in the background there. It's a magnificent fingered citrus fruit from the far east.

Raccoon Fries

Flakey Pete (the wayward raccoon skull) and a barrage of french fries.

Pear People

They're bi-pedal and covered in esoteric symbols.

Teeth and Eyebrows

Ink and watered down acrylic self portrait. I'm radiant.