December 16, 2009

Tourist (Julian Casablancas)

This conceptual (portrait?) piece was inspired by the song "Tourist" from Julian Casablanca's debut album, Phrazes for the Young. Here are some of the lyrics.

I wish air clouds could hold me up
Like I thought as a child, growing up
I wish I could sound
Soothing as the rainfall
But I am only, a drop from the storm

Feel like a tourist out in the country
Once this whole world was all countryside
Feel like a tourist in the big city
Soon I will simply evaporate

I really love living in Richmond, VA with all it's juxtaposed cultures and undiscovered nooks. I've been here for 5 years and it has truly become my home away from home. I may not know all the street names by heart, but if you put me on a random street, I can probably find my way home. I'll probably even find inexpensive take-out on the way.

At times while I'm walking down these street, I get a strange feeling. I know exactly where I am at all times, but I get an uneasy feeling akin to hair standing on end.
It's like when you walk into a party full of people you have never met before. You feel that rush of energy mixed with a little nervousness. You're anxious because you've never met them, yet at the same time, you're anxious to meet them. You look around the party. You recognize the way the towel rod is slightly crooked on the bathroom wall. You notice the way the plastic with wood print on it has been peeling away from the kitchen sink with each passing day. You even remember the random stain on the hardwood floor, still unsure of it's origin or how to get it up.

You realize this place is your house...but you know no one in it. At times, I feel like a tourist in my own city.

Special thanks to Brian McDaniel at Dirty Richmond who allowed me to use some photos for reference.

December 8, 2009

Dream Girls

A drawing I did about girls, skateboarding, & dogs for my friend's zine. Formatting got kinda weird

November 15, 2009

Lithography print

Jon and Bob are really silly.

Many Men

18" by 24" colored pencil and marker

November 10, 2009

TMNT....Fucking yes!

I still wanna be one when I grow up.

November 7, 2009

BC 15440

Tucka Ben Ben
Tucka Ben Ben


Tucka Ben Ben

November 6, 2009

Lets Die

Tucka Ben ben...San Fran resident/Virginia Beach Hero

November 5, 2009

Lithography print. This class was pretty HANDS ON.

October 26, 2009

October 24, 2009

Two years ago I saw Shook Ones with a dozen other people, crammed into a practice space in Chesapeake. It was real neat. Go to this show.

October 23, 2009

October 22, 2009

Phil Everly

Drea-ea-ea-ea-eaammm...dream dream dreaaa-eaaam...

October 21, 2009


We had to do self portraits for homework, i tried to look real pissed, twizted right?


This is the zombie version of my friend Melanie.

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

Best dudes

I got a new sketchbook the other day, it's kept me from doing anything productive for school.


October 20, 2009

One of The Greatest "Sinners" Of All Time

This is Don Everly of The Everly Brothers., I had a typo when I was about to post this on my own blog. Instead of labeling him as of the greatest "singers" of all time, I almost called him one of the greatest "sinners" of all time. If Rolling Stone ever makes that list, I'd be interested in seeing who made it and who didn't.

And now for something different...

Untitled from Christopher C on Vimeo.

October 18, 2009

Levon Helm x Neutral Milk Hotel

I wasn't really familiar with Levon Helm before I started this painting. He's the drummer of the band called The Band, which I find pretty amusing. I just got into Neutral Milk Hotel's second album "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" a few days ago. I highly recommend it. It's something about the lyrics that's so visually nightmarish, haunting, disturbing, yet poetically beautiful and down-to-earth once you start to decipher it. Yay for music! Also, check out my profile on Ohger, an illustration website for students and recent grads.

October 15, 2009

The Smiths x Kitchen Slugs

This is a painting I completed of the great Morrissey. He's definitely one of the greatest voices alternative rock has ever had. Plus, his hair is all kinds of ridiculous. On a side note, I found a slug in my kitchen. It was just sitting on the side of the counter. I looked at the salt and thought "Should I?"...but I let him live. I came back an hour or so later...and he was gone. Apparently that slug was fast when no one is looking...or I hallucinated a slug in my kitchen. Either way, Morrissey is still the shit.

October 14, 2009

October 13, 2009

Annie Lennox

I completed this while listening to Vampire Weekend. Maybe that means something deeper? Probably not.

October 12, 2009

Richie Pope's Intro x Karen Carpenter

I'm Richie Pope, a freelance illustrator in Richmond, VA. This is my first post on CerealBreath and I want to thank Babyfoot and Christopher for adding me to their team..although I now wish I had a cool nickname like "Babyfoot". Be prepared to see some interestng paintings, drawings, sketches and whatever else my creative mind feels like churning out. There could even be some collabos in the future...sounds tasty, doesn't it?

So, to kick things off is a painting I did of Karen Carpenter, part of a self-directed painting exercise. Check my blog for past paintings and details from the series.


Cover for a zine that never happened... probably never will happen.

October 11, 2009


This is a lithography print i did in class......pretty true....pretty real

Amber Erickson

Christine Young

October 10, 2009


Yarn Face...... silly attempt


I Want Your Skulls

An update for update's sake...

This was actually drawn way back in May and mailed to a friend. This is still my favorite thing I've ever drawn or probably ever will draw.

October 8, 2009

Algebraic Caterpillar

Poster for an upcoming hard rock concert. There's going to be lots of ramen noodling at this thing. Should be a blast.

Links of interest:
Algernon Cadwallader
Field Day

October 7, 2009

Second Post


first post?

This was drawn during a lecture that I probably should have paid more attention to. Colored Pencil was added 10 minutes before scanning this.