Laocoon Group, Work In Progress #1

With the holiday season in full force, I’ve been having some troubles dedicating as much time as I’d like to the final piece for my Laocoon series. That said, I have been able to get started on a basic block in of the major shapes, though it’s not coming along nearly as fast as I’d like.

Still fine tuning my sight-size work, I have the reference photo I’m working off of blown up to about the same size that I’ll be working on. I’m adjusting the composition a little bit on the final piece though. As you can see, I’m a little short on wall space in my studio, so I had to create a wall out of some boxes. Sometimes you just do what you have to do in order to get the job done.


Since there are so many complex forms in this piece that are interwoven together, I’m taking a great deal of patience to make sure I have every line plotted correctly. It takes up more time now, but having the accurate block in will prevent any little mistakes from multiplying and throwing off the rest of the composition down the road. Once I get the entire piece blocked in like this, I’ll be able to start focusing in on the individual figures and properly developing their forms.


That’s all the updates I have on it for now. Remember, if you’re interested in prints of the previous study pieces, you can find those and other works on my Saatchi Art profile at And don’t forget to pass the word along if you know anybody else who would love to see these pieces. Until next time, I hope everybody has a wonderful, stress free holiday season!