Friday, April 04, 2008

Ride in the Sky...

This is ballpoint pen, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic. This picture is one of my daily bus drawings from the metro transit.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Figure Drawing...

This is an drawing from the same night as the one below.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Figure Drawing night...

Did this at the figure drawing sessions on flower street downtown (monday night).

Monday, January 21, 2008

Work in Progress

This is a character of mine that is about 2 years. I am showing it from a different angle.
Below is the first time it was ever see:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"CitySlicker" (Dip pen & ink - Photoshop)

I did this image at a drawing workshop with live models. Later I scanned it and worked over the city lights in photoshop and some city photos I shot that night.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Horror FIlm Poster

I did this for film named "Krookslop." The I did the character design and render.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Character/Environment drawing (Flash)

This is an establishing drawing I did for Watergunn Studios. The purpose of this drawing was to show the transport character in action moving a human across a swamp like area. I did this drawing in Macromedia Flash on my laptop in the back seat on a long road trip the day before Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Larger Than Life (Nu-pastel)

This is a giant pastel piece I did. I used six 24x36 pages of drawing paper. I had to tape the pages to my wall and stand in a chair as I drew the girl below. This image took a couple (approx 3) days to finish. The main image was done the first day - I had to go back and add subtle changes the following days. This is the largest drawing I have ever done (not including my graffiti).

This is picture of the day I went to pick the image up from the framers.

stop Requested pt. 3 (graphite pencil)

Stop Requested pt. 2 (graphite pencil)

This another drawing of someone on the bus. Once again this guy had no idea I was drawing him and I had no idea when he was going to get off. That said - the focus was speed, likeness and shading. I was really pleased with this one because it really looks photographically like the guy.

Stop Requested (graphite pencil)

This is a drawing of a lady on the metro bus (public transit). It took about 13-15 mins. I had fun with this one. The biggest challenge was to avoid mistakes because of the rough ride. It seemed the bus had no shocks as I penciled away at this life study. My focus here was to establish realism, volume and to do it all fast - because I had now idea when this lady was going to get off the bus. I eventually showed her the drawing at the end a got a yummy smile from her. HOO HOOOO!

It's The BigGIrl' (graphite pencil)

I decided this week to start back drawing with pencil. The change is tremendous. I have been drawing with pen for some months now (as directed by my master John Mahoney). This is a sketch of a little girl that was watching television. I started out with the line then went into the shading. My main focus was to establish realism in a short time period - this took about 15 minutes.

Friday, November 02, 2007

quick sketchbook practice (Ballpoint pen - Photoshop)

When l got on the bus today there was a women sitting down next to the seat where I always sit in order to have a good view of all the people that I can draw. When I sat down next to her she looked at me (as if I had the nerve to sit in her arena) then got up and sat on the other side of the bus [right across from me]

I got my sketchbook and pen out and began sketching her. She said something in spanish to a lady next to me - the lady looked at my page and looked back at her and said, "si" (yes in spanish). I guess she asked the lady next to me was I drawing her because she immediately got up and went to the back of the bus. By that time it was too late - I had already recorded her likeness. From there I began to decorate the drawing with Jewelry and facial markings...

...I had fun.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Watercolor mixing tray

This is a paint tray from my watercolors that I scanned and manipulated in photoshop. I love the color configuration that came out.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Church (ballpoint/conte' pencil)

This is an image I did of a group of men and women meeting in a church, listening to a speaker. I focused on the transition of light and dark [ the closer the subject is to the camera the darker it's shadows become - the further the lighter] to create the illusion of depth. This images was done from life.

Bus Sketch cont. (ballpoint pen/Photoshop)

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Bus sketch (ballpoint pen)

Another sketch on the transit. I like to ride public transit and trains to draw people. It's a lot cheaper than hiring models every day.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Model night "Full" - (fountain/dip pen and sepia ink)

This is the full 2 page sketch from my book.

Model night 002 - (fountain/dip pen and sepia ink)

Another image from the Castle Green figure modeling session.

Model night - (fountain/dip pen and sepia ink)

This is a drawing of a model (SARA) at the Pasadena "Castle Green." Fri. Oct. 12, 07 there was a figure drawing session. In this image I focused on my lines to express the features of her face.

Bus sketch - elderly man (Ball point pen)

This is a sketch done Oct 12,07. My focus lately has been to establish strong likeness in a very short time. Sort of a power speed sketch. This was done on the bus.