Friday, June 29, 2012

Portrait Practice

I recently saw an interesting post on James Gurney's blog about portrait drawing and also another interesting post on Matt Rhodes' blog about steampunk.

well here's the result of being inspired by both.

I think it's fun letting the background canvas show through the portrait where matching color values allow.

Also, this is amazing.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Latest project for my other blog.

Edit: I spent another 30 or so minutes on this one using some great advice from some friends. I think it made a big difference.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Santa Cruz Pleinair

Went painting with some friends at SantaCruz, was freezing and still managed to get sunburned :( worth it!


Exploring some costumes for my "A for Archer". I think I like 1,3 and 5 the most (from the left).

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Blog

A couple friends and I created a new blog to stay busy over the summer: Hardcore Artferno! check it out :D more details on the blog.

Here is some thumbnails for our first project on 'HA'... funny how that's the acronym.

Trying to keep it loose, thinking about gesture and silhouette for now. 

I think I like the 3rd one from the left the most.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Something I've been working on the last couple days. Not sure how much I like the result. The pose seems kinda... impossible. Something I shoulda fixed hours and hours before finish. and the contrast seems like a bit much. Ahwell.. movin' on.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Oakland Zoo + a tree

Visited the Oakland Zoo yesterday. Had a lot of fun sketching and learning about animals. Here's a spread I liked of lazy tigers and a zebra with a distinctly square butt.

Also a tree at William St. Park in San Jose. The park is beautiful and surrounded by these very old very interesting houses. I'll go back there for sure this summer to paint a house or 2.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Oak Hill Memorial Park

I painted this statue and fountain at Oak Hill Memorial Park today in San Jose. This is the 2nd time I've attempted this statue and I think I did much better this time.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Trying some new techniques.
 From Imagination