Monday, December 31, 2012

I don't generally think about insects, but when I do, I think about Robo-insects.  Well, that sounds absurd -- What about super-sonic-robo-WASP aerial vehicle...  Yeah, that sounds cooler.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Natural History Museum Life Drawings 2

Barn Owl

Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Natural History Museum Life Drawings 1

California Condor, Swainson's Hawk

Magnificent Frigatebird

Acorn Woodpecker, Flicker

Dec. 23 -- I completed some additional studies of native California birds in the SB Natural History Museum's wonderful bird exhibit, which I recommend to anyone interested in life drawing or birds in general.  I was accompanied by the lovely and talented Jaw Cooper.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Digital sketches

Some quick  3/4 view portrait sketches given tonal value in Adobe Photoshop.  I want to put some thought provoking comment about what I learned, but it seems to me that, once again, my problem lies in tonal values, not my understanding of the structure of the face.  Back to the drawing tablet.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Random Ball-Point Pen Sketches


Babylon Sphinx
Uhh... Fighter Maid?
I filled a whole pad of newsprint paper with ball-point pen sketches.  I did this for drawing practice, but a few sketches were memorable enough to keep.  Heres a couple of my favorites.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Dressed to Impress


Born to Levitate
Here are some sketches for various projects.  They all have a strange, stylistic element that I think is a definite plus.  The first two are steam-punk themed -- I really like the robo bird.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Design School Homework

I'm taking several classes at a design school in LA. These are some portraits I painted in Photoshop for an assignment.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Unfinished Sketches 2

Digital Painting - Sirens

I'm going to have two paintings in a gallery show called "Femme Fatale". This is a color study I did for the solo painting I'm submitting. The painting itself will be in watercolor and guoache, whereas this unfinished color study was done in Adobe Photoshop.

I'm working on the final painting and it's really exiting, but I still haven't decided what color the sirens should be. Does anyone think some kind of purple would look better?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Unfinished Sketches 1

Figure Drawing - Charles

Some long overdue classwork...