Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hell update.

Here's an update from the earlier sketch. noticed I've abandoned the lower part of the body and choosing to feather him up. since he won't have much color, i might just go all crazy sauce on the color of the bg. hell should be warm right? I've also put in a few Easter eggs in this drawing, just think shapes. I'll have the finished version (which might look very different) up soon.

head on a train

a great story from a great sport.

Monday, May 28, 2012


This is how these acrylic paintings start. with a quick blocking in. i do the drawings on a small scale and then blow them up in the copier and use matte medium to stick it to illustration board or masonite and then just block the major shapes in. after I've figured out the shapes and tones and shadows, i'll start painting.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

at the met

the met has a pretty interesting show on the Stein family and their collection of art. Check it out.
Ok, on to the drawing.

This is a drawing of Gerard de Lairesse, from the Rembrandt painting. For years this painting was hanging in the first floor in the darkly lit recreated aristocratic homes.
It is finally hanging with the rest of the Rembrandts now.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Game of Thrones Fan art

Ofcourse he's everyones favorite character. So I drew him first. I'll draw the entire cast, and it'll take me a long time. I hope you like the show too.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


 Two new blog entries.

just once I'd like to be compared to a handsome man. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012


sorry for the lack of updates, been super busy.
i want to do a puppet animation. the way to pay for it is starting a kickstarter. think that's a good idea?

Sunday, May 13, 2012


I'll be posting wips of this guy in the coming days. You can see how I work out the figure and composition step by step.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

portrait Drawing

When I draw portraits I intentionally start with an exaggerated sketch of the model. Exaggerated to the point where I can continue the path and make it a caricature or naturally swing to a straight portrait. I say naturally because I find that if I don't exaggerate in the beginning, that is figuring out which parts of the face really stick out, the portrait will be dull. Sure you might recognize the person but it won't feel like him\her. Drawing is a series of self correction and constant examination. I could draw pictures that "looked" like they people they were suppose to look like by age 10, but it wasn't till many years later that I felt they could be called portraits. This is not to say I am now a master portraiture artist, I still struggle mightily. I find that if I just tried to copy what I see exactly, the final product would suffer. This is why I like pushing the features and engaging the model (if working from life).