Friday, February 27, 2015

the Bridge jumper tbt!

This happened two years ago. (i know it's friday)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

our bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is our bridge.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WIP painting

I have a tradition where I paint all the babies in my family.  Here's the newest one. My niece Emma.
It is slightly larger than life size. Starting it with acrylics on hardboard. Black/ white/ Burnt Umber.
 Poorman's Grisaille. When I have a little more time I'll put finish it with oils in glorious color!

Monday, February 23, 2015

the water frozed!

You know the saying that the best camera is the one you have on you? Well that's usually my cellphone camera. NY and the entire northeast has been FREEZING the last few weeks.

Friday, February 20, 2015


sorry for the lack of updates this week. will double the posts next week to make up for this!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

bw oldie


This was a result of hurt feelings. haha

Lunar new year!


Friday, February 13, 2015

Arya done!

Here's the final.
With a little photoshop to clean it up.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Old portrait


This is seriously very very old. Photoshop portrait from yearbook photo

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Arya Process

Hey friends, 
Here's a few progress photos of a watercolor I'm working on.

Step one, lay in the shapes.

 Step two, define shapes and put in some colors

Step three, more of steps one and two.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

the bird

This image was done for a contest for dell.

straight photoshop.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hellboy Progess shots

Happy Monday Friends,
Here's Some progess shots of The Hellboy image I uploaded last week.
First off, I'm a huge fan of Mike Mignola. It's always a treat seeing his interpretation of forms and his characters.
 This piece was also inspired by Jack Pierce and his Frankenstein makeup on the great Boris Karloff.

 First off, I did a quick sketch in pencil,  5h. I had a gun vs beer bottle debate at this point, beer bottle won. (sorry good samaritan) After that I put a wash of burnt sienna.

 Fleshing out the shapes, and putting in more colors. It's coming along. Because of the paper I'm using I can easily pick up colors if I screwed something up, which I did, in a lot of areas...
the paper is the discontinued 5 ply plate surface bristol paper. (4 is fine, but I still have some 5)

I think that's a di vinci watercolor brush? #5 kolinsky. And a cheapy Utrecht bright synthetic to pick up the paint. 
And here's the final, with some cleanups in photoshop.

Thanks for reading, got questions? comment.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015



A sketcherooo for when the EATpoo forum was the best thing on the internet.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Mignola is a hero of mine so what's better than Hellboy fan art?

gouache, watercolor and some nice paper. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

another sketch Page J and H

Water color in the sketchbook, went old school with the colors.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sketchbook page

Hey it's Monday, that means, Weird sketches!