Friday, February 26, 2010

Today, Andy, Stu, Rory and I embark on A Great Adventure.

Just for the occaision, I have fashioned a new miniature
watercolor kit that fits easily into my pocket for portable
sketching. It's made from a spray painted Altoids tin
and some sculpy. And the water brush means I don't
even need to bring my spray bottle. Thanks to Maria
for introducing me to this idea!

I will still be schlepping the rest of my portable
art supplies ina ziplock bag, including this trusty
box of watercolors, spray bottle, white out, and
brush. But the new tin I made has better colors,
and also can fit into my pocket if I don't want
to bring the whole lot.

It's time to see new sights, go new places,
and draw them!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Man With a Sad, Impenetrable Face

Here's a group piece for my caricature class.
These are characters from "Django," a
spaghetti western from 1966. It is absolutely
ridiculous, and here's the trailer.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Open drawing

Some 10 minute poses. I really like the one
at the bottom right.

Napoleong Process

Here's the process for this piece I posted a few days ago. This has been
my basic plan of attack for most of my projects lately.

Thumbnail, value drawing, inked line work,
finished color.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Portrait practice

20 minute portrait from open figure drawing.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I made this picture for a mailer to send out to art directors
and what not--a project for my marketing class.
I think it's pretty goofy!

Monday, February 8, 2010


From a model, in Caricature class.
I've been looking at Jack Unruh portraits.
Also Ralph Steadman. I want to get a lot messier!

I'm more interested in doing stylized portraits
than anything super or cartoony or distorted right now.
I think that stuff comes reletively easily to me--I want
to work on my realism. Or, to learn how to get
sweet scribbly marks and abstract washes to
add up to something that looks like realism. That's
the best.