Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Mask"

I think this works for the theme? I imagine all the grumpy faces I pass in the day to have elf ears and Santa hats.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Worldwide Sketchcrawl #12

Here are my sketches from this past Sat. A group of us rode the metro train to Union Station in L.A.

We walked across the street to Olvero street where we met up with around 30 other sketchcrawlers. Of course the first drawing I had to do was of the fake (or stuffed?) donkey. And then of the gigantimous tree with other sketchcrawlers underneath drawing away.

This is a little juice/smoothie stand with some Christmas decorations (digital color added later).

These old men were part of a pack of guitarists on a break outside one of the crowded restaurants.

I couldn't not draw these 2.

And these are miscellaneous people I tried to capture as they walked around.

All in all it was a fun time. There was a lot going on there, with a lot of people and even performers in the park. The food (AND CHURROS) were soooo good. I just wish I went out of my shell and talked to more crawlers. -Always my problem. Anyway, thanks again to Alina for organizing once again.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Avila Beach

This was done in the car as it lightly rained and I was freezing cold, on a drive back to LA from Monterey last year. The scenery was so dramatic and grey. I remember as we pulled out of our parking space and started to drive again the sun started to peak out creating the most beautiful rays and rainbows over the water.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Worldwide Sketchcrawl #11

Originally started by Enrico Casarosa, it's a day for artists to get together and basically tour their city and do nothing but draw. (Check out the sketchcrawl website & forums). It happened yesterday, and we had a turn-out of almost 40 people here in Pasadena. It was fun; a beautiful hot day and got to meet some cool new people.
We all met up outside of Johnny Rockets in Old Town. I began the day by doodling birds. Why? I don't know.

Then we walked over to city hall.

And many of us ended the day in the afternoon at the Paseo.

These were all done in my teensy lil 4x4" sketchbook. Lotso fun; can't wait for the next one.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Hobo

I tried something different with this week's drawing club sketches; Since John Tucker is SO great at storytelling through his poses, I decided to make a little movie of my sketches. It's done in Flash, so you may need a player if you don't have one; and apologies if it takes long to load (it really shouldn't). It's a silly little thing, but I hope you enjoy. Click HERE!

Friday, August 25, 2006

80's New Wave

These are from last night's drawing club, with model Daniella Traub -such a great model. This excercise was really fun for me; i tried to be more loose and spontaneous than I normally am. Not sure how successful these are, but it was fun nonetheless. Gotta love the 80s.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Head Drawings

Most of these are coworkers (teehee), that i secretly drew in various meetings. If they ever see these I hope no one takes offense, it's all in fun. They are all done in pen line colored lightly with colored pencil in a tiny pocket sketchbook. I was inspired by Rich Tuzon's awesome head drawings he did for a zine.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Play"

This is a character I came up with years ago for a story series, and haven't really touched or done anything with until recently. Her name is Babyblue.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Capture"

2nd entry to 'IF'! Now, I just need to work on getting these up sooner in the week! This basically reflects my love/hate relationship with zoos in general. I've always loved going to zoos, and love watching/drawing the animals. I know the animals are there for their own protection and they are usually well cared for. But if it weren't for us, there would be no reason to have to lock them up in the first place. Anyway, that's what came to mind for this week's theme. It's pen and gouache with some color pencil. In case the detail doesnt read well, the giraffe has a little butterfly sitting on it's nose. (PS: sorry for the double link on IF, I didn't mean to do that!)

Monday, August 07, 2006

Denny's Sketches

These are a little old but I still think they're funny. Diners are one of the best places to sketch people.

Friday, August 04, 2006

New Pin-ups

This was another fun night at the drawing club with model Jennifer Fabos a few weeks back.

I liked the poses so much I took one of them further and created this character from it. Ain't she cute! It's pencil drawing, colored in photoshop.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Trinity of Matrix

Long time no post! Been so caught up with projects, and life in general, just haven't had the time to post until now. These are from last week's drawing club. More on the way soon!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Carmen Miranda

My red and yellow dancing ladies with bananas on their heads! The drawings on top were 5's and the rest I believe were 10's, from this past drawing club session.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Ye Be Warned!

Arr, Mister John Tucker was a swashbuckling pirate at the ol' drawing club last week. Aye, an amazing storyteller, he be. He told a tale of shipwreck, searching for treasure, and congratulatin' himself with a wee bit o rum.

How do you say 'friggin awesome' in pirate talk?
Anyway, these were done with brush pen, red colored pencil and guache washes.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Betty Page

Here is my latest set of drawing club sketches from this past Thurs. Of course with a theme like this, it was PACKED. Always a lot of fun and a lot of cool stuff came out of it. Check out thedrawingclub.com's blog to see what others did. Bob normally posts them Sun night/mon morning.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


These were also from a drawing club session, just experimenting. Bonnie, from Bonnie & Clyde. She sits, she waits, she keeps sitting, has a drink, then KILLS you!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Pin Up Girl

These are some old pinups I did from life at the drawing club.

Friday, April 14, 2006

The Little Elf

One of the story books I did for APE was "The Little Elf." It's a Christmassy poem I've been holding onto that I finally put in book form. The little elf has a HUGE obstacle he has to overcome...well two, his gigantic feet. :) Here are 2 vignettes from the book..

Monday, April 03, 2006


Ok, so I've finally jumped on the blogging band-wagon! It's more fun to surf blogs these days than anything, and seems easier to update. I'm inserting the blog into my ‘sketches’ portion of my website so, here are the sketches previously posted; I'll post more stuff soon.
Six Shooter was an awesome theme at the Drawing Club with John Tucker, who really knows how to bring a character to life. He is just amazing at what he does and I love drawing him.

This was an Aerobics Instructor character, with another great character model here in LA, Stacey Jack. These are all 5-7 min drawings.

An old sketch of a belly dancer with ink and white pencil. I just still like this one.

There are always so many interesting people to draw at Denny's.