Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sargent WIP

Let me tell you: doing master studies while listening to "It's Quiet Uptown" on repeat is an excellent way to get your mind off an elimination game.

Kind of.

Reference was John Singer Sargent's Louise Burckhardt.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Post Season Stress

Post season baseball, man. It's amazing and heartbreaking all at once.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


More stress drawing as I watched a heartbreaking extra inning affair into the wee hours of the morning. I'm slowly getting the hang of this brush pen thing!

Monday, October 10, 2016


Dealt with a lot of tech issues at work today, and got a few PC vs Mac jabs from our tech guru. I was reminded of that Wall-E vs Eve meme that made the rounds way back when. 

I used a brush pen on this, and the juxtaposition of drawing something so inorganic with a medium designed to be organic was quite the learning curve.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Red Riding Hood

Homeward-bound after spending the weekend in South Dakota with my sister. It's been an amazing trip, I'm already looking forward to my next visit! 

Sunday, October 2, 2016


More fun with markers! Inktober style. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bullfrog Lake

My dear friend and co-worker Joe Feliciano was the resident artist at Bullfrog Lake today! It was a blast hanging out and drawing some nature. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Technicolor Figure Drawings

We had a figure drawing session today at work, and I attempted using markers for the first time. It was a bit strange, but fun! Felt my approach change up a bit versus using ballpoint pen as per usual -- felt myself working a lot looser and being more observant before making a mark -- so stepping outside my comfort zone paid off. Already looking forward to next time, and possibly investing in some fun new colors.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Willy Wonka Show

Today we set up for our annual art show at work, with this year's theme being Willy Wonka. It's one of our most successful licenses, and as such we dedicated our gallery space to pieces inspired by the film. It's a bit of a shocker that Gene Wilder passed away recently, so that makes the show all the more endearing. 

I'm not the biggest Willy Wonka fan, so it took me a long while to get started. As in, the days leading up to the turn-in date. But in the end I did managed to complete a few pieces, one of which being pencil sketches of the main characters. It was a bit of a kamikaze endeavor, as I had no game plan and did one character at a time while watching the film. Thankfully they all lined up and nothing ended up too wonky! 

I'm still not the biggest Wonka fan, but I do enjoy Wilder's take on the character. I also despise Grandpa Joe immensely. Oye. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Back to Basics

I'm taking a design course over at CGMA, and the first assignment was drafting shapes. This was surprisingly therapeutic!