Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Merry Mob...

...wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Figures cont.

I believe these are all 30 seconds...

And these range from a minute to 5 minutes.

Part of why I love figure drawing is because it breaks the artist down. No details, it keeps you loose and most of all there is no time for love. Sometimes I get lucky and capture a pose and maybe some unconventional proportions that I like, which I'll try to replicate in a later drawing. I think it's safe to say your own drawings make for good reference....sometimes =]

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Figure Drawing Workshop

Every Wednsday there's a figure drawing workshop here at the studio for everyone to attend. It's really nice to have and extra really nice to attend. I love getting lost in my sketchbook...

one pose the whole time...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Use the drawforce luke

Here are some of my latest contributions over at the drawforce blog...

the night owl's ride

hellboy

Sunday, November 02, 2008

One of the best portraits of the 19th Century?

'Conditional Neutrality' - L. Richeton d'apres W.Q. Orcardson, R.A.

detail

Really!? And I just bought it at a print shop in the city??? Noo, it cant be...can it? So I started doing some research. First I looked up the title 'Conditional Neutrality' and came up with an artist named William Quiller Orchardson, this guy...


...which I then looked up on Wiki. It mentioned 'Conditional Neutrality' twice! Once as it being one of 'his most highly regarded pictures during the first eighteen years after his move to London', and a second time under the legacy tab, where it says 'would deserve a place on any list of the best portraits of the 19th century'. Whuuaaat?!!! So I commenced freaking out. I called my roomate (pete) over and told him why I was bugging. He did what any good roomate would do and asked what time we were going to work the next morning and wished me luck with my search for treasure.

After thourougly looking at it again I noticed another name on it along with the French word 'd'apres' which I looked up. It means 'after'. It turns out L. Richeton was an artist who etched this work after one of W.Q. Orchardson's pieces. An oil painting maybe? Who knows? I cant find a picture of the original work by W.Q. No question it's a beautiful etching and it is from the 19th century but my gas would run out and it was my time to hit the hay sack. After all, Pete and I had to get to work early the next morning. My search for treasure would have to continue another time.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

snake eyes

I was lucky to have a co-worker and friend, Tony Jung, be inspired to sculpt an old snake eyes design I did a while back... which turned out clean fresh! It's intriguing to see a flat drawing come to life in real space. You can learn a lot from the translation of 2D to 3D...so thank you Mr. Jung. I look forward to doing it again =]

Sunday, October 19, 2008

clothed figure drawings

some clothed figure drawings i did a while back. it was wonderful practice and i went for the contour line with a japanese pen. any who, i thought they looked okay together in a lineup.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

drawforce is back!

yessir...and to get things started we turned to the man bat who never lets us down. here's the blog and here are the contributors....so far....
jake parker

peter nguyen

mike lee

vincent nguyen

willie real

Monday, September 29, 2008

jelly mcgoo

an idea a friend and i are working on...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

heads-continued

i know, i know...i've been slacking on these but hopefully this post makes up for some lost time =] i'll be adding more and more so stay tuned!...

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

some ideas i have...


the spider prince...

and some monster boys!


Monday, August 11, 2008

more heads...

i lost my initial group of heads (i must've saved over the psd when i flattened to a jpeg) but here is another batch. i'll re-scan the old ones and combine them soon. I want to keep adding to it and eventually have this super long strip of heads....sort of like a bus stop =] peace.


Friday, August 01, 2008

happy birfday vicienzo!

put put put put put put put

Thursday, July 17, 2008

totoro forest project

Word is out and the site is up! The Totoro Forest Project is an amazing project and a wonderful looking site...check it out. Here's the description I submitted for the piece I contributed...

The supernatural feel of Totoro and the playful spirit they bring make me reminisce to when I was a child. ‘Imaginary’ friends, excavating my backyard, hide and seek, all of these fun activities were part of my daily routine. Recent news of floods around the world that have devastated peoples lives, interrupted children’s daily routines have deeply saddened me, so I wanted to do a piece where my Totoro are acting as guardians, protectors to these children.

'Hold On' 10x21 Tradigital (pencil, pen, ink and a computer)

Everyone's work looks really great...I can't wait to see it in person. It's been my pleasure.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 07, 2008

heads

Remember that 'Head 1' post a while back? A complete failure, I know. I wanted to draw a head a week but I've been busy with doing laundry. I'm jump starting it again though! This time I'll draw a head a week (maybe 2), on their own page, and combine it with the previous one to see if they can get along. I'm excited! Here is the first happy couple...

you're ugly

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

plane doodle

Here's one of the many plane doodles I did at this years mocca festival in NYC. I got excited about adding a video so here it is. Enjoy. Oh and come by and visit the Out Of Picture booth in San Diego this year and we'll do all kinds of doodling in your books =]

video

video by the freckliest labriola


Sunday, June 22, 2008

la bella y la bestia

did this in whole foods while the rain was coming down on sunday. plenty of rain, plenty of time to use my brush pen. i'm not sure about the eyes... just a technique i developed while doodling that i find very fulfilling.

el pescado

a little paint test i did, with reference of course...hopefully i can start practicing more and more.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mocca 08

Here are some pics from last saturday at Mocca in NYC. It was scorching hot but plenty of people still came by and showed their support. Both OOP volumes 1 & 2 sold very well and plenty were signed by a hand full of us who attended.

Yup, it was soo hot that I started seeing speech bubbles.
The crew arriving bright and early...
...and setting up.
We had some curios cats come by before doors opened, while Peter and Lizette sat and waited.
The view.
Jason Sadler signing away.
Nash Dunnigan doing his thing.
Lunch break with some good buds and a man behind a 'censor' curtain...

Friday, June 06, 2008

ulmer

a gift for a bud at work.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

extra! extra! OOP2 is here!


Just a heads up.... OOP2 hit the shelves yesterday! Pick a copy up for yourself... and maybe one for your pops as well. Anyways, we'll be at Mocca this weekend signing copies (I know, i'm pinching myself) so if you're in the city come on by. Congrats guys and gal! 

Sunday, June 01, 2008

'Hold On'



A piece I did for an upcoming show... Hope you enjoy! (i'll tell you all about it later)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

peanutbuttanjellay

I drew a polar bear on a bike a few posts back and now I'm doing a grizzly on a unicycle...I think my subconscious is telling me to buy a bear suit and join the circus. This one started out as a test and turned into something fun. The happy/sad face was inspired by an SNL skit that made me pee my pants (not really)...so i gave it a shot. I worked larger than usual and used markers to get textures that followed the forms. I posted a detail so you guys and gals can get a closer look. Nos Vemos.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

quatro!


i was going to wait on this post but i've been thinking about this little guy more and more lately. here's the page out of my sketchbook. i did a previous post of quatro in his space ship (photoshop)....here it's all sketchbook, pre-photoshop, tradition-al. ciao.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008