Sunday, February 28, 2010

American Doodles

Doodling as I watched the documentary "American Movie." At first, I thought the movie was depressing. Then it looked brighter because it seemed like Mark was working harder and being productive. It ended on a good note with Mark finishing "Coven." I felt good in the end, but I didn't want to imagine Mark's future.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Marengo Ave

My backyard on a sunny Monday.

*Update: Suddenly, today turned into a bad day.
These guys made me feel better.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Brain by numbers

Objects from around the house:

A red haired model from Art Center in crayon. I like this one:

I saw a good movie yesterday called "Alien". From the start I didn't trust Robot Bilbo Baggins.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Night

I don't want to work at 8am tomorrow. Too bad I love money.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


These little nudies were done at the Art Directors Guild.

For these next two, I started to slow down. Really slooowww down. These are 20 minute poses. I want to sit in on a figure painting workshop at Art Center and draw a 2 hour pose. Then I'll actually finish drawing the whole body.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


My room on a fine Saturday afternoon:

Adam and Maude acting like lovebirds while we watched Ghostbusters last night:

You stay classy, Internet.

Going out of town for a few days. I'll start updating again later next week.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Kingsley Vision

Why yes, that is a pint.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Lunar New Years!

This is a commission I did for a company in China.

Some proccess:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Morning exercise: Upside down Rubens

For this exercise, I had to look at a Rubens drawing upside down and draw it upside down. This was fun and Rubens is so good!

My Rubens:

His Rubens:

Exercise: Copy of Homer

Here's an exercise I didn't want to do. To start off with, I don't like Winslow Homer's drawing. The only thing I like about his drawing is the girls face, which turned out to be the hardest part.

My Winslow Homer:

Homer's Winslow Homer:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Negative Space Exercise #2

Well, this turned out like an ad in a 1970's Office Max catalog. It's the chairs fault it's so boring. Though I did like using the toned graphite ground to draw on. It was very forgiving and it's hard to tell how many times I erased my lines. Moving on!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Morning, GTA, Girls

Alison's room. I won't apologize for the perspective.

Yesterday, I started playing GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony. This is Luis Lopez in a cage match. What a violent video game, my lord!

These girls were done at the Art Directors Guild workshop on Tuesdays. I noticed that whenever I start a drawing I begin at the upper left hand corner. No matter if it's a head, body or a landscape I begin whatever is most upper left. I have a few theories on why I do this. One idea is because people who read English begin at the upper left and move right. I might have the same mentality when I begin drawing. Another reason is because I draw with my right hand and want to start on the left so I don't smear my drawing as I go. These are just ideas, I'm no scientist.
For these figure drawings I started drawing in random places. Some I started on the right toes just to be an opposite. I find drawing this way a lot more fun because I'm not using the same approach and making the same mistakes.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Boss Huang from Grand Theft Auto

I beat Chinatown Wars last night.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Kevin Bentz's Room

My view from a sleeping bag at Kevin's place.