Monday, April 12, 2010

Coffee Shop watercolors

Some local folks at the local coffee shop.

Animal Drawings

I pulled these from the filing cabinet. Drawings from the zoo.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

English Bulldogs/Pastel Experiment

First experiment with pastels and some dog portraits. Damn, I can't believe how these dogs can be so ugly and so darn cute at the same time!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Barack O-Bomb!

Obama's likeness was much more difficult to capture than Arnold's. He's got a lot going on in the shapes of his mouth that are so important to his likeness. The ears are an obvious choice but everyone does that. This was an hour's worth of drawing and week's worth of research.

Our soon to be Ex-Governor

Arnie really is a handsome dude. The first two are the practice drawings where I couldn't quite get the likeness. The last image is a 20 minute sketch done after 2hrs of trying to get it right.

Figure Drawing from Palo Alto

Some more figure drawings as of late.


Some funny people at the local bookstore and coffee shop


Now I'm gonna do some value studies!


I've been sketching some cars from a book. I always thought I knew perspective, in theory at least. Much more difficult in practice.