Saturday, May 24, 2014


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stay Loose, Stay Wet!

Here is some work from my watercolor class, two things I learned when working with watercolors is to stay loose, and stay wet. The 5min watercolor gestures were a lot of fun.

1 Hour Tower+38 Strokes

1 hour plein air

38 stroke plein air

90min Ladle

Here are a few more paintings from one of my studio classes at Sjsu. The top two were a lot of fun the first was a one hour painting of tower hall. immediately after the time limit was up, my Instructor challenged the class to try and paint the same subject with only 38 brush strokes. the third was an attempt of a metal object done in class. I cannot wait for summer to go out and paint! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014


A couple days back I took some time to do some personal work, I was directed by my friend Ryan to Sketch Dailies, where the day's theme happened to be Iron Man. My goal for this was to recreate childhood and a feeling. I remember my brother and I would create costumes out of cardboard and pretend we were robots. I also looked to Taiyo Matsumoto for inspiration, because of how he draws kids. There is just something in Matsumoto's depiction of the human child that deeply resonates with me. Overall this was a lot of fun.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Egon Schiele!

Self portrait done in the style of Egon Schiele-3hours

I got the opportunity in my painting class to try and attempt a self-portrait done in the style of Egon Schiele. I have just recently grown fond of Schiele's work. Schiele's observations of the human form blow me away. I also really admire how he applied paint to his portraits, on the one hand it just looks like he put color and value as if it where a mere whim, yet after taking a closer work I realized each line serves a purpose in describing the form, the color and value help show volume and the planes of the face! Put simply Egon Schiele really understood all the fundamentals. I had trouble starting off, my line work was timid and wiry, however once I added the value and color the painting just came to life. I think the best part of this assignment was playing with the opacity of the paint.