Saturday, May 24, 2014


For those who are interested I am now also on tumblr. Thanks for stopping by.

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.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Painting with Inga

Here are the majority of the 1 hour paintings I have done for Ani113a thus far. My Professor Inga has been pushing us to work hard, I have been seeing signs of growth in my work...slowly but surely. I have arranged them from earliest to most recent.

1 hour apple

Tomato no time limit

Red Pepper 1 hour

Orange 1 hour

Orange 1 hour Round 2

Yellow Onion 1 hour

Artichoke 1 hour

Lemon 1 hour

Red Apple 1 hour

Red Onion and White Onion 1 hour

Grapes 1 hour

Orange, Apple, and Banana  1 hour

Ladle and Apple 3.5 hours

Passed Portfolio Review!

So I found out today that the Portfolio I had submitted was accepted. I'm still processing this milestone. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for the friends and family who stuck with me and encouraged me to keep moving forward during the trials. A special Big Thank you to Jon, Ryan, Youri, Daniel, Joaquin, and Rodney; You guys are awesome. Thank you guys for guiding me on this journey, I look forward to what the future has in store for us all. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mid Program Portfolio Spring 2014

So a couple of days back I submitted my portfolio for review to be able to move forward in the Animation/Illustration program. I feel that like always I need to keep working towards improving, however I did my best and that's all that can be done. It's out of my hands now. A lot of my friends were interested to see what I submitted so without further ado

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SF Visit

Went to San Francisco to see a Mary Blair exhibit with two friends. It was such a beautiful day that we took the opportunity to do some plein air painting of the Golden Gate at the Presidio.

Hour and a half watercolor

Saturday, March 1, 2014

First Day of March

Took a break to mess around in Photoshop. I have no clue what I am doing. Sorry Swamp Thing Fans.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Deep end of the pool

I'm like the young kid who is a very low level swimmer who wants to go into the deep end of the pool where all his friends are. Bottom Line: keep working those fundamentals, keep working in general to get better. Heck I should be working Now! here is some of my classwork, Sketchbook, and works in progress.

Graphite Rendering of Black Egg
Mug Rendering-Acrylic (WIP)

1hr. Still Life of Wine bottle-Acrylic

Leaf Still Life-Watercolors

Lettuce Leaf Still Life- Watercolors


Two Hot Roomies

Coffee Line 1

Coffee Line 2

Location Study (WIP)