Sunday, January 26, 2014

Creatures vol. 1: Amphibious Creatures and the Space Drive-Thru

Amphibious creatures

Space Drive Thru
So I have been keeping multiple sketchbooks and one of them I reserve for creating creatures out of shapes that I lay down on the paper. I was talking with one of my buddies and we were joking that the 2nd page could be characters at a space drive-thru. See if you can assign a role for each of the creatures. Keep utilizing that imagination Space Cowboy!

Winter Break pt. 4: Figure Painting

gouache on watercolor paper 4.5-5hrs

Over the Winter break I attended a figure drawing Marathon and on the Final day there was a figure painting session with one of my instructors Cameron Chun. above is my thumb and below is the 5 by 7 piece. I think what I learned from this experience is the importance of following my original thumb. I feel I captured the value a little better in that piece than in my final. Another important lesson is to never stop practicing those fundamentals, and in regards to this gouache painting I was struggling with working with color. The models right leg had a blue ultramarine light as a secondary light source while a spotlight was used as a primary light source.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter Break part 3. Coyote Point

So over the winter break a couple of buddies and I went to San Mateo to do some sketching for the day. To be completely honest we had no clue what we would find. Being the most familiar with the area I suggested we check out Coyote Point and we found a real gem of a drawing/painting spot. Really want to return to this spot! 

Check out my buddy Joaquin's work at:

and keep your eyes and ears open for my buddy Rodney's stuff in the future.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Winter Break part 2.

Here are some more pages from my sketchbook. Messed around with some watercolors. painted my friend Trevor while he was playing some chess. He's an awesome musician go take a gander at his stuff:

more to come!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sketchbook Winter Break

Went to my old hangout spot from Junior College to draw people. It's interesting, lately I have been looking at people and been trying to imagine what their story is, The challenge now is to be able to convey that feeling/story in my drawings.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sitrep 2014

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season below I posted some things that I have done over my holiday break. I opted to take a step back and to focus primarily on my drawing skills. I'm not going to lie when I say that the past week has been more or less an on and off the wagon adventure in regards to being productive on my time off. While I have been trying to focus on the basics I have also been taking time to delve into new things such as slowly (emphasis on slowly) dabbling in photoshop. I am happy to say that I have had the time to pick up a copy of Robert Henri's "The Art Spirit" which has been helping me get through frustration in regards to my work. Overall I feel that I have been productive for the most part. You may have noticed my blog is sort of in disarray at the current moment but there is a good explanation for that, I have been thinking about re designing my current blog, with that being said I am still trying to figure out what it is I want. In other words "Sorry for the mess, we are working on getting this place in good form". Thank you for stopping by, lets hope 2014 has a lot of exciting adventures in store for us.