Saturday, October 5, 2019

Save The Date 7

Just wanted to create one more pose for the couple. Maybe less successful as a composition but exactly what they asked for in many respects. We'll see how they react to either...

Friday, October 4, 2019

Save The Date 6

I got a groove on and I think this walk really works. Now I'll just have to make sure the likenesses work when there's more detail!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Save The Date 5

My clients asked for more casual vibes on their fashion illo portraits, which I read as "Instagrammy" —so smiling fake walking it is! Which I think would be apropos in this day and age...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sweater Kid 4

That 'quirky' face just wasn't working for me, but I'm not sure if the improvements are actually improving, but hey, it's a process...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Nino Azul, part 3

This was actually the first sketch I made yesterday, but I tinkered with it digtially because I didn't like the likeness and some of the linework I made. This is better, although I didn't adjust the original...

Monday, September 30, 2019

Nino Azul part 2

Actually his screen name on IG is Ninozul, but it was an inadvertent portmaneau of Nino Azul. Anyhow, my new buddy Jose graciously made time in his visit for another drawing session, and I think I got a couple of good drawings out.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sweater Kid 3

I'm tinkering with this guy's face, going for the non-traditionally handsome guy look, but not sure if it's not handsome enough.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sweater Kid 2

I really like this pose, I just need to hammer out teh particulars of his legs and maybe just how much penis shows through. Because that's almost kinda the point, no?

Friday, September 27, 2019

Western Face 2

It's always a good mindless thing to edit a sketch versus start a new one_correcting something is a way smaller endeavor requiring less commitment, especially with a doodle. So this guy gets played around with on my iPhone whenever I'm bored in the rain..

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sweater Kid

I like a big sweater. I also like a pants-less guy. So hey, let's combine both!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Save The Date 4

My clients weren't happy with the reality of the photos we took, and wanted something more Instagrammy. Well, I knew exactly what they meant, so here's the "I'm casually walking in a natural way while smiling and looking perfect" Which I can do. It's just, so insta. Meh.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

NiƱo Azul

Met the lovely and beautiful Jose this evening, for an Instagram sketch session that turned into dinner and a hang out. He was lovely!  And such a wonderful body to draw. This was a sketch I gave him to keep because he seemed to see himself in it a lot, which pleased me so I wanted him to keep it.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Atlas Brush CD

I'm not quite sure what this brush is for, but I tried it out tonight and it's a good for textural applications.

Sunday, September 22, 2019


This guy was inspired by a Rootstein mannequin pose from the Ten Teens collection, where one of the guys is standing with his legs wide apart in a similar way... I'm quite happy with how this serendipitous sketch turned out, considering I faked the anatomy.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Askance 5

I keep drawing until it feels right, but then if I look at a model in a simliar pose to what I started extemporaneously (like these two boys) I still have to correct it even if it looks right already.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Western Face

Western, as in cowboys. I was doodling another time on my iPhone and I sketched away, trying to embrace serendipitous lines and shapes. He's turned into some sort of square faced cowboy...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Blue Guy

This sketch is one I keep doodling on while I'm in the subway. You can see precious ideas and doodles I buried in layers,  from previous subway rides.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sitting, 2

I saw an ad campaign and decided my sitting guy should have a modern  dreadlocks 'do.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Plastic Bag

I'm designing a holiday card and wondered if I can leverage a recycling/eco-friendly theme. So I drew a plastic bag.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Askance 4

I went looking into my recent archives for a drawing to continue and possibly post on Instagram, and I wondered why I stopped developing these guys. I also wondered how far i should develop them, especially since I seemed to recall a lot of clothing being planned. Well, for now you have penis.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Save The Date 3

Sorting out an option for my wedding illustration client. I feel like this makes a better drawing for their Save The Date, but I think the more standard portrait will likely appeal to them.

Saturday, September 14, 2019


I was trying to do something interesting with his hands and didn't finish up properly (as you can see by that horribly long right arm). Drawing from your head can be hard!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Ghostly 2

I decided to eliminate the silhouette altogether and just focus on the suggestive lines. I like it better this way.

Thursday, September 12, 2019


A few weeks ago I got a project to design a line of personal care products, from logos to illustrated packaging. It's a fun line and I have been pretty calm about my design process, although considering it's due tomorrow I think I might be rushing tonight! These were sketches I made of ideas I had while doing my R&D. And as you can see, I'll draw on any sheet of paper lying around...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Save The Date 2

I think the sketch looks like them, but it feels so... bland and stiff. I'm going to have to explore alternate layouts.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Save The Date

I got a commission to draw a gay couple for their upcoming nuptials, as a unique, fashion illustration style portrait for the Save The Date mailer. This is the initial rough sketch.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Delicious Sweater, 3

I retooled him, just wanted to get some delineation inside that mass of wool that I had determined was a sweater. Things are always better with a little head, lol

Sunday, September 8, 2019

White Trench

So this is supposed to be my 4500th post, although I seem to have over 4600, so I dunno what's up with that, lol. Anyhow, I'm sure I've screwed up my numbering system through the years but the good thing is I've kept up with it, regardless of whether or not anyone is actually watching.

Saturday, September 7, 2019


It's been hard posting my drawings on time this past week, because I'm three weeks into a new job, and it's been very taxing working for a Big Pharma agency—I come home just wanting to do nothing! But I do make up for it by drawing when I can. Fortunately, I'm on a simpler line kick, and that means I can bust them out faster, when I have the time!

Not 100% sure this guy is done, but there's potential here. His face was a quick sketch that was just fun right out the bat, with nary a stray line in place...

Friday, September 6, 2019

Queenly, 2

And after the initial, simpler drawing, I go play some more. I'm trying to gauge how far to evolve my own style and techniques...

Thursday, September 5, 2019


Again with the Deliciously Dry brush. I love how it makes everything look so masterful and painterly. I feel like a bit of a sham because I wonder how much of the beauty is from my skill, versus what the brush does? But then again, the brush does a few different things, and I DO know when to tread softly versus heavy on the pressure...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Delicious Sweater 2

You'd think I'd leave well enough alone with the simplicity, but the fun of the digital medium is that you can keep experimenting without harming the original. So now he's all color blocky.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Delicious Sweater

Well, the file is actually called DeliciouslyDry Sweater, after the brush I'm obsessed with, as well as the successive motif of this drawing, a pose I've done before and will no doubt do again. i first did it for a huge Raymond Dragon painting back in the day, and this is but the most recent iteration of it. Looser and more minimal.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Hand Shadow, Done

I figured I needed to finish this guy up today,on the last day of Labor Day Weekend, to close out Summer. I spent a lot of time just cleaning up his hands and the linework, and I'm fairly happy with it.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Connie Conte

Continuing my exploration of the various digital brushes in Photoshop, here's the Conte 2. Not really sure how I would use this one...

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Delish Guy 3

I realize this guy isn't going to look delish at all to anyone, so I feel I need to clarify that the title comes from the name of the brush I'm using, the Deliciously Dry Brush.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Delish Guy 2

I thought he looked okay, but then a second glance made me realize I need to fix this drawing on many levels. And it's not going right either!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Delish Guy

So I retooled yesterday's face with a different brush, the nicely named Deliciously Dry Brush, and it's made me change a lot of my direction on this face for a more delicate approach—and my usual nudity, haha. Now I kinda like his potential... although I'm rethinking his Hugh Grant floppy hair.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Drag Dot Man

Continuing my experiments with new brushes, this one being the curiously named Drag Dot. It does have a very dry feel, maybe even more with my light application. This guy looks like some English working class character to me, awaiting the costume to flesh out his character's image...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Vyse-y Inks, Done

I hadn't posted on Instagram in 6 days and I was panicking about what to post. I wasn't too keen on this piece but it was close to finishing, and could be retooled as need by. Plus a change of ink color to a deep mallard seemed to make it pop!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Lube Tube

Again, until 3 pm, I had nothing to do at work while waiting for work to arrive. Of course it comes at 3 pm, so I have to rush to finish it all. I drew this tube while waiting, in anticipation of a design job I was negotiating.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Cafe´con Leche

I was thinking of her skin tonw when I named this blog post. It reminds me of when we had a mannequin skin tone that referred to coffee.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Swatch Snake

I didn't have much to do at my new job after the initial baptism by fire I had when I  began on Monday, so I just did design research all day and this was a color swatch study I made for a possible project.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Phone Face

Whenever I find myself waiting on the train, instead of reading something on my phone, I attempt to doodle. This is one such doodle that began on the subway train and got completed afterwards.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Swaying Coat

I was wondering to myself if I can animate a coat in the wind without referring to anything. Guess I need more practice.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Pigeon Feather

I found a feather on the sidewalk and thought I'd take it home and draw it. It was surprisingly easy, but then again, I always have fun drawing from life. I put some text on it to add some graphic flavor.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Single Earring, Accessorized.

He go a bit more gussied up since yesterday!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Single Earring

I saw an article in New York magazine about how a single earring has become the style for young gay men in NY. So I thought I'd do my own spin on it.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Suity Trial

I was watching tv on my iPad and decided to try and do a shadow study for a possible sketch. Not the best study but it counts as a drawing for posting.

Saturday, August 17, 2019


I was testing out some new brushes (the Deliciously Dry Brush) and thought I'd end up with some Bill Sienkievich type drawing but noooo, this rough guy came up. But I do like teh pose, even if I don't like the finish.