Friday, April 28, 2017

Dancing Kitty

My friend Justin asked me to draw an update on my Kitty's Kostume Korner drawing from over 30 years ago, and I haven't gotten to it til now. But I seem to fall asleep at my desk a lot, so this rough is all I can manage right now.


Does this look like a tipsy sway?

I got so drunk yesterday because there was a Spring mixer at work, and we were drinking (cheap) white wine, then I went out to dinner with my boss for even more wine! So while I drew this yesterday, I didn't bother to upload it. How could I? I was plastered, haha. Wine always hits me hard...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The J.Crew menswear director has just parted ways with the company he so ably repped for these past several years, so there were a lot of articles on his leaving. I thought I'd do a caricature of him since it was so clear n my head how to do him.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


I don't understand why but it's two hours before I normally sleep, and I was falling asleep—hard!—while trying to draw this. So, Sleepyhead is the title.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Crouchy 3

Just trying to figure out this pose without an actual reference...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Busted 7

Not the best rendering for the pendant, but It's weird now that I've done the figure, to realize that teh technique (crosshatching) won't really work for the featured jewelry that the bust was drawn for!  Ah well, regroup...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Busted 6

It's actual drawing and working on the image, but you won't actually get a sense of it from the sketch versus previously, but anyhow, here it is.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Crouchy 2

While trying to refine the pose, I kept on reworking the face which is starting to look much nicer, I must say.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I saw a pic on Instagram the other day of a guy grouching, and it occurred to me I might want to learn how to draw that pose. Well, I did save the reference pic, but I didn't even look at it to draw this one, just relied on memory, as well as adjusting the pose based on how I place one element after the other.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Drew the beautiful model Edward at tonight's Queer Salon. He was very model-y, with his deep-set eyes and slightly upturned nose and mouth corners.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Inky Rude Boy

I love a guy who's spread-eagled. Hehe.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Inky Street Scene

This ink brush just keeps on inspiring me to be much looser with my sketches, and to allow for more abstract forms.

Happy Bunny Day

I actually posted this on Instagram on Easter Sunday, and I think I spent so much time getting it ready for there that I totally forgot to post it yesterday. So this is Easter Sunday's (less religious, somewhat inappropriate) drawing.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Inky 2

I kept drawing and sketching in that ink stye borne of the chosen ink brush. It's rather fun. There's a freedom and immediacy it kinda demands.

Friday, April 14, 2017


I picked out a brush from Kyle’s Inkbox and started sketching, and  the American Comics Inker brush kinda determined what I did based on the strokes. Always fun to draw in a style you didn't know you had, but media can do that.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Busted 5

I finally got direction on which jewelry to place, so I'm drawing them in. There's bound to be a level of stylisation in the renderings, but I'll figure it out.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ripe For The Picking

I found a new clothing resource that isn't very popular, but after receiving an order of three items and liking every singe one (as opposed to returning entire orders like I have been lately), I'm quite surprised and stoked... and trying not to buy everything!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Busted 4

After months I am finally finishing up this sketch for the 'client' (quotes mine since it's a freebie job). Starting out by laying down the foundations of some of the jewelry I have to render on this form.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ripped Michael

Went to another Drawing new York session tonight, specifically for the mode Michael, who was said to have a phenomenally ripped phsysique—and the rumors were true! Sadly, I was having an off night and did not get the kinds of drawings I thought I would.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

White Shirtless

Never mind that I have a gaxillion unfinished drawings I need to resolve, but if I get an idea in my head, I can at least sketch it out as a rough before adding it to my pile of To Dos, right?

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Current Mood 11.10.16 part 5

Funny how a few weeks without opening the file, everything looks wrong. I suppose time off is always good, hindsight is 20/20 after all. Rejiggering this guy...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bright Walkers

Just figuring out croquis, and the right contraposto for a walking figure.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yellow Ear 5

I really do need to get this done... plus it nearly is anyhow, methinks. image to come.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Blue & Black 2

Funny how a drawing evolves. His face seemed to indicate some sort of edgy stare, so I figured he needed something edgy to wear to go with his hair., i.e. heels, cropped straight legs and a leather apron. We'll see if I even finish this sketch.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Blue & Black

I'm rather into this shade of blue I've been using as 'ink' for the last three days. For whatever reason, it evokes a different kind of feeling in me when I draw with it, as opposed to simple black. That said, all I've done so far is doodle with it, so we'll see...

Sunday, April 2, 2017


There's a model making the rounds of the top ecomm websites, and she's got a look that part Jennifer Beals in Flashdance, approachable but young edgy. I started out drawing the villainess Selene from the X-men, but somehow ended up drawing this girl because she's my favorite model on the Shopbop site I've been working on.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Legion (Blue)

Looking forward to seeing the finale of Legion's first season. it's a great quirky show that doesn't necessarily really evoke the original comic book character, but it's damn enjoyable in and of itself. Although Dan Stevens—appealing as he is—lacks David Haller's signature brush cut.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Watching Anime

... and doodling on scraps of paper. Will scan it as soon as can...

Thursday, March 30, 2017


For whatever reason, I'm falling asleep at my desk and it's not even midnight! So I have no energy to draw, although I was bale to srcibble out a sketch of 'me' having a narcoleptic episode.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


More of a crack about girliness than a compliment, my memory of the three besties with the three matching shoes refined a bit more.,.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Blue & White

I'm reminiscing about old outfits and clothes! This terry cloth number was my favorite in high school.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Drink Delays: Angels

Had a little cocktail party so drawing is delayed for tonight.

Edit: I wanted to do more sketches of my clothing from back in the day, and once of my faves were these flat slip ons called Chasers (I think they were made in Hong Kong) that my friends Norman and Erwin also wanted, so we had to bargain who would get which color because no one wanted to have teh same color as someone else. We all wore them to school at teh same time one day and walking side by side in stride, we were nicknamed Charlie's Angels (because both Erwin and I later came out as gay, but everyone knew already at that point, haha).

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Fave Pants

Back in the 80s, my mom brought me back a pair of cuffed parachute pants from New York that I was obsessed with. It was too fashion-forward to wear in Manila, yet here they were, brought for me by my mom, who egged me on to wear them because they  were the latest thing inNew York...never mind the risk of being beaten up as a fag in Manila. Naturally, I wore them.

I'd have done a more realized sketch but I'm 4 cocktails in and can barely manage this level of chicken scratch. Well, maybe not, but I choose to be sketchy.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Drawing New York

Briefly attended a nude modeling session earlier today but didn't  photograph any of the drawings I did yet, and I left early since I didn't have time to have lunch (and my stomach was growling). Next time I'll eat lunch earlier.

Edit: so here are those images, which I had but totally forgot to upload here...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sheena 2

Over two years ago I started a drawing of my friend Sheena but never got around to finishing it because I lost touch with the files as my computer crashed shortly after. I finally remembered and found them again just the other day, so I'm hoping my friend won't be pissed it took so long when I finally get around to presenting the finished sketch.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

All American Girl

From the red white and blue, of course, but the face of America is changing all the time, and black is beautiful.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Yoke's On Me

I was remembering a favorite pair of jeans form back in the 80s: not only did it have a high waisted yoke construction, but it was it acid washed AND overdyed purple!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Iron Fist

So far I'm rather enjoying the Iron Fist series, despite the critical savaging it got in its initial reviews. I look forward to watching next episodes because these characters were some of my favorites back in the day. So I thought I'd try drawing Iron Fist, but not in my typical standing poses, but maybe an action shot. Well, I kinda was able to lay out the pose with all its foreshortening—and you have to remember that I rarely drew male superheroes, much less in action poses—but I kinda got distracted by drawing the crotch, haha...

Monday, March 20, 2017

That Shirt

Back when I was a teenager, my mom and I found a shirt style that we liked so much, we had multiples made for me and my brother. I didn't realize that we were basically the only ones in the country who owned that style, and I liked it in particular because it had a T shaped construction that made it flow really well with a good woven cotton or linen. I wish I had one of those shirts now—we used to have so many in various colors and stripes...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Old Lines Renewed

I saw this sweater design in an ad in GQ, for what—if I recall correctly—was a Calvin Klein ad. I knew I would never find it in Manila, and even if I could have it found in the US, it would be way out of my price range. So I had it made for me in these exact colors by my mom's shop, and it was my favorite shirt for the longest time. Now that I can't own it again, I can just redraw it.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Yelow Ear 4

I don't know why I've procrastinatd on this sketch, but I guess because it ultimately wasn't something that made sense: it was a fashion sketch of backstage makeup, but without context, it because a weird yellow eared sexy zombie... for what exactly? Still, I started, and I might as well finish. This is more finished than it's ever been but not there yet...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Old's Cool Again 2

I turned off my outline layer and was so totally enamored of the reductive shapes that I decided to run with it. This reminds me of some old artwork I did for high school, but using velvet paper cuts.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Old's Cool Again

I was reminded n(by current fashions) of stuff I loved back in teh day, and which would be ideal again. Since I can't own them again, I'll settle for a sketch of them (for now).

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In The Hoods 2

Trying to get this concept developed! Mapping out the colors of the actual outfits...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Winterim 2

The coat and scarf are mine, but I didn't wear them in this non-blizzard.

Monday, March 13, 2017


It's interim winter at the beginning of what should be Spring  (just like we hand interim Spring all throughout Winter) so I thought I'd indulge in drawing my favorite coat and neck piece.