Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Inktober 19—Strange Blue Monkey

I still don't know what a "brayer" is, but the Brayer brushes in Kyle Webster's (soon-to-be-absorbed-into-Adobe)Photoshop brush selection makes me think of those rollers for rolling ink on to canvases. Is that what they are? In any case, they made me draw this strange scene.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Inktober 18—Island Dude

His expression was the first thing I drew, then the hair, then the body, and then it just became this bro hanging out at the beach waving his friends over or something.

Inktober 17—Serendipity Sketch

I was only planning on doodling a bit after work, but I ended up really liking the finished sketch (serendipity indeed. And I got so caught up posting it on Instagram that I forgot to post it here!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Inktober 16—Fashion-y Styling

I was going through Fukcing Young's website and saw an edgy black model in an ediorial, and while this pose or styling wasn't in it, it inspired me to draw this look.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Inktober 15—Jakey

I saw a post for a made-to-measure designer's menswear line featuring model Jake Sanderson, whom I chatted with a few months ago about drawing, but that never panned out (they ofen don't). Anyhow, the designer featured him again but with different hair, and I looked at older pics and saw the curls that made me want to draw Jake in the first place. So I just sketched away inspired by Jake's look and let the lines lead me to the drawing. It kinda reminds me of Miles McMillan too.

Anatomy's all wonky. Bet I'll be tinkering with this one in the next few days.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Inktober 14—Saturn Girl

I dunno if this qualifies as Inktober work—although I DID use the Badass Ink Brush again, so it should count. It's just when you do it in red it just looks like a red line drawing with a brush. Oh, and yeah, just rethinking Saturn Girls' old costume but done up skimpy and modern, in that pseudo 70s way (where everything had holes and cutouts in odd places)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Inktober 13—Walking Men 3

Trying to just sketch them in but the fact that its digital make sme always question if I can nudge and redo things to make them a bit better. I really should embrace more of the spontaneity of the media...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Inktober 12—Walking Men

I was thinking of a menswear vignette with all these guys walking... somewhere. Two's a start.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Inktober 11—Walking Man

I got inspired by a few Pinterest posts on graphic design and went back to my Badass Brush Inker and this was the result. A bit clip art-y but maybe I can retool it to be more loose later.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Inktober 10—the Cafe At The Met Breuer

On a whim I went to see the Ettore Sottsass show at The Met Breuer last Saturday, and while I didn't love the show as much as I wanted to, I did enjoy just the idea of spontaneously going to a museum. I'm not much of a museum goer and kind of loathe to plan trips to them. But I do like showing up! Even moreso, I love the people watching, especially the view from above the Flora Bar, which is the cafe at the Breuer's basement.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Inktober 9—Croquis

I'm a bit too drunk to render anything more complicated...

Monday, October 9, 2017

Inktober 8—Shadowkitty

Been thinking of updated costumes for Kitty Pryde, and this is  just one of a few sketches I've been tossing about lately.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Current Mood 11.10.16 part 7

I can't believe it's almost a year since I started these drawings, and the mood has never left. it's diminished every so often, but never really leaves, and comes back with a vengeance. Funny how time flies.

It still counts for Inktober because I'm using digital ink brushes.I'm having a hard time finishing this because I can't get the hands right for some reason. And I love doing hands!  But these just have me stymied.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Inktober 7

I like this sketch so naturally I can't stop tinkering with it. I'm posting this mostly for the little improvements I made to the sketch, but am adding the rather ungainly color overlays just for posting variance.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Inktober 6

My friend and idol, illustrator Mel Odom, posted an old drawing online that inspired me to get a bit sketchy with  a drawing of a guy with deep-set dark eyes. Et voila!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Inktober 5

I'm not sure if this is the final one. I have two versions and this is the taller one, but there's something more sincere about the render of the older one. Ugh, I don't know.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Inktober 4

This is a re-imagining of an old costume design of mine. I like the concepts and the rendering, but I'm not sold on the design as a design in itself. Really pleased with the inking though. I love this Badass Brush Inker 1!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Inktober 3

The Black Queen lives (finally) in the outfit designed for her.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Inktober 2

I'm really going to try and do the ink thing all month. Here's the second entry (even if I did a lot yesterday). 

This one is of my costume that I designed originally for The Black Queen of The Hellfire Club. After I left the sketch xeroxes at Marvel, I don't think I ever drew this costume on Selene after Maddie wore it. I also realize that this is the 30th Anniversary of this design this year. Sadly, it would only be known and recognized by me, and possibly by the then-NewX-men's scribe, Chris.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


I was thinking I would post something very day on Instagram, but making something worth posting is a bit of a Stretch. Trying to post a new ink sketch everyday on IG will be a challenge, unlike here where I allow myself to do anything.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

PS1 Book Fair 4

The finished composition. I did most of the additions last night, but added a few details to flesh out the backgrounds today. I think it's cute.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Come Hither 3

I have about 4 new versions of this guy, as I couldn't decide which direction to take him. He's definitely a throwback in terms of looks—older, 80s man with a smoldering gaze (perhaps the origin of Blue Steel). I had several more finished versions but in the end, I think I lost a lot of the conte crayon appeal of the more immediate initial ones. So this is the one I post. He looks like a porn star, yes.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

PS1 Book Fair 4

It's been a few days now so I'm including my impressions of the people (from my memory) as well as drawings of actual visitors (from my photos), his is the latter PLUS the former.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Polar Construction

I got the freelance gig again to do that holiday card I posted a few days back. But I had an idea how to construct it as a free-standing 3D piece and sen a skech over to my clients to get their okay before I proceeded.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

PS1 Book Fair 3

I'm just going to keep on adding doodles to this collection until it feels like how I felt being surrounded by so much hipsteryness. Image to come

Monday, September 25, 2017

PS1 Book Fair 2

I'm continuing my sketches of people from yesterday's book fair. Not only was it inspiring because of the naive styles fro all the indie work on display, but from the people at the fair itself, both he vendors AND the visitors.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

PS 1 Book Fair: Artsy Hipster

Went to the NY Art Book Fair at PS1 for the first time, and it as mobbed with hipsters and unwashed artsy types. I thought I'd try and sketch a few of them. Here's one typical look that I saw.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Grayscale Wash

I was inspired by some illustration I saw on Tumblr but the paint brush totally helped determine teh look of this drawing.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Men Again

This Comics Brush is making me draw comics-y men. This one wasn't as serendipitously fine as the one form two days ago, but he's handsome. Body needs work though.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Prada SS18

I don't draw women's fashions much anymore, but I loved Prada's new SS18 show. It was very Comme in my mind. I drew a fave look.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Officer's Coat

I got a new set of Fall clothing from a personal order I put in with a designer I know, and there was a coat that I loved from the start. But when my friend Ernesto came by to visit, I thought he'd look cute in it in a homoerotic shot. I got him to pose a bit in it, but I also decided to sketch it out, as it my wont. Plus the face turned out cute on this guy—he's a little Matt Bomer-ish.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


I did an illustration proposal for a client's holiday card. I liked it so much UI decided that even if I give it to them to use, I would retain the copyrights (unlike some of the stuff I gave them previously). Oh, and this is also my 3700th post—woohoo!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rounded 60

I started imagining a gal in some city like Portland, with her cuppa Starbucks wondering if she should head someplace. That's as far as I got on the narrative.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

City Gritty Scene

Just playing with inky brushes in Photoshop,

Saturday, September 16, 2017


I went to the Gay Art NYC drawing salon late today, as I was basically lollygagging at home still in post birthday mode. The model was handsome in an Anthony Hopkins way, and he was definitely  someone who had been in great shape when he was younger but had aged (as we all will). I was kind of only half interested in drawing him (getting in late didn't help) but as I drew him, it became less about trying to bring out his features and more about just drawing what was there. I had fun with the 10 minute poses but when they said we would have a 20 minute break, I decided I would just go for lunch.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Emulation Mode

I've done illustrations like this before but some illustrator in The New York Times Book Review section last week did these contrasting noses, which I really liked. So this is me in emulation mode (i.e. blatant ripoff).

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Had a party this evening and had 4 drinks and no dinner. so by the tie I got to a restaurant I had to throw up in the bathroom. But it's all good. But this is me, drawing what I feel like.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I Gather

This was an idea I had for a shirt detail, that popped into my head in the last month or so and I always planned on making it a drawing. But seeing Gabriela Hearst's collection using details like this (albeit in different ways)(and quite wonderfully, I might add) reminded me to do a rendering.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Very Perry 35

Well, it looks better in my eyes, but I better publish this finally before I get the urge to tinker any further!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Very Perry 34

And I thought I was done. Well, not so much. I took one look at my rendering of Isaac Churchill and though, that's all wrong. So here's me trying to get it right. Operative word: trying.

Sunday, September 10, 2017


My friend Ernesto posed for a few pics and one of them of him lounging on my couch urned out really well.

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Yesterday's drawing got an accidental ink color change and a similar but different name, after a subtle retooling!

Friday, September 8, 2017


I needed something easy to act as a palate cleanser for all the work I'd been doing on this Perry Ellis story. Voila: Inkboy!

Very Perry, Done

I just missed my window to post for yesterday the 7th, because I was busy posting to Instagram. I did a lot of work to finalize the Perry Ellis series, including some background sketches (quickies, like here, which really helped flesh out the story, albeit in a very minimalist way) as well as touch ups to faces and details. You can see the full story here.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Very Perry 33

I liked yesterday's rendering but I realized that the bleed placement on the seat of his pants made him look like he shit himself. Sooo-o-o, I had to retool it. This is the 3rd page of my story, just awaiting captions.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Very Perry 32

Adding more quick studies to flesh out the story...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Very Perry 31

I decided to flesh out the drawing with some watercolors... pun intended. I wanted to bring focus to the underwear, which is perfect since the dresser's pulling his pants down.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Down The Line

More than a bit tipsy and trying to post for the day, this line drawing of a man's torso is all Ican muster right now.