Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Second' Season, 3

I was not happy with the legs. I drew it and redrew it multiple times. I realized I had it wrong and that the left leg (his right) should be forward. But I can't decided how best to pose him completely.

Monday, July 25, 2016

A Second' Season 2

I needed to get the proportions right for a fashion illo - it was too realistic.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


I was inspired by an old sketch of Tom Colley to try and do anther torso drawing, but with more detail. Except I got afraid of failing and so I held back on the detail...

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hair There 4

I think he needs to be a proper white blonde.

Blue Ryder

The navy ryder's (rider's?) jacket was one of the notable pieces in the Second/Layer collection his season, although really, it's no going to look especially different in a drawing. But the pose of this model was nice when I shot him, so I'm starting with that.

I fell asleep early without drawing or posting last night, so this is a makeup drawing.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Hairy Beast of Fulfilling

I like to draw during work meetings (of which we have A LOT). So when a co-worker lamented the problems of fulfilment of a romotin as the 'hairy beast of fulfilling," I had to sketch it out.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

For The Good of X 3

For The Good of X was his screen name on another site where we met to rant and rave about comics. Continuing this sketch. It's nowhere where I want the resemblance to be, but that should come later. For now, I'm laying out the foundations of the pose and features. I rather like the bit of twist in his torso. Gonna see if I can emphasize that even more than it is seen in the photo reference of him.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

For The Good of X2

Finally getting to draw more of Ben after he posed for me lo those many months ago. Had a clearer idea of what to do next (after all the photos, not to mention the live sketch) after l this time.

Monday, July 18, 2016

A Second' Season

My friend at Second/Layer have been making pans I covet, but have yet to score a pair. So I'll draw it.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hair There 3

I needed to address those hands... I'm not drawing from any references, just out of my own head, and the occasional glance at my own digits.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hair There 2

Continuing this sketch... I was inspired by the various evil, prepubescent villains in anime who are invariably white haired or blond 'geniuses' who are so ultra powerful and need to be defeated by the hero. But there seems to be a standard of a kid with long white /blond hair. Except for some reason I made him naked here.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Tracing Space

Trying to see if I can get to a place like my original reportage sketch style (a la Antonio, digitally) but with different techniques involving underpainting.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Second Show

I attended two shows today, one that I had to skip work for and another that was scheduled for after work. The second was the best collection I've seen to date by my friends at Second Layer.I'll draw them later in earnest but here's an impression.

China Marker

I had planned to go to a nude yoga drawing session with my coworker but I neglected to bring any art materials because I planned on bringing recycled materials from work. In preparation for the fact that I couldn't find anything other than a single China Marker, I did a quick sketch with it to see how it handled, and this will have to act as my drawing for the  day since the drawing session actually turned out to NOT be an event at all, and no one showed up except us! image to come as soon as Iget a pic of it at work tomorrow.

Monday, July 11, 2016


My make-up post from a few days ago got made over today. I realize that the face was much more interesting than the torso, and the torso didn't match the look of the face, so I scaled everything down. And I made hi rail thin, compared to the 80s muscle god I originally had in mind.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hair There

I decided I've been way too distracted by design work that I need to press my drawings. But I got a bit of design work done today, so I think this sketch was a bit more, inspired, shall we say?

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Defaulting (to a Republican??)

... well, defaulting to my soft watercolors as I am wont to do nowadays, I decided to try and draw something more unlike me. So, instead of a model, I present to you... a white, Republican male model. Or maybe he's a model who looks like some sort of handsome, milquetoast All American guy. Or at least the type that might pose in the Sale flyers for J.C.Penney or somesuch store like that...

Friday, July 8, 2016

Zenaida, Watercolored

I'm still experimenting with the watercolor brushes, and I'm continuing with my 'fields of color/background approach.'

Thursday, July 7, 2016


I'm referring to the (retro) modern way to wear a woman's hair: center-parted.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bleary Eyed and Designed Out

Been working my projects so much my drawing is suffering! But will try and correct that asap.

edit: Well, it's about 5 days later, and I seem to have gotten my wind back, even if I still have a ton of design work to attend to before I can concentrate on a drawing with any detail. But I do like the lips on this guy. At one point I thought he was looking like Brian Buzzini, then later he resembled myex when he was a young man. Now it's a guy with a small head and a looong torso.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


I always like the S curve made by cocking one's head while craining one's neck, too.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Kinda Little Joe, 3

I adjusted it for Instagram, because it wasn't looking ready. I think now I made him too much of a pretty boy, but that's a valid choice too, I suppose.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

All New Emma

Frank Quitely's Emma Frost costume for Morrison's New x-men run was fairly prescient, in that many of the details of her outfit could be found in modern day fashion, although I still take issue with the low pitch platform shoes (I posit that Emma would prefer the higher pitch of a heel).

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Kinda Little Joe

I was thinking Joe Dallessandro, a bit of Travis Fimmel and even Rick Owens when I center-parted his hair and made it long and straight. I do like how this invented face turned out. He could be someone real...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fashion Pose in Blue

I kinda didn't want to sketch again, but I rather liked the face I drew and decided to do something stylized and quick.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nodding Off

I'm not sure why I'm so tired again after work. Well, tonight it might be explainable since there was tequila after work, but man I am completely tired and unable to function from all this falling asleep at the computer...

edit: added a make-up drawing for this entry.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Blue Smile 2

I feel like this style is very retro, and I tried to make it seem contemporary with the added linework and suggestion of possibly more modern clothes, but it didn't really work.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Green Bow

My Facebook friend posted a series of drawings by his fave teachers, so I was inspired to do a 70s getup in keeping with the show's masters of yesteryear.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Blue Smile

I was a bit inspired by the old school smiles on Antonio Lopez's pieces from the late 70s and early 80s. It was also very Danilo Franco, whom I now recognize was heavily influenced by Antonio.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hot Guy

Went to a nude figure session over at The Center earlier today, my first time for this particular session in the newly revamped LGBT Center. Our model was a guy named Guy, who had a great look about him, and fab hair.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Black and Brown 2

A little more definition, still a lot of falling asleep while drawing...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Black and Brown

Another looser, more experimental technique (for me, at least!) while I try not to fall asleep (SOOOOOO sleepy!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Watercolor Nude 2

Adjusted and refined some of the features, although not all because I wanted it to look somewhat spontaeous...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


I only had 4 hours sleep earlier this morning, so I'm feeling those effects right now - can barely keep my eyes open!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Watercolor Nude

I liked my technique from yesterday and the day before, and wanted to explore it. This was an image that popped into my head on my way back from the gym. It's not exactly like I imagined I could paint, but it's a fun exercise regardless.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Blunt Cut 2

A few tweaks here and there, just to make it presentable and Instagrammable. She reminds me of actress Beatrice Dahl from her film, 'Betty Blue.'

Saturday, June 18, 2016


As odd as the choice of orange for skin town is, it's one of my defaults even when I paint with real watercolors.

I like laying out blobs of color for the background of a watercolor sketch, then shaping the face moreso later with details. I think this (and the one I did for yesterday's entry) turned out rather nice!

Blunt Cut

This is a makeup sketch since I was so drunk when I arrived home late last night, I could not draw anything. But for a quickie, I think it turned out nicely!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Miss Ives

I was doodling a work today and the drawing started looking like Vanessa Ives.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Juicy 6

There were more lemons, and in the end, the project got changed after i created all the spec work.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Juicy 5

Feeling lemony this time. I did it at work and left the file there so I had to make a new one, which I hope is expressionistic enough.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Juicy 4

Now I'm doing lime wheels again, but looser. I kinda like the top right one the most. I should try more of that level of abstraction.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Juicy 3

Did some looser wheels of citrus. Well, actually, one, then I rotated and colorized it to make dupes that are hopefully different enough.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

It's Bananaz

... how I'm just painting fruit all day. I kinda love it.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Juicy, Too

And now I'm trying a lime. I think I want these paintings even looser still.


This is a makeup sketch for missing yesterday's posting. I've never really painted fruit in a watercolor style before, but I was confident I could learn (or fake it) well enough. And I need to paint these for a possible freelance gig.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Internet sensation Zachary Koval posed at the LL Drawing Salon tonight. I never noticed how much he resembles other stars: Kind of a melange of Benedict Cumberbath, Zachary Quinto and Parker Stevensen. He was lovely to draw.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Seeing Stars

Went to see the Rupert Everett Oscar Wilde play, The Judas Kiss, at BAM tonight. But if I'm really honest, it's the nudity of the pretty-much-perfect Tom Colley on stage that was the highlight of the play. Completely naked and on display for 20 minutes of the second act, the man's body is a wonder, the butt (pun not intended) of 'large cock' jokes that he totally lives up to. On the one hand, he hardly gets any stage time as anything but a target for Everett's Wilde's sexual commentary, but many a career has been built off of being the object of lust on screen and off. Here's hoping we may see more for the stunning Colley in the future.

Drawing based on a press pic, because I had a more frontal view the whole time. Guess the seats we bought were perfect. ;)