Friday, December 9, 2016

Retooling

The face on this piece always bothered me. IN fact, most of my faces from 7-9 years ago bothered me, I just didn't have the skill the render them properly. When I paint from memory, my lack of proper anatomy shows. I pulled out an old drawing and I hope to retool the face to —hopefully—something I like. So far, not yet.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dancing

So, not able to draw right now! :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Current Mood 11.13.16, part 3

I've been delaying on this, but I was developing the techniques I would use to finish this series. I think these layers are definitely a direction I will go on.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Claws And Effect

I just came in from another night of drinking (although not as much as last nights 5 cocktails in a row) so I was going to do a quick throwaway sketch. As such, I have no idea why his hands are claws, but it felt right to draw them that way. So there.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Choker

I can't believe I had 5 cocktails tonight and I'm lucid enough to draw and post. Well, barely. This quick sketch brought to you by inebriation.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Soul Diva


I was fed up with drawing guys all week so I had to get my drama on. She was a complete experiment that I love because it's so raw. I'm sure I'll want to make improvements later but as a doodle I'm quite pleased with it.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Drawing New York Meetup

Last night's menswear illustration meetup was my first attending one organized by Drawing New York, and I followed it up with a 3 hour afternoon session sketching a male nude today, actually one of the models from the menswear evening. He was quite fun to draw. The energy at these non-gay sessions intrigues me right now. I guess I'm just jaded because I've been to too many gay ones where the emphasis on sexuality is something I no longer need to get into. Anyhow, by the time I left the studio is was dark so these shots are not the best (already rough because I drew on old, yellowed newsprint) so maybe




I'll re-photograph to post tomorrow.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Menswear Meetup




I kept on vacillating whether or not to attend a free menswear fashion illustration meetup at the National Arts Center in Gramercy Park. I was glad I did although I came barely prepared— basically I just grabbed my drawing bag which I hadn't even touched since Wednesday's drawing session, save for a moment when I removed my sketchbooks to photograph them for this blog (and my IG feed)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Super 80s

Kyle Webster just came out with a whole new update to his Megapack,and the first brush I picked out at random was the super smooth "Supernatural' brush. Man, this thing was just begging to be made into a fashion illustration straight out of the 80s. SO, that's what I did.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Nick at the LL/Prince Street Project


The preview of the model modeling for tonight, Nick, showed a very handsome young guy whose face I wanted to do a portrait of... and of course, most of the poses had my view of his face kind of obstructed. But he has beautiful, like a less facially-squished Chris Pine, although Nick is shorter at around 5'4" or so.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Well Dread

Part 2 of teh Busted Series, I think. Well, a concept for it anyhow.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Big Pants

I had a vision of this drawing from a glance at a magazine, and what I saw in my head was different from what I actually saw in the mag, so I'm going to try and render it.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Busted 3

I feel guilty that I was never able to draw this illustration to completion since I last worked on it in June. But a full-time job gets in teh way, plus I was never fully sure how I was going to finish it up. But it's looking a bit more 'conceived' now that I've adjusted it a bit further. Will check in with the original commissioner and see if he likes this direction.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ryan at The Center




Made it a point to go to the Gay Men's Male Figure Drawing NYC group today and got a few drawings in. Mostly I wanted to do my colored pencil sketches again— I get more detail with them in a shorter time than if I were doing monotones, for whatever reason. One would think it was harder but for whatever reason, it makes me work faster.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Into The Fall

This was inspired by a brief glimpse of a photo that I thought looked like this, but wasn't really. So, inspiration by mistaken identification. image to come

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Centered 2

I was scrolling though old images ot look for something to post on Instagram again, and I found this one. I retooled her and adjusted things a bit, and methinks it's much better in its new tweaked condition.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Black Inked


Playing with new brushes can spur new inspirations. I think I'd be up for finding a style that works with these brushes — they're so intense! I used the Brayer Brushes this time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

At War 2

I was looking for drawings to pose on Instagram for Throwback Thursdays (Of Flashback Fridays) and came upon this old sketch of some amazonian-type armored woman. I tinkered a bit with the details and prepped it for posting, but I decided not to, but figured I can post it here. It's one of the things I found least distasteful about my sketches from 2008. My how I feel I've evolved since then, as an artist!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Armani Gal

I started out sketching with Vetements as an inspiration, then went to Celine, and ended up with the original source material, Armani.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tiger Tiger

I've never drawn a tiger before, I don't think. I am supposed to do a tattoo of one for a friend so this is my attempt...

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Current Mood 11.11.16 part 4

Braids and coloring. That's what I've ben working on. So many details among the three 'days' of this triptych that I wanted to make sure were consistent across all three...

Welcome Home


I've been watering my friends' plants for the past several months and they're finally returning home so I sketched a quick welcome drawing and left it on their  kitchen bar.

edit: I tried to publish this last night but for some reason it didn't go. Arrgh. My publishing record this week is horrendous. This is supposed to be yesterday's drawing.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Current Mood 11.10.16 part 2


I am taking a lot of care to structure these faces well. I've been looking at my old drawings from 8 years ago and my skill level was SO different back then, I'm ashamed to put them on IG for Throwback Thursdays!

This one is late for yesterday's date because I was too busy watching Margaret Cho on Netflix o remember to post the drawings I was doing all day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Backpack Boy

I needed a bit of a break from my Current Mood series.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Current Mood 11.11.16 part 3

Plaiting. Trying to render some believable plaiting.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Current Mood 11.13.16, part 2

Trying to draw a trans woman... who still looks like she's transitioning.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Current Mood 11.13.16

The third of the planned triptych.

Current Mood 11.11.16 part 2

Posting a bit late, but I was tweaking details.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Current Mood 11.10.16


Mourning

Don't know why this election has hit me as hard as it has, but I'm not alone in that respect. This may look black, but it's a composition of darkness. I'm having a hard time finding inspiration right now...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Brushing Up 4

He looks rather 80s, and I was inspired in part by memories of Pater Sato faces, as well as the episode on the 3rd Season of Black Mirror hat was all about the 80s, "San Junipero."

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Brushing Up 3

Using the Kid Crayon, was looking for a more naturalistic effect than my usual linework.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Sum of Its Parts

There's something very retro about this idea I had, and I know I've seen different iterations of it throughout my life (I'm thinking of a Jazz poster from the 80s) but I do like the idea plus it should be about how you render it, right? So let's see what I can cook up.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Strange Times

I am thinking about the possibility of an orange, racist, possibly predatory president and thinking it strange that this country might elect that sort of ... thing... into the presidency. Or I can just think of Dr.Strange, and teh fact that the movie I've long awaited opens today.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Holding

It was more of a bid to get a post within my daily schedule, but I decided to ...ahem... hold to the theme and draw my hand holding something (in this particular case, my eyeglasses case)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Yellow Ear 2

I can't believe I'm just revisiting this sketch 9 months later, but I've been busy. Anyhow, Aalijah here needs some attention, especially since it's Fall already and I need this up now.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016