Friday, May 18, 2018

The Long Arm 7

I loved this face when I originally drew it, but I've since learned newer techniques for drawing various facial parts, so it's a constantly evolving aesthetic.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I Heart My Face

...because he's got a heart shaped face. Which he supposedly shouldn't style with a center part??

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Blue Doodle 3

Apparently I never published this drawing back on March 2nd, because I had done a drawing I deemed the entry for that day... which puzzles me because aside from some minor corrections, I rather like how it turned out.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Test Sketch

Trying out some simple facial shapes before I dive into the style I need to employ...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Facial Shapes

I drew some placeholder images for a layout I'm doing at work, but I forgot to get myself the sample sketches so I can post them here.

edit: here they are. 


Sunday, May 13, 2018


This guy was going to be part of a bigger drawing but I kinda lost interest in the sketch...

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sick Tableau

I was thinking of doing a couple of poses in weird, and eclectic styling, but then I put them together and wonder if I'll ever do it a all?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Stalking The Night, Done

Well, at least I think I'm done for now.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Stalking The Night 5

I finished up the face to post on Instagram, but I'm no happy enough with teh hands to consider it finished just yet.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gym Hair

I was watching a guy at the gym while he paused in his workout, and I thought to myself, he's got so much hair in a way that I don't ever think to draw. This kind of curly fullness wasn't something in my wheelhouse or lexicon, so I thought I should remember it to add to my repertoire. Well, rather than wait, I thought, why not sketch him now? So I pulled out my phone and did a quick sketch on Procreate.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Stalking The Night 4

I keep sketching with this one. I have a vision in mind and I'm starting to supercede the serendipity and try and make it what I envisioned.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Stalking The Night 3

I have/had an intention with him but it keeps changing as I draw, and my drawing affects what I'm allowing to happen. I can never really draw what is in my head the first time—there's always a lot of compromise when what I put down in pixel (or paper) is good enough o continue with, which may or may not be part of the vision.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

WHat the heck is a Parallel KTW Cleaner?

It's the name of the kinda stick-like Kyle Evans Brush, but I'm not sure what it's origins (or etymology) are.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Drapery Study

The older I get, the more confident I get but also the more insecure I get, as I learn more and realize how little I actually knew. So life's always a situation to improve oneself.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Color Study 2

I'd been seeing more color combinations in nature and in photo references, and I've taken to extracting the palettes from them. This one was from a photo I took of a wall in Williamsburg,

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Color Study

I was taking the subway home from watering my friend's pants last week, and I saw a woman leaning against the door of the car in an outfit whose color combination really appealed to me. I took out my phone and starting laying down the colors I saw in her, and then I made a quick sketch of her and cleaned it up a bit tonight.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


I was kinda torn with how to make this face. I kept on changing directions as I went on, which seemed to me to lack focus. it made me think that I can't really draw something with intention but merely react, repairing the lines I place down with newer ones.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


It's the first of May, and apparently there's a hashtag on instagram called #Mermay. So this was my feeble start at participating.

Monday, April 30, 2018


After buying a vintage 80s shirt jacket that has a full blouson AND full bell-like sleeves, I've been into the idea of a really blousey jacket like this.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Innocent 9 (done?)

I think it's done, even if it's not perfect. As I once said, "Done is better than perfect!" I think the crux of the matter is I don't know if it looks like him, but I really am not as familiar with his features having met him only a few times. i did compare my drawing with other shots of him from different angles, which often tell me how certain features play out in a pose I'm working with. It helps me understand why parts look a certain way from the angle I'm drawing, because I can see from other angles how they a structured.

That said, I'm still not completely confident, but then again, as artists, I dunno if we ever are...

Saturday, April 28, 2018


I was inspired by a photo of algae or coral that Jarrod Scott posted on an Instagram story, so I thought they'd make interesting graphic motifs. Now, just need to figure out how such motifs would exist in an artwork...

Friday, April 27, 2018

Slouching Emil 3

Here's an old one I just picked up again: I haven't touched this sketch since almost a year ago. And I completely changed his face.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Conte Skater

Really, I just drew him for his hair, as it's based on a young Brit kid who was ahead of me at the checkout like at Cos in the WTC.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Rough Poses 4

True enough, I dusted this off again to tinker tinker tinker. Not that it looks much different, but it was more about anatomy tweaks before I posted it on Instagram.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Blown Out

Another one of those mistaken identity ideas. I was browing through a site and thought I saw an image that later proved to be different, paving the way for me to draw something unintentionally original.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Stalking The Night, 2

I can't seem to get the eyes right...

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Stalking The Night

I imagined a very editorial-like shot composed of a lean, hip looking guy staring directly at the camera as he's walking by, I thought Id lay out the image and see if i can urn it into a finshed drawing, and so far, I'm quite happy with the pose as it looks like the one in my head.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Eric, Done (I hope)

I opened the most recent file up again today after seeing Eric post an Instagram story, and I figured it looked like him enough that I shouldn't overwork it (any more than I already have!). So methinks he's done for now. Unless I look back again later and have horrible recriminations about my abilities!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sphagettits Western

I had a silly idea for a drag-like version of a Raf Simons western shirt.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Brush With The Past

The Badass Brush looks great with the look of a 50s fashion illustration!


Bonus post: while in a meeting today, I doodled my coworker Bernardo. I didn't have my glasses on and I really can't draw things from a distance without them anymore, so some features were wrong. That said, he complimented me on my confident line, because I did his nose in one stroke. The woman was another person from the new building we're working in and I'm not sure what her name is but I drew her too.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Anarchy Mode 5

The more work I do on him, the less it looks like him, yet the more correct the work becomes. Ugh, no wonder I tend to leave it for later.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Surprised 2

Yesterday's drawing was terrible. Today's is an improvement on hat file, but not by very much. For whatever reason, I'm trying to draw features I'm not necessarily drawn to draw, but what I see on actors and personalities whom I think are handsome but not o my usual taste.

Monday, April 16, 2018


I should know better than to try and sketch after a really hefty workout My HIIT regimen really takes all the energy out of me.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Innocent 8

It's quite possibe that this is done with this iteration. I won't know until I let some time pass though, as I've belabored this drawing a bit much, methinks.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Retro Kids

Just thought I'd round out the family but not really feeling the facial work on these kids.

Friday, April 13, 2018


It's been such a long and tiring week (I got sick and our offices moved to Brooklyn, which is a commute I haven't had to do in forever) that as I was drawing, I fell nodded off, and woke up thinking, huh, I didn't think I was drawing that. But I like him. It feels a bit naive in a way.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Vintage Hat Lady

I was feeling a very 50s vibe after seeing a ot of vintage illos on Pinterest...

She was actually drawn on the 14th as a makeup sketch for the 12th, and as a complement for the "Salaryman" of the 13th's sketch. Complicated, huh?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Proportions 4

I retooled an old sketch that didn't work, and now it feels so much better, although it could still be improved, I can see. But for now, here it is.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pants Off

I got a pose idea for a new sketch, so I sketched it out in anticipation of finishing it more fully.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Proportions 3

I think the one on the right has the right level of proportion and detail. The left one, while I tried to reduce it, still has too much detail o be as editorial. Ugh, I'm fighting my own tendencies

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Minimally Inky

I'm suffering from a cold or the flu or something today, so I can barely get it together...

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Old School Ink LIne

Happy 4000th Post! That's 4000 days I've been blogging. Wow, time flies—it's been over 11 years.

I've been playing with the ink brushes and mentally channeling illustrators I've seen in Pinterest, particularly Fred Greenhill whose work I always admired but never exactly wanted to emulate until now.Mostly because of his skill with his lines and figures, there was an easy elegance about him. I'm trying to se if I can develop a style of my own for inks with these digital brushes.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Proportions 2

My proportions have been especially off, in my view, when sketching oversized looks. I really need to hone in on the body underneath, so that the fabric just doesn't look huge and bloated. I like this sketch, but I think teh volumes could have a little less stiffness and be a little more relaxed.

Thursday, April 5, 2018


I was feeling off about my fashion proportions. Even in the past 10 years I've been varying them a lot, it doesn't seem as innate as it once was. So I spent some time practicing, and working a looser ink illustration style inspired by an artist I found on Pinterest (whose work looks nothing like this, but inspired the looseness nonetheless). I'm gonna try sketching more in this vein trying to see where it leads.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Odd Ink Sketch

I guess it would help if I had an idea what I was drawing before I just went ahead and doodled. That is a bizarre outfit. with that haircut.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sketchbook Trial

I had the SketchBook app in my Mac but I don't recall using it at all before. I must have when I downloaded it, but the controls seem both familiar and unfamiliar. In any case, this is a sketch I did to explore the different tools and media. And boy is it terrible—that facial construction is SO OFF.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Bunny 2018.1

I spend some time refining some glovd hands for her. I've always been proud of my hands, but lately, I've noticed I've gotten too lax with them so I tend to do shortcuts a lot. Even if it's stylized I had to make sure these were okay, with slightly exaggerated but elegant fingers.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Bunny 2018

I was going to repost my Valentine's day Bunny mask girl for East Sunday, but I couldn't help myself when I opened up the file, and at first started to make minor corrections, which later lead to retooling it completely. I rather like where it went. So I made variants too.

Saturday, March 31, 2018


I spent all of this week getting my taxes together, and it was worse than I feared (strangely, predicted by Susan Miller on her astrology reading for me for this month) but not unexpeced. I went to a new tax preparer who was not cheap at all, but she made me feel comfortable and feel like I was in good hands. So I drew her while she did my tax prep.