Sunday, September 23, 2018

Crispy Blot

That's the name of the Grut brush I used for this quick 3 minute~ish sketch. I do like the stance and the view.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Black & Mauve, Too

Maybe I should have written Navy and Mauve. Anyhow, playing with the sketch a bit more...

Friday, September 21, 2018

Black and Mauve

I saw an Instagram ad and liked the pose of the model, so I did a quick sketch of him.

Thursday, September 20, 2018


I love images of people falling. Partly my idea of  Fallen Angels (a series I wanted to do back in my 20s) and partly because of Robert Longo's iconic men in the cities. This might be a new series, or just a one-off or two. Who knows?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


I drew quite a few things yesterday since I went to a drawing session at Leslie Lohman, but I drew this guy earlier in the day, inspired by an idea in my head. I have to admit I think I got the pose I was thinking of right, although I cropped it for now since I want to suss out the details before posting..

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sepia Nude

Well, it started out as Cyan + K, but I changed things up as I was working, and I really liked this old school gouache brush background. I might have to experiment further with the rawness of this brush.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Couch Spread 2

There's something about spontaneous inspiration that you can't duplicate. I thought Id develop this drawing further and refine it, but the spontaneity of the lines keeps getting lost. This is possibly the 4 iteration I've done of this where I keep reverting back to the old face. It's the war between trying to make a good drawing versus trying to get a good likeness of the photo I took. Still, there's some progress on the final technique I intend to use...

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Couch Spread

I've been obsessed with crotch shots lately. In this day and age when nudity is commonplace, the only way to be even more provocative is to take it almost to the limit, and this is pretty porny. Or so I think. I'm certainly getting a bit hot and bothered as I draw this, but I always fall in love with my subjects when I have a model pose for me, which is why I'm very selective about my models for my personal projects.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

French Hair

I was watching movie clips of the actor Louis Garrel, and he has the most magnificent nose, and hair. I don't know what it is about French men and their hair, but there's something so sexy about how they're tousled, but I can't seem to capture it in a drawing. This was done with the Vine Stick brush.

Friday, September 14, 2018

iPad Sketch #2, Part 3

Those red speedos were screwing with my proportions, I thought. But I'm not sure all this cyan is helping either!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cyan + K 4

I kept trying to add more to this sketch but also took out a lot because I realize its appeal is in how minimal it is. Not sure this version is adding what it needs to be improved.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

iPad Sketch #2, part 2

Seems like I haven't touched my iPad much in recent months, so I was sitting in front of it using it for what I always d—watch anime or Netflix with it—and decided to play around with this sketch again. I started on the iPad, actually, then went into Photoshop on my desktop after. But not sure about those red Speedos.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cyan + K 3

I wonder if it's the cyan hat make the technique for me? I tried it with other colors and it doesn't look as intentional.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Exposure Duo

Had an idea for a new drawing and laid it out quickly roughly. Ironically, the act of laying out teh drawing in rough can be counterproductive to preserving the idea, because then the idea starts looking like teh rough in my head if I don't realize whats in my mind quickly enough...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Shadow Boy 2

I revised his body but haven't felt it was good enough to post yet, but I do like how his hair turned out. It's kind of old school comicbook inking.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Shadow Boy

I was going to make this a quickie throwaway sketch but the face turned out nice than I thought, which is inspiring me to do a better job on the body. He's called Shadow Boy because I'm experimenting with a technique where I draw in the shadows first, randomly and without reference, then see if I can carve out the linework above it, based on those shadows. So far so good. Oh look, a penis.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Spanish Moustache

I find that Spaniards love the whole hipster 'stache thing, or at least the ones I've met and known. So I started out with the requisite cropped hair and 'stache, and then for some reason I had this crouching post in my head...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Laurels 2

I cleaned up some details on his face but mostly, I added the toga. Now, what IS his backstory?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


I really should do more creative flourishes with my drawings. I spend so much time just drawing plain faces, when back in the day I did fantastic costume designs, and cool visuals. Just adding laurels to this otherwise ordinary face made it come alive with so much possible backstory.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Fashion Flasher 2

I just wanted to correct a few things, not really errors but things that would make me more comfortable posting this on Instagram. I dunno why, I feel like its more 'published' when it's on there, versus here where I'm more than willing to hazard quite a few failures and test runs.

Sunday, September 2, 2018


Pinterest was showing me other pins I might like, and one fashion illustration croquis posted was so incorrect, it infuriated me that someone was putting this level of bad online as if people should follow it. So I corrected it and was going to post it in response, but then I didnd't want to be so mean. But here's the corrected version I made.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Bed Scene

I've had these more abstract nudes in my head ever since my friend Dan remarked on a similar sketch on my Instagram, albeit more chaste than this one.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Cyan + K 2

Inspired by the previous experiment, I tried to go back into the sketch before yesterday's, and apply some new thinking on these layered colors.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Cyan + K

So I decided to draw another figure in the cyan color but then I thought of switching it up with a black outline. Totally feels like a sketchy version of comic book illustrations from a while back, with the bluelines overlaid with more final rendering...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


I'm using a brush I'd been drawing with (bu can't recall its name right now), but changing up the color has been inspiring. I feel like the volumes are different, and it's quite encouraging.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Naked Naive

I'm inspired to do these really simple, naive illustrations in a larger scale, and wondering how naive to do them. I kept this 'raw' by doing it with a mouse.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Poodle Redux

My friend Ernesto asked me if I could try my hand at updating his poodle tattoo. Originally based on a hot pink stencil, it unfortunately didn't show up like the graphic he based it on, but because of the pink color it looks like a birthmark or something. So this is my attempt at updating it for him. With a cigar.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Nippon Style, Done

It's not my favorite, but it's a fairly accurate representation of the moment I was trying to capture. Although I'd have loved to draw them both from life!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Nippon Style

I was shopping at Moscot, perusing some frames I've been stalking, and two Japanese guys were browsing as well. Both were extremely well dressed in a very fashionably Japanese way, so I kept looking at them, studying their outfits. On my way out the one with the dreadlocks got into a pose to look at some of the goods on the lower shelves in the display case, and I thought it was a great pose to do. Rough sketch for now...

Friday, August 24, 2018

Sassy 5

I fixed her eyes and paws a bit, but of course you''ll not notice that with all the new signage going on, lol

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Spread 'Em

I was going through some old magazines trying t figure out which ones to toss, and I came across a pose with a woman spread-eagled on her side lie this. It was a high fashion, sexually charged shoot, of course, so I thought I'd see if a guy laid out like that could work. Rough only so far, of course.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Oil Pastel 2, 3rd Time

Can't just get a glimmer of it from a sketch or two, so I tried working off a photo reference, which I wanted to try for the upshot features.Not the best drawing, by far, but hey, it's an entry for the blog...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Oil Pastel 2, Too

I'm investigating this tool some more. Small details take on bigger 'feeling' with this brush—or for that matter, any brush that isn't as precise as I'm used to. I find that some of my strokes translate into expressions that I didn't know my hand had—or at least, intended. The rest of the doodle is crap but that head turned out rather interestingly, methinks.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Oil Pastel 2

That's the name of the brush I decided to click on randomly and draw with. I'm surprised at how much I like it since I generally don't like oil pastels in real life, because they're too dirty to work with. Then again, because it's digital, maybe that's why I like it—it's cleaned up and just dirty enough to have a natural feeling. This was an exercise based on a "How To Draw Heads" tutorial I found online. One can always learn new techniques...

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sheena 4

It boggles my mind that I didn't render these eyes this way the first time!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sassy 4

Well, now I'm not drawing from memory but going into her Instagram to drw actual details from her pics. Here's hoping her fans like this drawing enough to respond to merch with it on it!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Sassy 3

Impressions are no sub for reference pics sometimes when doing a caricature (or portrait!). So I'm still not sure if this is *her* but I'm refining this pooch until it seems right. As a portrati AND as a toon!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sassy 2

Trying to see how stylized I can make this dog. I think I'm cleaning up her look but wondering if she needs to look a bit more insane (which is how I feel she looks on many of her Instagram pics. Look her up if you like).

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


My friend Ernesto asked me to do a toon version of his dog, Sassy. This is the pre sketch.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Headtilt 2

I'm not sure what the final form or medium for this drawing will be, but I'm tinkering and improving and deciding as I go along...

Monday, August 13, 2018

Accidental Manbun

I wasn't necessarily planning on drawing a guy with a manbun, but I wanted messy, stringy hair and I ended up pulling it back into said manbun. Also trying out new brushes.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


I've decided that guys with big dicks (showers, not growers) are a bit too distracting to draw. That said, I drew the lovely Forrest today (well, Saturday, but I did so many drawings on Saturday that this will count for Sunday), and I wish I had drawn him better, but you do what you do when you do.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Vine Charcoal Sharper

Oohh, how did I overlook these charcoal brushes?? They remind me of my fellow artists in the nude drawing groups I attend, who were former fashion illustrators back in the 70s and 80s. This brush recalls those lines of theirs.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Vine Charcoal Detail

That's the name of the brush, and man does it look natural!  My style changed to suit the line, and it was sooo much fun! This was an exploratory use of the brush but I can't wait to see how I use this in the future.