Saturday, February 28, 2015


I'm asking some models to send me selfies of themselves looking like they were slapped, for a new project of mine. I'm hoping this turns out to be fun.

Friday, February 27, 2015


After trying hard to work on my newest hair series entry, I'm so frustrated that I feel very meh. Ironically, the 'meh' drawing I did for this entry is much more inspiring, with the fun loose ink strokes.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Yeah, that's terrible

I really wasn't in the mood. I tried to draw a 'normal' guy but I'm not sure what that sketch wants to be. But I was cooking chili all evening so I didn't have the most creative energy although the chili seems to be really yummy).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Primary Urges

Not the cutest sketch but it's more to experiment with colors.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Instanudity 7

Because even if I don't ant to, I must finish it. If it ever comes together.

Oh, it will, but right now I'm in that stage where I find EVERYTHING is wrong, and have to retool the entire structure of the face... everything was skewing right. Its like I had to perform a jaw reset, I had things jutting out so bad! Ugh, I'm a bad artist...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Instanudity 6

Let's do the body a bit now, shall we?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Oscar Delay

Just a holding post while I'm trapped watching the meh Oscars. Although I really did like Marion Cotillard's Dior by Raf Simons design, so that's what I'm drawing for this entry.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bleach Pose

A panel in the Bleach manga just looked so cool, so I decided to sketch the pose and see how I could emulate it while trying to make my own variation of it. Ora t least to get the attitude of it.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Instanudity 5

It's always starting work that's a problem. Once there's laid down,  where you can see the promise of a finished piece, then it becomes easier to edit. And that's what I keep doing now. Edit, because all I see is stuff isn't right. I don't know how anyone else's process is, but I always struggle through a likeness. First it seems I have them down, then I notice had my work is, and I keep retooling and finding more flaws to fix. It's a process. :)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


I drew this sketch a few months back, I think, and I finally bought the Lemaire coat I drew. I do sometimes sketch things I want to own, in hopes sometimes that sketching them will make me not want them anymore! IN any case, I drew it a bit wrong, so I retooled the coat details, the coloring and some of the hair as well, so it's a revamped piece form the previous.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Some Ducks Don't Fly South for the Winter

Especially if they own cashmere.

Egad, I didn't want to draw anything serious today. I have no creative energy just yet.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Layered Sketch

I thought I'd add on a ink line vignette over a previous sketch. Just because I liked the original sketch but thought the square format needed an extra element.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Instanudity 4

Might was well keep at it, and early.

I realized belatedly that I had sketched using the wrong tool, and as such it wouldn't match the rest of the series, so I spent a good amount of time basically redrawing the entire face.

Friday, February 13, 2015

FIshing for Fashion

One of the menswear shows that I plan on doing a series of drawings for had a take on their collection that looked to me like high fashion Gorton's Fisherman.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Instanudity 3

My model has been appearing in the IG pics of other artists, so I felt compelled to work on my drawing of him.But my cold was getting the better of me and I started falling asleep while sketching!  Not good. Anyhow, this is what I accomplished. I know it will be a while...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NYMD Day 1

Dressing up for Fashion Week is an exercise in both restraint and savvy. You need to know what pieces would be interesting enough to make a statement, but you dont want to look like you tried to hard, lest you be mistaken for some wannabee dressing up just to be photographed at the studios (or wherever it's held this year). Well, the night before I tried in so many possible outfits I knew I had to make a reference to remember them all. In the end, I went with something completely different!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Dr.Strange is poised to be a movie with Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular doctor, but I had in mind someone who looked like model Richard Beidul. As I drew sketches of the Doctor yesterday, I thought, what would an updated Dr.Strange look like today? Because that outfit of his hasn't really changed in decades. So this is the start of an attempt at redesigning him.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Comic Book Inks

One of my favorite X-men artists of all time is Paul Smith. He had a short run on teh X-men, only 10 issues, but what started as a cautious dislike for this simplistic newcomer later became an obsessive fanaticism for his animation-born fluidity. To this day I still strive to create poses that look as natural as Paul Smith's figures, and he still inspires me.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Just a quick doodle about shape.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Retro Inks

I've been using a new Webster Photoshop Brush to do impromptu calligraphy on a project, and I thought I should try doing a sketch with the brush. It lends itself to a retro style... or at least a modern impression of a retro style.

Friday, February 6, 2015


Starting a new portrait for a series I'm working on. No style planned yet, guess I'll see where this takes me.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Instanudity 2

I am SO unable to get a likeness!  I blame my second glass of wine.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


I photographed my first model contacted via Instagram, and it was a good session, and quick. With my established series, I realize I'm deadset on finding the right guy with the right look, and not looking to perv or anything, just want to get the shot. And this guy was super intelligent and insightful too!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rainer 17

I'm not 100% sure, but I think this might be done! I'll look again tomorrow, but it feels like I might be satisfied with it now! I hope.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rainer 16

Ohh, I've delayed this long enough. I really need to find a way to finish this. Upon reopening this after so many months (over 6 to be exact) I have the benefit of not being attached to previous work to be able to look at it and say, this needs fixing.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Dirty Ideas

There's a group show called Dirty Little Drawings that I participated in years ago. For the next follow up, I want to do a series that, because the substrate is digital, the curators have a bit of difficulty with, so I did a quick silo sketch to illustrate my technique.

Also, I haven't had the energy for any serious drawing since my sciatica acted up on Friday. Damn pinched nerves.