Sunday, May 31, 2015


I was just paying with the Brush Pen in Kyle Webster's Megapack, and it started looking like a woman of a certain age, then it morphed into Umar the Unspeakable (at least my own version) from the Dr.Strange books. Just a quick doodle, although the line quality is fun.

Gift with Purchase

I had the worst connection on Saturday so even my blogspot app could publish yesterday when I tried. So this is late. 

I was upstate in Hudson to support my friend Greg at his vintage clothing trunk show at a Hudson shop. We were doing fashion sketches of patrons if they bought anything. This was one of the SUPER old school sketches I did while waiting for customers. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Flashback Femme

This is an older drawing that I did really spontaneously but today I thought of posting it on Instagram. But after I retooled what I thought needed work, I still didn't feel it was up to snuff. I'm not happy with the arms but haven't the time to check it against a proper reference…

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fashion Illustration Boot Camp 2

My friend, the very talented Lamont O'Neal, invited me to this class he was instructing at Parsons today, for instructors and a few friends. Any chance I can get to draw live with people as talented as Lamont I will jump to.  I found myself rusty in the first few sketches but by the time I got to the last I had a bit more confidence. Too bad it was the last pose!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Big Red

I got stuck in a mini Pinterest wormhole and got inspired by a few posters. This is me putting ideas down.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Had a vision of a menswear sketch when I spied a guy on the street and imagined something more than what I was seeing in front of me.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Another Brush Test

I pulled a back muscle at the gym today and so I am not in the mood to be in front of the Mac, especially since the angle of viewing the screen is what seems to be hurting my neck the most. So this is as much as I will do tonight...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Try And Find It

I'm trying to see if a favorite brush of mine was backed up. Ive gone through as many as I could find, but no dice. This si the guy who gets brushstrokes applied as I test each brush...

Saturday, May 23, 2015


I was looking for older sketches to upload to Instagram, because I'm not all that settled yet with my new iMac. It's like I lost all my tools in a burglary and won't start anything until I have replenished and recreated my toolbox. This sketch wasn't up to snuff when I made it as a trial for an editorial fashion job, but it was a test of my digital graphite techniques. Since it was just a pencil sketch, I thought I'd paint in some colors. Adding the white coloring really made it much more fun.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sketchy Dude

I'm wondering if I lost the brush I developed that I've used for my hair series. If so, I'll have to try and recreate it, or if I can't make a match, I may have to end the series drawn with it. I'm hoping I can recover that preset file in Photoshop. If not, well... I've started tinkering with other pencil brushes. This is one such trial and I'm not loving how it renders too much. Back to the drawing board.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

And then there's Zenaida

I'm in the thick of design work so have her for a night. I'm still not used to my new iMac and the default settings for brushes in Photoshop are really grating on me, I can barely draw!  Ugh, so out of my confort zone...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Brushing Up

I lost all my presets with the mac meltdown, so I'm looking for backups of all my old brush sets. I'm hopeful, but planning for the worst as well. In the meantime, I'm opening up old brush presets and seeing if the originals I worked with are there. The two I used in this sketch, for example, are terrible. Ugh, I'm hating the idea of starting from scratch and recreating my old brushes...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Very Mike Grell

This swimsuit from an independent designer out in the Czech Republic looks very much like a 70s/early 80s super heroine outfit, possibly by Mike Grell. All it needed was a pair of boots and gloves. But y'know, as a costume in comics, it's not actually that creative looking.

Monday, May 18, 2015

There's a Stranger in my Apartment...

... and it's my new computer, with a lot of my files and settings trapped in the old one. Meh.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bewitched Zone

While I still don't have my replacements can,  watching a lot of TV. There's a Twilight  Zone marathon on (they're calling it a binge now - which is s more au courant way to call it) and there was a episode starring Elizabeth Montgomery who looked amazingly modern as a futuristic soldier trapped in a ruin with an  in recognizable young Charles Bronson.

Edit: 06.11.15

I just realized that now as I'm rebuilding my old desktop, I never got to put sketches on these entries. I can't recall if I drew them on paper quickly and never got around to realizing them fully, but here's a from-memory drawing of Elizabeth Montgomery's character, later helped out by a screen cap from the show. I realize she looks very much like a Phil Noto drawing. I wonder if hedraws upon that look more directly than I think...?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sad Mac

My iMac of 8 years up and died today so I'll be spending a lot of time trying to rebuild my desktop. Sigh.

Friday, May 15, 2015


I always loved the forms made by bondage imagery. I'm not into bondage myself, but for some reason I love devising the outfits in drawings. I'm not quite sure why.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bits and Bobs

I went into a few different drawings today, fixing things that I didn't like from the first iteration, possibly to post on Instagram...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coy 4

This isn't going to be an easy one, but we're gonna try...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Drawing some croquis for some friends' startup clothing line but still waiting for the actual ideas and clothing I have to draw, so he's generic for now.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hard Gestures

I dunno, I don't have any drawing energy lately. I just did some hard gesture drawings with a rather chunky brush, but I can't find any inspiration in anything right now, maybe because I recently finished the 'Instanudity' drawing, and I'm possibly having a creative letdown.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Duck Doesn't Know...

... what it's doing here. But I do: I had one frozen margarita and I am such a lightweight lately that I hadn't the wherewithal to actually draw something more considered. So, quack.

Walkie Croquis

I was doing laundry last night and forgot to post a sketch, so this is a makeup sketch. I thought that having more time this morning I would do something more detailed, but I was inspired by a random croquis on Instagram, and they did a pose that I thought could be improved on...and so I did it here, and kinda stopped at the actual quick croquis. I don't think I necessarily improved on the original, but I did manage to put her in a hideous 'casual mom' get up. Oh, Happy Mother's day, haha...

Friday, May 8, 2015


This is a sketch from a short session I had with my hairstylist Kevin Woon, whom I'm drawing for what I hope to be a small show come September.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Coy 3

Can't believe it's been over a year since I touched this, but after all the work I've been doing recently, I feel better equipped to deal with this piece for some reason.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Instanudity 17

Well I'm finally happy with the face but after I adjusted the arm I think that it needs to be completely redone now (the arm, I mean).

Monday, May 4, 2015

Instanudity 16

I had to completely redo his nose. I redid his eyes, and brow, and something was still off. Well no wonder, the nose was off, and nothing could work together until I fixed it. So hopefully I fixed it. Hopefully tomorrow I don't look at it and go, ugh, something is off.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Scarlet Venus of the Rice

Zenaida cosplay! I'm obviously still obsessed with all things Avengers because of the movie. Which is weird, since I'm not the hugest Avengers fan.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Scarlet 2

A much as I loved the Scarlet Witch in Avengers, drawing her I flash back to hte character in the books, and I can barely muster enough enthusiasm. You'd think it would be easy to redesign her outfit because it's so boring, but I think they already did a good thing with the latest version, but I still think something is off about it.  I'd offer mine but I'm nowhere with any improvements...

Zenaida Smash!

This is what Zenaida would look like if she was the Hulk (moreso than the She Hulk, because of her size, hehe)( Maybe we call her The Bulk).  Anyhow, this is late because I saw the new Avengers movie yesterday and I was SO worked up about it (in a good way) that I went and read all the spoiler-y online articles and videos that I avoided until I could see the film. It was worth it!