Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Saunter Over

All natural-like... trying to get a croquis that is all posey yet not too, specifically with the head angle. Not sure if it looks like too much...


He looks like he's paying attention to something far away, which is what I was doing when I should have been posting on time. This is late, and I'm still feeling sick since what I thought was allergies last Thursday, but five days later and after a mild fever last night, I wonder if I hav another sinu infection? Distracted, yeah. I am.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Big Tuck

I've been into oversized clothing for a while but the whole longer line thing is getting played out too much, so the next logical step is back into high-waisted pants and tucked in lbig shirts. I feel like you need a Hollywood waist (as these pants used to be called) to accentuate the waistline otherwise it just becomes a big ol' dadbod blob.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Yogaboys 11

Still working on them but not really finishing these...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Scooter Gal Done

I have no idea what this style is but it's certainly an amalgam of styles now. It was never one I meant to develop but my friend asked for a pic of her friend in that style, in a scooter with a dog, which I never thought about when I originally did her quick portrait that inspired this. Still, it's done.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bird Brainy

I went into an ooooold drawing I did of a magpie, and cleaned it up a bit for Instagram posting.

The Ives Have It

I got a bit preoccupied with financial issues so I forgot to draw and post. I was going to draw another duck but then I decided to be inspired by (although not actually draw) Penny Dreadful's Vanessa Ives.I didn't copy any particular photo, just the feeling of the character...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Head case

I got this image in my head of a retro spaceman head floating, but I can't seemt o draw the kind of face I want. I will need to rework this, if ever.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Yogaboys 10

One more outfit, so I'm figuring out poses. These contour drawings are so much fun to begein with but I'm a bit off  - these croquis don't draw themselves. I spend a lot of time correcting and course-correcting (as in changing the pose completely to something I can manage when the original idea doesn't work). I used to be so automatic with women, and I'm afraid to draw those for fear of what practice I've lost...

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Yogaboys 9

A few revisions and a back view.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Howell Hair

I am quite enamored of the recently shown SS2016 collection by Brit menswear designer Margaret Howell, and I loved the hairstyles as well. This is a sketch of one model's look (although not of the model himself since this is more of a made-up face).

Friday, June 19, 2015

Scooter Gal 2

Trying to finish up this other personal request of a friend, but this one in a style that isn't really apropos for this particular character imagery, but I'll give it a shot. Image to come.

Yogaboys 8

Seems my friend wanted a back view and I'm fighting the urge to make this a super-tight, homoerotic butt shot. Hell, I can't even make it look too fitted like long boxer briefs because that might be too much too. Well, here's the initial sketch at least (which by the way is a makeup sketch for yesterday since I was at the movies and could not post where I was).

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Yogaboys 7

I'd write "Done" if I thought this was actually done, but while I finished it, it's not perfect and I just know I will tinker.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Yogaboys 6

So I tinkered and made the figures more to my liking. Spent a lot of time doing anatomy I seem to have forgotten - I found myself doing reference poses in the mirror. Fortunately, while I'm not necessarily muscular, I do have some definition so it was something to extrapolate from...

Monday, June 15, 2015

Yogaboys 5

Finally making it plural! Poses / croquis to show off the various features of the outfits. The anatomies aren't right just yet, but I'm still tweaking. For some reason it isn't as instantaneous as when I use natural media... maybe because of the vertical monitor? Who knows.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Yogayboys 4

Not that you can see it but I spent an inordinate amount of time correcting his outstretched arm. I totally fail at drawing the anatomy of teh forearm and I spent a lot of time erasing and redoing it, only to end up with something simpler than before so as notto reveal any lack of anatomical understanding, haha. Plus I adjusted some of the shading throughout, so it counts, but I shall add another figure too.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Scooter Gal

A friend asked me to do a quickie gift for a friend of hers.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Yogayboys 3

I had fun drawing this guy. I started it out as a fashion sketch, but the proportions and feeling looked wrong for an athletic wear (well, yoga wear) sketch so I made him more 'normal' looking in his proportions and emphasized his physique. Plus there's a strange 60s scratchiness I seem to be adopting because of the tools I'm using, especially around his legs.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Yogaboys 2

Finally got my marching orders from my 'clients' (really, my neighbors) and starting this project. It's easy enough but naturally I'm gonna make it 'a thing,' I suspect, and expend way more effort and energy than is necessary! SO, I'll just start with a croquis.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Do LogoMarks Count As Drawings?

I mean, I AM drawing out the paths in Illustrator, but sigh, I really don't think they are. I consider them more graphic design. I'll sketch something up to post here as soon as I work out this one logo idea I've got going now...

Aaand I made a duck dressed as Galactus. Which is based on Galacduck appearing in some animated online videos about The Fermin Paradox. Galacduck was pretty badass!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


I've been designing all day so I usually don't have much energy for an involved drawing. I chose a pencil brush and tried it out with a few quick flicks, then liked how it handled and kept on going with very random lines that eventually became this 50s inspired illustration style of a golfer. Choosing a pink background might have swayed the subject matter too.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Fairy Lord

I'm too busy to devote any time to a real piece but here's a quick sketch rendering of the fairy adversary who is the main bad guy in the show "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell" which I've been following.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


I had an image pop into my head while I was on the subway. I wanted to draw someone hunched over a bit, in the manner of today's super long, lean and lanky male models who once upon a time would have been deemed undesirable. I believe 'string bean' was an old school nickname for people who were too tall and skinny. But nowadays, it's one of the higher beauty standards!

Bump of Chicken

Can't believe I drew this and then forgot to post it last night. I was watching my Saturday anime shows early. Usually I do so before I go to bed, but last night I pulled them up at dinner time and I got lost in Kekkai Sensen ("Blood Blockade Battlefront" in English) and its theme song. When I went to research it I found it was by a Japanese rock band called Bump of Chicken. Now THERE's some fine Engrish right there! I was inspired by the lead singer's languorous silhouette and long rock shag. But I sketched it quickly and went back to watching anime so much so that I forgot to post. Aaarrrghh.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Croquis 2015

A friend shared a model comp card online and I really liked one of the poses and thought I'd adapt it as a croquis. Strangely, when I filled in the shapes of clothing just to see how it would work out, my legs weren't long enough, so I had to add an extra head  or so (heads being the measure of height and proportions in fashion croquis). My fashion sketching is rusty.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


What started out as a doodle became a doodle of guys posing as rowers... don't ask me why.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I'm having Legion costume flashbacks! Well at least Element Lad, which doesn't mean I'm drawing them so much as looking them up online and wanting to draw them. Ghen the actual drawing takes too much effort on this unfamiliar iMac...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


I was going for awkwardly natural and slightly bent. I rather like the pose, although once I had it I wasn't sure how to finish it.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Rough (Blue) Ink

I'm still not settled in my new computer, because I'm missing settings and files. But I'm slowly getting there, and as I do, I think I'll draw more and more. Right now, I feel like I'm avoiding committing to a real piece because I think I have this feeling at the back of my head that I might have to return this computer or something...

Anyhow, this is an experiment with the Rough Ink 1 brush from Kyle Webster. Totally lends itself to some quick, immediate linework.