Monday, November 30, 2015

Ben's Hair Again

My favorite show right now is London Spy, and Ben Wishaw is a joy to watch. He's not necessarily classically handsome, but man, he's adorable and compelling. And he has the best hair! I drew him almost two years ago, based an impression of his google image results, and I wasn't far off from his look even if I didn't get a likeness. This isn't much of a likeness either, but I'm playing with a chunky oil finish and will refine it as I get my colors in.

He's got a long face kinda like Benedict Cumberbath. Maybe they should play brothers on something.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ariel and his friend Heron

Ariel, Nicole and their friend Heron take a dramatic parting shot.

This might be the last one! I haven't done one in a looong time, but I dunno if this might continue...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Fishing For Fashion 21

Man, I keep trying with this... I think I'm just not sure what direction to take this portrait.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Crap, and I know it.

Sometimes I just don't want to draw.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Zara's Ecommerce

I'm not a fan of how Fast Fashion has affected both the fashion industry and the planet, but I have to admit that Zara does a great job of creating what they do, and how they present it. Their website has great editorial style shots of all the clothing, and I often find great poses to draw from. This is one such pose, an unfinished study done in advance of my Thanksgiving Day coma, which I predict I will have sooner than later.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Joe On My Mind

I've been watching Survivor mostly because of the hot guys. Current hottie is Joe, all hair and abs and easy swagger. This sketch doesn't look like him at all, but it was inspired by his look. Hey, I'm working form memory, so as a sketch it's okay. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Zoot

Time for a new series, while it's still Fall...

Monday, November 23, 2015

Scribbly Nude

I'm distracting, and multitasking too much. So I can't draw too well while I have sixty gajillion tabs open that all need my reading, so I can redesign my site properly. ugh.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Color Profile

I sketched a new Facebook profile pic to go with the narrative triptych I did last week, to update me from all the red, white and blue that we did last week in solidarity with Paris. So I went with the soft, muted pastels that are popular in design right now.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Test strokes

Kyle posted a master list reference of strokes so I thought I'd try some more test drawings. This one uses the oil brushes a lot.


Whoops, a few minutes late to posting. I got into a troll situation on a Facebook group. I realize that FB is much worse than I thought because I was never in a public geek group before. Imagine my surprise getting some really random types unrelentingly trolling. Anyhow, I need to have a sorbet and drew Dream Girl Nura Nal (from the Legion).

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mask and the Thunderbear

My two friends; names just seemed to be begging for the comic book character treatments.


I had a friend and his friend over for drinks last night, so I got too drunk and didn't watch the time and ended up missing my post window yesterday. My friend's friend's name translates to Thunderbear in English, which I think is awesome!  And since he's a built male model I figured he needed a superhero alter ego. Voila, ThunderBear!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Night Girl 2015

I joined a Legion of Super Heroes group (two of them, actually) on Facebook, so to introduce myself (as I was asked to do by the moderator who approved my membership) I uploaded some old sketchs from 2001. The resulting attention and discussion was pretty overwhelming, so I thought of finding other old Legion related sketches to post. I found my Night Girl 2010 post and decided that before I posted it, I would need to rework it a bit. So I did... not just a little bit but a lot of tweaking. Never satisfied with my own work, it seems.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Narrative 2

Continued with a third panel. The triptych turned out as I had planned. I kinda want to keep extending it.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


I had an idea to continue the 'Chunky Lines and Pastels" image from a few days ago, but adding more figures in an editorial way. My friend Lamont claims that fashion illustration is best when it has a narrative, something I'm not sure I usually add. Well, I'm definitely doing one here. Albeit with a very different style.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Whee! 2015

I colored and repainted an old sketch form 2008. I dunno if I improved her but she was fun to revisit.

Friday, November 13, 2015


I wanted to draw something for Paris tonight, so I thought of a chic, French girl. Thinking of Paris in light of the horrible terrorist attacks from earlier today...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Chunky LInes And Pastels

Strangely enough, I was inspired by going through Zara's website. They have amazingly shot product pages, with each item modeled like an editorial. So I was a bit more inspired to add a narrative to a simple sketch. Actually, I was going to lay out a pose and composition to render more realistically later, but I had a really thick, basic brush on in Photoshop, and as I lay lines down, I was inspired to see how it might turn out. Kinda fun.

The colors are from the very trendy copper, grays, mint greens and dusty pinks so popular in home furnishings today. I'm inspired by the palette that Hawkins New York uses in their shop up in Hudson.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fishing For Fashion 20

Theoretically I've done with this series, but I really want to do this portrait. I'm not feeling it, but am still having a go.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Dark Olive

There was a hot black chef cooking dinner for us this evening at a friend's friend's birthday party in the neighborhood. He looked nothing like this drawing, but he inspired it!

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Just needed to post after a long dinner, and 'strokes' seemed like an open enough topic to cover whatever I drew up... which turedn out to be elephant-wide cargo pants. I like teh idea: I've been wearing an M65 leather jacket my friend Robert Geller designed, and when it's warmer (like it was earlier this week) I wore an old, 'designer' version in olive drab cotton by H&M. So I have utility pockets on my mind.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Brush Test

There are so many brushes, and so many possible approximations of watercolor. It's quite a bit of work trying to recognize what brushes might approximate what effects.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Gellers 5

I needed to revisit this because I wasn't satisfied with how I drew her eyes. Will post as soon as I photograph it.

EDIT: and I never really finished it until January 3, 2016! Well, better late than never. And yes, methinks it IS better.

And apparently, since I didn't finish this on the date, I had another one I had already numberd that never got posted.  Apparently I have inserted an additional day's work without my knowing it, via a numbering snaffu. So here's drawing entry number 3041, which was done without my posting it on November 6th:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Languid Stance

It's kinda bad posture, but it's also a stance that seems very modern, so when I saw this pic from 'Fear of God's IG feed, I thought I'd use it as a model for a drawing. It's a pose I've done before but theres something about the S shape of his slouch that makes it particularly slouchy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Not So Strange

I was inspired by looking at Kevin Wada's blog to try and 'fashionize' a super hero. I used to do that all the time back in the day, so it's not really stealing his thunder, but I haven't really wanted to do it nor have I done it much these past few years. But I also never really did a guy, so I thought about Dr. Strange in some Lemaire-like outfit. It really doesn't feel like Strange, but it's becomes something else entirely... some fashion-y turn-of-the-century type with his skinny moustache.


I was too distracted sending out a resume that I completely forgot to finish yesterday's drawing. Here's hoping the reason my lateness was not in vain. Here's a Movember Turn of the Century moustache courtesy of the Biggie brush by Kyle Webster.

Monday, November 2, 2015


My new favorite brushes, the Natural Edge series from Kyle Webster, bears study and practice. I think it can achieve really beautiful effects and just need to find the best way to utilize it.

Travel Time Flies

I got tide up with dealing with unpacking and laundry - not to mention Daylight Saving Time ending - that I forgot to put in my entry for Sunday, and have thus been late two nights in a row. So, Zenaida pitches in and makes an appearance as a retro-fit...

Halloween Make Up Drawing

On Halloween Eve, I completely forgot to draw something because I had just helped my Hudson hosts with a Halloween party So this is a make-up drawing, that isn't about makeup.