Friday, September 22, 2023

And Yet Another Demo

I think this style might be the best one to do if I choose to draw menswear in my demo.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

And Another Demo

I'm really not sure yet how I'll do my demo, so I'm actually drawing while thinking I have an audience.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Another Demo 2

I'm just practicing, to see how I draw live.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Another Demo

I just realized I have been so busy working at school, I've neglected my drawings! And I have a demo coming up soon in November, where I'll have to draw live.  So I'm gonna need some practice.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Man Taint 2

I revised it for publishing on IG. I'm not 100% thrilled with it but it;s a fun pose.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Man Taint

I decided to do a drawing based on my old shoots. This one is from the shoot I did of my friend Francesco a could of years back. I often have a lot of alternative poses in my photoshoots, but I ultimately end up choosing one to work eith and then I tend to forget about the rest. But I'm going to try and go back into my archives because why not? They're there and available, ans some of them are great.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Base Drawing

I usually don't do a base drawing, as my process for digital sketching involves a lot of mark making and revision. Because digital techniques are so forgiving, I can keep the lines I want and delete the ones I don't with no overworking of the substrate (unlike when you do stuff on paper, for example). So starting with a base isn't something I normally do, and after doing this trial, not something I intend to do in future. But it as a good trial.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Graphic Test

I decided to experiment on how to render a hand-drawn stripe pattern in Photoshop, and I needed to apply it to a fashion figure. I don't think it turned out too badly! Although the tile could be less obvious.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

A Terrible Sample

I had to draw a bad example of a croquis that you could bring into Photoshop and then clean up and fix for proper presentation. It's a cringey drawing but it worked for what I needed it to. Not a great sketch for my birthday haha

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Even More Floral Elements

This one was for me, to demonstrate a rather lengthy process. I hope the gals get it.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Lab Sample

I made a separate poppy print sketch for my students to play with as part of the lab session on print design. It was also part of my Peer Review, where another teacher grades me on my performance, to evaluate me for future employment haha

Monday, September 11, 2023

Floral Motif

I'm creating demos for my class print lesson and needed elements to practice on, so these were the individual flower elements I drew to play with. So boring, right? Well, it gets better when you make it into a repeating pattern.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Print Rolls

I was chatting with a friend about print design in the industry, and we talked about how the size of the role affects your print runs. Since I don't design prints for fabric per se, I needed clarity and I drew these quick sketches to clarify what he meant.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

In Store 26

Sometimes the smallest thing makes a difference.Or I'm just OCD about perfectionism. In this case it's about the placement of the ear and the edge of his jaw. It's the little things...

Friday, September 8, 2023

Even More Demo Practice

Well, this one didn't resolve. I lost interest because it's so damn hot in my apartment right now! Plus I was busy trying to grade homework. Oh man, I'm a frickin' teacher!

Thursday, September 7, 2023

More Demo Practice

I seem to be settling on just doing large sweaters...

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Demo Practice

I was asked at school if I wanted to do a demo in front of the whole school! I accepted, but now I'm nervously practicing so I don't screw up in public!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Malgosic 3

I think I might have a direction for his hands, plus I've been tinkering with his anatomy.

Monday, September 4, 2023

In Store 25

Pulled out another old drawing thinking it would be finalized to publish on IG. But I decided to leave it be again. I wonder if I died suddenly, would all these unfinished sketches just go into limbo...?

Sunday, September 3, 2023

With Glasses 5

I couldn't help myself, I drew a (partially) nude version.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

With Glasses 4

I needed something to put up on Instagram and I went through my old sketches, and this one from March looked like it needed to debut. When I originally drew him, I was so concerned with making him look au courant and young, that I gave him fashion hair that worked well at the time. But now that I review him, I think it needs to go back to the original, older hot guy hair, because that's how I envisioned him (despite my initial misgivings).

Friday, September 1, 2023

I Recline

I tried to do a foreshortened reclining post without any references whatsoever and from memory only, and I failed miserably.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Homework Sample Gal 2

I decided to change her outfit a bit and then inexplicably did her as a trio.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Malgosic 2

Cleaning up, as I usually do, and adding more details. I still don't know how to handle those hands.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Homework Sample Gal

I was handing out a Photoshop assignment and I wondered what kind of image I should give them to play with, and in the end I just decided instead of looking for a new royalty free image, I'll just draw something. I'm happy my proportions just came together really spontaneously! I've recently been worried I don't have the proportions anymore.

Monday, August 28, 2023


While prepping for my new role as an instructor, I've been doing practice sketches just as a lark. This one is when I was thinking about how to show patterns and textures.

Sunday, August 27, 2023


I discovered an image of the model Malgosia was in a pose like this, and I thought it might be fun to do a nude man in the same pose.

Saturday, August 26, 2023


"Matrix" is slang for my Filipino friends when we refer to older, matron clothing or behaviour. And I feel like, with my mom's training, I always drew and designed for an older woman. This was a test demo I did for myself, and I'm reconsidering the outfit and look.

Friday, August 25, 2023

Lean & Sketchy 3

I decided to prep this guy for IG posting. I had all these ideas that I would turn him into a multi-outfitted paper doll, but typically me, I ended up scrutinizing all the tiny details like the line widths in his ankles and the appropriate l=placement of his penis, lol.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Selfie Reflection

I drew a quick sketch based on an online follower's super hot mirror selfie that he posted. Ugh, he's SO my type physically. Although since it was IG it was cropped off at the part we want to se most. Dang!  I seldom ever draw people from their own pictures, but this was just a fun exercise.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Fatto Hatto

I did a fat pigeon sumo and named it Fatto Hatto, or a kind of Japanese English name that basically translates to Fat Dove.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Look Up Below

I've been chatting with a potential model and he's been asking me if I did Japanese hentai, basically. It's an extreme kind of sexual illustration that I don't do much of, possibly only when I would draw it at the very overtly sexual drawing salons I used to attend, and those drawings are decades old by now. Still, I entertained the idea and did a quick sketch of what could be a potential drawing if he posed. I wonder if this is off brand for me.

Monday, August 21, 2023


I'm working on a new commission for an old (omg, it feels weird to call him that but it's been like 2 decades) friend and this was the initial sketch I put together for the layout. Not sure if I should post more and pre-empt the book, but I guess I'll ask my client to make sure. Looks to be a fun project!

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Neckerchief Nude

I got inspired by a fashion layout to do someone with fashion model hair and physique with just a neck scarf. This isn't quite it but as I often do, I just sketch and refine later.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Inktober 25—Ariel Redux

Five years after the fact and I decided to recolor the body a bit since my friend Justin wanted a copy of it and I realize I just ran it off without really paying attention, just to send it to him. This is a bit more realized.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Towelling Off

I've been chatting with a lovely man on Instagram and plotting potential poses for him. He's a bit shy about being nude in drawings where I might capture his face to the point of recognition, so I was devising ways in which I could hide his head. This towel pose would be great if I covered his face more, but I also wanted to just draw the pose as I wanted, as a headless body is too easy for me.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Back Selfie

Exactly what the title is, lol. Although I need to refine the body language more, this one is a bit stiff.

I wonder if in the future people will see my work at random on teh internet, and never see the progressions of pieces I posted and later improved? I might be recognized for the interim, imperfect pieces that I didn't like. PArt of the perils of posting your process, I suppose.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

From Spain

I've been chatting with a potential new model from Spain, and as we discussed him posing for me, I did some quick sketches of a possible piece. This is one of them.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Summer Fit, Done

I finally figured it out and fixed it. Not only was the knee slightly low, but the pant leg was low as well, and the foot was turned to the viewer when it should have been a silhouette like the front shoe. All fixed now, and done, and published on Insta.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Summer Fit

Summer boots has turned into Summer fit, as in outfit, since I removed the boots. I thought I'd leverage teh white socks and loafers trend instead, which is very 2023.

I can't quite put my finger on it but there's something wrong with the back leg. Is the knee too long? Is the shoe too small? I can't quite figure it out but it looks wrong somehow.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

AI Test

I don't really use Illustrator to draw, mostly to create logos from typography. But since I will be working on Illustrator this coming semester, I decided to explore some of the AI (That's Adobe Illustrator, not Artificial Intelligence) brushes that purportedly give you a looser hand. Enh, I can still see the math in these.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Another Demo Test

I was inspired a bit by the new Prouenza collection, and while I liked the outfit I had in mind, using this brush was a bad idea—it looks like old attempts at digital fashion illustration. Need to shift my approach for digital womenswear illlos.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Demo Test 3

I haven't done flats professionally, but I work with them all the time. So this was a quick attempt to dp=o a flat in Photoshop without any croqui. I think I'll draw a new croquis first.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Demo Test 2

I was reading online and studying some fave renderings of sequins. One YouTube instructor was showing their work, and I totally thought they did a mediocre job of it. So I took my cue from the great Jackie Doyle, and I think I improved the sequins rendering here, even if I wasn't copying anything but doing it all from imagination. Some more practice needed though.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Inkiest 2

I tweaked it a bit, refining the lines and adjusting the size of his head and his thighs, just to shift the proportions a bit, less elongated. And now I think it's ready to post on IG!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023


I had a vision in my head of a guy's hair and body, rendered in a super messy ink. Not sure this is it, but sometimes as you lay down marks, you just run with it and it becomes a new thing based on what you put down, versus what you originally imagined. But I still want to steer it towards what I imagined.

Also, it looked a lot like my friend/model Ernesto, who didn't post foor this, but it resembled him enough that I decided to gear the musculature to mimic his anatomy, plus I added his tattoos.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Summer Boots 4

Okay, so I feel like I overworked the previous I reverted to the original sketch and proceeding from that. That's the good thing about digital work—you can go back to an old version like you never left it.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Summer Boots 3

Between the angle of the arm and hand being just so, and the face being...well, better, I'm still fiddling with this sketch. Gah, it shouldn't be this labored!

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Summer Boots 2

So I thought it should be a Summer uniform of the big printed shirt, combined with the boots over tight jeans that I saw in an old video of the band The 1975. But I'm struggling with my elongated fashion illo proportions here...although I do like the hand. Maybe the jeans need to be black...?