December 28, 2008

there's no such thing as leftover paint!

I always put out more paint than I need, so I try to make use of it by doing little sketches. oil on illus board, a little bigger than postcard size.

December 25, 2008

christmas and beastie boys

I have a piece in the upcoming show at Gallery 1988 on Melrose in LA. The show is a tribute to the beastie boys and everything beastie boys related, as the flyer plainly demonstrates. I wanted to do something related to the song "Girls" because it's awesome.

A sketch....

And the finished piece. Actually, the photo here isn't quite finished, and the photo is very low-quality. But I had to rush this off to the gallery yesterday and wasn't able to get a proper scan. Sigh....

Also, since its Christmas, here's a really embarrassing photo I took of myself for reference. Sometimes in a pinch its hard to find people to model for you, so the 10-second self-timer on your digital camera becomes quite a handy device.
Merry Christmas! Hope to see everyone at the show!

December 10, 2008

figure painting!

I totally forgot this woman's name. Oil on board, roughly 7 hours.

December 9, 2008

ain't no thang

time for some line drawings! hope you like.

December 6, 2008


sketch! and then finish! yay!

I'm making this into a bookmark, and it looks rad.

December 5, 2008

new website up!

Check out the new gallery site! I am officially

Thanks to Jacob Winkelman for the site design!

December 4, 2008

dragon charmer!

More digital stuff. I had the sketch for this lying around somewhere but it seems to be no more....

December 3, 2008

a problematic gentleman, wip.

here's a work in progress. think JC Leyendecker as a Victorian vampire. the final sketch has his hands in it, which I think is what really makes this type of composition work.

and a detail, because the face came out really sweet:

November 17, 2008

it's conceptual.

I did this old sketch in April. I always thought it might have something interesting in it, so I returned to it recently.

I think I was right. Oil on BFK Rives, roughly 15x22 or something.

November 10, 2008

sargent = master

I did a master copy of John Singer Sargent's "Lady with a Rose." The poor scan quality has washed out a lot of the subtleties in the blacks and the whites, but I was so happy with how it came out that I couldn't wait to post it up here. I'll make sure to get a better image up eventually.
oil on board, roughly 14 x 34.

unity + variety!!

So I went to Nathan Fowkes's color workshop on Saturday at LAAFA with my good friend Tuna. It was wonderful and informative and inspiring, and Nathan Fowkes is quite the master of color and all things related to it! I highly recommend this workshop, or any by Nathan or at LAAFA, to anyone craving some extra knowledge. Here are a couple little color studies I did during the workshop.
Check out Nathan Fowkes work at
and also at, which is dedicated to plein air studies.

Also, Tuna should be putting some pictures up from his demo, look for them at

October 30, 2008


another childrens piece. I can't really explain this painting, except for that I just felt the need to paint a flying tiger. 15x30, oil on board, still needs some lovin methinks.

October 28, 2008

workstuffs... shhhh

just a quick lil' poster I made today for work for a film festival in syracuse, ny. This is outside our normal scope of work here, more of a favor for someone rather than a high profile job, so I figure its alright to share.... but dont tell anyone I told you! It definitely needs some love but I'm quite fond of it so far.

October 22, 2008

weekly headpainting

oil on board, around 4 hours. for some reason i always leave the ears undone until the last minute and by then i've run out of paint on my palette. oh well.

October 20, 2008

catropolis sketch!

Sketch for Catropolis... a little kitty in the big city.

October 15, 2008

doodle central

eh, just some sketches I been meaning to post up for a while. I got a bunch of this stuff laying around, and I'm thinking about painting up a few. busy busy busy!

October 8, 2008

mo' headpainting

"oh, you were trying to get the color to look real? I thought you were being expressionistic" - my painting teacher

October 7, 2008

culla studies

Here's some more: three color studies from today (plus a trippy one for fun), chalk pastel.
They get super big if you click on them, but the originals are about the size of a postcard.


I forced myself to do a painting in just a few hours from start to finish. Oil and a little clean-up in Photoshop. Fun little exercise, you should try it!

September 29, 2008

head painting...

3 hour head study, oils. Thanks to the lovely Simon for filling in when our model cancelled!

September 25, 2008

a lil' somethin-somethin

This one is a birthday present for my special guy. Pugs + porn = <3

September 24, 2008


Where does the time go? Here's a picture of a peacock.

August 27, 2008

the band's gonna make it!

these guys still need a bassist, drummer, keyboards, and possibly a horn section. auditions will be held this weekend.

August 15, 2008

its finally done!!!!

So, for the past two months I have been slaving away, night and day, working on illustrations for a kid's book called "Bruce the Hannukah Moose." Its about a young moose who, after years of not fitting in with the other animals, discovers his antlers are in the shape of a perfect menorah, and becomes the village hero. Think Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, only Jewish (and like Rudolph, it also has a musical accompaniment). It was a great project to work on, as everyone involved are all long time friends, and business meetings also meant margaritas. The book hasn't been completed yet - its due out closer to the holiday season. Because of this I can't show too much... but here's a quick sneak preview.

Now that its finally finished, I'm off to lay on a beach somewhere exotic and cell-phone free to recuperate!

August 8, 2008

how about another!

these are fun to do. so I do 'em. I tried outlining in pencil rather than inking though, which doesn't look as good.

August 3, 2008

wish every day was sunday...

ballpoint pen on vellum, then to digital color, drawn from fashion magazines

July 27, 2008

sam weber is the shit

quick headstudy, experimenting with throwin paint around (the real life kind and the digital kind). too bad my scanner sucks, the original looks way better... oh well.

July 19, 2008


these are some studies done at work between projects, since I dont have security clearance yet to post anything else I've been working on. but soon, children, soon.

July 16, 2008

how bout another!

More funtown drawings from fashion magazines. Both are pen on tracing paper, the first a result of some photoshop color experiments that I quite like. Gonna color the second one too, in the near future, so watch out.

July 7, 2008


ink and photoshop stuff, drawn from fashion magazines. I had fun with these and will probably do another batch soon. I gotta work on my halftone skills...

July 3, 2008

saving the day!

a work in progress, because i never finish anything i start.

July 1, 2008

late night.

late night quickie