Monday, April 30, 2007


Quick sketches from this weekend. My tablet has started overheating all the time so I haven't been able to sketch as much as I'd like.

Monday, April 23, 2007

graffiti girl

I saw Audrey Kawasaki's work for the first time this weekend and there was one piece that really surprised me. It had a green background and graffiti style outlines so I decided to try and incorporate those elements into my latest study.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


More random quick sketches...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

middle aged monster

Finally found the time to get to a life painting workshop again. The Drawing Club had such an interesting theme that I couldn't stay away.

I'm tired of the classic image of Medusa with a huge afro of snakes so I decide to try something different. I started playing with the idea of her having no hair but having the fleshy snakes growing out of the lower sections of her head... In the end I needed to make the snakes hair colored for the sake of contrast but the early decision lead me in an interesting direction. The bald Medusa definitely has a more disturbing and alien feel then the classic depiction.


After re reading "alla prima" this weekend I realized that I've read it so many times that I know it all on an intellectual level but I still don't do most of it. So I decided to shift gears and try and learn to apply the knowledge in Schmid's book to my digital painting by doing digital studies of some of the paintings in the book. I tend to learn more by doing then through reading or lecture... so here's a study based on his painting simply called "nude".

Saturday, April 14, 2007


I came across a blog yesterday that really inspired me... the artist was talking about how he was trying to apply the knowledge from Richard Schmid's book "alla prima" to digital painting. So I dusted off my copy of the book and I'm starting to try and do the same. This quick study from a DVD ended up looking more like Liepke then Schmid... but it was still fun.


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Painter X

Just upgraded to painter X. I've decided not to bring over all my favorite custom brushes from painter 9 so I'm forced to try new tools and experiment with making new sets of custom brushes...

Monday, April 02, 2007

workshop sketches

I went to a Gnomon workshop this weekend. These are sketches I did between lectures. Mainly just random scribbles but there are also studies from Leyendecker and Mcburnie.

I spent some time down around Sawtelle this weekend and got really inspired. I often feel like my artistic interests and subject matter are inappropriate but its always so exciting to see people drawing what they love... I guess Brom kind of said the same thing.