July 10, 2014

Ian: Business Intelligence Cop

This is a caricature of a guy I work with named Ian. The idea started with his laugh, which reminds me of a young Eddie Murphy, hence the Beverly Hills Cop reference. I filled it with inside jokes that people at work would get, and did it in the style of MAD magazine/Mort Drucker/Jack Davis. I have a fondness for the 80s.

June 26, 2014

Palo Alto Art Center Life Drawing

This was my first time attending the Palo Alto Art Center group. Palo Alto is so nice. This class is only $8. They focus on long nude poses. Nobody talks. There is no music. My guess is that it's mostly retired professionals, students, and maybe some working professionals like me. It's such a contrast to Dr. Sketchy's, but I'm definitely going back. 

Figure Painting

This is my first figure painting! I had started an other painting during this 2 hr session, but had to wipe it down and start on a new unprimed board. It's really fun and different than digital painting. About 20 minutes of actual painting time. A lot more setup. Oil on board. Colin from the BAMG.

June 10, 2014

Birthday Cards

When an artist at CrowdStar has a birthday, everybody contributes a sketch and we put them together in the form of an Art Card. Over the years, I've created around 40 sketches for my colleagues. Here are some of my favorites.

May 23, 2014

April 24, 2014

Figure Drawing: Bob Wells

I've drawn Bob once before. Bob was the narrator of the storybook intro to the 90s PC Game 7th Guest. I was addicted to that game when I was like 12. Now I'm playing it again on my iPad. Thanks again Bob!

April 16, 2014


A bunch of recent city sketches. These are mostly done in the morning before work or on the weekends before breakfast.

April 10, 2014

John K's Cartoon College Lesson 1

I'm starting John K's Cartoon College. The first lesson is construction. Mainly copying from Animation by Preston Blair.

Watching and copying screenshots of old cartoons.

And drawing from toys. This one is aptly borrowed from Ryan. I have a whole box now that I bought on ebay.

April 4, 2014