Thursday, December 13, 2012

doodling with a cintiq

I had never tried a cintiq until very recently, and once I did I realized I needed to get a hold of one once I had the money. I find the smallest version on ebay at a great price and shelled out. It is so much fun to doodle with it, for me its a revelation compared to an inteous tablet. 

I love going on sites like Tumlr and Pinterest and getting inspired. This is done from a great looking photo of an actress off of Mad Men

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012


In the process of moving and found this sketch from a while back that I liked a lot.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quick studies

Collected some quick studies I've done over the last couple of months. Really like where these are headed.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Watercolour sketch of my wonderful wife Liz, in a motel  down south, close to San Diego.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012


I found this watercolour I did of my wife, Liz. It was done during a cross country trip in the USA. After a long day of driving we were back in our hotel room relaxing.

Great memories, more to come!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Small Acrylic studies

Lately I picked up some acrylics and did a bunch of small studies. 5x7 in size, and fairly quick. Pretty happy with some of these, hope you like it!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

old lady doodle doodle

Found this cool pen & ink brush for photoshop. Really fun to play with, just a 5 minute sketch this time, but I'm gonna play with it more in the future.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Edgar Payne studies.

So one of my favorite landscape painters are Edgar Payne. He does have a book called "Composition of Outdoor Painting", a book I have heard amazing things about from some people, while other people describe it as unreadable. At some point I'll probably try to get hold of a copy, but for now I think I'll just enjoy his paintings.  I have wanted to do some studies for a while, and the last two weeks I pulled myself together and got around to a quick-study every morning.

I think you can learn so much about shapes from this painter. Very helpful to paint through what I imagine to be his process.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

We picked up these sample acrylic colours that came with a magazine and I tried them out. Heck if I know if they are good acrylic paints, but they were fun to play with at the end of the day.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pastel Figure Drawing

I picked up some pastel by chance this week, and ended up having a lot of fun with it, I just love massing in the shapes and values. The pastel really covers up my heavy hand and current emphasis on construction drawing in a really nice way, I think. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sketching around the city

Just spending some time getting back into painting digitally. Colour study from Pulp Fiction, after seeing the trailer for Django unchained I have been on a bit of a Tarantino marathon. Such great lighting and design in his movies, not that I did it justice in this sketch. Will have to try another one!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Some more quick practicing. again from

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Just practicing. Off the cool website

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Last batch of Figure drawings from AAU

I am graduating from the Academy of Art this week. I was going to write something profound about that, but I have to go pick up my mom from the airport (!). So here it goes... It's been a long ride, and a great one. Graduation feels like a lot of things, but it no longer feels like the end of my student days. There is so much to learn still, and I am looking forward to it.

This is an assortment of drawings, some are from a super hero costume carnival that the comic book club at AAU hosted. I am not a big comic book guy, but there event was really great! Check out the next one if you go to the academy. Was even more fun than the regular costume carnival.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rarely do I do any figure drawing over 20 minutes, but I got the chance to do this one on a workshop a month back. Had a lot of fun playing around with softer charcoal like vine and go in heavy with some compressed charcoal I had laying around from a few years back.

Not the best drawing in the world, but it was a lot of fun, and I feel like that translates through the drawing!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Indian royalty

Getting lost in old images of Maharaji and Maharani's lately. The beautiful patterns and designs they dressed themselves in are just perfect to illustrate. A few vector spost, trying to update myself on working with Illustrator.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wrapping up my children's book project with a couple of last minute illustrations. Pretty happy with these, all the figure drawing lately seems to have payed off. The structure and anatomy is a bit more solid now.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Satan's misunderstood daughter

Heavily inspired by Belgian comics these days.
Sketched out a couple of characters, watercolour on soft-press.

hitting up the workshops!

Some more acryla gouache paintings, hope you like em'