Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Biker witch with tits b&w

So my pal Justyn and I were hanging out and he gave me a print or two of his. So it's only fair I did some art in return. He wanted a topless witch bitch. So I made her a biker witch bitch.

This is like 30 minutes pen/pencil. I plan to watercolour it. Not too saturated.

whatever week this is

Alright. Some fabric painted for chad's sketchbook class... And we had an in class assignment. We had to illustrate "Who attacked Umar Cheema?" which is an article. Google it. Basically, a rather outspoken journalist in Pakistan gets abducted, beaten horrifically etc. etc. And he came out to talk about it.

So yeah, that's him getting violently gagged by a press mic. and strangled with a rope.

Acrylic, pen/ink, pencil.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Skinwalker rough sketch 2.1

Tried again. New thoughts? This is super rough. Not too refined yet.
Using myself for reference at this point out of lack of time and available models. Sorry. I know that's kind of cheating. :(
oy. here's some quick monster head sketchy things.


Hiya guys. Here's some doodles I've been doing to kill some stress.
Watched Crumb last night with some friends... So. Depressing. So i drew crumb and his brother, with a bit of personal history written 'side it. So much mental illness. I grew up with it in the family- movie really got to me.
Anyways.. drew some civil war soliders who fought at Manassas.... Saw Broken Social Scene in ithaca on friday and it was AMAZING. So I drew kevin drew, sam goldberg and the drummer in under 15 minutes.

Aaand I tried drawing myself. I cannot draw myself. This is proof. Ugh. Urgh. Bleh.

okay. back to work.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Next piece- Skinwalker 2.0

Next piece. Going to go traditional. Try oil painting.
His eyes are casting the light. I need to tighten this up a little more.

This is the make or break stage- suggestions before I go in for sketch review???

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sexy Ladies. and stuff.

quick in class assignment i messed up... prometheus has a loooong torso and leetle legs. Oops. And a figure drawing. And some sexy lady doodles. I need to colour them. Don't worry. More to come.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


So for sketchbook this week we had to draw five pages of bones/skeletons.
I oopsed the first full skeleton so... I drew a second one. JAMMIN' OUT. the dead can dance.


So... I can totally see faces and monsters and stuff in bones when i draw them. I'm such a geek.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sigh. Dead.

Man. Guys. I am NOT happy with this. Did not come out good at all. I kinda want to cry I'm that upset about the outcome.
But deadlines and illness pushed me to finish it anyways.

I hope/promise/pray I produce better stuff than this in the coming weeks. Fail.

I doubt I"ll fix it either, I'm pretty damn sick of looking at it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I'm really not liking this mananggal so far. i liked my pencil sketch but ugh. Maybe it's cuz i'm super sick right now.
Uh... i was bored in class and doodled a skeleton from memory (thank you anatomical figure drawin'). and he became a wraith. so there.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Week Two.

hi 'gain. First portrait is of Denis Menochet, a beautiful french actor ( you can see him in Inglorious Basterds).

Second piece was done in class for sketchbook today... The prompt was "summer camp".
Well... Years ago I went to an aviation camp. My roommate was a girl named Ashley. We became very close friends and remained pen pals for years. (ah the days before facebook/myspace). Then, on my 12th (i believe) birthday, September 14th, I get an email from her telling how her mother, Wendy Faulkner, a vice president of AON life insurance, was killed in 9/11. She gave up her spot on one of the last elevators during the evacuation of the second tower to a pregnant woman and was in the stairwell (72nd floor) when the second plane hit. She was killed instantly.

This stuck with me for years, and I think of it every year not only with 911 but with my birthday as well. So this silly watercolour/pen/ink piece is Ashley and I playing with toy airplans, with two trees and smokey clouds... OH SYMBOLISM.

We lost touch eventually but years later I saw her again....

Yes, that's her. She was in a lot of reelection ads for W. Small world.

others are more portraits and some figure drawing.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

First week

First week of fall quarter is over. I have my plate full. Heaping, really. If I make it through alive, I myself will be surprised. Anyways, here's some in class sketches during anatomical figure drawing and some sketchbook entries for Chad's sketchbook class. The first theme is "your favorite thing" in your favorite media.

Well, I love faces. And I love using acrylic on moleskine. So yep. 3 so far, 2 to go. Using McCurry's fabulous work as reference.

crazy week ahead. will post if i can... but i turn 21 on Tuesday and will spend the end of the week enjoying my new legal privileges. (like making irish car bomb cupcakes).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


So... for personal focus this quarter I'm going to do various nightmares/beasts.
These are just some pencil doodles I had fun with tonight during a frightful thunderstorm.

There's some AMAZING illustrators this year. I need to step up my game. Big time.

First one is just a funky ghost man.
Second one is a manananggal, a monster of the philippines known for separating the top half of her body from the bottom.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

CIty Gal Still goin

still going. I think hair is one of the most fun/frustrating things to paint digitally. Oy.
Existing skyscrapers are super rudimentary right now.


in other words, i'll have a helluva time trying to find time to finish this.

Friday, September 3, 2010

city gal WIP

yeah i'm gonna actually try to turn this into something.
Just kinda messing around with it right now.