Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Figures

I was experimenting with Japanese-style linework here. Can't say I'm totally happy with the results, but well... next time!

I have a hard time with this model, but I like this face study I did! :)

Coming home

Dora and I went sketching in San Jose and here are the houses I drew. :)

Return to Paris

Upon my return to Paris, I present to you the Paris Statues Series. heh.

And a sketch of Pierre-Yves Plat (http://www.pierreyvesplat.com/). I traded him another drawing I did for a CD. Mmm barter economy.

Moving on

I drew this sketch from memory. It is a drawing I did in London, in the sketchbook I lost. This is a memory sketch both of the people and the drawing I did. Not the best drawing, but an interesting exercise! I did love this scene though: everyone is reading, except one dude, who is spacing out with an angelic smile on his face (I can still see him in mind's eye). He looked like he'd just gotten laid for the first time.

Here is a sketch of a church in Kiev.

Hannah and her Nanna on their way to Vienna

The most amazing countryside on my way to Vienna! And my compartment mates were Hannah (7) and her grandmother. Some very nice native Austrians. They fell asleep in the cutest manner so I had to draw them. I messed up the first drawing, so I went back later and drew other stuff on it. Something I learned in Paris.


A selection of my Viennese sketches.

End of Paris class

I wish I had my post-class Paris drawings. There was some cool stuff in there. Unfortunately, I lost that sketchbook in London. grr. Anyway, there's Giverny (Monet's Garden), a Siberian mammoth, and my Novelty Case Centre Pompidou drawing. Eclectic collection! :P

More Paris

Mid June stuff. The last two are drawings of Marta and Laura, two girls from Barcelona that asked us to draw them in Les Deux Moulins (that's right, the cafe Amelie worked in!)

Paris class sketches

Here are a couple to start us off. This is for June 2008. More to come later to show how I improved with time! :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

People Walking

sketches and notes :P


Laura, substitute model extraordinaire!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


One crowded page of elephant drawings just for my friend Jon lol.

Self Portrait

I thought I was about due for a new self portrait. It's not one of my best, but oh well, here it is. Enjoy.


I finally took some time to draw for myself. I know, that's insane at the end of the semester, but I couldn't take it anymore. So here's one of the things I came up with.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Fun with figure drawing

So the other night we had a weird male model in figure drawing. He was this big fat guy who got in all these feminine poses! I was working hard on making him appear masculine, even making him all angular and such. Here's an example:

But he just kept prancing around like Cinderella at the ball... Except Cindy seemed to not only lose her dress, but also actually turn into a pumpkin herself! At the end, I decided to see through the globs of fat and draw him as he imagined himself to be:

Isn't that so much nicer?

You might make the argument that he only looks better there because I made him thinner... but here's another lady-version of him!

And here are two versions together, just for fun! Had a bit more time during that pose:

Overall, I had fun with it all. Actually drawing him as a woman helped me relax and loosen up and even my man-drawings of him got better! :)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Kids, Don't Try This at Home

So this is a crappy photo of a drawing off of a photo, which was washed out by flash and distorted due to proximity of the subject to the camera. Bad idea, I know, but in the end, I'm ok with it.