Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a very happy holidays!
Thanks for all the support this past year.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Last post from Gesture Class

Mark's gesture class has been over for a couple weeks now, I miss it! :[
Here are some sketches from the last couple sessions.

Cat Woman with Malo Youssefi

Hawaiian Dancer with Jee Teo
(Sorry again for the quality, I'll try and light them better or scan next time)

Basic Figure and Anatomy with Vilppu

Glenn Vilppu's Basic Figure and Anatomy class just wrapped up this past Tuesday over at the Animation Guild. Great class, but what else would you expect from Vilppu. Poses in the class ranged from 2 mins - 1 hour. He does a good amount of demos, either by drawing on a tablet PC which is projected on a screen or traditionally with various media.

I haven't drawn in a classical style for quite some time so it was nice to get back into thinking about the actual anatomy.

(sorry for the odd quality, I had to photograph them)

If Glenn's name doesn't ring a bell you can find out more about him, his classes, and all of the learning materials he offers at

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Drawing Club: Father Christmas

Last drawing club session of the year with Steve Jacobsen

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Drawing Club: Brom + Cruela DeVille + Scarecrow

Brom - 2Dec10
Model: Vikki Paschetto
Col-erase Scarlet Red + Ebony Pencil
And Scott's awesome pen for 2 of the ladies
(thanks for letting me borrow your pen!)

Cruela DeVille - 11Nov10
Model: Daniella Traub
Faber-Castell Polychromos Alizarin Crimson + Black Tombo Marker 

Scarecrow - 4Nov10
Model: John Mackey
Faber-Castell Polychromos Dark Red

All caught up with Drawing Club posts, I skipped the 18th because CTN hosted a screening of the Illusionist and the 25th was Thanksgiving so they didn't have one. Only one session left for 2010. Oh man is 2011 here already... geez

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sketchbook Update

Goodness, it feels like forever since I last posted, sorry for the gap. I have a stack of backed up figure drawing in queue to scan but in the mean time here are some things from the sketchbook.

A friend of mine recommended that I try going over my sketches again with tracing paper to figure out the shape language. I think over all these turned out much more successful than the originals - and it allowed me to tweak some things. (Highly recommend trying this out yourself)

Monday, November 15, 2010

To a speedy recovery!

Any time I think of Marcelo I think of his huge warm smile and his bubbling over love of sketching. I think I captured a little of his essence.
Nothing but love and happy thoughts Moe! Get better ASAP, We miss ya!

This was for a "Get Well card."
I'm sure happy thoughts, warm words and well wishes would expedite his recovery. So if anyone feels inclined, stop by his blog and let him know how much he's loved and how awesome he is! :]

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sketchbook Update

SILA Art in the Park - 23Oct10

SketchCrawl #29: Venice Beach - 16Oct10

Sketch Club

Random Out and About sketches

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Drawing Club: Zombie + Mad Scientist + Burglar

Zombie - 28Oct10
Model: Jonnathon Cripple

Mad Scientist - 21Oct10
Model: Mark Wenzel

Burglar - 30Sept10
Model: Andy Flaster

I think I'm finally caught up on posting all my backed up stuff from the Drawing Club, at least until next week. :]

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gesture Class: Week 6, 7, + 8

Finally caught up photographing the work I've been doing in Mark's Gesture class. So here's three weeks of backed up sketches. :]

Week 6

Week 7
Model: Joseph Gatt

Week 8

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Drawing Club: Belly Dancer

Drawing Club sketches with Russia Hardy from 14Oct10:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Portfolio Update

Busy Busy Busy. Since most of the projects I've been working on involve NDAs, I took some time out to do some much needed portfolio updating. Here are the new portfolio pages.

Monday, October 11, 2010

LA Zoo Day

Had a fun filled day at the LA Zoo yesterday, met up with some friends and made some new ones. I need to get over there more often, I missed it.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Back to classes!

Sorry for the absence, I have been incredibly busy. Had some new (Amazing!) projects pop up and took a detour to Indiana. That's why there are two weeks missing below.

Started a new round of classes (this time all figurative) at the Animation Guild. Here are the results from Mark McDonnell's Gesture drawing class. I LOVE IT!!! If my memory serves me right these are 2min, 3min, 5min, and possibly 7s(?) We focus on super short poses which makes it really challenging and really fun. Some of the more elaborate ones are poses I really enjoyed and had to take further :]

Week 1:
Week 2
Model: Michael Wood
Week 5:

Whew, one update down. A lot more work to scan/photograph, so more to come!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Drawing Club: Annie Oakley

Sorry for my tardiness, finally got around to scanning in my sketches from Drawing Club last Thrusday with Marissa Gomez as Annie Oakley. Good news though, I have officially moved! I think my books account for 50% of everything I own, another 25% would be art supplies and maybe a max of 2% clothing.
I have my priorities straight :P

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Little Brown Sketchbook

Finally taking a crack at my tiny toned sketchbook. Here are the first couple pages, I'm aiming to get more interaction scenes. I'm in the process of getting ready to move so I haven't been sketching as much in it. September is going to be a BUSY month, Bring it! :D

9 Chuck Jones Shorts + Panel
Red Bull Flugtag - Long Beach
Royal T Cafe + Waiting in the Getty Info Center