Saturday, October 31, 2009

My first oil painting

I really never get around to doing any real paintings, and often don't have the motivation to get one done. A while back, my sister asked me to do a painting for her, but i kept putting it off. Last weekend, i decided i'd finally get it done, i chose to do a caricature of her and her boyfriend, and for the hell of it, i chose to do it in oils, a medium i have never tried.

I'm pretty proud of how solid a final product i ended up with, considering this is my third painting in as many years. however, i'm still not 100 percent happy with it. i've never been a very patient artist, and that really comes out in traditional mediums. it's a little rough and the colors are all over the place. After a week of trying different things This is what i feel is the best i can do. And after this practice, I'm really looking forward to doing some more traditional paintings and honing my technique.

anyway, here's the painting, and some of my process.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

for the sake of posting something...'s some celeb sketches from recently.
I'm currently working on a gift caricature for my sister, and as a traditional painting, it's taking up most of my time, so i don't have much time for any other stuff at the moment.

i'll be sure to post it when i'm done.

Marisa Miller

Daniel Craig

Eva Amurri

Christopher Walken

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A little doodle.

i started this one with lines and it was going terribly so i decided to just stick to shapes and color, i kinda like it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kristen Stewart is hot.

Almost hot enough to make me consider going to see that stupid vampire movie. Then again, Megan fox couldn't even get me to go see Tansformers 2.

A sketch from this morning.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jack Johnson Sketch

From yesterday's sketch session.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Homme (wip)

a quick sketch of Queens of the stone age front man, Josh Homme.

i'm a bit restless tonight and really needed to get some art done. I'm slowly but surely making my way through my favorite musicians/bands, and thought Homme would be a good subject to give a try.

hope ya dig.

edit, added a second sketch
edit, spent some time to get the lighting right and zeroed in on the likeness with the first sketch.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bear, Take 2

I suppose it's pretty obvious i'm out of new ideas or inspiration at the moment. So. here's another revisit, this time to Bear grylls, of whom i never drew a caricature i was satisfied with.

decided to work up one of the more promising sketches, still pretty rough, but it was just done to warm up, sort of color by numbers with my own lines.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Arthur and patsy revisit

posted the start of this one a while back, finally got it done. hope you like it.

Monday, October 5, 2009


some old sketches i recently found, cleaned up in photoshop a little.

Friday, October 2, 2009


So, a new season of "Californication" just started, we happen to have a free year of showtime at my house, and i have nothing else to watch, except for their other series "Dexter" that is. Just started watching the previous season on demand today. really digging it, thought i'd sketch up the show's star, seeing as he's got a pretty good face for caricature. Trying to sketch something, anything everyday, so here's one of those that's good enough to show.