Friday, December 11, 2009

Quick Study from Photo Reference

This is just a quick study in watercolor from a magazine photo.  Mostly this was done just to keep my skills sharp.  I liked the dynamic geometries that develop from using a flat brush rather than a round or a filbert.  More like these to come.

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Friday, December 4, 2009


These are exploratory thumbnails for a public sculpture project I'm involved with.  I enjoy the idea that a simple 1x1 inch drawing can communicate a form that could take months to finally bring into tangible fruition.

Tiger Study

This is a small sketch of a tiger I did as a demonstration to show a student on how to draw from a photograph.  I thought it turned out nicely and wanted to share it.  Tigers are somewhat easy to draw since their stripes imply their form so well.  Pattern on any surface can make a rendering less dependent on chiaroscuro to indicate the form.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mamita Lupita!

Who doesn't love good salsa? I recently completed this illustration for Mamita Lupita's Salsa. The logo and label design were created by SoCal WebWorx (