Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cleaning out my Closet

First of all I updated my Portfolio on the portfolio page! Check it out with the Link above.  

Secondly while I was doing so I found a couple skeletal studies I could show you guys.  Nothing special but just studies. The t-rex from the Academy of sciences in San Francisco, and the Grey whale from the Monterey bay aquarium.  Both done last semester some time.  

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In the style of a great...

I was looking at the works of Al Hirschfeld and am always amazed at his use of line and texture. Every line has a reason; and a beginning and an end.   I decided to do some sort of homage to him last weekend while I was waiting for my laundry.  Sorry its up a little late.  Let me know what you think.  

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mike Mattesi Workshop


Before :
Mike helped me with this one a bit.  (above)

Hey guys, 
I attended a workshop with Mike Mattesi and man did I learn a lot! 

It was so great to finally meet him after months of emailing back and forth to set the thing up.  But it was well worth it.  His theory on Force is something that I truly believe in.  Force is a way of drawing the figure to bring out the movement and essence of the pose.  But while doing this still keeping the structure and shapes of the figure all there.

 Let me show you what I did at the workshop.  Excuse my iPhone pictures.  

There was  a point in his lecture when he told us to close our eyes and picture ourselves ice skating on the body.  Feeling the rhythm of its curves and the speed of the pencil as we drag it across the paper.  

Heres some before the ice skating demo and after the ice skating demo.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sketch or Die @ Wonder-Con San Francisco

Hey Guys  my new book, Sketch or Die, has just arrived.  They are going to make their first Public appearance at Wonder-con in San Francisco next week!  

So if your in town, stop by and say hello, buy a book, and chat it up with me and my friends.  Ill be in the Artist's Alley Section at table    AA90 with my friends Juan Carlos Porras,Julian Meyer, and Rosie Sullivan 

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Facial Expressions!

Here are a few Facial expressions I did for my students at Cogswell.  These were done in pen while looking at the "Facial Expressions" book by Mark Simon.