Monday, May 22, 2006

Tryin' to catch up!

The students in my class are doing some really nice work. I'll post the notes for this weeks class soon. Here are a couple of my sketches I did, "tryin' to keep up" It's not easy.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


I called this a maze becuase it's all over the place. I usually preach one drawing a page to people but sometimes when I'm doodling I get a little crazy. This was done on the cintiq.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

three 4 Tuesday

Okay, so my 3, 4, 2 joke is cheese but it sounded good when I typed it down. So, here are a few from recent days. Hair seemed to be a theme. Have a good one.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ennio Torresan 2


It's the first word that comes to my mind when I see this fabulous artist take flight in my gesture class. Ennio Torresan has a natural ability to draw just about anything in an amusing and different way. He comes into my class a little late stumbling across drawing horses and sculpting tables holding a big art box and over sized watercolor pad. I notice him setting up like a mad man in the corner. I pay no attention to him yet becuase I may be talking out loud or helping another artists with their drawing. All I hear is boom, bam, crash! This guy with his Eienstien hair do is still getting set up. Time goes and I'm making my rounds over to him and by the time I get to him, he's got a smile of contentment on his face and in his hand he holds a large japanese brush filled with permanent ink. "I'm having so much fun" he tells me and I look at his drawing and WOW! This guy is taking everything I've tried to inspire him with and taken it to a different place. He's just making art! He doesn't care what it looks like, he's not going for a portfolio review, he's just drawing free! He has no limits to his direction and I encourage you to look at each and every piece here and enjoy this deceptively simple, yet powerful work that Ennio has done. (FYI-- He was so inspired, the last drawing is of his wife, he did at home)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Challenge yourself with back shots

Many times I've seen artists move to get the best front or side pose they can. I think thats totally fine, but there is a certain challenge to drawing someone from the angle given to you in the moment. James Robertson {theironscythe}does them very well. Here are a few of my back shot drawings, I don't mind doing them.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


I was at Sharky's one day with my old friend Jim Hull and we saw this character. Nothing in this drawing was exaggerated to much he really looked like this. Obviously I did this when I got back to the office.

Monday, May 01, 2006

three new sketch pages

Happy Monday. These three sketches have interesting stories behind them. The first one was in a hair cut shop, the same one from a previous post. This mother held on to her child's head the whole time I'd seen them,as if to direct her path, pretty funny. The second drawing, I had to do, because of the booties this girl had on. She strutted her stuff! It was priceless. And the third was done in a coffee shop in Newhall where these two punkers stood out like a bright day amongst all of the other folk in the place.