Figure drawing

February 13, 2011figure drawing, Sketches

Went to do some life drawing at the Spring Street Studio. In many ways I prefer the studio over the Art Student League, where I went last November. My main gripe against the life drawing classes at the league were the amount of long poses. Any pose over ten minutes long, to me, is a … Read More

Cool “making-of” cartoon

February 9, 2011inspiration

Found this video on CartoonBrew. Thought I’d share it on my blog because I liked it. I’m only posting the making of video, because it inspires me to try my hand at animating. The artist / animator is Fran Krause.

Waiting room sketches

February 7, 2011journaling, Sketches

These are sketches I drew 1 to 2 years ago in various doctors’ waiting rooms . The third image is a combination of waiting room and subway. Drawing on location is a bit tricky because things never stay still. The moment I start drawing a person, said person moves even though he was staying still … Read More

Metrozoo sketches

January 30, 2011journaling, Sketches

While on my Miami vacation, I went to the zoo about 5 times, to sketch and take pictures. I feel I have to promote the zoo a bit here, because when I went there, it was kind of empty. So here are three cool things about Miami Metrozoo: You buy a general admission once, if … Read More

Illustration Friday: Dusty

January 26, 2011Silkscreen

I think I’ll make a silkscreen print from this… Please click on the image to see the full size. Update: Just finished making a silkscreen of this illustration. You can see it in the work section of my site. The registration is a bit off… and had some problem washing off the emulsion. I’ll have … Read More

Illustration Friday: Chicken

January 20, 2011Silkscreen

I thought I’d try an illustration for “illustration friday”, to practice working quickly. I did the drawing in about a day, with no reference. I wanted to just get this illustration done as quickly as possible…sometimes I overthink things, so here I decided to not think at all. This week’s suggestion was “chicken”.

“Drawings of Mucha” book review

January 17, 2011Book Review

I’ll be reviewing the book “Drawings of Mucha: 70 works by Alphone Maria Mucha, including 9 in full color” from Dover Publications. It’s a bit tricky to review a book containing mostly art..especially when the book title gives it away. Either you like the drawings, or you don’t and that’s that. You can’t really argue … Read More

Are illustration competition scams?

January 15, 2011News Articles

This is a question I’ve been wondering since I’ve received an email from Communication Arts reminding me of their illustration competition. For the record I entered their competition last year, I also entered American Illustration, 3×3, and Society of Illustrators. I’ve “lost” all of them. I could just assume that I’m not as good as … Read More