Art Student League sketches

March 2, 2012figure drawing, Sketches

This February I took a class at the Art Student League to do figure drawing. This is the second class I’m taking at the league, and so far both classes have been let downs. I’ve read good reviews of the League, so I don’t understand why my experience with it is so different. The class … Read More

American Museum of Natural History sketches

February 19, 2012Animals, Sketches

Over the Christmas break, I spent a lot of time at the Miami Metrozoo sketching animals. All the books about animal drawing I’ve read say it’s very important to go to the zoos and draw from life, but the more I thought about it the more it didn’t make sense to me. Animals, unlike humans, … Read More

Sketchbook Project at Arthouse co-op

January 29, 2012Animals, journaling, watercolors

I am about to send out my submission to the sketchbook project. The sketchbook tour will start April 2012, but in the meantime here are some of the sketches I did. I focused on drawing architecture because it’s not my strong point (and there are also some animal sketches). The tricky thing about architecture is … Read More

NYU holiday card

December 12, 2011New art work, watercolors

This past October, I got a job from NYU to do a watercolor for them. I’ve mostly done graphic design jobs in the past, and on one of those projects, I did a watercolor. Apparently, the card with the watercolor got a great response, and so they wanted me to do another watercolor for the … Read More

Society of Illustrators Sketch night

September 17, 2011figure drawing, Sketches

I’d been meaning to go to the Society of Illustrators figure drawing sessions. Somebody had told me the sessions were like parties, and I wanted to see it for myself. I finally went on Thursday night, and it was by far the most upscale drawing session I’ve ever been to. Instead of being held in … Read More


August 20, 2011portraits

My portraiture class ended two weeks ago, so here are some of the drawings I did for it. I think I’ve gotten better at drawing likenesses, but I still need practice. One of the portraits in the line-up is of an imaginary person, but I won’t say who.

Lion sketches

July 29, 2011Animals, Sketches

Here are some “studies” I did of lions for the piece I posted last week. While I was looking online for reference material, I came across this charity in Florida, Big Cat Rescue, with two awesome YouTube channels which were very helpful in getting interesting cat poses. The first channel has educational videos and such. … Read More

Drawing classes

July 2, 2011Animals, portraits, watercolors

So this summer I ‘ve enrolled in a couple of drawing classes. I’m taking a portraiture class. I’m fairly happy with the woman’s portrait, less so with the man’s portrait. Either way, the two portraits lack “the essence of the person” if I can go a little metaphysical for a moment. I’m also taking a … Read More

Portraiture class sketches

June 19, 2011Sketches

This summer I’m taking a lot of classes at SVA. One of the classes I’m taking is a portrait-making class. Although I know how to draw people, I’m bad at capturing a person’s likeness, which is why I thought to take the class. Also, I was inspired by looking at the sketch portraits of Sargent…one … Read More