Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Rainy Weekend Goat

Sketch of an African goat mask I saw in a shop window in Munich

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lazy Friday Sketch

Presenting....the "Bent-Rod"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014


Whats better than finding gastropubs with excellent beers and great hamburgers?  Drawing while you're enjoying the afore mentioned delights...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

I've had to explain this one more than expected - apparently awareness of millenia old zodiac symbols is not as prevalent as I had thought.  Anyway, 2013 was the year of the snake (specifically water snake) and 2014 is the year of the horse.  Composition is based around a Buddhist calligraphic circle, with the horse and snake joined, to show the connection of past and present.  The western biblical associations with the snake were impossible to resist, and so the snake appears to be "whispering" in the horses ear - the past seeding doubt into the future?  Or perhaps there is a more positive spin to that...

Monday, October 14, 2013

God of the Sketch

...a going away present for a colleague...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Be the Machine

Inspired by a recent trip to the Museo dell'Aeronautica on Lago Bracciano....A play on the obsessive nature of pilots.  Do a thing long enough, and you become more and more...it.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

End of Day

After a long day of...doing whatever one does in a giant mech suit.  Time to hit the showers and go home.

YT - a couple years later

Inspired by reading Snowcrash - again.  An older, wiser, and somewhat more low-tech YT on a day off.  Figure a thrasher would like to get out of the protective gear of their day job and just enjoy hitting a canyon road for some cruising once and a while...

Monday, November 26, 2012

A song from when we were young

This was a beautiful scene on the Metro B line heading north towards Policlinico in late October.  These three in a row - the boy - probably 13 or so, singing an old Italian pop song and the two old folks, the man looking like he was seeing something many years ago that he missed dearly - the woman with a little smile playing across her face, perhaps with happy memories of a younger time.

Monday, October 29, 2012

King Felix

was reading Phillip K. Dick's "VALIS" and this is what happened.  My image of Horselover Fat's King Felix.  The Empire never ended.

Bits of my daily life in Rome...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Figure Drawing, short pose

A selection of figure drawings from various sessions over the past couple months.  All short pose from one to twenty minutes.

Friday, April 13, 2012

"Cautious Optimism" The 2012 New Years Card

A belated posting of this year's New Years card.  Letterpress printed by yours truly on a Chandler & Price platen press at the International Printing Museum.  The image was drawn in pen and ink, scanned, and etched into a magnesium plate for printing.  Part of my "Cautious Optimism" series of cards, it responds to the unrest of the past year while hoping that we can, you know, all just get along.  Of course, I couldn't help a bit of sarcasm - I'd rather it isn't shopping that brings us together, but hey, its better than nothing...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Messing about with Photoshop CS6 Beta

Downloaded the CS6 Beta and have been using it for daily work, so thought I'd try something a bit more figurative with it.  No photo reference, just my brain.  It started as a larger drawing that got cropped down as I worked.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shadow Boxer

Digital drawing done around a concept that I've been sketching and thinking about for a while. the idea was to take the Renaissance formula of portraiture - the subject surrounded by things, both physical and metaphorical, from their life - and apply it to a dear friend of mine. Hopefully the beginning of a series.

All digital, from sketch to completion, using a combination of SketchBook Designer and Photoshop CS5

Many thanks to S.D. for the critiques.

Monday, June 20, 2011

1959 Alfa Romeo Touring 2000

A sketch of my Dad's 1959 Alfa Romeo Touring 2000, in Verithin True Blue on some old comic book bristol board I had lying around...great fun!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Figure Drawings, Short Poses at ASW

This was one of those frustrating / inspiring sessions where the model is so good, you feel obliged to do him / her justice...and then can't. Really exceptional poses.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Art Supply Warehouse 04.27.2011

Ten minute poses (last image is 2 minutes)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quoin and Cog - Letterpress Printed Steampunk Illustration

This illustration will be letterpress printed on a 1886 Golding Pearl platen press, in a limited edition, for the Steampunk Exhibition in Santa Clara at the end of March. Just got the block today, so printing should happen soon!

Figure Drawing - Art Supply Warehouse

Monday, September 13, 2010

Figure Drawing...Its been a while

Went to Dr. Sketchy's in Anaheim for the first time last weekend... Overall a good session, though, and its nice to see another figure drawing session south of the Orange Curtain.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Landscape Painting

I've started going landscape painting on the weekends with a group of like-minded, if somewhat more practiced, individuals...what you see here is my second attempt at the genre, the first one being, shall we say, less than exemplary. Apparently, I need to practice. A lot. But I find the same joy in this as I do in figure drawing, with the advantage here being that I can be outside... The painting and prep drawings are of a water tower in El Segundo's Hilltop Park.