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.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nuptial Cranes


An invitation for a friends wedding, and a fun collaborative piece. Several frantic hours of brainstorming, followed by more frantic hours of making. The image on the left is the card as you pull it out of the envelope, with a piece of gold flecked rice paper printed with pine boughs partially obscuring the main image. On the right, the image revealed as if you have pushed through the pines to discover two beautiful cranes.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Surrogate


A collaborative piece - inspired by a figure sketch by J. Chan, it morphed into something that neither of us expected.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Years 2010


For those of you who didn't get one via the USPS, here's this year's New Years card design. Its part of the "Cautious Optimism" series that I've been doing for the past several years, (and will be uploading the others soon...), in which I try to express my feelings both for the past year and my hopes for the year ahead. To say the least, the last several years have provided plenty of challenges in both areas, but the overall message remains the same. We must maintain a positive outlook and momentum while avoiding the urge to latch onto the hubris of incremental successes. There is a long way to go before true peace has its day...