Experimenting with a new pen - one a colleague gave me at work from a small stationary store here in Chinatown. it’s one of those brush-pen things. I love it! Turns out that it’s waterproof - bonus points for that. Colored with PH Martins Hydrus colors, and the black is Higgins India ink.
Another portrait, drawn with one of my new friends, brush and ink - perfect for someone (like me) who gets impatient.
I was trying for James Franco, and would give the likeness a 7.3 out of 10. My kids think it looks more like a lost Jonas Brother. I can see their point.
Found this while unpacking from a recent move. Sean Spicer - remember him? Maybe he’ll make an appearance on a remake of the Love Boat.
Watercolor + brush and ink coming along. Or, maybe the gator did all the work. Happy with this one. Gonna take it and run…
The brush and watercolor pieces are coming along a little better these days - I'm locking in on a style that has the airiness and gesture I'm looking for. These pieces are done quickly. When I'm lucky, they are solid gold; or, with a misplaced brushstroke, go the other way, and make it to the recycling bin. That's the thing about watercolors / dyes. Hard to cover up mistakes.
In the past I would say the Struggle continues, but with a little more consistency these days, I'll now start calling it the Journey. Peace out.
While waiting for an appointment at the DropBox offices, I had some time to sketch a few of the folks coming and going. A very bustling lobby it was, with one of the best lobby-candy selections in the city.
Don't leave him hangin'...
I needed some hipster reference for a project, so I parked myself for a few minutes between appointments at a coffee shop at the base of Tribune Tower in Oakland (CA). I drew these folks about as fast as I could, which explains the crazy proportions on some of these. It was more important to get the whole body/outfit in there than to create a properly proportioned drawing. The colored-in dude was colored back in the studio - another chance to mess with materials. I used PH Martins Bombay and Hydrus inks over graphite.
These are pretty wonky, but for pure research, fit the bill just fine.
I did this acrylic painting of an elephant one night, while enjoying some mid-grade tequila and Ry Cooder. Timing was everything - I got in and got out without too much fuss. I like this one...
A sketch for a Jared Kushner illo I'd like to do someday. He reminds me of one of those clown things we'd punch as a kid that would never fall down.
I'm working on incorporating likenesses, and some political commentary into my work. Who better to start with than the Great Orange One?
Eeeesh. Starting AGAIN. Gotta start somewhere, I guess. Here's some watercolor fun from the archives...