Sunday, February 28, 2010

HOLI fundraiser

This blog is really an art place, but this event yesterday in Dolores Park was so fun, I just wanted to post a picture. Thats me and my wife Masha. This was to celebrate spring the Holi way, and raise money for the friend's of El Shadai foster home in Uganda. Thanks to everyone who came, we raised $2,200 which will go to the completion of the Orphanage and educational fees for more than 40 children.

Link to El Shadai on Facebook Causes.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Last night was a good time at the Tosca cafe in North Beach. We had an excellent model, a full house of sketchers, DJ, and a custom bike. Here are some 20 minute sketches that I was able to do on that rainy Sunday evening.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Whip It Revisited

There were some anatomy fixes that were bothering me, as well as some changes to the costume design to make it clearer and easier to read. Also I spent more time rendering the surfaces to give it that added pop to the foreground character, sharpening some areas which needed defining.

Not perfect but I learned some lessons about getting ahead of myself without resolving the anatomy early on.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Transit Fee Hikes Create Apocalypse

Here is an environment rough paint that started as a sketch 2 days ago on the 38 Geary, while listening to the recording which proposes yet another fee hike. Somehow this image was a response to that, I suppose I disagree with the proposal. This is a disused transit line left to decay.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Whip It

A Concept from imagination I have been working out. Lately I have been doing many studies of anatomy to improve my people. I still have a long way to go, but I see some improvement.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Iraqi Swing

This is a personal piece based on a memory from my tour in Mosul, Iraq back in 2004-2005. Violence is so commonplace that these girls kept playing on their makeshift swing during fire fight with militants. The swing was made of electrical wires tied to an overhang, and the girls were playing directly in the line of fire, and made no attempt to flee as the fire fight took place.

I tried a few different styles to try and catch the right mood, Critiques welcome.