Saturday, December 24, 2011

Is it Christmas?!

I've lost all sense of time since I started working on this painting. I forgot it was Christmas Eve! I decided to go ahead and illustrate my sketch I did. I'm pleased with it for it being my first solid illustration in about six months. I know there are areas to be worked on but it's good to be drawing again!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tom Hulce

After going on a Netflix binge for the last day, I was inspired to draw this actor who was a rising star in the 80's with a string of films including "Animal House", "Amadeus", "Parenthood", etc. I found his looks to be interesting and wanted to draw them. I settled on a photo of him during his "Animal House" days when he would have been around 25-27.

I may paint it out. I'm not sure yet.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I decided to take a few photos of myself to practice facial drawing.

This is the first one I've finished a sketch in. It's actually kind of fun to draw yourself as a model! :-p

                                                                   "Worried" Digital Sketch.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Illustration Site!

I've officially registered and am in the process of building a professional illustration site that showcases my portfolio and current projects!

Check it out if you want! :)

Sketchie Update 1

Here's an updated version of my portrait piece I'm currently working on. So far, I've overlayed the sketch with a medium brown base color, that I've been subtracting in order to create the values of where it will be lighter and darker when I add the colors on top and keep building the layers up for the portrait.

It will be different. Hmm.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


It's been awhile since I posted here. I don't know if anyone actually reads this blog but I'm content to post my art here and let the pieces fall where they may.

I decided to get back into practicing portraiture and wanted to do a series of male portraits. I will be using references from the internet for now until I get some models lined up.

Here's the first one. I will be taking this sketch and making it into a final color illustration with revisions. I'm excited. :)

                                                               "Jim Adkins Sketch"
                                                                    Digital Work.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Britney Spears Cartoon

Yeah, for some reason I started to draw Britney Spears tonight.

However, this is how I see her. Not as the pop princess she makes herself out to be.

I don't hate her but I do think this is more who she really is and would rather show the world than her stage persona. Cigarettes and cut off jeans in all of their glory.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Quick Doodle

I was playing around with texture in photoshop tonight with my digital painting.

It was fun and I hope to expand on it in the future.

As far the subject, no idea where she came from. I was thinking about Clockwork Orange for some reason and eh, this is what came out.

"Streaks of Red"
Digital Illustration

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Female Portrait #2

I decided to try painting out another portrait of a woman. This time I decided to paint Grace Park. She was also known for being Boomer/Athena on Battlestar Galactica when she first broke into the scene. I don't have much experience painting Asian features so I thought it'd be a fun challenge.

This session is the result of about 3-4 hours of digital painting.

I enjoyed it as well!

"Grace Park"
Digital Illustration.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Portrait Painting Practice

I decided it had been way too long since I practiced painting a portrait digitally, or just painted in general so I picked a photo of one of my favorite actresses, Katee Sackhoff, to paint. She is also better known as "Starbuck" if you know who that is. :)

This was a 2 hour non-stop paint session. I'm very happy with how it turned out!

"Katee Sackhoff"
 Digital Illustration.

Monday, January 17, 2011


A sketch that ended up looking like Sookie Stackhouse from "True Blood".


Sketched in Photoshop. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Random Scribbles

I took a look at my blog and realized it looked like I had given up being artist and had decided to done with the blog itself. I was distraught. Then I decided to update. I have been busy but it hasn't been on anything in particular. Just whatever came into my mind. Now I shall start buckling down and making final illustrations from some of the scribbles. 


"Alien Abduction of the Sensual Nature"

Brian Thuringer-Quick Sketch from Model.

"Queen of the Garbage"

"Grinning Minions of Death"

"Small Wood Sprite"

No idea what this is. WTF.