Sunday, December 31, 2006

I recently did this piece for my friend Bobby Chiu who just released another great book called Ancient Japan Sketches. This was done with a brush pen and watercolor.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

show # 9

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This Artcast is about choosing paths, life experiences, travel and my life almost in the Peace Corps .
here are some pics of my travels at the age of 22 and one of the many drawings I did along the way.
Please leave any suggestions you have for future topics.
Also my new book is available signed with a sketch at
Thanks for listening

Friday, December 08, 2006

Al Hirschfeld

If you have never seen this, it is the greatest video. Al Hirschfeld is one of my heroes. It is great to see how he starts his sketch, and how he draws through his lines. The best part is what every man should have, the way his wife politely askes him to stop drawing after taking a deep breath. I love how he keeps drawing, It reminds me of me when I am still drawing but I have to go somewhere. Sometimes you are so into it, it's hard to stop. Long Live Hirshfeld.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Life drawing is one of my favorite things to do, I find that it helps me losen up sometimes, and you never know what model, poses or challenges you may be presented with. I always like to change up the drawing style to, from charcoal to prisma color to ball point pen. The diffence in models will usually dictate what I am going to draw with. For instance with this model, when I saw her, Ronald Searle and Ralph Steadman popped into my head.