Monday, December 17, 2007

Scott the Jazz Guitarist

This is a quick sketch I did of my friend, Scott from last night's performance at Supreme Trading. It was a little hard to see with one back-lit red light, but I think it looks like him and he liked it. He was bending some crazy notes and the band sounded great.


Friday, November 30, 2007

Some Guy

This is another made up face- nobody in particular- with a couple of colors from Photoshop.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Here's a David Bowie sketch I did years ago for a commission I did of Bowie and Mick Jagger together. My client ended up picking another sketch, but I still like the way this one came out. It's important for me to try to get the psychology of the subject into the caricatured portrait, and when they are a celebrity, to also show a glimpse of their persona or how they are perceived to the general public.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Christopher Walken Sketch

This was the original sketch for my second Christopher Walken painting- I just found it today while looking for some other sketches I had to e-mail out.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Here's a couple of sketches I did while waiting for customers in the Park today. The first is from someone I saw quickly passing by and the second is outta me head. They're both done with a Col-Erase pencil which is very smooth. I saw Seo using it in Reno at the NCN, and then read about it in Alberto's blog. If you draw, you have to try it- it's like butter.


Here's a few more from the ole sketchbook; the first is made up and obviously a double page spread, the second and third pages are from people I see passing my stand in the Park, and who I usually have to draw from memory, and the last page is a fellow artist who usually doesn't say much to me due to our language barrier. I usually say "ni how" and "tsai chien" to him anyway.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Another woman with a sword

When I first started sketching this one, I had Yuko Shimizu's illustration of a woman with a sword in mind, although I hadn't looked at it in a while. Anyway, I feel like I'm still working on it...I might do some photoshopping on it if I get the time...
The colors are not 100% accurate as usual.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Horay for the idiots!

To be fair, this woman didn't ask this question; she was just somebody I saw passing my stand yesterday, but someone else in the past has asked this question.
I'm also always amazed how people ask me the same exact questions every day for the past 11 years, and how people always reffer to me as "they" when they're talking about my work.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Who are these people? I have no idea.

First Post

This is the first page of one of my sketchbooks which I'll be updating as I get the time. My connection on my computer has been iffy lately, so we'll see how long it takes. I have the sketch book more that half-way done, and other sketches I've never posted. Most of these are just whatever comes to mind, ideas, or drawings from observation and maybe some caricatures.