Monday, May 28, 2007


Spring 2007 has officially come to an end and it's only right that I show some love to my class that stuck it out with me for 15 weeks of "GET OVER IT" lessons! Clockwise starting far left, we have Rebecca (seated), Tiffany, Luke, Stephen, Sae (seated), Noah, Stuart, Paul, Bruce (seated), Stephanie, Arlynne, Joanna, Jon (seated), Max, Seung (seated), John T., Brian (seated), Carol (seated), Michelle (seated on Carol), and George (seated). Not pictured are Isiah, Arlinda, Shawn, Kristin, and Debora.

So, you'll notice some numbers above people's heads. Below you'll find links to the few students who decided they wanted to show you a little more about themselves than just what's in this picture. Feel free to browse the blogs and websites of the following:

1) Luke Kruse
2) Stephen P. James
3) Noah Arntson
4) Stuart Livingston
5) Bruce Wang
6) Stephanie Ramirez
7) Arlynne Ramirez
8) Joanna Salinas
9) Max Shuster
10) Michelle Boukhanian

Not Pictured:

Debora Arroyo and Arlinda Miller.
I had a pleasure teaching and learning with you all. I hope I opened some minds and assisted in the killing of trees in the name of art. For all those graduating, the real learning starts now. For those still in school, enjoy it and make sure you get everything you can out of it now.

It's still up in the air if I'll return in the just depends on my regular day gig schedule. But, I'm sure it's not the last time I'll see any of you...see you on the other side.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


it ain't the first time i've drawn her...but, never as Georgia Sykes.

Monday, May 14, 2007


Just payin homage to the father of that music I love. and, yes, nice big prints are available.

Friday, May 04, 2007


The purpose of that quick sketchy digital painting of DANNER a few posts down was used for this...a final acrylic on canvas (no digital retouching). Right now it's resting comfortably in the halls of 6PH studios in Hollyhood.
i would have posted the original drawing but it's on a loose leaf at home. It measures the length Mini Me's pinky finger. So, after i transfered that onto the canvas I pretty much did a full value wash in straight Alizarin and water. Then, washed over it with an orange-ish color cuz i knew the BG was gonna be blue. After that worked in some darks, mids and lights. For the finish just tried to make good halftones, correct anything that wasn't right, and make sure my tiling wasn't too abrupt. If it's one thing i could take from this painting it's to never lose your drawing. I guess all those tonal approaches I had been taking towards my figure drawings actually meant something. When you're painting without reference, that's pretty much all you have to fall back on.