Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Life Drawings/Brushpen

I've been on a brushpen inking trip lately, so I've taken to doing a lot of it with various brands. These were done with a great Japanese one with two points, and it's really responsive. Drawn last night at class with the great Jennifer Fabos.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Duane Jones

When I was a teenager me and a bunch of my buddies gathered at a friend's house in Honolulu to watch this movie we never heard of called "Night of The Living Dead" on "Night Owl Theater". We didn't know what we were about to see. After the movie was over, we found ourselves cowering on the couch, scared shitless. It was, and still is,
one of the greatest horror movie experiences I've ever had. We were the perfect age to see this, young, impressionable, and completely defenseless. I was already obsessed with monsters, but this kicked my fandom to a whole new level, and it was like nothing we had ever seen. Especially amazing was the lead actor, Duane Jones. The picture he painted of the Zombie apocalypse was more affecting and vivid than actually seeing it, and his performance was absolutely superb. Here is my tribute to the great actor.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Here's a few sketches of a great model,. The poses were 2 and 15 min. Done with the Pentel color brushpens.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Graf Orlok

Here is a quick sketch of Graf Orlok form the great silent film, Nosferatu. The antidote to the current trend of glittery vampires. Done in Black and Grey brushpens.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

LifeDrawing/Comikaze Expo

Hi Everyone, I just thought I'd post last night's lifedrawing pieces. I did them with black and grey Pentel brushpens. They work pretty well! I also want to tell you that I'm going to have a booth at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo at the LA Convention Center. I'll be sharing it with my buddy Alex Ruiz, you can check out his awesome stuff at Come and join us, we'll be selling our books and prints!

Friday, August 31, 2012


This an entry for a blog that is redrawing the old Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, It's fun idea to revisit this old stuff. Here's my version.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Life Drawings with Brush

Here's a few sketches of the great Sara Streeter. Drawn with ballpoint pen for lay-in, and brushpen for finishes.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Incredible Hulk

Hi Everyone, today I'm posting just a little quick sketch of the HULK I did just for fun,
while working on a scene. Just taking a break. By the way, I really appreciate all the support that I got during this year's Comicon. It was again a massive blast and tons of fun! Thanks to you all who stopped by and picked up my shiny new sketchbook!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles

Hey! I'll be participating in an art show at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra. The show is called "All Together Now: A Tribute to the Beatles" Opening July 7th-July 29th 2012. Opening reception will be July 7th, 7-11 pm. Come together! Right NOW!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Darkseid vs. Thanos

After seeing The Avengers three times, (so far...) I had to do a piece in tribute. I'm working on a series of mashups between comic characters, and this is the latest. Darkseid vs. Thanos, who's got the bigger shoulders?

Friday, April 6, 2012

L.A. Academy of Figurative Art Classes

Hey Everyone, I'll be teaching life drawing at LAAFA in the spring term, April 19th-June7th, 2012. I'll be sharing techniques for drawing that will help you achieve your goals in figure drawing mastery. Be there. Mahalo.

Friday, March 30, 2012


My Dad took us little kids to see "Taste the Blood of Dracula" at the drive-in, and the image of Christopher Lee with bloody red eyes burned itself into my brain. I had to do a painting of it! Done in watercolor.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lon Chaney

Here's a painting I just completed of Lon Chaney from "London After Midnight". Done in watercolor in an Aquabee sketchbook.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jean Giraud/Moebius 1938-2012

I'm still kinda devastated by the passing of one of my favorite artists of all time, Jean Giraud. I only got to meet him a few times, but each time was memorable. The first time was in the late 80's at the San Diego Comicon ( before the show became this pop culture monster) when it was all about art and comics.I got three skecthes from him which I treasure. I never thought that I would get to meet my idols, but since moving to California from Hawaii, I've pretty much gotten to meet them all. Moebius being at the top of that list along with Frank Frazetta whom I also met at the Con. The last time I got to meet Moebius was at last year's CTN EXPO in Burbank and got watch him sketch for an hour straight. Mind blowing. I'll really miss him, but I'll continue to use his influence and inspiration to keep me going in my efforts to become a better artist.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More Watercolors

Here are some watercolors I did last night in class of Malo Youseffi. I'm still trying to get the hang of the medium, but practice makes perfect ( or not...)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Just did this watercolor tonight. It was a total joy to be able to paint in class once again. It's been WAY too long since I could do it, and it feels fantastic! This was painted in ten minutes. Gotta paint more.

Monday, March 5, 2012


This just came to me one day. I liked the juxtaposition of two characters traits. Since The Hulk is a big oaf and Hellboy is a big oaf, I figgered why not? This was done with watercolor in my regular Stathmore sketchbook whose paper isn't made for wet media, so I had to really push the pigment around to get the color down, so it made this weird mottled effect which I wasn't planning on, but I actually really like. I love happy accidents in art, they give you things you can't plan for.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Field Sketch

Just some field sketches I did at lunch. Ballpoint pen and Brush pen,

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Just a sketch of Wolverine fer fun.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Loa Angeles Academy of Figurative Art Class

Happy New Year, Everyone! Just to let you know, I'll be teaching a life Drawing class starting next Thursday Jan. 26th, 2012 7-10 pm. I'll be teaching basic drawing methods and exercises to help you tackle one of the most difficult subjects to master. Join me!