Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fox, IMO

I've had this drawing program called ArtWeaver for a long time now, but I never really sat down and learned to do anything with it.  So a couple of nights ago, I decided to test out all of the tools they offer and at the same time started drawing a yawning fox!  I used mostly oil pastels, but you can also find in there: oil and acrylic paints, pencils, art knife, some sort of texturizing thing, sponge, and felt tip pen.  Then I slapped my signature on there like it was a masterpiece exactly when I was tired of drawing with my mouse and not a moment later!

I thought it was pretty cute for a rough experiment!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

How Jaunty?

Pretty jaunty, actually.

This dapper little fellow was made as a gift for my friend.  It's pen and ink and marker and watercolor on a 5 x 7" piece of cardstock paper.  Actually, it is a card.  A birthday card.  There was an inscription inside.  This is the kind of pal I am.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I Made a Map!

This here is a map I did for my friends at the Intrinsic Cafe in Newark, NJ.  It will feature on the back of their menu.  Also, I imagine that maybe they will use it for some other things, as well.

This is just a pen and ink drawing on an 8" x 11" sheet of cardstock paper.  I used google maps for reference (thanks, google maps!) and it didn't really take that much effort.  It was a delight to do.  I may make maps more often as a leisure activity.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Zombie Caricature
on 5 x 7 inch cardstock paper

Last year, I was invited to work some kind of "Zombie Walk" festival as a caricature artist.  I practiced a lot to see how long it would take me to draw a reasonably fast, yet reasonably good, likeness of zombified customers.  It seems it would take between 5 and 10 minutes, fyi.

Due to forces beyond my control, I didn't even get to attend the event.  But I am now practiced and ready for any future possibilities!

I have been sketching people faces lately, getting in practice for just knowing how to draw faces, and human heads, I suppose.  This basically gives me an excuse to stare at pictures of people I think look interesting and then casually and quickly make drawings based on them.  This is kind of Aldous Huxley.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Was Interviewed!

I was interviewed like a hundred months ago, but I totally forgot to link to it because OBVIOUSLY I sort of forgot to tend to my blog portfolio here at all. WOOOPS.

The most exciting part is that I was referred to as a "humorist." Yesss.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Baby's First Portrait

Here we witness one of my very earliest works. Created when I was around two years old, possibly even younger, we can see that I chose the Path of the Artistic at a fairly young age. Please note the human's proportions. Mostly all head and face, this seems to be a fine representation of how a small tiny child would identify people, being held all the time and whatnot. The feet and legs are very indistinct because they were always waaaay down there. Also, being held by arms apparently does not involve being AWARE of arms.

My mom always said that I drew this after visiting with my grandfather, so she assumes he was the subject of this artwork. And artwork it is, indeed! Look, I even signed it! (not my mom's handwriting in red marker, but the blue squiggle mark off to the side. That was meant to be my very own signature).

And yes. The canvas is actually a clean diaper that I had taken from the box.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Not very long ago, I realized I needed to quickly create a picture for my friend's publication, so I decided to use the occasion as a sort of multi-purpose opportunity. I decided that while fulfilling my obligation to draw anything I wanted, I could also practice drawing a human being, which I don't do often enough, and ALSO I could stare at a picture of young Buffalo Bill Cody all at the same time! He is only nineteen or so here and only dreamed of some day having ridiculous facial hair and a spectacular wild west show!

If You Are the Guy Who Bought This, Please Come Forward

This is the very first acrylic painting I ever did, way back in 2002 or so. Unfortunately, this is the best picture I have of it. It was a commission from a guy in Georgia, I believe, and it is two feet by three feet in size. He had told me that he wanted me to cook up some sort of image that was odd, but that it needed to include his school's emblem, which is that grey design near the octopus. Also, he asked that I include the Left Eye of Horus, which I did.

The Duck Goes "Hello"

In the graffiti app, for a while, I was making many friendly greetings to my friends! This is a very quick duck.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

One of my full page illustrations for the Chaoyue workbook. I was instructed to tell a story of one boy's summer in a single image. We see that in June he studied hard and worked hard, in July, he and a friend took a trip to Mexico, and in August he was back home and decided to rest and relax and be a very accomplished slacker.

I believe the point of this was so that the students studying this material could use this image as information and inspiration for writing, in Chinese, about his summer activities.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Just a little drawing of a crowing rooster that I did for a friend's publication called Three. It was part of the second volume.

A Sinister Figure Catches the Eye

I was asked to make a little series of illustrations for my friend's story. Here, we see the friend in the background noticing a shady looking character compulsively lighting a lighter.

Andalusian Horse

I haven't really drawn with charcoal very much. This one here is the first one I tried. I gave it away long, long ago but I believe it was probably a six inch square or so in size.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


It's a rabbit head!
(It's still attached, I promise. You just can't see the body from here)