Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

painting using photographs

These are demos for my photoshop class. The idea is to use various filters to create painterly effects. Also experiment with different brushes to enhance pieces.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

chinatown - sf

went to San Francisco over the weekend....here's a sketch done in chinatown

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

i know, i know, finally a new post!!

i'm taking a vehicle/mechs class. here's my first assignment.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

skateboard deck

for an upcoming ISM art show
title: It's Okay to be Different

Thursday, July 10, 2008


These are pix from my recent trip to Italy....Wow, what a beautiful country.....We visited Rome, Florence, Pompeii, Venice, and Siena......

FYI, most of these pix where taken by my brother John....

Sunday, June 22, 2008

little jimmy campground

a few sketches from angeles national forest

angeles national forest

went camping at angeles national forest......to our surprise, it was nice and cool at 8K feet elevation

Friday, June 20, 2008


tiger sketches at the zoo......left the stripes out on purpose so i can focus on the form

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

big cats

focusing on big cats at the natural history museum

figure drawings

Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Pix from Big Sur

Big Sur

I went camping/backpacking over the weekend in Big Sur. What a beautiful place. Here is a few marker sketches from the trip

Monday, June 2, 2008


vietnamese girl

Here is a study for a painting that I am working on

Thursday, May 29, 2008


suppose to be john wayne, but it doesn't really look like him....oh well

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


a demo i did for my beginning illustrator class

Monday, May 12, 2008


Used mixed media including existing patterns to create these pieces

Friday, May 9, 2008

another old man

experiment with a caricature approach....i really had fun with this one

Wednesday, May 7, 2008