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Character Sketchbook 1

Character Sketchbook 1

We all have to start somewhere. For me, this is where I started. On October 30, 2006, I decided that drawing was something I really wanted to learn how to do. I’ve always loved doodling on paper and coloring growing…

Red Valentino Spring 2020

Red Valentino Spring 2020

What happens when you take REDValentino‘s Spring 2020 collection, as well as old Vogues, and sprinkle some manga in there… Well, I guess this Fashion Illustration is born. I had been working on writing my first manga, “Lost in the…

34 – Birthday Portrait

34 – Birthday Portrait

Thank you for birthday wishes. You made it a very special one. Years ago, I started a tradition of doing a self portrait on my birthday. This portrait is my favorite one so far. It perfectly captures how I was…

Oliver Appropriate  – Say Anything

Oliver Appropriate – Say Anything

A few months back I had the incredible honor of doing the album cover for Say Anything‘s final album. I’ve been friends with Max Bemis for years, but this was the first time we got to collaborate on a project…

Katiusha Feofanova – Daily Gesture Sketch

Katiusha Feofanova – Daily Gesture Sketch

I made this video as an early release/ 4 month exclusive on Patreon at the start of the year. I always love how drawing process videos turn out. Seeing hours of work compacted down into minutes is oddly satifying. Often…

Girls – Masakatsu Takagi

Girls – Masakatsu Takagi

The Inspiration Friday song for this month is “Girls” by Masakatsu Takagi on the Album “COIEDA”. It’s hard to describe the feelings you get when listening to Masakatsu Takagi’s music. It has such honesty and feeling. Due to his lack…

Camille of the Trees – Redesign

Camille of the Trees – Redesign

Camille is a character I have had in my head for over ten years now. She is in the top 5 of my favorite characters in my brother and my upcoming book. At the beginning of 2018, when I started…

Renata Gubaeva in Red

Renata Gubaeva in Red

This study sketch features model Renata Gubaeva. I saw this photo of her on Instagram, and this drawing was born. The sketch was done with pencil, pastel, and digital color. I’m working on finishing some drawings for this month’s Patreon…

The Old Days – Life Magazine

The Old Days – Life Magazine

Another Charcoal and chalk study. The reference was an old photo from Life Magazine. I really like how the expressions and texture turned out. What to you think? I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Sofia in Chanel

Sofia in Chanel

It strange to think this is the last drawing of a Karl Lagerfeld Collection that i did when he was a live. I named the piece ‘Sofia in Chanel‘ was created in 2018. Charcoal and colored pencil on toned paper….

Malamute Fall 2019

Malamute Fall 2019

I just finished my first drawing for Tokyo Fashion Week. This Fashion Week holds a special place in my heart. Back in 2012 my brother, Susie lau (Style Bubble), and I were guest of Tokyo Fashion Week, and it was…

A Night on the Town

A Night on the Town

I’ve been working on improving how I render light and shadow. I desperately want to master dynamic lighting, so I thought charcoal on tone paper would be a good place to start. The reference for this picture is from Swedish…