So today has been a big time multi-tasking day… I’m currently exporting a new video i edited for you all. I’m excited to show you it.Also about to leave for the Lumber yard, Cause i’m finally going to build some large format shelves to keep my originals safe. I seriously have been needing to do this for some time now. I have thousands of Originals that have nowhere to go. Also need to get some drawings done… big day, should be fun.How about you? Up to anything fun today? Well the painting today is from My Top Newcomers Spring 2011, i did for models.com.The Picture is of Iris Egbers. Iris has a really unique & interesting look… Very Expressive. Well, i hope you like it!
I had some fun yesterday with a scratchboard and water soluble crayons. I was looking through Irish model Laura O’Grady’s Instagram account and was inspired by one of her posts. I sketched two versions of it, and will post the other version tomorrow. Also, I have a video coming soon. Hope you’re having a great day.
Rila Fukushima is a Model/Actress I’ve been meaning to paint for awhile, so yesterday, I started on this piece. I was planning on just doing a basic freehand sketch, but as I finished the outline I decided to experiment with different layering techniques. I ended up using pen, ink, acrylic, and cut-out and layered different types of paper. I really like how it turned out. I had forgotten how much I loved to sketch with a pen.
This painting is inspired by Vogue Taiwan’s cover of Rila photo by Leslie Kee.
During breakfast yesterday, got the urge to do some pen and coffee sketches. I found photos of this really fun and interesting girl named Jung Hye Won. A lot of her pictures were taken at dynamic angles with a wide angle lens, making her look almost like a cartoon. I was really inspired to draw her, so as I ate breakfast, I freehand sketched this picture. I’m really happy with how it turned out. Foreshortening is one of the skills I struggle with a lot, and I think it turned out pretty cool considering that.
So… What’s been inspiring you lately? ;)
Yesterday, I was scrolling through images on tumblr, when i stumbled on to one of the most adorable actresses i’ve seen. Her name is Nana Komatsu; she is a Japanese actress based out of Tokyo. She inspired me to start sketching, and this painting was born. It was a mixed media portrait using coffee, fluid inks, and color pencil on Arches water color paper. I hope you like it.
Also, just wanted to update you on a few things. David and I just finished the second draft of our first novel. We can’t wait till you all get to read it. Tim & I are about halfway done with the Dream Walking Society album. It’s going to be amazing. It already sounds so good. :)
How about you? how are you doing?
A little while back, I came across this picture of Kiwi Model Emily Baker. I had been wanting to paint a picture of her for a while, but I was waiting for a reference that really captured her amazing personality. During that time, I was experimenting on some new painting techniques. For this I used my own version of Tint type techniques. I like the vibe of the final painting. What do you think of it? Hope you like it :)
Good Morning. A few months ago, I was asked by the person who runs @shitamodelsays if I would reinterpret one of my favorite Irving Penn Vogue covers. The cover is from Vogue June 1950 featuring the lovely Jean Patchett. So last week I decided to freehand my own rendition of the cover. I busted out some handmade paper I was saving for a special occasion. I really love how it turned out. Has such a classic look and feel. I think it’s my favorite reinterpreted covers. I hope your like it.
So a few weeks ago, I was featured in the Orange County Register on the cover of their Fashion Section. I tried scanning it, to no avail, so I decided to wait till I got a pdf of the article. It was a really cool experience to be featured in my hometown. I don’t get much local press, so I was blown away by such a big and amazing feature. I’m excited to share it. Thank you Joanne Clay for the article :)