Thursday, December 14, 2006

midnight still life

I told myself I was going to sleep before midnight... then I said to myself just one QUICK painting... oh wells!... btw... that's a cool no-handle mug a bought in a hot chocolate specialty shop...mmmmm... hot chocolate.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

a darker side...

as some of you may see from me stuff, I am a little varied in my artistic "style." Here is a horror art piece... different I know!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

an artic day

for some reason I'm into doing these "color" pieces..huh... must be from taking up watercolour or something... o wells!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


morning sketch... trying to evoke the aura of the California Impressionists. what do ya think?

Thursday, November 30, 2006


a little something different... my take on the sea god's uber huge pet about to eat some explorers in a submarine... sucks to be them!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

figure drawings....oh my!

these were between 5-15min poses... I hope I have time to do more of these guys... they are kinda fun to do... as some of you artists out there know :)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

mountain scene

Thought I'd post this one... this was done inspired from William Wendt paintings.... so good! Man I still remember the one in LACMA... I think. :)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


a quick post... I was inspired from the 3 Trees and Tadahiro's workshop last week in Nucleus Gallery (which rocked!)... so here is a little sketch of a girl exiting in the less glamous side of la la land... it's my version of a happy scene with a twist of lemon. :)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

lunchtime sketch

me likey this lunch painting sketchies...! (hopefully more to come)

quick sketch

Did this quick sketch of my view of Westwood from my workplace on the 18th floor... yup, that's LA colors baby! Moroever, I thought a border might be cool to show the greyness of the atmosphere...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

westwood starbucks

I felt like drawing after work and I was going to draw some cool ideas for a game or something...however, the scene in front of me was too good to pass up. I drew/ painted this in my Moleskin sketchbook (forgot my watercolour one at home...oops) and I learned something new... the sketchbook series has a coating! It was like painting on wax paper...argh... but the good news is that it resulted in some cool aux naturale look... okay, I think I did enough babbling today...ciao!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

watercolour sketches

These were my first attempts at little guys...did both in about 30min...trying something new... hopefully I'll get better at these... wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Westwood at night

I started doing watercolour for the first time last week as a way to start doing quick lunchtime paintings. But tonight I started a plein air painting in front of the famous Mann Village movie theatre with my watercolours. This was a 40min painting that I cropped and finished with photoshop. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

bikini gal

these girlie sketches are fun! enjoy!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

sketchbook ideas

I'm playing around with doing a playful character design or story... dunno yet... simply doing a idea dump...hmmm...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

sketchbook face

A sketch I did my one of my sketchbooks... my girlfriend says it kinda looks like a glorified younger version of me... guess it's a self portrait then... hahahha!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

More Oils...

This was done in the ArtCenter campus... Man! If only the clean up and setting up and shear weight of all the oil painting gear was less...argh... (sigh)... but it's still fun! hehehe

Thursday, September 28, 2006


Here's a "black and white" painting I did in oils a couple weeks back.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


...yeah...hi....I need you to work on Saturday... oh and there's my stapler...OFFICE SPACE...funny movie.. I should go watch it again.

Monday, September 11, 2006

girl sketches

Quick sketches I did a couple weeks back.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

nice plein air day

ahhhh... it was a nice day to paint outdoors (yeah, even digitally) not too hot, not too cold. yay! Now, it's time to take a nap.

wave paintings

I was inspired a couple weeks back on beach/ wave paintings... so here they are! The bottom one is a memory sketch of El Matador beach (with a fair amount of artistic changes).

Friday, September 08, 2006

canyon walk

a speed painting of sorts... it's a friday... I'm outta here!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Rainforest Bunny

...don't ask...they're angry bunnies!!!

Monday, August 28, 2006

desert riders

wuz watching Hidalgo earlier... guess I got a little inspired. :)

snowy morning

Friday, August 25, 2006


story of my life..."where do I go now?...I guess I'll go that way" hehehehe...yup this is my friday night! I left my finacee in her place to go paint this.. so sad.. but I love it!... PS. thanks Jackson for showing me the chalk brush ('ol cubicle mate).

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

seaside sunset

here is a stylized sunset sketch...for what...just because :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Los Angeles light

My version of sunset in Los Angeles... but with far less traffic. :)

Saturday, August 19, 2006


...a plein air study of the trees in front of my place.

Friday, August 18, 2006

a visit to my oak tree

...hmmm.... could be a picture of a potential story idea....hmmm...

another meadow

My friend Jackson introduced me to a fantastic artist named Matt Smith. After seeing Smith's DVD, I wanted to do a painting using the ideas he talked about.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


I am getting addicted to these late night quick paintings...aaack! Anyways, this is a again inspired again from my commute home... this time, I wanted to capture the essence of my quick glance off Beverly Glen and the grand vista of the valley. I believe I captured my feelings of that moment. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A Loss

A quick concept painting before I sleep tonight.


quick sketch using this program my co-workers introduced to me...ArtRage...I love it!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

made up paintings

I did two quick paintings this week... the first one is from memory. My commute home from work takes me sometimes to the 134 freeway which has these beautiful eucalypus trees near Glendale. I wanted to capture how they look during sunset and do it from memory.

This other one I did from imagination. I don't know where you are.. but it's HOT here in Los Angeles! I like to dream of places that..well... are not as freakin' hot... and since I gotta be here...this is the closest I can get to anywhere that does not get to 90 plus degrees every other day.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


hello! I went to a figure drawing workshop today (something I have not done for a loooong time). Here is a sketch of our model Joseph I did in Photoshop...'til the next post... man this blogging is addictive!..heheheh.

Friday, August 04, 2006

mouse face...

hey! I've been in this "old school" way of thinking for a while...huh...well, this one I wanted to sketch something that looked like it was done in oils...moreover, I wanted to see if I can do it with a mouse...not a wacom.. so I sketched this ambigious figure in about an hour just for the hell of it...enjoy!

lunch break sketch...

I have been trying this "old school" charcoal approach lately in photoshop... thought I'd do a quick sketch during my lunch break without reference. enjoy!

Sunday, July 30, 2006


I'm trying to do some paintings on the weekends to get myself back into shape... artistically that is. So, here are two sketches I did while watching TV.

Friday, July 28, 2006

First posting!

These are my first images in this blog... enjoy fellas!