Monday, December 22, 2008

Steve Huston...until Jan 11th

Steve Huston exhibit is in town in Beverly Hills!!!!!
I talked witht he owners for a bit... they are very personable and they have Huston's sketchbook out there for you to see! Must go again... I must! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

x12 Westwood studies

An awesome painter in Dreamsworks (Nathan Fowkes) inspired my to do these studies... so some of us at work did studies from our spectacular 18th floor view of westwood in los angeles....enjoy!...the majority of these took between 10-20min to do for each. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Charcoal sketch

Took out my graphites and tried this study...enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2008

From Lipking's x3 day Painting Workshop

Sorry for not posting for a while... but I had the tremendous opportunity to go to Jeremy Lipking's three day intense oil painting workshop in his studio and outdoors. Here are the results...

He was such a great instructor...thank you Jeremy, his wife Danielle, Eva, and Angela for making this past weekend possible. So much painting information and wisdom to digest... yahoo!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sandman Gallery work

Hey y'all, I guess I'm gonna be in a Gallery show in October with a bunch of crazy good artists... it's gonna be in Gallery Nucleus from October 4th-20th 2008. Check it out when it comes. I'm submitting 3 out of these four to show. It should be fun!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


It's been a while...hey there! Been watching lots-o-tennis lately (VAMOS Nadal!)... and playing a lot of tennis too! x3 a week sometimes... well, it's painting time... been doing some watercolor painting...maybe I'll post some...hehehee.

Friday, June 13, 2008

I wanna go back!

wahhh! I just got back from Paris and Brussels/ Bruges and I wanna go back... anyways, here's a quick friday sketch. enjoy!

Oh yeah Belgium chocolates...goooooood!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

x2 color variations

Alright! here are the final two setting variations. I'm leaning to the night scene but I wanted to try a day scene just to see... I'm not too sure I want to go sooo tropical but I like the colors, so I may use it for a different scene.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Color Variations

Hmmmmm.... I'm working out another shot in this project of mine where Raffi gets transported to another island via these flamingos (yeah they need a workout or two). I want the scene to feel like when King Kong took Anne on his back around the island or taking a plane ride and seeing a foreign land for the first time. More work to do!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Instant Messenger Comic with Mindy

...a little something I did with a good friend of mine...(during work)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WIP---Raffi finds a friend

After entering wonderland (which I still have to figure out..hehehe), Raffi meets with a gigantic caterpillar with butterflies acting as its emotional vehicle (in this case a smile). they become friends in this magical world... I should finish this up sometime soon.. I hope! lemme know what you guys think! lates

Monday, April 21, 2008

WIP...Raffi in his aptartment

Here's another WIP of my Raffi Vis Dev...lemme know what y'all think... anyways, I wanted the painting to look a little sad as if Raffi is stuck and wants something more... but at the same time I want the environment to feel like a real city (my version of SF). I wanted Raffi to feel small and insignificant to counterbalance how he will be depicted later on... enjoy!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Updated Website

On a side note... I updated my online portfolio! call it an art spring cleaning without the frayed matte board edges and dried turpentine containers.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

WIP...main character pug

WIP...Rafa or Raffi entering "wonderland"

...still debating on the name but here is an environment of my main character pug (my Alice in Wonderland) entering his Wonderland...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Project Rafa Begins!

Okay! I've been doing a lot of sci-fi oriented stuff at work and frankly I need a change. I do not know what the future holds but I thought I should expand my artistic mindset and grow. Thus, I am starting this personal project. Whether it be a portfolio piece or something I can expand and develop into something more...that I do not know. But I do know that nothing moves forward without a first step. So, this is my first step. Gulp! From here on out I will post whatever I can and see what happens. Wish me luck and please write me back with any suggestions comments or whatever you so deem that could help me in this venture.

So, here goes... I am creating a story inspired from Alice in Wonderland. I know that I am more of a visual person as appose to a oral and literal one. Thus, I brainstorm with painterly visions.. or so I hope. Lemme know what you think.. I will post up some WIPs and whatever I have soon...

thanks again!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Beautiful nature

My friends think I'm weird for being at awe with the sky but! what a sunset! Quick painting... probably 10min.