Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Portrait Study: KG

Here's another study. This one is of Singer/Songwriter Kina Grannis! I started off in black and white just like the previous post. Then i went in and added color and played with different brushes to get more of a painterly look with all the textures.  

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Portrait Study

I'm not that great at capturing likeness so this is more of a painting study for me. Kudos if you can figure out who she is though!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Suns Out, Buns Out!

I was inspired by Tom Bancroft's drawing of Princess Leia and the phrase "Suns Out, Buns Out" a while back. I thought it was a clever play on words and wanted to do my own version. Finally had the time to do's my take on it. I like how it kind of has a postcard look to it. Gotta love happy accidents! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams

A tribute to one of the funniest actors out there. Such an entertainer! Thanks for all the laughs, Robin Williams. You'll be missed!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


I guess you can say Hansel has a bit of a sweet tooth

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Go Team USA!

I don't really follow soccer that much but when it comes to the World Cup I'll definitely tune in. I didn't catch much of the US games this time around but the tournament was still pretty exciting. This is pretty early but can't wait to see what the US women's team can do in 2016!  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wonder Woman

Still learning the ropes.... 

This was another "Sketch Dailies" topic. This one was Wonder woman  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


It's Summer! Time to cool off and hit up those beaches or pools

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Having an Ele-Fun Time

I tried this style out before but it didn't turn out as good as I wanted it to. A fellow alumnus has been doing this paper cutout style lately with his Disney Villains series and is just killing it. It made me want to revisit this technique so I did it with the next sketch I did. So here it is! I'm happy that it turned out better than my previous attempt.   

Saturday, June 28, 2014


I've been following Sketch Dailies for a while now. Every day they have a different topic and artists all around the world can post their artwork. It's really inspiring and motivating seeing some of the work on there. I figured I stop watching from the sidelines and give one a try. The topic was wicked witch 

Saturday, June 7, 2014


I wanted to play with this style along with that chalk look. I wasn't really going for likeness on this but if you can figure her out, Kudos to you! There are some "elements" *hint hint* of her previous signature look in there. If you follow youtube musicians, this should be an easy one for you. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dirty 30

I used to do Bday flyers for my company where I'd chop off  the birthday person's head from photos and put them on movie posters or something funny. These flyers would be put up on the fridge in the break room for the whole month. Last year, after over a year of doing this I decided to retire and let other people have fun creating these.

It was my coworker's 30th Birthday on Sunday and I thought I'd come out of retirement and do something special for him. This is the first time I drew the whole flyer. He's a huge Raider fan and we try to set up a a game every year for coworkers to attend. I root for the Raiders and Niners but I'm Dolphins fan. He gives me crap about that every now and then so I thought it would be funny to crash his flyer haha. 

This is the 11x17 poster I gave him personally with minor tweaks. It felt good knowing it made his day. RRRRaaaaaiderrrrssss!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


My first year at work I used to have 10-15 minutes in the morning before I got a project to work on. As I waited I used to do quick sketches of random animals. Last week, I was going through a flash drive I haven't used in a couple years. I found a sketch of this cardinal along with a couple others. When I drew it, I had planned on painting it but I guess I forgot and just never got to it. 

I was determined to finish off what "past" version of me intended to do. So here it is! Still needs some more work but at least I finally got around to painting it.