Tuesday, November 29, 2011

maker's mark

My friend use to love ordering this drink.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Oscar Wilde

"Art is our spirited protest, our gallant attempt to teach nature her proper place. " - Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011


my new favorite drink, after the black.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bavarian Style

I miss the freshly baked pretzels with sticks of butter from Ingolstadt, Germany. The ones here tastes like cardboard. no thanks.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mississippi Mud

drinkin' some Mississippi Mud. The fact that it's in a jug makes this awesome. You just stick your index finger in the eyelet and tip the jar over your shoulder, and enjoy. However, it's missing the 'XXX' markings.

 While enjoying the Miss mud, I watched Castaway on the Moon, Kim Ssi Pyo Ryu Gi. A strange film that I thoroughly enjoyed. It's about a guy who gets stranded on an island when he decided to end his life by jumping off a bridge, but fails. and now is stuck there. The film is absurd and sweet. Check it out if you want to experience something fascinating.

Friday, September 30, 2011

fluorescent kitchen

fluorescent lighting is something that looks unflattering in real life. As someone would say, "it's a girl's nightmare".
however, in films they look interesting. Wong Kar Wei uses a lot of fluorescent lighting. So when I was painting this one, I had his films in mind.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Travel Town

People actually hang out here! With so many people walking about, it almost seems like an active station, with people arriving at their destination, Travel Town.

I keep thinking it's called ToonTown, with the two T's. But as many know, it's a great place to paint trains in Griffith Park.


Lacy Park

watercolor painting of Lacy Park. It's a really nice park in San Marino. The drive there is nice too, passing by all the mansions. One day...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rainbow sandals

Rainbow sandals are very popular and known to be very comfortable, but at a price. and who knew that price would be confusion.

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So one night, I had friends come over. It was a warm night, and so everyone decided to wear sandals, and guess what, we all owned the same pair. you can really only distinguish your sandals from another by the subtle difference in the wear of the sole. and that wear does not look pretty... If you own one, you know what I'm talking about. It turns black. 

well, the next morning, I go to wear my sandals and when I slipped it on, it felt different. and the wear didn't look right. Someone took my sandals!? and the guy who took it just came back from Thailand. I kept picturing where he walked around in that sweaty sandal out-of-country. i felt really uncomfortable wearing it the whole day. It's like wearing someone's used clothing, but worse because how often does one wash sandals? 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

giving some color to the veteran

I decided to paint the korean veteran. He's a very interesting character that will be in my head for a while.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

korean veteran that looked intense at a McDonalds

i had to draw this guy. he must be the most grumpiest looking McDonald's costumer. He sat there slouched over, soulless. eating slowly. Actually he was there with someone that looked like his wife. They didn't talk. they just ate.
Then a young private walked in. and when the veteran spotted him, you could see the life in the veteran rising from the ashes. He was thrilled! He jumped out of his seat, ran up to the soldier and started chatting it up. the private could only nod. you could tell he wanted to leave but was  being respectful. He kept nodding and smiling. but after his food got cold, he told him he had to go. and said his good-bye and walked off.
The veteran sat back down and resumed his grumpy slouched posture and finished his meal.

Friday, May 13, 2011

new guy at our studio

was sketching during a meeting. then, got some crayons at a restaurant so decided to color it...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

enjoying meatballs on a tuesday

This was a woman sitting next to my table, who was just pleasantly enjoying her meatballs.  You just can't beat the $2.49 special

Friday, April 1, 2011

vintage cars

In a different life long ago, I use to design cars.
Cars are fun to draw for fun. :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New York Times

I did this not too long ago, but I haven't posted yet. It was a piece on the Kennedy assassination for the NYTimes OP-ED. I am very happy with the final piece.

Sketching at Ikea

Friday, February 18, 2011

Being Eleanor

This was a piece on Eleanor Roosevelt for Cobblestone Magazine. It's always fun doing portraits, and more exciting doing the cover!