Thursday, December 18, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Still life study

So I got these oranges from my friend recently, and they were so good, I had to paint them. It was from his orange tree in the backyard of his house. All natural. Must get more. 


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hendrick's Gin

4x6 watercolor and ink
What a cool looking bottle of Gin.
Here it is with the frame. 


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Abbey Road Spin Off

I was recently comissioned to do this caricature art spin off of the famous Abbey Road cover. 
This was a fun project, and am currently working on two larger caricature artworks. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Shoe Sandals = Shandals?

I guess Shandals are a terrible name. No, these are Sanuks. It's not a shoe, as the ad says. it's a sandal with a cover. But isn't that what a shoe is?... A friend sold me on these to be "life changing". and I got a say, they are pretty comfortable. no socks needed. although, the rubber soles may not be for everyone. 
This was painted in watercolor and ink. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

GET Jeepin


Just came back from my first Jeeping (off roading) experience. It was awesome! There were 20 jeeps on this 4 hour excursion at Ocotillo Wells. I met some cool people and all kinds of Jeep. This was one of the guy's badass jeep I had to paint (digital).

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

smile!

testing out manga studio 5

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tool Time

I haven't bought supplies in a while, and forgot how expensive art supplies can get when you buy them all at once (paints. brushes, containers, paper, etc.). I am building a "location painting" tools. I wanted something lighter than my tools for studio painting, and compact as possible for easy carrying. I wasn't looking for an "on the go" quick sketch supplies. that was too small for my need. Here are two things I wanted to share.

1. Ammo Box from Harbor Freight.
It's light, compact, and reasonably priced. I think it's $5.99, and you can usually find a 20-25% off 1 item coupon to get it cheaper. I could've gone smaller, like just those W&N travel set kit, that gives you everything you need to paint. but again, I wanted something so that i can paint a little larger, and use my existing brushes.

this box was the perfect size! 

2. Bamboo brush holder mod.
This is not new for me. It's actually my second one now. I love these brush holders. It rolls up nice and compact, and gives a great protection for the brushes. I wanted a travel one so I'm not carrying all my brushes, nor am I scattering the ones I leave at home while I'm using it for travel.
But here's what I'm really proud of. I CUT IT! It's shortened to fit the ammo box.I cut about 3 inches at the top. I always forget that you can modify anything you buy. They don't have to be used as is. After cutting with regular scissors, i sanded the edges so it's nice and smooth. you can't even tell that it's shortened.




Now I need a nice compact palette. The one I bought is too big for my ammo box. 



Marla study

Friday, February 28, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hi- tec 0.5

Quick sketch during my lunch break

Monday, February 24, 2014

Red Patio Furniture

Sunday afternoon painting in front of my girlfriend's, enjoying the warm sun. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Map of the Big Island, Hawaii

This was a variation of the map of the Big Island that was done for Travel and Leisure.
Mauna Kea Observatories (center top of island): This is a place where all the countries set up their telescopes to look at the skies.

"Hawaii is Earth's connecting point to the rest of the Universe.  The summit of Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii hosts the world's largest astronomical observatory, with telescopes operated by astronomers from eleven countries. The combined light-gathering power of the telescopes on Mauna Kea is fifteen times greater than that of the Palomar telescope in California -- for many years the world's largest -- and sixty times greater than that of the Hubble Space Telescope."
                                              - Institute for Astronomy