Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday Drawing Challeges

Here are a few more pictures from October's Drawing Challenges (3 randomly picked words yield a drawing):


Vampire/Coil/"Little Freak":

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Annie Oakley

Great theme from Drawing Club!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Drawing Club Catch-up

Some recent Drawing Club sketches....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Art of Princess Book is in!

The new Disney's Art of Princess book is available!

It was pretty amazing to see how each artist (and some very talented DCP friends) interpreted the well-known characters in different styles and media, resulting in some fantastic art pieces. Also, on a more personal level, Disney's Princesses were definitely a big part of my childhood. Besides being a big fan of the movies and music, I think the heroines represented hope of a "Happily Ever After" to my girlfriends and I...whether that meant finding true love, overcoming obstacles, or not being afraid to pursue a dream.
Being a part of this project was definitely a dream come true for me!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Watercolor sketches

These are from last Thursday's Drawing Club

watercolor and pencil, ~3" x 4"

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Drawing

Kelvin, co-worker extraordinaire, devised a plan to get people out of their cubes and into the drawing mood. Each week they pull 3 random words from a hat and have one week to come up with a concept. Then, Friday morning, the works are pinned up and shared. It's just like school again! This is my first contribution: POLICE, WAR and yeah.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Smoky Sunset

oil, digital on canvas paper, ~5" x 3"

Monday, August 24, 2009

Head Drawings

Head Sketches

~3", graphite on Bristol

Monday, August 3, 2009

Pasadena Sunset

Tonight's sunset was too good to pass up...

watercolor in moleskin

Saturday, August 1, 2009

French Maid

Here are some watercolors from Drawing Club...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

VivaLA Art Show

I was very honored to be invited to participate in the VivaLa Art Show this past Saturday. All proceeds went to the Children's Law Center of Los Angeles; and even though I wasn't able to make it, I heard from the organizer Eddie Tsang that they raised over 13,000! Congrats Eddie and thanks for letting me contribute!

Here's my piece (since the charity benefited children, I went with a children's book cover theme (one of my favorites) :

Thanks to Bobby Hundreds for the picture!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Va Voom

Here was a Drawing Club session..the model looked like she stepped out of a Frazetta painting!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Long time no see...

I've been lagging a little bit on posting, but I wanted to share something I've been working on for a friend's story!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New York's Broadway and 15th

This was right next to The Strand Bookstore...thank you Stephane!

watercolor in moleskin, adjusted in Photoshop

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Drawing Club

The other week at drawing club was a Gangster's Girlfriend theme!
I played with the sketches a little in Photoshop...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Golden Tree

I just finished doing a really fun mural for a friend's clothing boutique opening in South Pasadena! The store is called "The Jane and Joe Shoppe" on 1030 Mission St., and the awesome owner Robin envisioned a gold tree on the wall. She let me just go for it on her pristine white paint, so I give her credit for trusting me...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pasadena Bridge

I've always wanted to try painting this bridge!

Watercolor sketch in moleskin book, ~7" x 4"

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Arcadia Park

I always love how bright and clean everything feels after it rains! The light made all the colors seem so vibrant, and I tried to capture that with the pastels...

~8" x 5", soft pastel

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Drawing Club long pose

Here's another gouache attempt...Thank you for the tips Bob!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gouache at the Power Plant

Here's another attempt at the Water and Power plant near my place..I did gouache this time, but it was tough to keep it from looking "chalky"...

~3"x6", Gouache on canvas board

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lucky Boy Alley

The sun finally came out and made for good painting weather! That's the alley behind Lucky Boy and right near my apartment. This is where I walk when I have my chili cheese fries craving...I don't have to go far :) Lucky Stacey

Acrylic, ~5"x8"

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pasadena Light and Power Steam Plant

I pass by this place almost everyday, and always wanted to paint it. It's definitely not the easiest place to do a paint sketch, but it was such a nice day to sit and give it a go. The sun was starting to set, and I couldn't seem to work quick enough, but I'll be back to try again...

About 5"x7", acrylic

Tuesday, January 20, 2009