Sunday, July 26, 2009


My sketch of the musician Lizh who gave a stunning show at the Royal Bean Cafe yesterday.

Sketch of Lizh

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Organization in Parts

This is called organization in parts. Designed to show that anything which is structured and organized necessarily divides the whole.

Organization in Parts

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Random Portrait

This is a random portrait I just sketched from head, lots of fun.

Random Sketch

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Portrait in Pen

Here is a portrait I did with one of those flow pens you just love to write with. I am actually quite happy with it...

A portrait in pen

Monday, June 22, 2009

A portrait in crayon

Trying things in a different medium, here is a portrait done in crayon. I think it worked out well, though again shading is the biggest challenge.

A portrait in crayon

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Nicole of My Little Airport

My sketch of the singer Nicole, of the indie pop band out of Hong Kong: My Little Airport.

Sketch of Nicole from My Little Airport

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Barack Obama

My sketch of Barack Obama. Fans: I am just learning to draw, please don't take the rendition too seriously.

Thank you.

Sketch of Barack Obama

Dolly Parton

My slightly scary sketch of Dolly Parton.

I am really bad at smiles, teeth, etc...also I totally messed up on her cheeks...but cheeks are shading defined and a challenge for me...

Sketch of Dolly Parton

Monday, June 15, 2009

Random Face

Here is another random portrait. I think my shading worked here, though it is a little less than subtle.

a random sketch of a random face

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Random Person from Magazine

My sketch of a random person from a magazine. Did I mess up on shading? YES!

Sketch of a womans face

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Colin Meloy

My sketch of Colin Meloy lead singer of The Decemberists.

Sketch of Colin Meloy

Friday, June 12, 2009

Elizabeth Taylor

Whatever it is, Elizabeth Taylor had it. I think I did a good job on this portrait in terms of shading. In the past I would draw a rough oval for the face, and then draw the eyes. This time I drew the oval and started shading. As a rule, I think I am going to try let shading drive the drawings from now on.

I didn't shade the whole face, or even all of her hair, trying to catch places where light seems to have fallen, and I would say I need to remember to do that, because it adds a lot. This is also the happiest I have ever been with portraying a nose!

Otherwise, I did mess up the proportions on her face, her eyes seem a little off, but then again, I guess that is what I get for trying to draw a perfect face in the first place!

Sketch of Elizabeth Taylor

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jack White

My very quick sketch of Jack White of the White Stripes. Part because I am tired, and part because fast content creation is Jack's style.

Sketch of Jack White

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Steve Pavlina

My sketch of Steve Pavlina who is a personal development writer and one of my heroes. I feel like my use of shading is getting better, and I am starting to realize how important it is to shade the whole face, at least at first, when learning just how to use shading to create depth and features.

Sketch of Steve Pavlina

Monday, June 8, 2009


My sketch of the music remix artist Pogo. This was another experiment with shading, and I think it worked well, though I tend to focus too much attention on defining noses I think.

Sketch of Music Artist Pogo

Check out his stuff here:

Study of Shading

This is my study of shading, where I really just experimented. I think that I lost contrast with the eyes and everything, and I probably needed to define them with shading. I made it a real challenge on myself using pen though, and I will probably try this again with pencil.

Sketch of a portrait with shading







Wednesday, June 3, 2009

David Sinclair

My sketch of David Sinclair who discovered the possible role of resveratrol in aging.

Sketch of David Sinclair

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Michael E. Gerber

My sketch of Michael E. Gerber who wrote The E-Myth Revisited and is now one of my personal heroes.

Sketch of Michael E. Gerber

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Some Random Person Out of a Magazine

Just some random person. My goal was to work on shading. Unfortunately, I couldn't keep a straight face.

Some Random Person Out of a Magazine

Saturday, May 30, 2009


My sketch of Icelandic singer Björk. And me failing to capture any of her Scandinavian beauty. Believe it or not, but this is the second attempt I made. The first one had to be scrapped due to poor shading. Very poor.

Sketch of Bjork

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bonnie Prince Billy aka Will Oldham

My sketch of Bonnie Prince Billy aka Will Oldham. I could have done a better job with his nose. Ah well...

Sketch of Bonnie Prince Billy

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Leslie Orgel

My sketch of Leslie Orgel who first propounded the error catastrophe theory of aging.

I got brave and decided to try sketch teeth and a smile, but didn't do so well. Otherwise, I think I did better than usual. I left lines off the nose, and tried to work on shading more. Shading really is essential. I almost feel like I need to go back to practice sketching objects before continuing with portraits.

Sketch of Leslie Orgel

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Matt Kaeberlein

My sketch of Matt Kaeberlein who, as I read today, proposed that the TOR and Sch9 kinases regulate longevity in yeast. Dr. Kaeberlein is a researcher at the University of Washington Pathology Department.

As for the sketch, well one day I will learn how to draw teeth and a proper smile, but as for right now, this is the best I can draw.
Sketch of Matt Kaeberlein

Also, this is day 200 of this project.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Self-Portrait Comparison

Another self portrait, trying to get things down, I would say it looks like me, but it doesn't. I also need to work on shading.

Self Portrait

Comparing to the past:

Self portrait 4/19/09
Self Portrait 4/19/09

Self portrait 11/15/08
Self Portrait 11/15/08

Monday, May 25, 2009

Grant Baldwin

My sketch of Grant Baldwin, current Acting Deputy Director of the CDC.

I messed up his nose, but I am tired Woo! Centers for Disease Control. yeah!

Sketch of Grant Baldwin

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Emily Haines

My sketch of indie pop star Emily Haines. I need to work on eye symmetry, and well, some other details, but mainly that.

Sketch of Emily Haines

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

William Murphy

My sketch of William Murphy. It is a little skewed, I admit it. I am almost to day 200. I would say I have made progress, but of course, it wouldn't be bad to see more.

Murphy is known for aiding in the discovery of the connection between anemia and b12 deficiency. For his work, he shared the 1934 Nobel prize in Physiology.

Sketch of William Murphy

Thursday, May 21, 2009

George Minot

My sketch of George Minot who's work led to the discovery of the link between vitamin B12 and pernicious anemia. The results would earn him the 1934 Nobel Prize in Physiology.

Sketch of George Minot

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kevin Drew

My sketch of Kevin Drew, one of the key people in the indie band Broken Social Scene.

My Sketch of Kevin Drew

Feel Good Lostis my favorite album.