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.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Coleen Murphy

My sketch of Coleen Murphy who discovered age regulating genes downstream of daf-16.

Apologies in advance to Dr. Coleen Murphy, if you see this, I wish I could draw better than I do now, but please know, this is my best effort.

Sketch of Coleen Murphy

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Peggy Lee

My sketch of jazz singer Peggy Lee. I thought I was getting better at these portraits, then I produced this drawing. :(

Sketch of Peggy Lee

Friday, May 15, 2009

Stina Nordenstam

This is my sketch of indie artist Stina Nordenstam which can be compared to one I drew a while ago.

Sketch of Stina Nordenstam

And the one I drew about two months ago...

Second Sketch of Stina Nordenstam

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Daniel Alegre

My sketch of Daniel Alegre, Google's Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales & Operations.

Daniel, if you ever see this, you have got a cool name!

Sketch of Daniel Alegre

Eric Schmidt

My sketch of Eric Schmidt CEO of google. It may soon become part of my "God Bless the CEOs" series. :o

Sketch of Eric Schmidt

Monday, May 11, 2009

Abstract Improv - In which I scare myself

My take of abstract improve. I was thinking bottle caps. I got scared after I drew the eyes. That is the power of drawing. Wait for the happy accidents, be brave for the ones that aren't so happy.

Abstract improv

And yes. I am sober.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Larry Page

My sketch of Larry Page, co-founder of google and a pioneer in artificial intelligence.

Sketch of Larry Page

Friday, May 8, 2009

Alice in Wonderland

My sketch of Alice from Alice in Wonderland. It was a bit different drawing from a cartoon. The eyes were more like circles. I also think it was easier to draw once I wasn't so worried about strange as that sounds to write it.

Sketch of Alice from Alice in Wonderland

The sketch was inspired by this brilliant remix video of the Disney movie:

Francis Bacon

My sketch of Francis Bacon.

Sketch of Francis Bacon

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Johann Sebastian Bach

My sketch of composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The guy had 2 wives and 20 children and so it is no surprise that he produced some of the most peaceful and soothing music ever composed.
Sketch of Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach is back baby!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Nikola Tesla

My sketch of Nikola Tesla, who designed the first generator for alternating current. Backed by George Westinghouse Tesla's AC design eventually won out over Thomas Edison's direct current generator ending the war of currents.

Sketch of Nikola Tesla

I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers. Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of life-energy. I never paid such a price. On the contrary, I have thrived on my thoughts. - Nikola Tesla

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Crayon Sail Boat

Here is a drawing of a sail boat I did in crayon since my niece and nephew were over.

Drawing of a Crayon Sailboat on the Ocean