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