Friday, December 21, 2012

Speed paint

I should push the contrast. 50min

Glazing Project II

Finally done! Each layer took around 8 hours to fully dry, I mixed them with liquin light gel. I tried not to make the same mistakes I did on my practice one and planned the layers more carefully. It got pretty tedious at times, when I do this process again I'll play around with some other mediums. And its very rewarding to not turn out to be a complete disaster.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Glazing project

We're doing glazing in painting class, my practice painting turned out ugly. I made the grisaille too dark in the first place and was frustrated by using acrylic.

This is the second attempt, much lighter this time and in oil.

Friday, November 16, 2012


 These were a diptych landscape assignment, one painted to match the photo and the other with subjective colors. They were based on one of my photos when I went to Yosemite. The realistic one is my first oil painting using color, it was pretty tough. I'm not satisfied with the textures I got and the distant cliffs don't have the right look to me.
I tried to do as much as I could wet-in-wet, especially for the subjective.

Both are oil, 18x24 canvas.

Monday, November 12, 2012


This is an abstract assignment based on magnolia pods. I really enjoyed doing the initial thumbnails and painting it, looking closely at the actual subject reveals so many shapes and details you wouldn't expect.

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Photo study

I started playing around with Artrage. Its really tough to get used to, mixes weirdly at times and control is always an issue.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


I've been working on this illustration based on the book A Storm of Swords, with some influences from the TV show Game of Thrones. Done mostly in SAI with some photoshop. I haven't finished my own painting in a while, feels great. This was a challenge for me as well since I haven't really applied what I learned to do a full color painting from imagination.

Some progress pics:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's

I went to Dr. Sketchy's in San Francisco for the first time today with a couple of friends. It was fun drawing there, interesting place.

Monday, February 20, 2012


The figure is based on a sketch from life. I'm going to try to do a painting every week using life drawings. I'm having a lot of trouble with the skintones and the overall value of the thing.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Speed paint


I wasn't thinking on this one, didn't make sure the drawing was right before I went on with it. Watercolor

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Speed paint

I think I'm going to start using more SAI. I like the way it blends better than photoshop, its a lot more natural. Kind of like a really fast and lightweight corel painter. One this one I switched to sai halfway through. 1 hr

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Speed paint

Wow the photo looks a lot warmer really. I painted this from a different monitor.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

More life drawings

3hr painting. Since the only available power outlet is on the left side of the room, I'm stuck there every time. Light is set up the same as well. I should get an extension cord.