Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moulin Rouge

Marissa Gomez was très magnifique as a can-can dancer. She was a bit under the weather but stuck with us til the end. What a trooper!

Tomb of the Undead!

This came from a sketch I did of the great Stacy Walker dressed as a vampire hunter. (the candelabra was made out of cardboard!) I wanted to take it to a more finished piece, sort of a Hammer Films horror poster from the 60's. Stacy battles the undead in the bowels of the catacombs.Punch those lurid colors! Thanks again, Stacy!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cartoony Cowboys and Lovely Ladies

Here are a few from the last 3 weeks.John Tucker returns as Black Bart, but I was bored with trying to capture reality, so went to the cartoony side. I don't know why it's so hard for me to exaggerate when drawing from life. The ladies of course are NOT cartoony. Peggy Moore does her great sassy western barmaid, and Daniella did a very sophisticated Downton Abbey set. Thanks to all.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sara, Stacy and Lauren

More fantastic costumes and posing prowess at the drawing workshop. Sara did some lovely figure work with fabric drape, Stacy was a great archer/ amazon warrior, and Lauren did an 80's Antonio fashion set. Many thanks to our great models!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sketchy Business

Here are a few from workshops over the last month or so, Daniella as a Mod girl, Stacy Walker as the vampire hunter, Sara figure model, and Marissa as Bettie Page.15 minutes to an hour pose on most of these.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Movie poster? Book cover?

Here are a couple sample pieces I've been working on in spare moments. We have a '60s blockbuster movie style poster, "Sword of the Valkyrie". Sword wielding vixens versus evil WW1 style robots! Also a sample for a nonexistent book, "Texas Cowgirls". Hmmm. Maybe a coffee table book!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Drawing workshop never stops (I hope!)

Here are some sketches from the last 2 months or so. A torch singer, a rock and roll girl, and a bikini costume that I was never quite clear on. Doesn't matter if the poses are great, which they were. Many thanks to our great models!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bellissima!

Back to another retro-style poster for my old Lambretta Li 150. Sorry for the lower-than-usual rez, but the older poster I did seems to keep popping up for sale without my permission. Bad JuJu.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Space Attack

Here's another pulp art spectacular. Our heroes have been cut off from their spacecraft by some hungry carnivores! How will it all END?? A color saturation Fiesta!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Starmaiden

Here is a piece I based on a workshop sketch of Stacy Walker as a space girl.Thanks Stacy! I love the old Sci-Fi pulp magazine covers, this is my take on that.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sassy or Sweet

Here are a couple of pieces I've been dabbing at for a while, Bride of the Vampire, and Very Cherry.Similar in presentation (reclined figure) but very different in tone. Photoshop/digital paint combos, a lot of fun to see how different I can make them.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Stacy in Space

Stacy Walker returns as a Space Maiden with attitude!....and a ray gun.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Drawing Club book is out!

The leader of our bi weekly drawing night here at work, Bob Kato, has a great new book out based on his main weekly workshop here in L.A., The Drawing Club. Open to all for a modest admission, Bob provides a night of fantastic character models, beautifully lit and propped out complete with themed soundtrack. Highly recommended if you're in the area. Or you can buy his book which covers a lot of info on drawing characters from life and is packed with drawings ( a few of my pieces are included, thanks Bob!) Only $19 bucks or so on Amazon,support the arts and get a great instruction book as well. Congrats Bob, I hope the book does well!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Woman of the Forest

Lauren was our model last night, a woman of the forest.Maybe I should have added a basket and a big bad wolf, but there you go.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Farewell Tiffany!

We bid a fond farewell to a great model, Tiffany Chin, as she moves on to voice-over work. Someone else will have to take on the Tank Girl character in drawing workshops. Best of luck to you!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Waitress, etc.

Some more recent sketch night drawings.