Thursday, January 21, 2010


Still feeling the residuals of Cripple Con, I decided to try this experiment with gouache from a quick sketch in my sketchbook. I was going for speed and not anatomy and just having fun learning the properties of the paint.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cripple Con 3- Threesome

Cripple Con happened again this year. This time it was in San Antonio Texas which has some crazy big overpasses for their highways and King Kong Nachos! I had a great time drawing and partying with everyone and getting crazy in the pool (so surprised we didn't get kicked out).

Here are some of my pieces that I put up on my wall. I got 2nd place in Funniest yet again!
These drawings are meant to be offensive and vulgar, so please understand it's with love.

Matt Z.

Lindsey V.


Brian O.

And of course there was Que Padre!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Landscape painting

Some of us have been getting together after life drawing to go out to different spots in San Diego and do landscape paintings. I want to try to keep this up (weather permitting). This painting was in gouache at the Birch Aquarium.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sketch Dump

Life Drawing sketch

Venessa as Rudolph

Lianne D.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Studio 2nd Street

I've been taking classes at Studio 2nd Street with Ron and Vanessa Lemen for almost a year now. They are excellent instructors. I'm currently learning techniques with gouache. Here are some experiments:

On every second Friday they have a "Sketch Night" usually with a band playing. It's a good time.

Ron Lemen

Saturday, October 31, 2009

More from Halloween '09

My contributions to this Halloween's festive nature.

Halloween Prank at the Zoo

This Halloween, my employees at the San Diego Zoo decided to play a little prank on me. They replaced all the demos that we have displayed at our booths; normally with kids and zoo animals with variations of myself. I was very surprised and honored even though there were quite a few confused guests, but luckily the merchandise staff was very amused.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Zoo Caricatures

My bro Joe

Aida M.

Laura H.

Heather M.

Target practice witha Beretta 9mm