Blackberry model


Digital painting exercise in progress, inspired by a quick sketch of a friend who decided to pose with this Blackberry Q5…

I actually had a previous iteration in which her face was NOT turning out at all. Uh uh, it was unattractive. And I was losing sight of how I originally envisioned it with each adjustment, so finally I just redid it…

Here’s that process. Sorry about the scary floating heads…


First order of business: Redo the initial base sketch. Figure out lighting and shading. Then add colors. Aaaaand, to be continued…


Plaaaaay Baaaaaaall!!!!

baseball-pitching_02aI never thought I would get into baseball, but for a sport that seems like nothing’s really happening, it’s got almost everything going on –running, jumping, diving, sliding, throwing, hitting, catching, spitting… Here’s some fun I had sketching pitching poses and trying to figure out the body mechanics. baseball-pitching_03b

Pitching, now that’s a pretty distinctive part of baseball. Some pitchers have really quirky pitches, like kicking super high (Cy Young and Juan Marichal), and taking an extra steppy doo (Clayton Kershaw). Then there’s Tim Lincecum’s crazy rubber arm…



Must animate!

So… much… overlap… and… opportunity… to… exaggerate!



The second one is more about arcs and timing. Like the foot flourish?? 🙂

A fair warning to everyone…

Due to my commitment to do more life drawings, but current limited access to life drawing sessions, everything you post on facebook is fair game and may be subject to my interpretation. Thanks for your understanding!

Ah yes, and now a drawing from a previous life drawing session:


Learnin’ me some fundamentals of lighting! Part 1.


Fundamental lighting and values exercise. I’m definitely not done with the blue bread yet. Maybe I’ll post an update later. But I could definitely use Sam Nielson’s critique…

This was the “prompt.” Lesson2_AssignmentThe first thing I noticed was how much I couldn’t stand the placement of that red ball. What would youuu have done?