Monday, December 31, 2007

Gary Shandling

Here's an old one I did of Gary Shandling I found lying around my mess of a studio.
It's probably from the early 90's and it's ink-wash.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Illustrators beware

This was an illustration I did in Illustrator a while back for a design company advertising 3 new cell phones. I used a curved perspective, which has it's own curvelinear logic. However, whoever worked on it in post-production didn't seem to grasp this concept as they "corrected" my illustration by making the line on the corner of the building more straight than curved. The line of the pole should match the line of the building to make sense in space. Instead it looks amaturish.
Also, the lines of a Movie Marque should also follow this logic and the letters ideally should be on top of them, not in-between them. It's embarrasing to show the second one, even though this is the one that was published.
What can you do? As an illustrator, apparently nothing.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Laurence Fishburne sketches

These are two of four sketches of Laurence Fishburne for my new commissioned painting for "Rumours" located at 55th & 8th ave. Appatently he frequents the place a lot, so they wanted one of him to hang on the walls.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sarah Silverman

Here's the final Sarah Silverman painting along with the origianl sketch. It's acrylic on wood with a little bit of colored pencil. Thanks to Fred Harper for letting me use his large-format scanner.
This painting will be hanging at "Faces and Names"- 159 w. 54th St. between 6th & 7th Ave. from now until the end of time.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sketches for Centerpoint Design

These were done at Centerpoint Design; I had to show a few different versions of people enjoying life again thanks to some drug from Pfizer. Is it possible they'll choose an illustration over a photo? We'll see....

4 more Mets

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bar-Mitzvah project

Just finished a project requiring me to do 15 different sports figures from the Mets and the Duke basketball team for the centerpieces on the tables of a Bar-Mitzvah. This is one of Moises Alou- I drew them small and blew them up in the computer to about 15 inches high.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Back in the Park

Here's another Park caricature from a few weeks ago when the weather was still warm. It's brush pen and pastel and took about 10 minutes.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Another new blog

I have another new blog at

It represents more of my fine art in a variety of mediums.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

More NCN

Here's a few more photos from the NCN: Me and Emi with the caricatures we did of each other. She did an amazing caricature them park made out of foam-core with a ferris wheel that actually turned. I was part of the "Horror House"- thus my sharp teeth. There's also one of another Japanese fellow I forgot the name of. His stuff was great, though. Then there's the one I did of Jan from Holland- the last one I did before our time was up and the end of the week.
The last one is one I did of Elgin from memory- just to see if I could do it. It's pastel, and from now on, I'm using pastel paper. I just didn't have any during the trip, and couldn't afford to buy some.

Friday, October 12, 2007

National Caricaturist Network Convention

Here's some photos from my first NCN convention which was in Reno, Nevada for a week last week. I met a lot of people, got a lot of drawing done, and expanded my caricature mind...
There were guest speakers (Daniel Adel), contests, and workshops. In the speed competition, I drew 12 caricatures in 5 minutes- but that wasn't enough; the guy who won did 22!! It was a lot of fun regardless of awards.
Here's some samples of the ones I did there. It's always better to see the actual people to understand the interpretation, so I'll try to include the photos when I can.
Unfortunately, I had a string of bad luck when I first got there: I had $40 in my wallet which disappeared somehow (still not sure how), then I went to take more money out and my debit card expired and I couldn't take any more money out! Luckily, my friend, Elgin from NYC lent me some money, and then I sold some of my brush pens to to Lea from Dallas to make some more. She wanted them anyway, and she couldn't get them in Texas, so it was win-win. Then, at least, I could eat for the week- even if it was mostly 7-11 food. So I made it back okay and was able to do a good body of work. It really felt like I was back in art school- just being around a lot of good, creative people and working all day and night consistently. No computer, no TV, no phone- just focusing on our work. It's something I need to do now to get my commissions done- they (Faces and Names) want them (Sarah Silverman and Minnie Driver) done by the end of the month

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another new blog

I just started another new blog:
It will have whatever I do in my sketchbooks and maybe some roughs for paintings I'm working on. I'm going to try to dedicate this blog to my caricature work primarily, at least until my website is up and running. Check it out.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

More Central Park Caricatures

Central Park Caricatures

Here's some live caricatures I did in Central Park, NYC. The Black and Whites take about 5 minutes per head, and the color takes about 10 min. per head. They are done with a Japanese Brush- Pen, and the color is pastel.

I have a new blog!

Due to the disproportionate entries from "Go Figure" on this blog, I've decided to start a separate blog:
This will showcase all of the drawings from Go Figure without confusing any possible clients of mine trying to see my caricature work. Check it out: I have a new post on there already of the Buddhist Monk and Doctor: Dr. Tenzin.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dottie Lux at Go Figure

Here's the cool Dottie Lux at last night's Go Figure. She was a good model and we had some great food from Osha during the long break.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Joseph @ Go Figure

Here's Joseph from last night's Go Figure; he had great expressions as usual. These are all colored pencil- 1 min., 2, 5, 20, and 40 min.