Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Weird Al" Band Picture for 2013

On April 22, 2013 "Weird Al" Yankovic performed at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. In anticipation of that event I posted several study sketches for this final image.The theme I chose was Walking Dead Al. It is on watercolor paper with Winsor & Newton Watercolor Pans and touched up with black Pitt pens.(In the end I chose to keep the image.)
The concert was awesome, the seats were close, and  the company was cool! I highly recommend catching one of his concerts. I have been to 8, now!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Watercolor caricature study of Yvaine(Claire Danes) and and Tristan(Charlie Cox) from Stardust (2007).6x9 Strathmore cold press wc paper.  Below is the sketch used.

Christmas Commission

Back in December I received a call from a friend for an image for a t-shirt of his family in the style of those stick figure stickers you see on the backs windows of cars. Rather than mimic, this is how I would do draw them. My caricature training really helped out here. I really enjoy simplifying a face down to as few things as possible and still retaining likeness and/or personality of the subject.My friend is the character holding the ipad. Can you find whose shoe the dog has?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WEIRD AL: part 3

Part 3. Weird Al. Lead Singer "Weird Al" Yankovic. The concert is this Monday the 22nd. I have some pretty awesome tickets on the floor. I even have a friend who is on the first floor and is going to the Meet & Greet with Al. The last of the 7 concerts I went to I tried to meet and give him a picture I had done of the whole group back in 2011. Those pictures are posted on this blog back then. The picture I am referring to has him hanging from the Arch with his band below. I still don't know if it Weird got it or not. Hopefully, this time will be different!

WEIRD AL 2013: part 2

Part 2. Guitarist Steve Jay and Drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz. So, my idea for the painting is "Walking Dead Al" combining two of my favorite things The Walking Dead on AMC and Weird Al.

WEIRD AL 2013: part 1

In anticipation of the upcoming concert in KC on the 22 of April, I am doing a painting of the band to present to them. Here are some recent sketches of Guitarist Jim West and Keyboardist Reuben Valtierra.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Applebee's box art #1

Usually every Monday, after getting together with friends we frequent the local Applebee's taking advantage of their half-price appetizer specials after 9pm. Here is mine. This was actually done on a Tuesday night (still half-priced!) Anyway, if they are better than this one expect to see more.Inside you would find the rest of my Honey BBQ Boneless wings and Mozzarella Sticks. Yum!