Monday, February 28, 2011


next to finding a subject that does not move much, the next best thing for a quick sketch is finding the right tool...I have many types of pencil, this new 6B PITT graphite is perfect for this's chunky enough to cover big shapes, & the pencil point was perfect for a few detail....with my kneaded eraser shape to a point, it was easy to define the hair's highlights

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I'm a traditional realist...after doing it for so long, it's nice to gain the discipline to take out, simplify & simplify, to try to keep the essence of the scene rather than painting every detail...

Sunday, February 13, 2011


aside from killing time, the subway of NYC provides the perfect time for a few quick sketches...nobody moves around much  on the train

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I forgot how much I enjoy painting pets...with a fine kolinsky brush and watercolor, it's the perfect combination for painting pet's hair, stroke by stroke...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011


kung hei fat's the year of the bunnie....have a healthy & prosperous new year

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I work in so many style & themes, one never know what kind of request will come thru...been dreaming up alot of patriotic sketches lately, just going with the flow for this month's request...