Saturday, November 20, 2010


My college had a visiting artist this past week, Gabi Gampanario, or the Seattle sketcher. He makes a living doing urban sketches that relates with a story he will be posting in the newspaper. Since Gabi was coming to visit my illustration teacher encouraged us to go out a do some urban sketching of our own, somewhere around town that we might want to talk someone or to show people who are visiting.
So I did the sketches above and bellow of this playground right off the bay. I tend to visit it at night with my friends and well just chill there in the night talking and climbing over the jungle gym like we might of done when we were just wee lil artists to be. Except now we are much bigger and the night casts a creepy glow over the abandoned playground. You also can't help but notice the light emerging from behind the houses. Reminding you there is a city beyond the hill. And when you go to the playground at the time I usually go, the city will be just as quiet as playground swings.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Good vs. Evil

A diptych of a Good Pete vs. a Bad Pete. Bad Pete's actions are self destructive and back stabbing to myself. And Good Pete keeps Bad Pete under control and bottled up.

NO WORRIES; I am not in any real danger of physically harming myself or stabbing myself in the back. I was just hoping to go for a powerful image that could be really deep and psychological.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Here is a triptych I did over the summer when I was first exploring light through a limited color pallet.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


So I'm going to be continuing posting about artists that inspire me on a different blog. This one is starting to get too messy between posting my work and other artist work. Plus I don't want to get people confused into thinking I made something I didn't. If your still interested in seeing some art work by people who inspire me personally, check it out here

A illustration for the worlds larges firework display.(which was in Portugal) The display wasn't this big, but it makes for a fun image.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


An illustration I did of a person playing a handheld gaming device (a Nintendo DS) and imagining what is going on in the game.

Done with acrylic and tweaked on photoshop.

Pastiche-Traditional Meets Modern

A pastiche I did of Coles Philips' work. With it, I illustrated how traditional Japan blends with modern Japanese, artwork, business, life and ideals. When I visited japan this was very apparent. I absolutely love how Japans history blends seamlessly with its westernization into something that is distincly Japanese.
The original by Coles Philips is down bellow.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blue and Orange Samurai

A painting I did over the summer. This was the result of playing around with a limited color pallet, and a combination of finished and unfinished painting.