Thursday, August 29, 2013

Behind the mike

I had fun with this page of the sketchbook, so here it is :D

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


IN tonight's sessions I decided to try some of the techniques described by Michael D. Mattesi in his book Character Design from Life Drawing.  It's an amazing book, with exercises that prove challenging but very stimulating.

In this particular instance, I used his technique of finding elements of the body that will have a conversation (like her butt, feet, hand and face), frame them in different size rectangles based on proximity and hierarchy, and build the body shape with forceful shapes.

The result is this creature lady in gouache. Fun times!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I started playing Dark Souls

How are you even supposed to win?!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Tonight's model looked like a a big cat resting, so that's what I did. Gouache for this sessions is a lot more fun than watercolor.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

All blue

Tonight's figure session ended up a bit more hapzard than usual, specially because by the time we settle with a pose, I couldn't make up my mind about doing either a cartoon or a straight up drawing. The result was that I didn't measure much for accuracy nor took big risks with the  shapes, and so I ended up with some odd proportions (that hand!) Still, it was tons of fun and I was reminded of a valuable lesson: it never hurts to measure :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Fall is coming

A digital sketch I did on lunch breaks at work, inspired by another of those beautiful dresses at the MFA hippie fashion show :D

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Another figure painting session for this summer. I need to find a better way to photograph these, I suppose :)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Today's model was a young dancer. This sketch was made with gouache, which makes everything look classy :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Having some fun with brushes

Monday night after-work stress? Paint a goofy cartoon with the phattest brush you have :P

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Pink Hat

One of my figure drawing sessions result. I'm trying to paint more chunky, showing the brushstroke more. Fun!