December 2, 2011

My Left Hand

Hand study using some water colors and ink.

hand painting using watercolors and ink

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November 7, 2011

Joe Biden Caricature

Joe Biden Caricature. Created in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Joe Biden Caricature
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November 1, 2011

Barack Obama Caricature

Barack Obama Caricature. Created in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Barack Obama Caricature
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October 11, 2011

Dr Sketchy's in Grand Rapids and my leg

I finally went to Dr. Sketchy's in Grand Rapids. If you like to draw, drink, or both you should definitely check it out! The guy modeling had some amazing home made costumes that made for some challenging and fun drawings.

Here is one of the longer either 20 or 30 min poses.

This one was of my leg while I watched the Bears lose to the Lions. Drawing is a great way to get your mind off the fact that your home team is getting a whoopin'.

I used a really handy brush for the first time called the Niji Water Brush. It's a brush that holds water in its base. It's perfect for watercolor on the go. A little squeeze and you can wet/clean your brush!

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September 19, 2011

Chubby Ninjas - Concept Sketches

Some concept sketches done for an iPhone game in the works.

Fat Ninjas Concept Sketches

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sketched in Photoshop

July 8, 2011

Olivia Wilde Caricature

I asked on FB for some suggestions on who to draw and Olivia Wilde came up. What a perfect suggestion because she also happened to be a topic for the drawing jam over on the drawing board a while ago. Kill two birds with one stone. (side note...what an evil little phrase that is)

Olivia Wilde Caricature

Olivia Wilde Caricature Sketch

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April 2, 2011

Charcoal Figure Drawings

Here are my final 2 drawings from our last 2 sessions of my figure drawing class. I miss the class already.

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February 16, 2011

Self Portrait Attempt

This was an assignment done for that figure drawing class I'm taking at Kendall. After a few hours of sitting in my bathroom, using the toilet as a stool and looking in the mirror, i came up with this slightly awkward, moody, emo looking drawing of myself. Doesn't help that my head was tilted down a bit to see my paper and I drew my eyes looking forward hehe.

I definitely want to spend more time with charcoal to get to know it better. Find out its likes and dislikes. I'm not sure we are getting along too well right now.

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February 1, 2011

Figure Drawings

Im currently taking a figure drawing course in Grand Rapids at Kendall College of Art and Design partly because I had a hard time finding uninstructed workshops and partly because its always good to have some instructions ;) So far I'm enjoying the class quite a bit. It has focused mainly on the form of the body and experimenting with different methods to get comfortable drawing it. Exercises like contour and blind contour drawings, and a pretty fun one where we had to imagine we were sitting across from where we were actually sitting and draw that side of the model.

Last summer I took an anatomy for artists class while I was living in California with Charles Hu at his school 3Kick in Pasadena. At the time, that class was a lot of info, but I'm very glad I took it as it has all started to sink in and is helping me draw people a lot better. Having a better understanding of the major muscles, and proportions has really helped me get over the stagnant point I was at before the class. Its like when I used to play the bass guitar. I didn't sit down and learn a thing when I started, but played mainly by ear. One day someone taught me some basic scales. At first it felt as if I was going backwards with my playing, but once I got comfortable with it, I became a much better bass player.

Anyway, keep learning, taking classes, and growing at whatever you do :)

A drawing from my class in GR

Some of this weeks homework. We had to draw one of the handouts she provided.

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January 31, 2011

No Suits - shirt for sale

I have posted a new shirt on :) I finally got the last one I made and ordered after about, oh, 5 months of waiting. They were having some problems over there apparently ;) However, I liked the print quality so much, I decided to give them another shot.

Here is my new design...
No Suits Allowed tee by BenLambertArt. Available from