Monday, March 25, 2013

Maya Angelou

Caricature of the wonderful Maya Angelou. Loved capturing and painting her smile on this one.

Here's a screenshot of the sketching stage. You can see my workflow and reference pic.

After the Game with Russell Westbrook

Caricature of NBA point guard Russell Westbrook. Had to draw the shades.

"Wait patiently for the Lord.
    Be brave and courageous.
    Yes, wait patiently for the Lord." 

~ Psalms 27:14

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sanaa Lathan Portraiture

Portraiture drawing of actor Sanaa Lathan. Was just playing around trying something new/different. Came out ok, but I feel like I could've done better with the likeness.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kobe Bryant Caricature

Here's a caricature of NBA star Kobe Bryant. Not a big fan of his, but hands down one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

Below is a speed painting of this drawing...

Had a lot of fun painting this one. Came out just as I envisioned (which is rare).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) DuBois Portraiture

This painting is for the continuation of honor to the contributions of amazing African Americans to our history. I present a portraiture of William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Dubois

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Langston Hughes Portraiture

James Mercer Langston Hughes Portraiture painting. Langston Hughes is well known for his amazing writings. Heralded as one of the innovators of jazz poetry. Hughes was also a social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. About this painting...I finished this painting in one day over a duration of about 3 hours. This is huge for me since it normally takes me at least 8 hours to complete most of my digital paintings. Further proof of the more you do something the better AND faster you get. This is enough motivation to keep me going strong until the next growing pain hurdle that tries to slow me down.

Here's the sketch I started with. I find doing these kind of "underpainting" sketches allows me to see what needs to be changed before I paint. No guarantees nothing in the final painting will change but sketching this way definitely helped me speed up my painting process. Look forward to seeing more of these type of sketches from me

“An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose”  - Langston Hughes

Monday, February 13, 2012

Modern Family Caricatures


Phil Dunphy
Sarah (Haley) Hyland

Here are a few caricature sketches of some of the cast of hit tv show Modern Family. Below is a speed painting of me drawing Sarah Hyland's caricature.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kevin James Caricature


A while back I told you all I would not be updating this blog anymore, well.....I guess it wasn't the whole truth. I had plans to move but it actually works best if I just stay put. More amazing work coming up, just keep on following ;)

*** UPDATE ***
Started a value study. A little ways to go but coming along

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Marcus Garvey Portraiture

A different approach from my regular's a portraiture of Black Star Line Orignator Marcus Garvey. Look out for more African American pioneers of history to show up on my blog this month...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Caricature

Caricature painting sketch of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

************** UPDATE ****************
I have added a speed painting video

"A gentle answer turns away wrath,
   but a harsh word stirs up anger. " - Proverbs 15:1