Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! The Drawing Club sketches (10/28/10)

Hope folks out there are having a safe & happy Halloween!  Here are my sketches from last week's 10/28 Drawing Club session.  Jonnathon Cripple posed as "The Mutant Zombie"...

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

SILA "Art in the Park" (10/23/10)

Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA) held another "Art in the Park" mixer at Griffith Park this past Saturday.  I showed up for the later half of the event, but managed to do some sketching & mingling with other artists. Below are a couple of pages:

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Painting for the United States Air Force Art Program

As a Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA) member, I had the privilege of taking a trip to North Carolina last year to participate in the United States Air Force "Brush of Blue" Art Program.   In this program, the Air Force gives participants the opportunity to travel to various locations – after which the artists donate illustrations/artwork (reflecting experiences and observations from these trips) to the permanent Air Force Art Collection.

Below is my painting, which is based off of a photo I took at the Luzon Drop Zone in NC.  Students were training for combat control, and this particular soldier was incredibly focused and alert.

This piece – along with many other works from artists around the country – is currently on exhibit at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio from October 18 through the second week of January 2011.

Many thanks to the kind folks at Pope Air Force Base in NC and the Air Force Art Program Office – and of course, to the brave men and women serving our country.  For more information regarding this art program and SILA, please visit:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

29th World Wide SketchCrawl

Sorry it's been a while since my last post!  Thankfully, work has been keeping me busy...and life is good :)

This past Saturday was the 29th World Wide SketchCrawl.  The Los Angeles group met at Venice Beach – and it was a fun and interesting day, in spite of the gloomy weather.  Below are my results:

Please visit to view works by other artists and to learn more about this world-wide drawing marathon!

I'm going to try to be better at posting in the coming weeks.  Thanks for stopping by :)